Home-made Greek Wine: A Hima Introduction

The cheapest option on menus and in supermarkets, hima, is home-made Greek wine. Available in red or white and easily spotted in wooden barrels in the markets, hima can be purchased in your own container or any of the empty bottles on hand at the store. In tavernas, hima is generally the cheapest option on the menu. When ordering in the restaurant, note that a kilo is actually a liter, which is plenty for four, but most fun when enjoyed by two. Don’t allow yourself to be fooled by the smooth flavor of the wine, it actually has a higher alcohol content than regular wine, and even better it doesn’t contain sulfites so you won’t be fighting a hangover in the morning.