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Fikardos Winery Christmas Gifts.

Wine is an elegant, unique and memorable gift you can offer to your most valuable friends and family. An experience to share and enjoy during the Christmas season.

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Learning about wine: What are tannins?

What are tannins? Tannins are natural polyphenols found in all plants including grapevines. They are known to have a bitter and astringent taste which makes them undesirable to most animals and humans. For plants, tannins act as...

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What are these Crystals in my wine? Tartrates explained.

The crystals we sometimes find stuck on a cork or the bottom of our wine bottle are called tartrates. Tartrates are a naturally occurring substance formed from tartaric acid. Tartaric acid is the main acid in wine and the one...

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Headache from Red Wine? The 3 most common reasons.

This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get from our visitors at the winery. Some swear it’s the sulfites while others think it’s the alcohol. So let’s have a look at some of the most common reasons people get a...

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What is wine body?

Body can be described as the overall weight of a wine in our mouth (tactile sensation). For most of us this does not explain much or simply does not make sense. When we say a wine is light in body, we mean it gives you a similar...

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Why are most wine bottles green, is there a reason for that?

The history of green wine bottles. The first-time wine was stored in glass bottles for aging was around 1635-1640. That was the time when more and more glassmakers started to use coal furnaces instead of wood furnaces. Glass...

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Wine and Fast Food pairings. Burgers, Souvlaki, Pizza…

When we talk about wine and food pairings, fast food dishes are usually not mentioned enough. We talk about things like mushroom risotto with white wine, rib eye steak with red wines or seafood salads with rose wines. Today we are...

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Sulfur Dioxide in wine. Is it fine to use?

The history of sulfur dioxide. Sulfur dioxide (So2) or loosely referred to as Sulfites has been used by humans for thousands of years for its fumigation properties. The ancient Greeks knew its antiseptic qualities and used it in...

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Easter Food And Wine – Cyprus

Lamb Souvla There is nothing more embedded in Cypriot culture than a traditional souvla. Souvla in Cyprus is pretty much cooked on any occasion. We usually choose pork for our Sunday lunch but we always go for lamb on a...

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Introducing Yiannoudi

The project started 9 years ago when we planted the first Yiannoudi vines. Yiannoudi is an exciting indigenous Cypriot variety that still has a lot to showcase. This is our first official release and hopefully more will follow....

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