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Santorini Winemakers Strike a Pose With Assyrtiko Vines

If your sensing a theme from my recent press trip to the Greek Island of Santorini, sponsored by Wines of Santorini, it’s that I never tired taking photos of winemakers posing with these incredible vines. To get more in-depth about the vines and the unique white wine that comes from Assyrtiko grapes, peruse my latest [More]

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Santorini: Breathtaking Scenery, Food and Wine to Match

Though it looks like my head is under attack by cruise ships with no regard for my well-being, I’m actually quite happy enjoying the sun and views plus the food and wine of Santorini. This photo is from the deck of Santo Wines, quite possibly the most breathtaking view from a winery in the world. [More]

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Well-Chilled Assyrtiko for Hot Days in Santorini

A lovely morning in the town of Oia in Santorni; the view from Nikos Villas, where I am staying on a press trip with Wines From Santorini, is stunning. And once that sun rises completely, it’s gonna be hot. Well, not so hot by standards here, but for a pale (if not pasty) resident of [More]

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To Santorini

I am leaving today on a press trip to visit Santorini with Wines from Santorini. If you haven’t seen how the vines are trained there, it’s pretty remarkable. They are woven into these baskets or nests to protect the grapes from the fierce wines. I look forward to sharing stories and images from this trip [More]

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The Ingenious and Beautiful Assyrtiko Vines on Santorini

Though I personally would welcome the warmth and wind, the Assyrtiko vines on the island of Santorini would beg to differ. To keep the grapes from being lifted away into the sky by the relentless gusts, the vines are woven into a basket shape. The wine produced from the Assyrtiko grape is a bracing, lively [More]

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