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Vidianó: Affordable White Wine from Crete

Adventures with Weird Wine Grapes Stevie Stacionis Post a comment

I opened two bottles of Vidianó last night, because: what the hell. Because I had them, because I was in love with Oakland, because Vidianó seemed as appropriate as anything to celebrate with. More

Liatiko: Would You Buy a 'Weird' Greek Red for Under $15?

Adventures with Weird Wine Grapes Stevie Stacionis 7 comments

I want to think that a beautifully packaged bottle from an interesting-sounding grape made in a picturesque Mediterranean region would sell like hotcakes. On the other hand, I have to wonder what Liatiko's fate would be on a wine list or store shelf if no one is there to point out what a great deal it is and how fantastic it will be with duck confit. More

Assyrtiko: Fierce and Delightful Wine for Summer

Adventures with Weird Wine Grapes Stevie Stacionis 5 comments

Rent control, shment control, it seems. I have to find a new home. In less than 30 days. So I "celebrated" one of my last leisurely days (a.k.a. drowned my sorrows) in my near-and-dear Dolores Park with a bottle of Assyrtiko. More

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