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November 14, 2019

Artémis Karamolegos Winery Louroi-Platià Santorini 2017

Borderline There are quite a lot of things that have shifted on Santorini, not always in the right direction. As I write these lines the number […]
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 […]
October 7, 2019

Zacharias Winery Kidonitsa

Zacharias Winery Kidonitsa 2018 The next Malagousia The demand for rare often unpronounceable grapes has not gone unnoticed by the mid-size and large merchants. Of all […]
September 23, 2019

Katogi Averoff Inima Athiri Assyrtiko 2018

Serendipity Due to price hikes on Santorini interest for better value expressions had savvy buyers looking elsewhere. On the export markets Crete’s Assyrtiko was the first […]
August 19, 2019

Ktima Toplou Thrapsathiri 2018

Tasting history Large (berried) athiri is only the name it was given. Is it a clone of Athiri? Well, no. It is a different grape. Until […]
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 […]
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 […]
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