Asking Ted Lelekas to share his Top 5 list with us was a no-brainer. As Moët Hennessy’s Brand Ambassador for Central & Southern Europe, his knowledge and influences reaches much further. Based in Greece, Ted is Vice-President of the International Federation of Wine & Spirits Journalists and Writers (FIJEV) and committee member of The Circle of Wine Writers.
For the past 3 years running, he is amongst the Top 20 global Wine Influencers in social media for (socialvignerons.com), whilst having been voted the “Most Influential Wine Journalist in Greece” by Meininger’s Business International Magazine, in August of 2011. This because he really was the first wine blogger in Greece in 2007.
The above is just a snap shot of what Ted has done for wine and champagne is the long career. This is why his Top 5 is bucket-list worthy for us all!
The place on the beach where I used to go for a swim when I was a teenager is today possibly the most cosmopolitan spot in the Mediterranean. And, beyond that swim, I go there for the amazing cuisine, the fantastic wine list, the music, the fun and the atmosphere. All in all, the privilege of enjoying your favorite Champagne with the best that the Greek summer has to offer!
The former home of Madame Clicquot, in the heart of Reims, in Champagne, is possibly the most exclusive place to enjoy a glass of Champagne, as it’s “by invitation only”. It’s absolutely gorgeous all around, it offers guests unforgettable gastronomic experiences and, just strolling around its beautiful gardens makes you actually feel all the history that took place there!
Definitely one of the top restaurants in town, although for me it has an extra advantage: the management team and the Chef just love Champagne! As a result, they organize the most successful Champagne dinners, doing their very best to pair top Champagnes with unbelievably creative flavours and textures. What can I say, it’s my kind of place!
The owners love Champagne so much that they actually named their restaurant after it! As for “Charlie”, the award-winning chef-patron Carlos Durán Herrera, he can’t seem to stop thinking of great recipes and resourceful Champagne pairings. I just can’t wait to go back!
It’s small, kind of “old-school”, but with an aura of prestige and a very warm atmosphere. I felt at home from my very first time there, especially as Champagne features in its wall-to-wall decoration! I love to find excuses to enjoy my Champagne at Maison Boho: from a business meeting, to a celebration or – why not – a delicious Champagne dinner!