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November 14, 2019

Artémis Karamolegos Winery Louroi-Platià Santorini 2017

Borderline There are quite a lot of things that have shifted on Santorini, not always in the right direction. As I write these lines the number […]
August 19, 2019

Ktima Toplou Thrapsathiri 2018

Tasting history Large (berried) athiri is only the name it was given. Is it a clone of Athiri? Well, no. It is a different grape. Until […]
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 […]
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