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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 […]
February 14, 2009
Floara di Munte 2005 Methode Traditionnelle Katogi Averoff

A man of few words

The market is awash with Champagnes Prosecchi featherlight Asti Muscats even Aussie sparkling Shiraz So whats happening on the home front Rhodes Mantinia Amyndeo and Zitsa […]
January 23, 2009
Diaporos Kir Yianni

Not the step forward I would have liked to report

After an acrimonious split with his brother Konstantinos in 1996 Yiannis Boutaris named this Naoussa estate which he first planted in the late 1960s Kir Yianni […]
January 3, 2009
Samos Nectar Liastos Vin Naturellement Doux

Samos remains a paradox

December 1995 in a packed room at a Christies auction in Geneva I had marked two lots of rare old Samos in my catalogue As none […]
November 10, 2008
Robola Cellar Selection Gentilini

A man on a mission

The driving force behind the ongoing revival of this 1980s pioneer boutique address is the irrepressible Petros Markantonatos A fellow Ionian to me the embodiment of […]
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