"The Wines of Santorini" by Yiannis Karakasis MW


"The Wines of Santorini" by Yiannis Karakasis MW

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Master of Wine Yiannis Karakasis publishes his first book in English on the unique wines of Santorini. With 'The wines of Santorini', Yiannis presents a complete wine story that everyone can read, an overview of the island and a reference base for visitors, wine lovers and professionals. Its 400 pages include sections on history, grape varieties (starring Assyrtiko) and various terroirs, and sections on the present and the future of the island. Original maps were created showing the areas as well as the famous vineyards of the island. In addition, all the island's producers are presented with suggestions of wines worth looking for, some of which are well-hidden secrets. (Foreword by Mark Andrew MW)
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Recent vintages have brought great acclaim from wine critics and sommeliers at top Michelin-starred restaurants, who have embraced these utterly distinctive wines with great enthusiasm. As the fan base grows, so does the fame and reputation of the volcanic wines of Santorini, attracting drinkers who want to explore beyond Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Assyrtiko ticks all the boxes: authenticity, freshness and minerality – the fact that producers from other countries worldwide have started planting it is more than just coincidence! Yiannis has spent years visiting and exploring the island, the producers and its wines and getting under the skin of one of the most fascinating wine terroirs in the world. Mark Andrew MW forewords the book and writes ‘’Like any great wine region, there is much to discover once you scratch beneath the surface, so it helps to have an entertaining and well-informed guide. This book is both. Through his regular visits to Santorini – tough work, but someone’s got to do it –Yiannis has become the authority on the history, grapes, people, places and methods behind the wines, not to mention the bottles we should be buying, drinking or saving for a special occasion. It is this deep understanding that illuminates the pages of The Wines of Santorini and will transport you and your palate to this incredible place. Enjoy the view!’’
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