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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 […]
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

Relativity

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 […]
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