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A Visit to Boutari on Santorini A stone path outside of the Boutari facility reminded me in its colors of the soil that you often see in the vineyards of Santorini, the gray and white rocks. And indeed there is a Boutari owned vineyard right on the other side of that pathway. Underneath a cover of leaves I found a grouping of snails attached to a vine.
Near the facilities of the Santorini Brewing Company is a recently planted vineyard belonging to Argyros. Which is no surprise, as Argyros owns 40 hectares of vines on Santorini, and has by far the biggest vineyard holdings on the island. We visited the Argyros winery, a small clutch of buildings that date to 1903.
Every year around this time I read gift guide summations that assume I have a lot of money to spend on wine gifts. I do not have a lot of money to spend. So, with that in mind, here are my top recommendations for holiday gift giving on the cheap, for your favorite wine guy or gal. 1. A Pulltap's Double Hinged Corkscrew. Seriously. They work great. Why pay a ton more for something else? 2.
But at a later time there occurred portentous earthquakes and floods, and one grievous day and night befell them, when the whole body of your warriors was swallowed up by the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner was swallowed up by the sea and vanished... -Plato, Timaeus The ruins near the town of Akrotiri are what remains of a Bronze Age settlement of Minoans on Santorini.
Yiannis from Gai'a, as it turned out, is also a partner in the Santorini Brewing Company, whose beer I had tried earlier in Oia. Yiannis took us over to the brewery and introduced us to the whole crew there. It was pretty clear from the start that they like to have a good time. Here Yiannis and Boban Krunic joked around outside. Boban is the Head Brewer at the facility.
turning wine into words (and pictures).