Assyrtiko

Dirt Candy’s Lauren Friel Shares Her Secrets to Pairing Wine With Vegetables

Dirt Candy’s Lauren Friel Shares Her Secrets to Pairing Wine With Vegetables

There’s a myth in the American wine world that needs to be put to bed. The idea is that pairing wine with vegetarian food is nearly impossible, especially when it comes to flavorful veggies like asparagus and artichokes. Not so, says Lauren Friel, wine director of Dirt Candy in New York City. In fact, pairing […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Assyrtiko From Greece

An Illustrated Guide to Assyrtiko From Greece

If Greece has a signature white grape variety, it’s Assyrtiko. It’s primarily found on the picturesque island of Santorini, and it’s difficult to tell where the grape ends and the region begins, as the two are so closely linked. With vines trained in a basket shape to protect against high winds, the grape’s naturally high […]

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A 5 Bottle Intro To Assyrtiko From Santorini

A 5 Bottle Intro To Assyrtiko From Santorini

Summer’s finally here, and all we want to be drinking is something thirst-quenching and cold. Next time the craving for a chilled glass of white strikes, forget your go-to Sauvignon Blanc and spring for something more interesting instead; think, a bottle of white that transports you to sandy beaches, salty air, and nothing but sunny […]

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