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The Drinking Hour podcast: Santorini’s Assyrtiko with Yiannis Paraskevopoulos

In Episode 127 of The Drinking Hour, host David Kermode is joined by Yiannis Paraskevopoulos, owner of Gaia Wines on Santorini, to discuss the island's Assyrtiko wines, the future of its wine industry and how it has developed into a place he 'loves to hate'

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Yiannis Paraskevopoulos
Yiannis Paraskevopoulos, owner of Gaia Wines

Episode 127 of The Drinking Hour sees host David Kermode joined by Yiannis Paraskevopoulos, owner of Gaia Wines on Santorini, to discuss the unique qualities of the island’s Assyrtiko wines. David and Yiannis talk about what makes Assyrtiko such a special grape for Santorini, how it’s grown and why prices for it are higher than those in other parts of the world. The conversation moves on to the threats Santorini’s wine industry faces from issues such as tourism and labour shortages.

 

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