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October 25, 2019

Domaine Karanika Limniona 2017

Hoof power When I first visited Florina in 1995 there was one producer the Amyndeo Co-Operative. Their Amyndas Xinomavro 1990 in a dumpy was priced at […]
July 1, 2019

Moschopolis 18 Mavrotragano Syrah 2016

Moschopolis 18 Mavrotragano Syrah 2016 An exciting find Greek wine has pushed the quality posts and keeps reinventing itself. Yet on my beat there was an […]
June 10, 2019

Diamantis Winery Siatista ‘Magoutes’

Diamantis Winery Siatista 2017 ‘ Magoutes’ Haute couture Xinomavro The Egnatia highway runs over 600 kms linking northern Greece with the Turkish and Bulgarian border. There […]
October 9, 2018

Alpha Estate Xinomavro 2015 Reserve Vieilles Vignes Single block ‘ Barba Yannis’ Ecosystem

Alpha Estate Xinomavro 2015  Reserve Vieilles Vignes Single block ‘Barba Yannis’ Ecosystem Amyndeo’s vine heritage   High acidity is Amyndeo’s trump card. This landlocked plateau consistently […]
March 18, 2015
Kir Yianni Droumo Sauvignon Blanc

Top notch Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is ubiquitous Though it does not scale the heights of Riesling Chenin Blanc or Assyrtiko it scores high in awakening ones senses Brilliantly matches […]
February 14, 2015
Chrisostomou Estate Mousaios

Bold and brave

Kitros Pieria Preliminary research showed that I was to see mussel farms salt pans a protected wetland rich in rare bird species and the snowcapped Mount […]
January 31, 2015
Thymiopoulos Vineyards  Earth and Sky

Naoussa’s game changer

Having decided to study medicine in Italy Stergios Thymiopoulos was about to board his flight Yet he could not bear the fact that his family would […]
January 27, 2015
Vegoritis Amyndeon Xinomavro

Xinomavro magic does happen

In a financial crisis opportunities arise to explore offbeat alternatives Recent success stories in agricultural investment include spirulina and sea buckthorn  After a lull interest in wine […]
January 5, 2015
Diamantis Siatista Liastos

Proof is not always in the pudding

My first trips in search of sweet wines in Siatista were the single greatest disappointment of all my travels Was it a romantics futile quest It […]
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