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October 22, 2018

Lyrarakis Liatiko Aggelis 2016

Lyrarakis Liatiko Aggelis 2016 The ritual A sign at Heraklio airport arrivals reads: ‘ Discover Europe’s Roots’. After visiting Knossos, Gortynia and Aptera and other sites […]
October 9, 2018

Alpha Estate Xinomavro 2015 Reserve Vieilles Vignes Single block ‘ Barba Yannis’ Ecosystem

Alpha Estate Xinomavro 2015  Reserve Vieilles Vignes Single block ‘Barba Yannis’ Ecosystem Amyndeo’s vine heritage   High acidity is Amyndeo’s trump card. This landlocked plateau consistently […]
July 26, 2018

Markogianni Winery Diagon Vertzami 2016

More cerebral though leaves room for the sensual   The varied landscape of the Peloponnese needs to be experienced in person. Having slept at a fir […]
July 16, 2018

STONE WINE

The list of new to me wineries is not going to shrink any time soon. On this visit I experienced a frisson perhaps archeologists come across […]
January 20, 2018

With no sacrifice to regional typicity

Mitravelas Estate Neméa 2016 When we asked for a glass of white to be followed by red – go ahead suprise us, the sommelier eyes smiled. […]
December 21, 2017

Will this grape become a darling of climate change?

The circumstances of my first encounter with Limniona were unusual. Not in a winery but in an institute. Namely: the Vine and Wine Institute in Athens. […]
September 28, 2016

One of Crete’s trump cards

Standing at a road side fruit stall In the distance a banana plantation Behind me a sandy beach leading to a dense palm forest like no […]
April 12, 2016

Fine vinosity

Standing on high vineyards to my right postcardperfect snowcovered Lefka Ori 2300m To my left the Cretan sea shimmering with reflections of platinum winter light As […]
November 13, 2015
Venetsanos Mandilaria PGI Cyclades

I have seen the future, and it is not Mavrotragano

One of the more amusing fashion trends is that of Santorinis Mavrotragano A series of hapless circumstances fuelled by human foibles and tiny acreage have lifted […]
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