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February 14, 2015
Chrisostomou Estate Mousaios

Bold and brave

Kitros Pieria Preliminary research showed that I was to see mussel farms salt pans a protected wetland rich in rare bird species and the snowcapped Mount […]
January 31, 2015
Thymiopoulos Vineyards  Earth and Sky

Naoussa’s game changer

Having decided to study medicine in Italy Stergios Thymiopoulos was about to board his flight Yet he could not bear the fact that his family would […]
January 27, 2015
Vegoritis Amyndeon Xinomavro

Xinomavro magic does happen

In a financial crisis opportunities arise to explore offbeat alternatives Recent success stories in agricultural investment include spirulina and sea buckthorn  After a lull interest in wine […]
January 5, 2015
Diamantis Siatista Liastos

Proof is not always in the pudding

My first trips in search of sweet wines in Siatista were the single greatest disappointment of all my travels Was it a romantics futile quest It […]
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 […]
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