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November 14, 2018

Karavitakis Estate Elia Vidiano 2017

Karavitakis Estate Elia Vidiano 2017 Is Vidiano about to dethrone king Assyrtiko? The view from the Aghia Irene vineyard over looking the western Cretan sea is […]
October 29, 2018

Dourakis Kudos Aromatica

Dourakis Kudos Aromatica 2017 Wine as memories Even with an appointment arranged ahead one never knows what will happen once you have entered a tasting room, […]
October 22, 2018

Lyrarakis Liatiko Aggelis 2016

Lyrarakis Liatiko Aggelis 2016 The ritual A sign at Heraklio airport arrivals reads: ‘ Discover Europe’s Roots’. After visiting Knossos, Gortynia and Aptera and other sites […]
September 24, 2018

Titakis Vidiano – Moscato

Titakis Vidiano – Moscato Decoding Asterousia   At 1231m Asterousia are Crete’s lowest mountain range. With the proximity of the Lybian sea they play an important […]
July 16, 2018


The list of new to me wineries is not going to shrink any time soon. On this visit I experienced a frisson perhaps archeologists come across […]
June 18, 2018


Romeiko rolls on   I rarely talk up labels as the content is what interests me mostly. Is it articulate? Does it capture a picture?  What […]
March 22, 2018

Holy Trinity Monastery(Agia Triada) Romeiko Glyko NV

Have been fortunate in my travels to experience carpe diem moments and some. As wine is culturally part of the broader picture including history, geology, climate […]
January 5, 2018

The terroir conundrum

Crete has many grape varieties more white than red. As interest for discovering indigenous grapes grows those planted 1980’s Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot have been uprooted. […]
December 7, 2017

Stalking ancient vines: the revelation of Réthymno

Few places can match the historic importance of Rethymno, yet for 30 odd years it has been off the radar. The hinterland is rich with near-forgotten […]
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