26 Apr '11, 12am

Cyprus Wines From Tsiakkas Winery: Discovering a Family Tradition

Cyprus Wines From Tsiakkas Winery: Discovering a Family Tradition

When it comes to wine, Kostas Tsiakkas is not a man to be messed with. He knows his stuff and he's not afraid to tell you about it. A former bank director 10 years ago, he quit the rat race and gave up his high salary to take over the family winery high up in the Troodos Mountains. He has now dedicated his life to creating top quality Cypriot wine. "They are Coca-Cola wines," he said scornfully, when asked his opinion on the Chilean wines which fill the supermarket shelves. "It's a recipe. I hate recipes. For me there should be a variety and there should be a suprise as well. From year to year there is a difference in Cyprus wines." Producing wine is not easy, especially in Cyprus , and even more so in the mountains. The high altitudes create specialised growing conditions and a couple of years ago fires ravaged the hillsides destroying the vineyards and the wineries still...

Full article: http://www.justluxe.com/lifestyle/dining/feature-1534066.php

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