Archive for December 2012

Happy holidays from Santorini…

December 24, 2012

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Kales Giortes – Happy Holidays

December 19, 2012

Thank you for all your support in 2012!

We’ll see you in 2013…

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Jancis Robinson calls Assyrtiko “stunning… with very strong personality”

December 12, 2012

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In discussing her new book, Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including Their Origins and Flavours (her landmark encyclopedia of grape varieties), Master of Wine and prolific author and editor Jancis Robinson recently told the Daily Meal that Assyrtiko was one of the grapes that stood out in research conducted by her and her team of authors.

It makes a “stunning white wine with very strong personality… I’m sure it’s going to be planted more widely. It should be planted outside its native country.”

Click here to watch the interview.

And click here to check out Jancis Robinson’s Purple Pages, her website and online magazine.

1989 Kallisti, a tasting note by @Elloinos

December 6, 2012

“Suddenly,” writes the world’s top Greek wine blogger, Markus Stolz, author of Elloinos, “my eyes focused on a bottle of Assyrtiko, a 1989 Boutari Kallisti, the maiden vintage of a barrel fermented version of this great grape. I became curious at once, and felt drawn towards this wine. Perhaps the fact that this bottle was exactly half my own age played a role, maybe the warm and sunny afternoon outside was impacting my verdict. Whatever the deciding factor was, my choice was made at this very moment.”

Click here to read his tasting note on this remarkable wine…

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