Santorini Explained 2020 – Terroir Report. Ebook about Santorini Wine
This e-book extends in 94 pages, hopefully soon in a more extended published edition, is a guide to Santorini wine designed to provide an overview of the island and create a reference base for locals, international visitors, and professionals. It includes sections on history, grape varieties (starring Assyrtiko), and the different terroirs, together with the present and future of the industry. All 20 producers of the island are profiled. It also includes recommendations of wines that the author believes are worth seeking out and enjoying from the portfolio of each producer.
About the Author
Yiannis Karakasis was born and raised in Athens, Greece. Wine has always been a driving force and an inner passion for him, so after completing a career as an officer flying helicopters in the Greek Navy he seized the opportunity to become professionally involved with wine. Yiannis believes that: “wine is not a destination, it is a constant journey; Greek wine, in particular, is stunning – an unexplored sea of adventure. Greece is a blessed country with genuinely fascinating varieties from some of the most exciting terroirs in the world.”
After completing his WSET Diploma in 2011, Yiannis applied for the Master of Wine course and became a Master of Wine in 2015. Today Yiannis is a consultant for several businesses involved in wine, including on-line wine retailers, export companies, and hotels. He regularly promotes Greek wine around the world from Europe to Australia and is an associate of national and regional wine bodies.