Category Archives: wine

1155 – Happy New Year !

Our best wishes for the new year 2011. We are proud to see that 40.000 visitors from 133 countries visited our weblog in 2010 98.300 times. Athos “Champagne” from Iviron: September 2009 Wim + Herman Voogd  

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1054 – New Vineyard Chilandariou

With the restoration of the Chilandariou monastery after the fire of 2004 the St Sava’s Field vineyard, abandoned 30 years ago, has been planted with 47,000 Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vines, to produce wine for the monastery, as well as … Continue reading

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1047 – more Athos wines

In post number 957 I showed you an “Athos”-champagne, made in Skiti Iviron (Agiou Nikolaou). I bought another white wine from this Skiti, which I tasted this Februari. I think it was about time to drink this wine, because the … Continue reading

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1036 – Monoxylitis /Metochi Agiou Nicolaos

Until a couple of years ago nobody ever heard about the wines that are produced in the small settlement called Ag. Nicolaos or Monoxylitis, a metochi of the monastery Ag. Pavlou. It is run by Father Jacobos and lies somewhere … Continue reading

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1027 – 2009 Trip to Athos: Mylopotamos wines, day 1 – 19

The vines of Mylopotamos In blogs 775 and 776 I introduced you to the fine wines of Mylopotamos. Finally the time was come to have a look at the vinery myself: The new ‘vinery’ building on the right, with the … Continue reading

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970 – Wine barrels

One of the best photo’s B. Kamps made during our stay sept 2009. When the evening falls over Mylopotamos.The same situation the next day. In the background the mountain.hv

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957 – Happy New Year with Athos "champagne"!

“Fysikos Aphrodis Oinos” On the 29th of September 2009 we celebrated our stay at Pantocratoros by drinking this “champagne” from Agiou Nikolaou – Skiti Iviron. Tonight we look back at the year 2009 and we like to thank all the … Continue reading

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897 – Mylopotamos 2009

Back from our trip to Athos: why do we not post more info? First of all I have to order more than 700 pictures, secondly I found it more difficult to go back to the normal everyday routine than a … Continue reading

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892 – Winemaking in Iviron

When we arrived at Iviron the end of september 2009 all the monks were harvesting the grapes. The vine yards are at another location, higherup I presume. Pilgrims were busy onloading. The grapes went directlly in this machine. They pumped … Continue reading

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878 – Athos beer?

Thanks Dimitris and Thessaloniki readers for your nice invitation. Saloniki this time not in our schedule. Maybe another time. We drink to your health! Wim + Herman Voogd

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