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September 1, 2010
Santorini Cuvee No. 15 Hatzidakis

Thrilled to meet this shy Cretan

August 16, 2010
Tsipouro Thessalias Tsilili 41% ABV

“Until the age of 12 I looked after my father’s sheep”

As I drove out of the parking at the Raxabased distillery near Trikala Makis Tsililiss parting words were Until the age of 12 I looked after […]
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 […]
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