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May 10, 2011
Lefkaditiki Gi Vertzami

Unlocked potential

I love Syrah But after tasting several new producers efforts detachment set in and for a good reason Deeply coloured Loaded with bright fruit For the […]
April 19, 2011
Lefkaditiki Gi

Mediterranean at its best

Lefkada the Ionian island brims with wine history Yet even insiders would have a hard time mustering a few sentences on todays scene Earlier visits remained […]
March 21, 2011
Tsipouro Zacharias 42% Vol

Time flew

Winter came late Many higheraltitude vineyards have had repeated snowfall  Ski resorts will stay open until midApril Rain has been abundant Brooks and rivers are flowing […]
February 21, 2011
Dyo Potamia [Two Rivers] Samartzis

See you there

Discovering two terroirs within the same year is a treat Thebes and the nearby hillsides were on my shortlist of new scouting grounds Even for this […]
January 28, 2011
La Terra Moschatos Limnou Limnos Organic Wines

Bordering a dam

Late October Parched yellow postsummer colours were fading into autumn shades of still life The light so lucent in the Aegean was softer in everchanging shades […]
December 20, 2010
Mandilari Plakoura vineyard Lyrarakis

This DNA bank is a major find

History buffs apart does anyone care if Mandilari has been grown for thousands of years in the southern Aegean islands What readers in these pages are […]
November 29, 2010
Sitia Domaine Economou Ziros Crete

A complex, challenging and ultimately rewarding rhythm

My recent weeklong Cretan visit kicked off with one of the great personalities of todays Greek wine  Yannis Economou marches to his own idiosyncratic beat It […]
November 15, 2010
Erochos Argyriou Winery

Eager to inform the passing stranger

I am skirting the foothills of Mount Parnassus 2457 m Mist constant drizzle It is a pleasant change from the sunny spells to a cloudy autumn […]
November 1, 2010
Terra Levea Xinomavro - Cabernet Domaine Karanika

At 12.6 % ABV, it almost whispers

Over the past decade much has happened in coolerclimate Amyndeon Incomers continue to invest in this once sleeper region  Currently there are ten wineries Annette and […]
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