Konstantina Chryssou of Hatzidakis Winery comments on the 2019 Santorini harvest and looks into the future

Around this time last year, I was packing for my summer holiday on Santorini and I was buzzing with excitement! This year Ferragosto finds me in London battling with summery showers and strong winds under its, mostly, melancholicaly grey sky and reading the Santorini 2019 harvest report as documented by Yiannis Karakasis MW, 2019 Harvest … More Konstantina Chryssou of Hatzidakis Winery comments on the 2019 Santorini harvest and looks into the future

Greek successes at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 – The Platinums & the Golds

The Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 were announced last week and I was thrilled to see so many Greek wines receiving the Decanter prestigious awards! It shows, once again, that Greek wine has made such a marvellous progress over the last 20 years and you are really missing out if you haven’t already tried some … More Greek successes at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 – The Platinums & the Golds

Assyrtiko de Louros 2012 – a unicorn wine from Santorini

Assyrtiko de Louros is made from more than 100-year old ungrafted, organically grown vines in the volcanic soils of Santorini. Haridimos Hatzidakis, a leading producer of the island, keeps pushing the Assyrtiko potential further and Louros is simply staggering. Deep gold in colour, with seductive oriental spices, dried apricot and peach notes and appetising flavours … More Assyrtiko de Louros 2012 – a unicorn wine from Santorini

Santorini Wine: Gavalas Natural Ferment Assyrtiko

Santorini Wines are unique and make my heart beat faster. Literally. It’s the vines themselves – I am completely in love with these basket- shaped grapevines, trained in this spectacular way to protect the fruit from the powerful winds and the fierce heat, grown in the island’s volcanic soils! Assyrtiko is the absolute star of … More Santorini Wine: Gavalas Natural Ferment Assyrtiko

“Volcanic Bubbles” – Santo Brut

Is Santorini the strongest brand name in Greece? I believe that the answer is Yes. Santorini is the diva, the Marilyn Monroe of Greek wines, with production volumes struggling to please the ongoing rising demand. Prices are increasing and Santorini wines, mainly dry, still Assyrtiko, are establishing Greek Wines in the winelover’s conscience. By the … More “Volcanic Bubbles” – Santo Brut