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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 […]
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 […]
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