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Wines of the Times: Crisp, Refreshing and Greek

Eric Asimov, in this winetasting report on Greek wines (New York Times, 06.08.2008 ), notes that much has changed and improved during the last four years: “Greece offers a subtly different take on familiar Mediterranian-style wines, with unfamiliar, indigenous grapes grown nowhere else. From the windswept volcanic island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea comes the assyrtiko grape (pictured right), from the Peloponnesus comes the pink-skinned moschofilero grape, which produces highly floral wines that can often have a rosy tinge to them. And there are so many others, like the ancient athiri, the light, citrus-imbued roditis and the textured savatiano.” FOR MORE LOOK AT: http://events.nytimes.com/2008/08/06/dining/reviews/06wine.html?scp=3&sq=greece&st=cse

Greek Islands: Santorine

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Santorini island (Thera) was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions about 3,500 years ago. The eruption left a large caldera surrounded by volcanic and its effects may have indirectly led to the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete. Due to its imposing landscape and amazing views, the stunning sunsets, its terrifying birth related to the myth of Atlantis, and its special indigenous architecture, Santorini is considered an unmatched tourist experience.  Info: www.santorini.gr ; Santorini Guide book 2008  Continue reading