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April 25, 2018

Domaine Papagiannakos Vientzi single vineyard Savatiano 2016

When the modern state of Greece was founded in 1831 Athens was a village below the rock of Acropolis with a population estimated of 7,000. It […]
April 12, 2018

Theopetra Estate Xinomavro rosé 2017

Most wine writers have a soft spot for one or two grapes. For argument’s sake lets split wine in two camps: hedonistic and cerebral. Agiorgitiko usually […]
December 21, 2017

Will this grape become a darling of climate change?

The circumstances of my first encounter with Limniona were unusual. Not in a winery but in an institute. Namely: the Vine and Wine Institute in Athens. […]
October 10, 2013
Domaine Zafeirakis Malagousia

As his vineyards pick up age, Zafeirakis listens, adapts, and grows

On the western fringe of the vast Thessaly plain Domaine Zafeirakis is a breath of fresh air Christos a tall and goodlooking 30something hails from a […]
September 29, 2011
Melias Domaine Papagiannakos

White wine country

Within eye distance of Athens International Airport one sees thousands of acres in vine This is par excellence white wine country planted to the Savatiano grape […]
March 21, 2011
Tsipouro Zacharias 42% Vol

Time flew

Winter came late Many higheraltitude vineyards have had repeated snowfall  Ski resorts will stay open until midApril Rain has been abundant Brooks and rivers are flowing […]
February 21, 2011
Dyo Potamia [Two Rivers] Samartzis

See you there

Discovering two terroirs within the same year is a treat Thebes and the nearby hillsides were on my shortlist of new scouting grounds Even for this […]
November 15, 2010
Erochos Argyriou Winery

Eager to inform the passing stranger

I am skirting the foothills of Mount Parnassus 2457 m Mist constant drizzle It is a pleasant change from the sunny spells to a cloudy autumn […]
March 6, 2009
Savatiano Papagiannakos

There are always exceptions

There are oceans of bland Savatiano even poor ones Self styled Greek wine cognoscenti turn up their noses to the potential of this misunderstood grape In […]
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