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October 22, 2018

Lyrarakis Liatiko Aggelis 2016

Lyrarakis Liatiko Aggelis 2016 The ritual A sign at Heraklio airport arrivals reads: ‘ Discover Europe’s Roots’. After visiting Knossos, Gortynia and Aptera and other sites […]
October 9, 2018

Alpha Estate Xinomavro 2015 Reserve Vieilles Vignes Single block ‘ Barba Yannis’ Ecosystem

Alpha Estate Xinomavro 2015  Reserve Vieilles Vignes Single block ‘Barba Yannis’ Ecosystem Amyndeo’s vine heritage   High acidity is Amyndeo’s trump card. This landlocked plateau consistently […]
September 24, 2018

Titakis Vidiano – Moscato

Titakis Vidiano – Moscato Decoding Asterousia   At 1231m Asterousia are Crete’s lowest mountain range. With the proximity of the Lybian sea they play an important […]
September 5, 2018

Bosinakis Winery  Mantinia Moschofilero 2017

Captures grape and place   Leaving Monemvasia heading towards Arcadia where the Mantinia plateau lies, is one the great drives from one wine region to another. […]
August 21, 2018

Troupis Winery Hoof & Lur

Troupis Winery  Hoof & Lur Moschofilero 2017 Soul searching It would be simplistic to argue that Mantinia has improved only due to climate change. In 1996, […]
August 9, 2018

Monemvasia Winery Asproudi 2017

  After 500 years Had just finished supper after a long day of driving at the fjord like port of Limani Geraka not far from Monemvasia. […]
July 26, 2018

Markogianni Winery Diagon Vertzami 2016

More cerebral though leaves room for the sensual   The varied landscape of the Peloponnese needs to be experienced in person. Having slept at a fir […]
July 16, 2018

STONE WINE

The list of new to me wineries is not going to shrink any time soon. On this visit I experienced a frisson perhaps archeologists come across […]
June 18, 2018

NOSTOS PINK 2017

Romeiko rolls on   I rarely talk up labels as the content is what interests me mostly. Is it articulate? Does it capture a picture?  What […]
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