Santorini

Santorini and Greek Varietals

Vineyard practices are fundamental to the process of making wine and also the outcome of what we ultimately decide to drink. Across the world, these methods vary because of soil conditions and climate. One of the most unusual vineyard practices I discovered while visiting Santorini, Greece. Santorini sits perched high above the sea, approximately 900

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Wines of Ktima Gerovassiliou Epanomi Region

Ktima Gerovassiliou: Featuring Greek wines of Epanomi

Interest in Greek wine is increasing as people discover that Greece is not only a place to explore its ruins, learn its history and visit its pristinely beautiful islands. Greece has 300 distinct varietals and is one of the first places where the art of winemaking began. Many wine regions are located in Macedonia including

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Mykonos Windmills

Celebrity Cruises: A day in Mykonos

It is day three of our Celebrity Cruise and the port of call is Mykonos, which is nicknamed the island of the winds. While visiting Mykonos one gets a very different sense of being. Although the town of Mykonos, also known, as Chora, appears very old, having everything painted white, gives one a vision of

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The vineyards and view at Porto Carras

Porto Carras Grand Resort: Northern Greece’s enchanting coastal getaway

When one thinks of traveling to Greece, they typically envision visiting Athens, the Greek Islands, including the Peloponnese, and Santorini. Rarely do they foresee going north along the coast into Macedonia and beyond where one finds a hidden gem of a resort called the Porto Carras Grand Resort. Porto Carras Grand Resort Location Porto Carras

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Naoussa the view

Discovering Naoussa

Wine tastings are a fabulous way to discover new wines and varietals from around the world but in the case of the Greek wines of Naoussa, visiting this area of Greece, meeting with the winemakers and their families, sharing a Greek family styled meal and touring the vineyards and wineries only enhanced the quality of

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Greek Wines

Beyond Xinomavro: Greek Wine discoveries in Naoussa and Amyndeon

A trip to Greece can be a wine lovers paradise. With over 300 different varietals one always finds something new whether it be a Greek wine or appellation. Recently I made some new Greek wine discoveries while traveling in Macedonia. The emphases of these travels were the wines of Naoussa and the signature grape of

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Elinos Vineyards View

A Greek adventure: Wine Picnic in Elinos vineyards

Picnicking in the vineyard is one of the many highlights we often enjoy during a wine tasting experience. Take this idea one step beyond what many of us are acquainted with at an American winery; more specifically in California, where you enjoy a luncheon on well-manicured vineyard grounds with tables that have become fixtures at

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Touring Athens Greece: Where Greek travels must begin

Touring Athens Greece is a must for any traveler.  Even on a Sunday, you can feel the bustle of energy in this city. There is an underlying aura that goes back to ancient times.  One feels the cradle of civilization all around you, and it starts at the top of the hills overlooking Athens, the

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Greek Travel Where The Journey Begins

It is day one of my Greek travel adventure.  Flying from Los Angeles via Munich with my wine writer friend Barbara Jean Barrielle, we arrived in Athens for our wine tour of Naoussa and Porto Carras. We decided to spend a couple of days in Athens to get over jet lag and see some of

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Greek Wines - Limnio

Domaine Porto Carras: An Experience with Greek Wines

Opportunities come in many forms, and when you are a wine lover, it could be experiencing wines from a new region.  In my case, the door opened for me to discover Greek wines.  The wines were those of Domaine Porto Carras. Macedonia In Greece, there are 330 varietals of which only seventy-eight are imported.  Many

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