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September 28, 2016

One of Crete’s trump cards

Standing at a road side fruit stall In the distance a banana plantation Behind me a sandy beach leading to a dense palm forest like no […]
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 […]
August 21, 2012
Economou Sitia

On a geology map, it looks like it poured out of a mixer

As the African plate inched forward it collided with the European and Crete popped up The only nearuniform soil type on the island is the limestone […]
December 20, 2010
Mandilari Plakoura vineyard Lyrarakis

This DNA bank is a major find

History buffs apart does anyone care if Mandilari has been grown for thousands of years in the southern Aegean islands What readers in these pages are […]
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