Above: Broiled Atlantic salmon, served with wild mushroom & feta stuffed calamari and olive salsa (image via the Kellari Tavern Facebook page).
love LOVE the Kellari Taverna Facebook page. Not only is it consistently updated with fun photos of their creative, mostly seafood cooking, it’s also a source of great information about Greek gastronomy and wines.
Here’s a recent post about Assyrtiko:
Assyrtiko is a Greek white wine grape indigenous to the island of Santorini. It is widely planted in the arid volcanic-ash-rich soil of Santorini and other Aegean islands, such as Paros. Assyrtiko grape clusters are large, with transparent yellow-gold skin and juicy flesh. Because of the volcanic soil of Santorini, there appear to be some unique characteristics that develop in the wine.
The wine this grape produces pairs well with tomato salads with cucumber and feta, eggplant, olives, fish, shellfish and, believe it or not, herb-crusted lamb or pork.
Kellari features a number of Boutari wines including the Boutari Santorini, made from 100% Assyrktiko grapes.