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Greece has so many of its own distinctive indigenous vine grapes – more than many of our Eastern-Mediterranean neighbours – and our producers have continued to raise the bar of expectations from these almost forgotten varieties found across all of Greece’s intriguing and picturesque landscape. Tasting Greek wines is like a never-ending story. Just when you think you understand it all, you taste a wine that comes from nowhere and knocks you off your feet. Read more
A local business is helping a church at Ground Zero in New York rebuild after the 9-11 attacks. E&H Steel in Midland City is fabricating steel for the reconstruction of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in New York City. Read more
Greek research into microneurotrophins a ray of hope for ALS, MS and other neurodegenerative disease patients
Groundbreaking research currently underway in Greece may offer new hope for those suffering from neurodegenerative diseases, such as ALS, Alzheimer’s, retinal degeneration or multiple sclerosis. Read more
Ancient Greeks artists could have travelled to China 1,500 years before Marco Polo’s historic trip to the east and helped design the famous Terracotta Army, according to new research. Read more
he UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, today honoured the heroic efforts of Greek volunteers during the 2015 refugee crisis by giving its Nansen Refugee Award to the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) and Efi Latsoudi of PIKPA village on the island of Lesvos. Read more
There’s a silver mother and child icon in every house on the Greek island of Paros, so what’s the story? Friend and local Paraskevi tells me: “You’ll find the original in Ekatontapiliani, the Church of 100 Doors.” Read more
AESCHYLUS’ The Suppliant Women might be 2,500 years old, but its themes of democracy, public votes, asylum seekers, rape and the precipitation of war have poignant resonance today. One of the world’s oldest plays, The Suppliant Women has been translated into English language for the first time ever. Read more