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September 3, 2020

Ktima Π Mavro 2017

Mavrotragano finds a new mother.   Readers of these pages may be aware that I have never been a fan of Santorini Mavrotragano. It is overrated […]
August 10, 2020

Rizes2  Vidiano Assyrtiko 2019

The dawn of the next generation is upon us.   As the Covid-19 lockdown was lifted, my renewed travels gave me the opportunity to scout new […]
May 23, 2019
Greek Wine World

Gavalas Vilana 2018

Gavalas Vilana 2018 Unlocking Vilana Nothing prepares one for the change of natures landscape on Crete. The only near constant are olive trees and vines. Pines, […]
April 25, 2019

Diamantakis Petali Liatiko 2017

How echoes are branded Yannis & Mihalis Diamantakis leathery hands greet me. We exchange pleasantries before they brief me with a vintage report. They are men […]
February 21, 2019

Silva Daskalakis Grifos Kotsifali Rosé 2017

Brave new world Of all the women in wine Irini Daskalaki continues to cut a towering figure. She has for over 20 years been ever present […]
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 […]
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