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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 […]
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 […]
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