Restaurant Review: Athens, Greece

Oinoscent


Oinoscent, attached to an active wine shop, was one of the first places to spark interest in wine bars, attracting wine lovers as soon as it opened in 2008. Run by the Agapitos brothers and a well-informed team of sommeliers, it boasts more than 700 labels from around the world, a monthly selection of 35 wines served by the glass and a wine flight that changes weekly. Among the Greeks on offer are many sought-after wines from indigenous varieties such as the floral Bosinakis Moschofilero, as well as some international varieties done well, like the crisp Pavlidis Estate Chardonnay. Settle in and order some snacks—maybe crunchy chip-like lazania leaves, char­cuterie plates and Greek cheeses such as Arseniko from Naxos.

Note: May close for a couple of weeks in mid-August.