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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 […]
March 19, 2014
Mitravelas Estate Nema

A wine with soul

A great memory booster for ones armchair travels wine has that magiccarpetride capability to transpose you to the top of a hill or to a panorama […]
February 8, 2014
Ktima Voyatzi

There are no power-vinification show-offs here

In the haze the Aliakmon River flows into the manmade Polyfytos Lake In the distance a solitary pelican glides on the mirrorlike water surface Seen from […]
January 6, 2014
Ktima Kokkinos Xinomavro

This ”new” blood may not be redefining Xinomavro, but is a useful source of yet another facet of a lesser-known, rarely dull terroir

A stone building houses the winery and pot still Outside two horses are eating hay Several hens and a solitary turkey are cleaning up the edges […]
December 6, 2013
Agiorgitiko Tetramythos

What struck me most was how it reminded me at what Nemea looked and tasted like in the mid-to late 1990’s

In this part of the world a desk stacked with copies of the Australian Wine Journal is not a common sight But then neither is oenologist […]
November 21, 2013
Domaine Karanika Xinomavro Limniona

Hartman’s blending Limniona with juicy Xinomavro is an inspired choice

On my recent trip I was happy to see that Laurens Hartman has started to use low doses of sulphur No more signs of early oxidation […]
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