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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 […]
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 […]
June 2, 2015
Maragakis Winery 8th Art Vidiano

Hidden cellars

Some twelve boutique addresses have emerged in the past decade on Crete For several reasons some more obvious than others they continue to fly under the […]
May 22, 2015
Santo Wines Santorini Organic Wine Assyrtiko


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 […]
May 1, 2015
Gentilini Eclipse

A protestant-like work ethic

At a time when white wines used to be flat and oily a small clutch of boutique wineries were bottling as nature made them refreshingly crisp […]
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