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March 29, 2010
Athiri Santo Wines

Wondering how such frail beauty could be born in such a hostile, windswept ecosystem

One never knows what Santorinis volcanic embrace holds During a fiveday visit with tastings at nine wineries the most unexpected wine was the Athiri produced by […]
March 10, 2010
Nemea Mitravelas Estate

Centenarian negociant

This centenarian negociant vineyard owner and more recently bottler is one of Nemeas top addresses There are no secrets to their success Intimate knowledge of the […]
February 24, 2010
Rapsani Dougos

Clear geographic imprint

Sense of place is an overused cliche Yet this Rapsani from the tiny artisan Dougos vineyards and winery is SOP personified From a clutch of recently […]
February 11, 2010
Manousakis Winery Nostos Syrah

You are only as good as your team

This relative newcomer has several aces up its sleeve It was built on so to speak solid foundations in the vineyard Nothing has been spared in […]
January 27, 2010
Blink Brut Sparkling Wine Blink Wines

The hurly-burly life of a wine writer

I have mentioned in these pages the unrealised opportunity lying untapped in the sparkling wine category Finally Blink is with us Not only does it carve […]
January 11, 2010
Goumenissa Single Vineyard I Aidarinis

Hide and seek

Have not been in ages this excited for a Xinomavro blend Christos Aidarinis a stalwart in the Goumenissa appellation has with this Single Vineyard I nailed […]
December 23, 2009
Malagousia Antonopoulos Vineyards

The new mantra is irrigation

Anything with the word Malagousia on the label seems much in demand Apparently exports are up in the US and interest is growing in Northern Europe […]
December 2, 2009
Moscato Methexis Domaine Kosta Lazaridi 40% ABV

Methexis is participation

A highlight of my autumn vineyard tour was time spent with distiller Giorgos Zirnovalis He was generous in sharing his insight while going about his as […]
November 13, 2009
Syrah – Traminer Rossiu di Munte Katogi Averoff

Short bursts of heat spells never materialized (a)

Early October Metsovo It has been a strange spring and summer especially in northwestern Greece Unusually high rainfall and cooler weather which was even more accentuated […]
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