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July 7, 2010
Santorini Canava Argyrou

There was some sea urchin lurking in my fluffy risotto

All upcoming regions have seminal tastings Some are better publicised others less so In the not too distant 2000 at a press tasting in London organised […]
June 15, 2010
Sigalas Santorini

Pantheon of “anonymous” heroes

2000 hours King Ra was just about to disappear into the pinkgrey of the Aegean I glanced over my shoulder and saw a paraglider hovering majestically […]
May 12, 2010
Organic Cabernet Sauvignon Chalkidiki Tsantali

The pet of phenolically ripened tannins

A behemoth of Greek wine Tsantali is 12 million bottles large You can find something of their vast range on many a remote island In villages […]
April 20, 2010
Aidani Estate Argyros

A varietal

Assyrtikobased Santorini is a complex fullthrottle mineralic vin de terroir One thing it is not is an aperitif wine Yet in the numerous white grapes found […]
March 29, 2010
Athiri Santo Wines

Wondering how such frail beauty could be born in such a hostile, windswept ecosystem

One never knows what Santorinis volcanic embrace holds During a fiveday visit with tastings at nine wineries the most unexpected wine was the Athiri produced by […]
March 10, 2010
Nemea Mitravelas Estate

Centenarian negociant

This centenarian negociant vineyard owner and more recently bottler is one of Nemeas top addresses There are no secrets to their success Intimate knowledge of the […]
February 24, 2010
Rapsani Dougos

Clear geographic imprint

Sense of place is an overused cliche Yet this Rapsani from the tiny artisan Dougos vineyards and winery is SOP personified From a clutch of recently […]
February 11, 2010
Manousakis Winery Nostos Syrah

You are only as good as your team

This relative newcomer has several aces up its sleeve It was built on so to speak solid foundations in the vineyard Nothing has been spared in […]
January 27, 2010
Blink Brut Sparkling Wine Blink Wines

The hurly-burly life of a wine writer

I have mentioned in these pages the unrealised opportunity lying untapped in the sparkling wine category Finally Blink is with us Not only does it carve […]
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