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March 17, 2016
Strataridakis Moschato Spinas

A rising star

There are several good stories on Crete this is one of them Spina is a village that lies on the western foothills of the Lefka Ori […]
February 24, 2016
Lyrarakis Pirovolikes Vineyard Vilana

Breakthrough Vilana

There are two stories of how this grape was named Vilanios slave ie workhorse The more romantic notion  a Venetian era descriptive of the gnarled bush […]
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 […]
October 7, 2015
Idaia Ghi Kotsifali-Mandilari

Why are not more Cretan red exciting?

Incomers have an advantage In their new environment it is easier to identify strengths and weaknesses Vasilis Laderos moved from Chalkida in central Greece to Venerato […]
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 […]
July 4, 2015
Diamantakis  Diamantopetra  Vidiano-Assyrtiko

Place or grape?

Fifteen years ago Zacharias Diamantakis was a distiller His fragrant textured Liatiko tsikoudia sets the standards Its properties present this misunderstood gifted Cretan specialty in the […]
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