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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 […]
April 26, 2009
Nemea Zafiri

The views unfolding in front of me

As I stood in the grounds of the chapel of Ai Giorgis at the edge of Nemea the town I took in the views unfolding in […]
April 18, 2009
To Dakri tou Pefkou 2008 Stelios Kechris and Daughters

Nature’s greatness is infinitely instructive

On the last day of the 9th Thessaloniki International Wine Competition wwwwineroadsgr my Canadian friend and cojudge Tony Aspler asked me to taste a retsina Luckily […]
April 15, 2009
Limniona Zafeirakis

The vines are trained

I have been looking at several dark horses from the lesserknown indigenous red varieties There are some truly unusual and different wines in the works Now […]
April 9, 2009
Malvasia Aromatica Ktima Anastasiou

An inspiring choice

Nemea the appellation is overwhelmingly planted with one of the more seductive indigenous red grapes the Aghiorghitiko Some white grapes are also to be found Savatiano […]
March 6, 2009
Savatiano Papagiannakos

There are always exceptions

There are oceans of bland Savatiano even poor ones Self styled Greek wine cognoscenti turn up their noses to the potential of this misunderstood grape In […]
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