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July 16, 2018


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


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 […]
April 25, 2018

Domaine Papagiannakos Vientzi single vineyard Savatiano 2016

When the modern state of Greece was founded in 1831 Athens was a village below the rock of Acropolis with a population estimated of 7,000. It […]
April 12, 2018

Theopetra Estate Xinomavro rosé 2017

Most wine writers have a soft spot for one or two grapes. For argument’s sake lets split wine in two camps: hedonistic and cerebral. Agiorgitiko usually […]
April 3, 2018

Tetramythos Winery Roditis natur 2017

Nico Manessis shares insight on the finest Roditis he has ever tasted. Some of you may have noticed that until this review Roditis was missing. Some […]
March 22, 2018

Holy Trinity Monastery(Agia Triada) Romeiko Glyko NV

Have been fortunate in my travels to experience carpe diem moments and some. As wine is culturally part of the broader picture including history, geology, climate […]
January 20, 2018

With no sacrifice to regional typicity

Mitravelas Estate Neméa 2016 When we asked for a glass of white to be followed by red – go ahead suprise us, the sommelier eyes smiled. […]
January 5, 2018

The terroir conundrum

Crete has many grape varieties more white than red. As interest for discovering indigenous grapes grows those planted 1980’s Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot have been uprooted. […]
December 21, 2017

Will this grape become a darling of climate change?

The circumstances of my first encounter with Limniona were unusual. Not in a winery but in an institute. Namely: the Vine and Wine Institute in Athens. […]
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