A Change of Pace – Great Greek Wines

Here is another post I wrote about Greek wines some years ago. It is really interesting that I wrote this in 2010 when they were having credit difficulties. I would never have thought we would be where we are today.


I thought I’d take a break from my Italy travels and post this article I wrote recently about Greek Wines. I am thinking of Greece a lot in these days because of the ongoing credit difficulties they are having. While their Sovereign Debt may be downgraded, I for one am upgrading my own ratings on Greek wines.

I am closely following the situation, professional deformity from my days as a financial journalist. That said, these are serious times for Greece and I’d like to at least support the wine industry. In Florence this past weekend I also ran into an old Greek friend Costantino who reminded me what a lovely country it is. I haven’t been in the past five years but do look forward to a future trip and great wines. Lastly, Dobianchi also reminded me via email of his ongoing connection to Greek wines. Check out his blog…

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Wine of the Week: Muscat De Limnos (Greece)

With everything going on in Greece today, the country is very much on my mind. I thought I would repost this article that I wrote with these beautiful photos.



While the weather outside is frightening, I’m remembering with joy a sailing trip I took to Greece and Turkey in 2004. Hard to believe almost 10 years have past since that unforgettable trip. These photos are from a more recent trip to Greece but the locations are the same.

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If you have never been and like to sail, I can recommend nothing better than a trip on a sailboat to these islands. I went with a friends sailing company in Italy, Sailor Company.

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As this is a wine blog, I will get back to the wine but do think about sailing again in Greece someday. On my trip, we visited Limnos (also spelled Lemnos), among other islands in the Aegean Sea. These islands are known as the Dodecanese or twelve islands even though there are many more islands in the group. We also visited Rhodes, Symi, and Kastellorizo, an…

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