photos: Nikos Ragkousis illustration: TASMAR The annual TSOU.GRisma for ouzo lovers has become an established event. This year, TSOU.GRisma 2019, a night for ouzo lovers, took place at the “Frangosyriani” appetizer venue in Ano Syros, on Saturday, June 29. During the event, www.tsou.gr, the website dedicated to all things ouzo, celebrated its third birthday, in…
I would like to present you a special product that I recently released. I am glad to let you know that the first time I tested it, it felt quite tasty and I sensed that it was perfectly compatible with ouzo. I refer to the Syros pasta made of sea water (small noodles, barley pasta),…
Many years ago, I found myself for the first time in Crete willing to meet my parents-in law. After our first encounter we went to the local café or better as we say it in Greece, to the “kafenio”. The spring had just started. It was May… Everybody ordered the usual “raki” but I preferred…
Text: Haris Vekris Photos: Nikos Ragkousis This is actually the first time we didn’t have to get on a boat and travel in order to write an article for our blog’s “On Site” column! The reason is simple: “Ouzo Makryonitis”, which was launched a few days ago, is produced right here on Syros! The Makryonitis…
As Easter is coming and the weather gets better, a desire for ouzo with seafood is created. Today we are going to talk about tsiros, a dried fish which is more often a small chub mackerel or a small fish that swims close to the surface of the sea and has enough fat. The salting…
It is common knowledge that tsou.gr is particularly fond of gorgeously designed packaging which elevates the optics and image of ouzo, our national drink. So, it was inevitable that our acquaintance with the “Ouzo Trilogy” retro packaging designs by the Dimitrios D. Giannatsis Plomari Distillery would instantly develop into “love at first sight”! In their…
narrative - photography: Antonia Kati – journalist, food photographer & food stylist Ingredients (4 people) 1 kg octopus (tentacles only) 100 ml dry white wine 1 large onion (halved or quartered) 1 bay leaf Salt, freshly ground pepper Olive oil Serving ingredients Boiled chickpeas or other legumes of your choice Medium sized pita bread for…
Tucked in the latest edition of “Betterfly” Magazine, tsou.gr is now always flying. “Betterfly”, the tasteful, bilingual magazine distributed for free to passengers flying with ASTRA Airlines, houses a full-page article on the ouzo worldwide promotional initiatives undertaken by the tsou.gr team and on the rare ouzo collection of Charis Vekris, founder of the tsou.gr…
No longer than three months have elapsed since the satellite TV network Deutsche Welle, in collaboration with Charis Vekris and his Syros website tsou.gr, dedicated an entire article to ouzo. That reportage took place back in July 2018 with its main focus being the Ouzo Fest, the Lesvos distillers’ annual celebration. It aired on EUROMAXX,…
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