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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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

European Commission Asks for Elimination of Taxation Perks on Tsipouro and Tsikoudia

Two popular traditional Greek alcoholic spirits could soon become more expensive. In a report published on Thursday the European Commission orders the Greek government to change...

Greek City of Volos Could Enter Guinness Book of Records Thanks to Tsipouro

The Greek city of Volos could become the setting of yet another Guinness World Record. Members from 20 Guinness Record-holding countries will visit Volos as part...

OECD Proposes Ban of Draft Tsipouro in Greece

In its second “toolkit” for the Greek economy, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has suggested that among the various reforms Greece...

Alcohol Consumption in Greece Halved Due to Recession

It seems that Greeks cannot afford to drown their recession sorrows in booze, an Infobank Hellastat study showed. The figures released show a 45% decline in...

Tragedy With Three Dead in Lefkada

A tragic incident took place on Thursday noon in the village of Karya, in Lefkada, Greece, spreading sorrow to all residents. The building which was...

Ouzo: The Greek Drink’s History & Health Benefits

The anise-flavored aperitif that is widely consumed in Greece and Cyprus has been for many years considered to have various medical properties and health...

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