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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 […]
April 9, 2013
Aidarinis Goumenissa

It deserves wider recognition and acclaim

As I was darting off from Goumenissa en route to Naoussa the landscape unfolding before me recalled parts of Sancerre The outlines of rolling hills share […]
March 30, 2013
Greek Wine World

Over the years, there is little doubt as to whose Naoussa would top the consistency shortlist

Within the variation of a vintage there is much to be said about consistency Especially in Naoussa where our friend Mr Macho Xinomavro can put on […]
February 19, 2013
Gaia 10 year old Vinsanto

If you like rancio then look elsewhere

Above all Vinsanto needs patience The first release of Gaias Vinsanto was the worst kept secret Over the years during cask look sees were a story […]
January 11, 2013
Xinomavro Averoff

In this challenging year, only a handful stand out with such compelling conviction.

While the hype on the pretty Naoussa 2011 vintage rumbles on I looked on how the 2007s were ageing For various reasons it was annus horribilis […]
December 3, 2012
Moschato VND Vakakis Wines Samos

Samos is now free of anachronisms; anyone can invest.

An instance of nature imitating art the colourcoded diversity in a geology map of the Greek vineyard is a child of seismic activity Its ramifications reach […]
November 8, 2012
Gi ke Uranos Thymiopoulos Vineyards

Apostolis Thymiopoulos has once again proven his modernist credentials

Naoussa did not have it easy in 2009 Yet the trying weather patterns allowed the best sites and vineyardists to shine After a comprehensive tasting of […]
September 10, 2012
Hatzidakis 2011 Assyrtiko Sélectionne

More Santorini producers need to follow his example

Haridimos Hatzidakis is the most adventurous figure in the Santorini estates Since his landmark 2003 by far the best wine of the vintage his style has […]
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