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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 […]
May 25, 2013

Sclavos’s sense of ”marketing” is either out of sync or a trend setter

Lefkada While boarding the ferry at Vassiliki autumn rain set in I felt at home of sorts As we motored due south for Cephalonia the experience […]
May 4, 2013
Ampelou Chora

‘Athiri’s broader issue continues, as it is nearly always picked overripe

GreekSwedish ventures in shipbuilding or pharmaceuticals are not unusual In wine This recently founded estate with its own vineyards at Aghios Pavlos in Chalkidiki is a […]
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