Fotini Pantzia follows her heart and her instinct. When the road of her life took her to the world of wine, she knew it wasn’t random. It was telling her to change direction, leaving journalism and cultural reporting behind to follow on another cultural path; that of wine. From the first day she found herself in the sales of “Boutari”, she was drawn to wine and she decided to dedicate herself to it.
She started dreaming of her own venue, a bar in downtown Athens, where wine would take the lead. In 2012, a difficult year for Athens, she realized her dream, in the spot of her heart, the beautiful Ralli Arcade.
This is how “By The Glass” was born, which with hard work and love, came to be among the 100 best restaurants in Greece, voted for three years in a row “Best Wine Bar Restaurant in Athens” 2017-2018-2019 and was awarded the Best Wine List award in 2017.