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December 23, 2014
Kikones Chardonnay

This venture is on track

Melina Tassous first wine making experience was as an Erasmus exchange student in the Loire working with Grolleau in Angers Much has happened since then A […]
December 16, 2014
Xinomavro Siatista PGI Diamantis

The air was bracing and the temperature plummeting as we seized the last sunrays

Siatista is the fifth Xinomavro region Also the least known Tuckedin between the Pindos mountain range a sister mountain of the Alps and Mt Velia lies […]
September 6, 2014
Hatzidakis Assyrtiko de Mylos Vieilles Vignes

A monument in the making

Haridimos Hatzidakis has completed 23 harvests He is one of the most thoughtful oenologists on this highprofile yet fragile vineyard His six Assyrtiko labels one Aidani […]
July 29, 2014
Ktima Panagiotopoulou Malagousia Bio

A jewel

With Greeces entry in 1981 to the common European Market structural funds became available Until then Greek wine was carved up by four behemoths In this […]
June 28, 2014
Kechribari Retsina Stelios Kechris and Daughters

Not just for Modern-Greek fare

In the scope of history Retsina is a recent arrival in the Mediterranean Resinated wine was first mentioned in Greece in 2300 BC It was also […]
June 6, 2014
Lyrarakis Assyrtiko

A find

Under your nose While shooting videos on eastern Crete a discovery unfolded It came from that deep dark ocean of lifes fountain the great unexpected Santorini […]
May 19, 2014
Artemis Karamolengos Aidani

Palate-cleansing hedonism at its best

On Santorini the three As mature in the following order  Athiri Assyrtiko Aidani Visually the vigour of Aidani is the more impressive  Yet appearances can be […]
May 4, 2014
Xinomavro Nature Thymiopoulos Vineyards

This bottling is another step in re-engaging in his terroir

This redefiningXinomavro Naoussa address seems to be carefully unfolding more cards at this juncture Struck by cruel fortune after loosing his younger brother Theodore to an […]
April 7, 2014
Gavalas Santorini Natural Ferment

It only took 20 years

On the large southernfacing slope of this jewel of a island vineyard lie the villages Pyrgos Kalistis and Megalochori For centuries they have been the heartland […]
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