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Wine review: Boutari Santorini 2012, Greece


"Santorini" sounds like a postcard beach vacation to those of us who don't live on the famous Greek island, doesn't it? I'm vicariously on that holiday every time I taste a Santorini wine, and that almost always means white based on the great assyrtiko grape. Crisp and usually unoaked, it's a charmer, with good weight and a rounded character. This one from a big producer is moderately oily (love that), with smooth orchard fruit and a pleasant herbal-bitter edge; $19.99 in B.C., distributed by Bacchus Agents in Alberta, $18.09 in Manitoba.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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