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Aegean Islands

December 16, 2017

Intriguingly different

Santorini is an improbable vineyard. My esteemed colleague Andrew Jefford succinctly puts it ‘the world’s most pronounced terroir wines’. There are numerous reasons why and not […]
December 6, 2015
Vakakis Fisikos Glykis  PDO Samos

The length of Ulysses travels

Central Casting would assign Nikos Vakakiss bearded face as one of Ulysses traveling companions My teenage days of idolising heroes are long gone yet this priests […]
November 13, 2015
Venetsanos Mandilaria PGI Cyclades

I have seen the future, and it is not Mavrotragano

One of the more amusing fashion trends is that of Santorinis Mavrotragano A series of hapless circumstances fuelled by human foibles and tiny acreage have lifted […]
September 21, 2015
Athinà PDO Santorini

Stuff of daydreams

The investment on Santorini is not about to stop any time soon Joint ventures have recently been set up by Avantis and Tselepos The ambitiously named […]
August 19, 2015
Gaia Thalassitis Submerged

Uncharted territory

This unusual review comes from a different address of sorts It has aged for four years and a few months at a depth of 20m Temperature […]
July 23, 2015
Estate Argyros

Jurassic Santorini and the French

Santorinis geology puzzle is breathtaking While researching my forthcoming book with Chef Vassilis Zacharakis I have been fortunate to broaden my scope beyond vineyards and wine […]
June 19, 2015
Koutsoyannopoulos Santorini Ksera Homata

Santorini’s liquid geography

Santorinis climate is classified as desert and so is the nearby island of Anafi Perched on the caldera ridge the westernlying remaining vineyards of Santorini share […]
May 22, 2015
Santo Wines Santorini Organic Wine Assyrtiko

Relativity

Rarely is vine age mentioned on the 15 Santorini producers labels The average is 60plusyearsold and can climb to 100 and above According to the veteran […]
May 9, 2015
Venetsanos Winery Santorini Nykteri

It is a nice place to be

In another life one of the features was a profile of Santorinis unique vineyard in The Greek Wine Guide 1996 Edition This jewel of an island […]
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