A great overview of Santorini by Canadian wine blogger Girl on Wine

We really loved this overview of Santorini by Montreal wine blogger Lesley Trites, author of Girl on Wine.

At first glance, the island of Santorini in Greece does not seem like the most hospitable place for producing quality wine. Yet surprisingly, despite its extremely dry climate and volcanic soils, Santorini has been producing some increasingly well-regarded quality wine, mostly white. Greek wine in general has been making a slow comeback in the last couple of decades, recovering from the unfortunate association of Greek wine with the (to many, unpalatable) retsina that began in the 1960s. Though the (indecipherable to some) labels that make use of the Greek alphabet may make Santorini wines a tough sell on the international market, the dry white wines being produced in Santorini are at the forefront of the comeback of wine from Greece, which is, after all, one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world.

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