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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 […]
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 […]
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