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Feza K wrote a review Sep 2019
Ankara, Turkey1802 contributions151 helpful votes
We were lucky to talk to the owner Ahmet Talay who is a very friendly person. Local grapes produce very nice local tastes. Good for tasting and shopping
Date of experience: September 2019
Mehmet Turkel wrote a review Jul 2016
Istanbul, Turkey112 contributions63 helpful votes
The prices are good, nice flavor. A good place to buy gifts. I would recommend it to everyone. Tasting wine is really delicious.
Date of experience: July 2016
Elspeth S wrote a review Jun 2016
Provincetown, Massachusetts20 contributions12 helpful votes
Worth a visit while you are on Bozcaada. Try the vasilakis or blush wines, our favorites! The staff are extremely knowledgeable and helpful to visitors.
Date of experience: June 2016
gonmel wrote a review Aug 2015
Ankara, Turkey248 contributions215 helpful votes
Talay is one of the local wine retailers which also has tables indoors and outdoors to eat something next to city center. We bought three different wine; one bottle white wine, and two bottles of red wine.
Date of experience: August 2015
ahpincis wrote a review Aug 2014
Kuwait City, Kuwait160 contributions59 helpful votes
“The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.”
So said Benjamin Franklin, circa 1700, though quoting Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi would be more in the mood. However, Talay Şarapçılık was such a discovery and what a madly pleasant afternoon it made. Zafir Bey was our host and between his English and my Turkish (plus much goodwill) we managed to communicate. Other staff do have better English, so the monoglot tourist should not be at a loss. After a walk in Bozcaada my much better half wished a chilled wine and we both have been impressed with the Rosés in this part of Turkey so we ordered a glass of Halikarnas Roze. It was crisp and pleasant; the white cheese a perfect foil, the short story was we decided we were not in such a hurry and why not further explore the local grapes. The cheese was replced by olives and then we ordered ançüez (anchovy) from the menu. Turns out Zafir Bey makes/prepares them himself. The man is a genius! Now I am not as crazy about fish as my wife, but this was anchovy in a league of its own! If he had made the stuff by the ton I we were ready to buy, buy and buy! Soft as butter yet firm. The local product was simple, utterly simple but shone and was just outstanding. Despite the fact we had no car for returning to Çanakkale we could not but take back 8 bottles. The other thing worth mentioning is that the WC facilities were clean and comfortable. Not a place one wishes to spend time in, but nice to be comfortable. I have to disagree with a previous reviewer who felt that the wine-tasting was over-priced compared to bottle-price. Sitting and being served (along with the olives and cheese) has a value-added to just buying and taking away. In my humble opinion the comfort, atmosphere, service and snacks were worth a trifling premium. I felt the charges were very reasonable indeed.…
Date of experience: August 2014