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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 […]
August 21, 2012
Economou Sitia

On a geology map, it looks like it poured out of a mixer

As the African plate inched forward it collided with the European and Crete popped up The only nearuniform soil type on the island is the limestone […]
July 4, 2012
Kidonitsa  Batistas

Could this rarity turn out to be the Greek vineyard’s ‘Little Prince’?

One of my earliest recollections in tasting grapes was a type of Muscat It was cut from a pergola between an olive grove and a beach […]
May 17, 2012
Taos Parparoussis

Are we witnessing the birth of a terroir?

Many of my friends enjoy wine but know little about it Politely they listen to the capsule introduction of what we are about to drink and […]
April 9, 2012
Anax Chardonnay  Antonopoulos Vineyards

The new benchmark?

If I have learned anything from wine is that it usually has the last word This is very much such a story All apostles preaching ABC […]
March 25, 2012
Parparoussis Apostagma Oinou Paleothen 40% ABV

Now why on earth such a uniquely identifiable handcrafted spirit is not better known is beyond me

Thanassis Parparoussis is an emblematic figure of the boutique winery movement that burst on the scene in the late 1980s His generation helped change the face […]
February 29, 2012
Chateau Pegasus

Biodynamic agriculture next?

The first recollection of this estate harks back to the 1980s a period when Greek wine was not yet a renaissance story My esteemed colleague Gerald […]
February 15, 2012
Naoussa Diamantakos

After orange wine, is edge the next thing?

After orange wine is edge the next thing One never knows I doubt it By their very nature they are challenging and demanding wines Some say […]
January 16, 2012
Limnio Kikones

Time to debunk another, very modern Greek myth

Time to debunk another very modern Greek myth In fact this is one of the most annoying bits of disinformation in circulation Limnio was Aristotles favourite […]
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