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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 […]
March 22, 2019

Mitravelas Estate Neméa

Mitravelas Estate Nemea 2017 Ego-less teamwork synergies One of the most frequent questions I get asked is: ”Which is the best wine?”Well the simplistic answer is […]
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 […]
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