May 16, 2019

Stelios Alexakis – An appreciation

Every generation has a bright star, a few like Stelios Alexakis will continue to flicker down through the ages. His reach extended beyond Crete leaving a […]
May 7, 2019

The Athens spring

The Athens spring Years ago I wrote the acronym VAG on my action list, it was not a reminder to service my car, it stood for […]
January 11, 2019
Greek Wine World

Santorini Vinsanto 1895

This wine will stay the same It is 500 years since Venice lost Santorini yet echoes of La Serenissima such as vendéma(Italian vendemnia) and other hellenized […]
June 25, 2018
Greek Wine World

The winds of change blow through the Greek vineyards

April 2018: a press release announcing that SMOE (l’ association hellenique des vignerons artisans) had been formed sent shockwaves across the world of Greek wine. Some […]
June 8, 2018
Greek Wine World

Cyprus rising: Part 2

Pelendri, Lemesos. 1500m. Tsiakkas vineyards and winery. One of the main protagonists of the Cyprus wine revolution ex-banker Kostas Tsiakkas is a man on a mission. […]
May 18, 2018
Greek Wine World

Cyprus rising

On my first visit to Cyprus my friend the late Akis Zambartas took me to the high vineyards frozen in time mostly planted with Xynisteri and […]
May 11, 2018
Greek Wine World

The future of our vineyards

Precision Viticulture :The future of our vineyards Most winemakers suppose Precision Viticulture (PV) is a new trend. Well, that is partially true, at least for Europe. […]
March 8, 2018
Greek Wine World

Pragmatic Cretans

Nico Manessis catches up in Crete Their combined histories could fill a wall in the new Alexandria library. A plethora of intriguing scented wines and their […]
February 20, 2018
Greek Wine World

Hatzidakis Magic

With remorse and regret Nico Manessis looks back on the gifted wizard of Santorini. We all react differently to death it hit me a few days […]
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