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January 11, 2013
Xinomavro Averoff

In this challenging year, only a handful stand out with such compelling conviction.

While the hype on the pretty Naoussa 2011 vintage rumbles on I looked on how the 2007s were ageing For various reasons it was annus horribilis […]
December 3, 2012
Moschato VND Vakakis Wines Samos

Samos is now free of anachronisms; anyone can invest.

An instance of nature imitating art the colourcoded diversity in a geology map of the Greek vineyard is a child of seismic activity Its ramifications reach […]
November 8, 2012
Gi ke Uranos Thymiopoulos Vineyards

Apostolis Thymiopoulos has once again proven his modernist credentials

Naoussa did not have it easy in 2009 Yet the trying weather patterns allowed the best sites and vineyardists to shine After a comprehensive tasting of […]
September 10, 2012
Hatzidakis 2011 Assyrtiko Sélectionne

More Santorini producers need to follow his example

Haridimos Hatzidakis is the most adventurous figure in the Santorini estates Since his landmark 2003 by far the best wine of the vintage his style has […]
August 21, 2012
Economou Sitia

On a geology map, it looks like it poured out of a mixer

As the African plate inched forward it collided with the European and Crete popped up The only nearuniform soil type on the island is the limestone […]
July 4, 2012
Kidonitsa  Batistas

Could this rarity turn out to be the Greek vineyard’s ‘Little Prince’?

One of my earliest recollections in tasting grapes was a type of Muscat It was cut from a pergola between an olive grove and a beach […]
May 17, 2012
Taos Parparoussis

Are we witnessing the birth of a terroir?

Many of my friends enjoy wine but know little about it Politely they listen to the capsule introduction of what we are about to drink and […]
April 9, 2012
Anax Chardonnay  Antonopoulos Vineyards

The new benchmark?

If I have learned anything from wine is that it usually has the last word This is very much such a story All apostles preaching ABC […]
March 25, 2012
Parparoussis Apostagma Oinou Paleothen 40% ABV

Now why on earth such a uniquely identifiable handcrafted spirit is not better known is beyond me

Thanassis Parparoussis is an emblematic figure of the boutique winery movement that burst on the scene in the late 1980s His generation helped change the face […]
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