by Markus Stolz

  The ongoing financial crisis in Greece continues to take its toll. Disposable income for the consumer is dropping like a stone, and by now every sector in the country is badly affected. The wineries are having a particular hard time, cash flows have completely dried up and I estimate that sales are down by between 30 and 50% over the last few months. The export markets have remained steady, but given that roughly 90% of the produced wines are sold within Greece, this offers little ...

Santorini is one of the most stunning Greek islands and its wines have captured the hearts of many wine lovers. The terroir is unique and the wines produced have the ability to rival the greatest wines in the world. Often very complex, rich, multi-dimensional and age-worthy, these wines leave hardly anything to be desired. One of the ...

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Mark Squires, who among other countries covers Greece for Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, kindly gave me permission to link two articles he published and that are well worth reading. Greece's North: Xinomavro Santorini: Not just for the panoramas....go for the wine! Thank you very much Mark!