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March 25, 2012
Parparoussis Apostagma Oinou Paleothen 40% ABV

Now why on earth such a uniquely identifiable handcrafted spirit is not better known is beyond me

Thanassis Parparoussis is an emblematic figure of the boutique winery movement that burst on the scene in the late 1980s His generation helped change the face […]
October 24, 2011
Santorini Brewing Company crazy donkey 5.5% ABV

Now, what has this got in common with fresh beer in these pages?

One of my summer highlights was rediscovering Sake as wine My Japanese friend and I bartered Sake for wine made from indigenous grapes Now what has […]
March 21, 2011
Tsipouro Zacharias 42% Vol

Time flew

Winter came late Many higheraltitude vineyards have had repeated snowfall  Ski resorts will stay open until midApril Rain has been abundant Brooks and rivers are flowing […]
August 16, 2010
Tsipouro Thessalias Tsilili 41% ABV

“Until the age of 12 I looked after my father’s sheep”

As I drove out of the parking at the Raxabased distillery near Trikala Makis Tsililiss parting words were Until the age of 12 I looked after […]
December 2, 2009
Moscato Methexis Domaine Kosta Lazaridi 40% ABV

Methexis is participation

A highlight of my autumn vineyard tour was time spent with distiller Giorgos Zirnovalis He was generous in sharing his insight while going about his as […]
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