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Assyrtiko

December 16, 2017

Intriguingly different

Santorini is an improbable vineyard. My esteemed colleague Andrew Jefford succinctly puts it ‘the world’s most pronounced terroir wines’. There are numerous reasons why and not […]
May 24, 2016
Alexakis Kariki (Assyrtiko-Athiri)

A find

Stelios Alexakis has for decades been a towering standardsetting figure in wine Nationwide colleagues hold him in high esteem for his longlasting professionalism If you are […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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