Andreas Lantides in the cellar at Toronto’s Ritz Carlton earlier this year.

Andreas Lantides is the son and heir of visionary Greek Vigneron Panos Lantides of Lantides Estates fame. During the Spring Andreas was in Toronto to promote his wines at an intimate tasting for a few choice Sommeliers at (the late) Toca in the Ritz Carlton hotel.

After a run through the range of his wines we retired to the relative serenity of the restaurant’s wine cellar to discuss his family estate and wines as well as the impact of the financial crisis upon the Greek wine industry.

One of Andreas’ wines are currently available in Ontario at the LCBO, and I am led to believe that there is still some in the system.

The 2008 Lantides Estates Agiorgitiko has some wonderfully contemporary and eye-catching packaging for a Greek wine.

Known affectionately as the “G Red”, the “G Dot Red”, and occasionally, in some circles, the “G Spot Red”, the wine comes in at an attractive $21.95 price point.

Seek out The G Spot.



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Edinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge, and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… And he knows that it was dark in the wine cellar, but it was the quietest spot.