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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 […]
October 20, 2013
Léfkes Moschofilero Mitravelas Estate

He was the town’s most respected bulk merchant

This Nemeabased address dates prior to 1913 Some 15 years ago I met the late Andreas Mitravelas He was the towns most respected bulk merchant This […]
October 10, 2013
Domaine Zafeirakis Malagousia

As his vineyards pick up age, Zafeirakis listens, adapts, and grows

On the western fringe of the vast Thessaly plain Domaine Zafeirakis is a breath of fresh air Christos a tall and goodlooking 30something hails from a […]
August 3, 2013
Estate Argyros Vinsanto 12-year-old barrel-aged

The perfect setting for an Umberto Eco novel

Santorinis geology is a marvel yet at the same time it is relatively straightforward Its peoples histories thats another matter The land split after Marco Sanudos […]
July 17, 2013
Assyrtiko Santo Wines

A remarkable comeback

One of the then dormant wine regions that helped convincing me to do my first books was Santorini with its bonedry wines Back in the mid1990s […]
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