Welcome to Gregory’s Wine Journal!

Hi everybody!

Welcome to Gregory's Wine Journal, a blog dedicated to my wine travels to wineries in Greece and abroad, where I meet professional wine producers. With wine tourism I manage to dig deeper into local cultures and understand people and their philosophies. It is a magical journey that always surprises and excites me.

The material of this blog results from my own, primary research on-site. I am more interested to convey my trip and taste impressions rather than a sterile grading of wines and producers. The practice of scoring wines does not amaze me in general, at least in the established 0-100 scale. Besides, to be a fair judge, one should always taste the wines under the same conditions (location, glasses, lighting, mood, concentration etc.), and that is hardly feasible.

Let me point out that my relationship with wineries is not commercial. I choose the wineries I visit according to my tastes, without any financial consideration, as I am not payed to do this. This means my opinions and texts are completely unaffected and independent. Also for mainly aesthetic reasons there are no ads in Gregory's Wine Journal.

I wish you enjoy Gregory's Wine Journal!

Grigoris Kontos, DipWSET

May 2016






Gregory Kontos, DipWSET

Wine writer and taster, sommelier graduate and WSET Diploma holder, with an appreciation for food, traveling, music, friends and bon vivant things in general. Founder of Aegean Wine Selections, a Company focused in Greek wine exports. He is married to Stavroula Mariamou and they have a son. 



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