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...

Not Bending It Like Beckham

by Peter Pharos
I have often been told I am a dream restaurant customer. I love thinking and discussing everything about them: the décor, the ambience, the service, the food and the wine...

This Wine Will Save Your Soul

by Peter Pharos
The problem with historical turning points is that the verdict is not out until it’s too late. It is clear now that corporal punishment is a cruel and ineffective tool...

Why Do Brits Hate Wine?

by Peter Pharos
My first wine piece was on Xinomavro, my second on Brexit, my third on why Brits hate wine. If I am writing about wine ten years from now, I think...

In praise of Retsina

by Peter Pharos
An English acquaintance of a certain age, likes to bring up Nana Mouskouri every time we meet. He appears to find her not only an endless source of amusement, but...