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November 13, 2009
Giniets Cabernet Sauvignon Rossiu di Munte Katogi

Short bursts of heat spells never materialized (b)

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 […]
October 26, 2009
Ovilos Biblia Chora Estate

The opposite to spitting out

With few exceptions the majority of Greek Cabernet Sauvignon efforts are off the mark Most are planted in the wrong place arid hotter regions and not […]
September 28, 2009
Cava Domaine Mercouri

The word ‘Cava’

After the autumn rains the Ionio Pelagos humidity clears up Almost within reach the mountain outline of the island of Zakynthos comes into focus At dusk […]
September 1, 2009
Assyrtiko by Gaia Wild Ferment

-A twinkle in his eye- the George Clooney look-alike

In one of my recent introductions to Greek wine in Geneva Switzerland that is the shock value of this wine amongst 7 other labels I was […]
August 13, 2009
Alpha Estate Alpha 1 Tannat

Fifteen years ago, Amyndeon was a no man’s land

Fifteen years ago Amyndeon was a no mans land It has now emerged as an exciting forwardlooking region Surrounded by mountains it experiences the largest swing […]
June 3, 2009
Gaia S

Franco-Hellenic marriage

While tasting at Gaias NemeaKoutsi winery a few years back I was looking out of their tasting room Staring at me amongst their Aghiorghitiko vineyard was […]
May 20, 2009
Ghi ke Uranos

I revert to near-endless thumbing through my note books

Have for days been studying a geological map of Naoussa There is a great variation of soil type Not all are suitable for producing fine wine […]
May 16, 2009

Her choice of white grapes speaks volumes

Assyrtiko originates in Santorini It is now grown with great success on other Aegean islands such as Paros more recently on Tinos It is different on […]
May 5, 2009
Red on Black Nemea Mitravelas Estate

One of my Nemea templates

As the largest in size appellation planted to one grape Nemea has much going for it Proximity to Athens the nations largest single market A countryside […]
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