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April 25, 2019

Diamantakis Petali Liatiko 2017

How echoes are branded Yannis & Mihalis Diamantakis leathery hands greet me. We exchange pleasantries before they brief me with a vintage report. They are men […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
November 29, 2010
Sitia Domaine Economou Ziros Crete

A complex, challenging and ultimately rewarding rhythm

My recent weeklong Cretan visit kicked off with one of the great personalities of todays Greek wine  Yannis Economou marches to his own idiosyncratic beat It […]
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