In Praise Of Assyrtiko

by Peter Pharos
Growing up in Greece means you get used to following two parallel tracks, the national and the international. There is the local music scene, and the global music scene; the...

2021 Assyrtiko Special Report

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Assyrtiko has come a long way, from the answer to a tricky wine quiz question to being one of the world’s most exciting white varieties. Yet, for most people it...

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On Wine Education

by Peter Pharos
If you think A-Levels are hard, it’s because you’ve never attempted the Panhellenic exams. A gruelling, ruthless ordeal, it holds a special place in the Greek national psyche. Perhaps its...

Reds From The Iron Mountain

by Peter Pharos
Monferrato is a land on the margins of history. Among the ruins of industrial archaeology and a landscape that could be in the Balkans, lies a land that is of...

The View from Abroad

by Peter Pharos
One of the nice things about wine publications is that one gets to read about more than the liquid itself. Wine writing can function as food writing, travelogue, cultural study,...

A Virtual Tour of Greece

by Peter Pharos
Let me invite you to a concert for the world’s smallest bouzouki. Rationally, I know full well that whining about not being able to travel in these circumstances is akin...

2020 Greece Mini Special Report

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In his first mini overview of the country, Greek specialist Peter Pharos takes you on a virtual tour of the country, highlighting some of his favourite grape varieties, producers and...

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A variety of small pleasures

by Peter Pharos
Uncorked, Netflix’s newest addition to the cinematic wine canon, is a film you have already seen many times, and often you didn’t even make it to the end. The screenplay...

Letters from Monferrato

by Peter Pharos
This was not the piece I was planning to write. This was meant to be my write-up of my visit to Monferrato, the Piedmont region usually left out of the...