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Ouzo and Tsipouro are Officially Greek Beyond Europe Too

The European Union approved the geographical indication for ouzo and tsipouro, making the famous alcoholic beverages officially Greek.

Volos: Greece’s Capital of Tsipouro

Nestled between the stunning Mount Pelio and the Pagasetic Gulf in the Aegean sea, Volos is a picturesque city known for its tsipouro.

Bear Family Gobbles Fruit, Washes it Down with Ouzo on Greek Farm

A mother bear and her three cubs broke into a farm in Metsovo, northern Greece, and after they gobbled up all the fruit they could find they washed it down with the ouzo and tsipouro that was being stored...

Public Smoking Now Curbed, Greece Wages New War Against Draft Tsipouro

One of the many great traditions in Greece is the enjoyment of a couple of shot glasses of tsipouro liqueur accompanied by meze in the company of friends. Tsipouro is widely available in great quantities and it is still...

Greece Loses Battle Over Lower Taxes for Tsipouro and Tsikoudia

The European Court rejected Greece's appeal on Thursday to set a lower excise tax for tsipouro and tsikoudia, two of the most traditional and popular Greek alcoholic beverages. Europe's top court ruled in favor of the European Commission which claimed...

Germans Drink More Ouzo, Greeks Opt for Tsipouro

Germans drink almost twice as much ouzo as Greeks, who now seem to turn to tsipouro; meanwhile ouzo exports to the Middle East are increasing, according to spirits industry data. Germany, has become the strongest ouzo importer in Europe in...

Crisis Leads Greeks to Inexpensive Traditional Drinks

The ongoing economic crisis and new excise taxes on spirits has led many Greeks to the consumption of inexpensive traditional Greek spirits such as ouzo, raki and tsipouro. According to research conducted by the Greek Documentation and Monitoring Center for...

European Court to Decide if Raki and Tsipouro Will Receive Full Tax Rate

It is possible that following a referral on Wednesday by the European Commission that Greece's tsipouro and raki producers might be losing its tax statutes in the near future, which would result in higher taxes being imposed on the...

The Authentic Greek 'Tsipouradika' of Volos

Tsipouro or raki is a pomace brandy produced in Greece and in particular Thessaly (Tsipouro Tyrnavou), Epirus, Macedonia, Mani, and the island of Crete. It is a strong distilled spirit containing 40-45% alcohol by volume and is produced from...

Perfecting Greek Liqueurs for More than 600 Years!

There is more to Greek liqueur than just the famed anise flavored ouzo with which tourists are well acquainted. Greece actually offers traditional liquors in vibrant and unexpected flavors derived from the nature of the Mediterranean landscape and has...