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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 […]
November 1, 2008
Ghi ke Uranos

When the temperature drops, I yearn for Xinomavro

When the temperature drops I yearn for Xinomavro No other wine is so strongly associated with autumn and winter With so much personality it needs strongly […]
October 15, 2008
Malagousia late harvest

A super early bird look at the long rumoured dessert rendition

A super early bird look at the long rumoured dessert rendition Evangelos Gerovassiliou is the modern father of this once obscure grape Before all you clever […]
September 24, 2008
Rossiu di Munte Katogi Averoff.

“Rossiu di munte” means “mountain red”

Producer Katogi Averoff Metsovo Epiros One of the most successful rediscoveries of indigenous varieties has yet again proven that wine does have the last word Having […]
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