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Visiting Alpha Estate in Greek Macedonia


  Alpha Estate, Hedgehog Vineyard Xinomavro 2010 Amyndeon is Jancis Robinson’s (MW) Wine of The Week. She writes: “One producer that seems to have solved the enviable trick of both making consistently good wines and having them well distributed around the world is Alpha Estate, or Ktima Alpha, in the windy, sandy, high appellation of Amyndeon in…

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2014 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many…

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Footloose In Telavi


The old woman stood at the door with her plastic bucket full of sorry looking figs. “Give me a Lari for the lot” she pleaded    There isn’t much to see and do in Telavi. Half a day would be ample for a quick look, specially if you spent the previous night in the city. THE…