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November 14, 2019

Artémis Karamolegos Winery Louroi-Platià Santorini 2017

Borderline There are quite a lot of things that have shifted on Santorini, not always in the right direction. As I write these lines the number […]
October 7, 2019

Zacharias Winery Kidonitsa

Zacharias Winery Kidonitsa 2018 The next Malagousia The demand for rare often unpronounceable grapes has not gone unnoticed by the mid-size and large merchants. Of all […]
September 23, 2019

Katogi Averoff Inima Athiri Assyrtiko 2018

Serendipity Due to price hikes on Santorini interest for better value expressions had savvy buyers looking elsewhere. On the export markets Crete’s Assyrtiko was the first […]
August 19, 2019

Ktima Toplou Thrapsathiri 2018

Tasting history Large (berried) athiri is only the name it was given. Is it a clone of Athiri? Well, no. It is a different grape. Until […]
May 23, 2019
Greek Wine World

Gavalas Vilana 2018

Gavalas Vilana 2018 Unlocking Vilana Nothing prepares one for the change of natures landscape on Crete. The only near constant are olive trees and vines. Pines, […]
November 14, 2018

Karavitakis Estate Elia Vidiano 2017

Karavitakis Estate Elia Vidiano 2017 Is Vidiano about to dethrone king Assyrtiko? The view from the Aghia Irene vineyard over looking the western Cretan sea is […]
October 29, 2018

Dourakis Kudos Aromatica

Dourakis Kudos Aromatica 2017 Wine as memories Even with an appointment arranged ahead one never knows what will happen once you have entered a tasting room, […]
September 24, 2018

Titakis Vidiano – Moscato

Titakis Vidiano – Moscato Decoding Asterousia   At 1231m Asterousia are Crete’s lowest mountain range. With the proximity of the Lybian sea they play an important […]
September 5, 2018

Bosinakis Winery  Mantinia Moschofilero 2017

Captures grape and place   Leaving Monemvasia heading towards Arcadia where the Mantinia plateau lies, is one the great drives from one wine region to another. […]
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