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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 […]
April 1, 2015
Ktima Tselepou Blanc de Gris

Worth the wait

Moschofilero is a pinkskinned grape of many biotypes From the dozens of indigenous grapes used in todays Greek wines it stands apart It is not savoury […]
March 18, 2015
Kir Yianni Droumo Sauvignon Blanc

Top notch Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is ubiquitous Though it does not scale the heights of Riesling Chenin Blanc or Assyrtiko it scores high in awakening ones senses Brilliantly matches […]
March 3, 2015
La Tour Melas Palies Rizes

Survivor wisdom grapes

Wine made from ungrafted vines is rare Examples include Charles Jogues Cabernet franc in Chinon Chateau Barejat in Madiran topped by the ethereal Domaine Gramenon in […]
February 14, 2015
Chrisostomou Estate Mousaios

Bold and brave

Kitros Pieria Preliminary research showed that I was to see mussel farms salt pans a protected wetland rich in rare bird species and the snowcapped Mount […]
January 31, 2015
Thymiopoulos Vineyards  Earth and Sky

Naoussa’s game changer

Having decided to study medicine in Italy Stergios Thymiopoulos was about to board his flight Yet he could not bear the fact that his family would […]
January 27, 2015
Vegoritis Amyndeon Xinomavro

Xinomavro magic does happen

In a financial crisis opportunities arise to explore offbeat alternatives Recent success stories in agricultural investment include spirulina and sea buckthorn  After a lull interest in wine […]
January 5, 2015
Diamantis Siatista Liastos

Proof is not always in the pudding

My first trips in search of sweet wines in Siatista were the single greatest disappointment of all my travels Was it a romantics futile quest It […]
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