I was planning on tasting these wines during the dog days of August, which never came not that I was in any shape to be tasting wines during them but that is another story. Fortunately for us summer seems intent on lingering a bit, so we can still enjoy the sun when we take our late afternoon snacks of grilled octopus and spicy shrimp on the patio. That of course is where the white wines of Santorini really shine, as a foil for simple yet decisively flavored foods. The char of the grill or the pungent flavors of lemon and mint can provide the perfect backdrop for the fruit and mineral flavors of Assyrtiko.