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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 […]
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 […]
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