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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 […]
February 9, 2019

Kitrus Syrah 2014

A guard’s diet Pieria lies geographically between Rapsani and Naoussa. It is well known for cotton, kiwi’s and mussel farms. Wine wise it emerged a decade […]
January 3, 2019

Thymiopoulos Rapsani Terra Petra 2016

Terroir whisperer Off the beaten path a winding road on the foothills of Mt.Olympus leads to terraces overlooking the Aegean. There are other shades of autumn […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 5, 2018

Bosinakis Winery  Mantinia Moschofilero 2017

Captures grape and place   Leaving Monemvasia heading towards Arcadia where the Mantinia plateau lies, is one the great drives from one wine region to another. […]
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