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December 6, 2015
Vakakis Fisikos Glykis  PDO Samos

The length of Ulysses travels

Central Casting would assign Nikos Vakakiss bearded face as one of Ulysses traveling companions My teenage days of idolising heroes are long gone yet this priests […]
December 3, 2012
Moschato VND Vakakis Wines Samos

Samos is now free of anachronisms; anyone can invest.

An instance of nature imitating art the colourcoded diversity in a geology map of the Greek vineyard is a child of seismic activity Its ramifications reach […]
January 28, 2011
La Terra Moschatos Limnou Limnos Organic Wines

Bordering a dam

Late October Parched yellow postsummer colours were fading into autumn shades of still life The light so lucent in the Aegean was softer in everchanging shades […]
August 16, 2010
Tsipouro Thessalias Tsilili 41% ABV

“Until the age of 12 I looked after my father’s sheep”

As I drove out of the parking at the Raxabased distillery near Trikala Makis Tsililiss parting words were Until the age of 12 I looked after […]
January 27, 2010
Blink Brut Sparkling Wine Blink Wines

The hurly-burly life of a wine writer

I have mentioned in these pages the unrealised opportunity lying untapped in the sparkling wine category Finally Blink is with us Not only does it carve […]
December 2, 2009
Moscato Methexis Domaine Kosta Lazaridi 40% ABV

Methexis is participation

A highlight of my autumn vineyard tour was time spent with distiller Giorgos Zirnovalis He was generous in sharing his insight while going about his as […]
January 3, 2009
Samos Nectar Liastos Vin Naturellement Doux

Samos remains a paradox

December 1995 in a packed room at a Christies auction in Geneva I had marked two lots of rare old Samos in my catalogue As none […]
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