Oinoscent was founded in 2008 by two wine passionate brothers in their early 20s. For a brief period, it worked as a wine cellar, but was only a matter of time before it evolved into the first wine bar of Athens.
After 3.5 years, Oinoscent moved into a bigger place, opposite the old one, in order to expand its innovative ideas and accommodate the already growing wine enthusiast crowd.
In our cellar you will find more than 700 labels from all over the world.
You can enjoy them in our bar at a small extra charge on the cellar price.
Our dishes are wisely selected to pair wonderfully with our wines.
We also regularly host wine tastings with local and foreign producers, in order to learn, taste,
and (hopefully) find out their secrets in the art of wine making.
Private tastings can also be arranged with small or bigger groups of people, where our professional crew introduces Greek wine varieties and their characteristics.
At Oinoscent we are always thirsty for more and happy to share our knowledge with you,
so come on over, let us pour you some wine and feel free to ask anything!
The Oinoscent brothers blended their knowledge of marketing / economics with their love for wine
and made their dream come true. Since December 2008, they offer high quality services, mixed with what makes life better: love, laughter, good taste and fine wine. From day one, they sensed the importance of investing in human capital and thats the main reason why at Oinoscent it feels like home.
When he was young, he used to spend countless hours in his grandfathers grape vineyard or
the house of taste” as he used to call it. When he grew up, Elias ploughed through a public wine distillery school and got a deep insight of wines graduating from WSPC. You will find him at Oinoscent serving special wines accompanied with refined tastes. Favorite quote; A glass of wine can never lie. So, beware!
Our master chef. He always had good taste. As a child, he would rather play with his food than his peers.
It was only after he became a chef that his mother understood this weird hobby of his….
Now you will find him at Oinoscent creating playful dishes with character. He doesn’t like to share his secrets, so just let him share his exquisite tastes with you.
Lilly had her first sip of wine at the… innocent age of 5. It smells like cherries, she said to her father…
Eager to continue the family passion, she studied Oenology and then followed WSET, where she learned how
to interpret what she once described as cherries. If a glass of wine and a chat with the customers can make them wonder how this exact wine ended up on their table, she knows then that this first sip was worth it!
In an average vintage for wine but an exceptional one for music, when The Cure, Joy Division,
Iron Maiden, ACDC, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Motorhead released albums that would change musical history, Kostas made his first appearance in Athens. His innate inclination to alcohol led him in 1998
to a degree in Oenology. Since then, he tries to split his time evenly between hops and grapes.
George had always been a wild spirit. After an adventurous journey through economics, maritime studies, the insurance industry, the snow & surf retail sector and djing, he finally made the leap to something he long cherished: Wine. Until further notice, you will find him at Oinoscent doing blind tastings and trying
to discover your personal taste.
After a long stop in Epirus, where he obtained his degree from the Agricultural Department of the Technological Educational Institute, Michael set off to Italy where his passion for wine grew bigger.
In 2008 he landed in Oinoscent. Wine, for him, is an almost abstract word of great importance; it is the means of getting to know a place, its people, its history and its culture. A trip he is always excited to make!
With a degree in Oenology, ongoing Wine & Sommelier Expert Course & WSET level 4 Diploma,
as well as writing numerous articles for wine blogs, Aris is quite a busy man…
He won the competition for the best Greek Sommelier of 2016 and will represent
Greece at the International Sommelier Competition in 2019 at Antwerp.
April 18, Costa Lazaridi Syrah vertical tasting
March 24, Bodega El Porvenir de Cafayate
March 21, IXSIR Winery
March 8, Argatia and Elinos vertical tasting
March 3, Domaine Founti vertical tasting
February 29, Domaine Craggy Range tasting
January 26, Retsina Masterclass with Domaine Kechri
January 18, Domaine Vasiliou vertical tasting
It is with great joy that we see the Greek wineries doing their very best every year despite the difficult circumstances of our time.
We also think that the effort to promote the Greek varieties is towards the right path.
This has always been our view and policy and our way to show their wines from the Oinoscent front.
We would like to share with you the extraordinary work done by Konstantinos Lazarakis MW for the New Wines of Greece website, not just on listing hundreds of Greek varieties but on the thorough analysis of their main attributes.
So, sit down comfortably, pour a glass of wine and explore the vast wealth of the Greek vine world.