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07 Dec Decanting: Essential or just a show-off? | Stavros Moustakas Oktapodas DipWSET
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Decanting: Essential or just a show-off?Most of us who read these lines have witnessed, in some fine restaurant, the sommelier decanting a wine with surgical precision and religious reverence wine into a stylish crystal decanter. Do we really need th..
21 Sep Sparkling Wines: Just for celebration or is there more? | Stavros Moustakas Oktapodas DipWSET
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Images of joy, celebration and rewarding achievements! Yet, this is the first image that marketing has given us about sparkling wines. Is that it? Or do these wines have the right to boast about their complex and unique characteristics, as well as gr..
29 Jun The Wine Quality Factors
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What does the term "quality wine" really mean? What ranks one bottle higher than another and possibly increases it's price?Let's start with a given acceptance: Good wine is the one we just like and enjoy drinking, whether it is cheap or costs a small..
01 Jun Ouzo & Tsipouro: The Greek Spirits of Joy
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An introduction to Greek Ouzo, Tsipouro & TsikoudiaOuzo vs Tsipoouro, Tsipouro vs Ouzo. We are often asked what the difference is between these two (somewhat) similar Greek spirits. Ouzo and Tsipouro are found on most tables in Greece especially i..
17 May Greek White Wine Varietals
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Wine making in Greece has an amazingly long history (right back to the beginning of recorded history in fact!) and it follows that there are many white wine grape types indigenous to Greece.While some international grape varietals (particularly C..
16 May Wine Faults
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Let's make a beautiful picture together: this amazing bottle, which you have been planning to open for so long, calculating the right time and occasion, either with our best friends or even on a first date, has arrived. You remove the cork, serve it ..
01 May Βest rosé wines of the summer, from Greek varieties!
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Βest rosé wines of the summerfrom Greek varieties!   Greek rosé wine is, without a doubt, a new entry in the game; and is no longer regarded only as a seasonal thing. The good news is that the level of quality is definitely upgraded, with som..
14 Apr In Line for a Brusque
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It's bright red, robust and sturdy, it's the famous 'brusque wine' that some years ago was the title of a popular TV series here in Greece. But what exactly do we mean by describing a wine as a brusko (as it is called in Greek)? It is a popular, so..
29 Mar Greek Spirits
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Over recent years Greece progressed markedly in the production of spirits. "Simple" as well as aged samples excel in international competitions and markets, with what was valid in the previous decade being a distant past.Let's get to know the Greek s..
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