In the winter, Fabrica de Vino is an industrial space defined by a long bar, the showcase for the 500 wines on the list. Most of those are Greek, and almost 80 are served by the glass, in 75-ml and 150-ml portions. In the summer, Nektarios Kefalas and his team take the bar to the beach, with the tabletops sitting on oak barrels, the sand ten feet away. In either place, Kefalas wants you to fall in love with Greek wines, and encourages you to seek out a somm and tell him your interests; maybe he’ll pull the Voyatzi Estate Tsapournakos or Hatzidakis’s mineral-rich assyrtiko from Santorini for your chicken wrapped in vine leaves. Depending on the evening, there may be live music playing, making Fabrica a vibrant spot to conclude your wine-bar hopping.
Note: May close for a couple of weeks in mid-August.
Emmanouil Benaki 3; Summer Location, Fabrica de Vino in the Sand: Akti Ilios, Alimos, Cabana beach, Athens, Greece
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This story appears in the print issue of August 2013.
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