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ARTEMIS KARAMOLEGOS WINERY | Santorini - September 15th, 2017
posted on 24/10/2017
Every time I taste the wines of Santorini producer Artemis Karamolegos in various exhibitions, I get excited. This time I had the chance to taste them together with oenologist Lefteris Anagnostou at their production site visiting their winery in Exo Gonia, Santorini. Pyritis, Mystirio, Santorini, Mavrotragano, Vinsanto and other stories of wine-tasting pleasure!
VASSALTIS VINEYARDS | Santorini - September 15th, 2017
posted on 29/09/2017
A young, cosmopolitan businessman owning land in Santorini, two young distinguished oenologists with experience on the island, the necessary financial resources and one of the most intriguing vineyard regions on the planet. These were the basic ingredients of Vassaltis Vineyards, the youngest winery in Santorini, which contributed to the great result that naturally followed.
DOMINIO DE PINGUS | Ribera del Duero, Spain - May 3rd, 2017
posted on 07/09/2017
Visiting the legendary, cult winery Dominio de Pingus, founded in 1995 by Danish Peter Sisseck. But how did Peter manage in just two decades to be selling all his wines En Primeur, one year ahead of their official release? Density and strength coexist with freshness and finesse. Of course he has much more aces up his sleeve!
VEGA SICILIA | Ribera del Duero, Spain - May 3rd, 2017
posted on 18/07/2017
Visiting legendary producer Vega Sicilia of Álvarez family, in Spain's Ribera del Duero. Legendary Unico and Valbuena 5ο are produced here with the history, myth and quality of these wines directly reflected in their prices. Α seductive wine experience in the Iberian peninsula.
KTIMA DIAMANTAKOS | Naoussa
posted on 25/04/2016
Our visit at Ktima Diamantakos in Mantemi, just four kilometers from the center of Naoussa. That day both sunshine and the charming tango music event organized flooded Diamantakos winery with a beautiful cosmopolitan aura. The wines were really elegant and fully justified the producer’s status in the minds and hearts of wine lovers in both Greece and abroad.
KTIMA KIR-YIANNI | Amyntaio & Naoussa
posted on 04/04/2016
Ktima Kir-Yianni with two wineries in Western Macedonia, wine culture of decades, cutting-edge technologies, very focused work in the vineyard, innovative marketing and valuable human resources is clearly a thoroughbred horse in the race for Greek wine. As we wanted to have an overview of their work we visited both wineries in Amyntaio and Naoussa (Giannakohori), with respective visits to nearby vineyards!
KTIMA KARANIKA | Amyntaio, Florina - December 8th, 2015
posted on 09/02/2016
Our winter wine adventure continues! Our destination now is Amyntaio of Florina, one of the most important winemaking regions of Greece in terms of quality. We visited Domaine Karanika and met the owners Laurens Hartmann-Karanika and Anette van Kampen. Tasting their still wines, mostly based on the local Xinomavro as well as their top-class sparkling wines from Xinomavro and Assyrtiko was an unforgettable experience!
LA TOUR MELAS | Achinos Fthiotida - December 5th, 2015
posted on 14/01/2016
Visiting top wine producer La Tour Melas at Achinos Fthiotida at a beautiful estate with vineyards, olive and oak trees, an imposing stone tower and stunning views to the Maliakos Gulf. A top Greek wine with dozens of French references and people with an ability to reach the most difficult and demanding wine peaks. Our visit to La Tour Melas was a unique wine tourism experience!
TSIAKKAS WINERY | Limassol wine Villages, Cyprus - June 27th, 2015
posted on 22/09/2015
We continue our wine exploration with Tsiakkas Winery in Pelendri, in beautiful Cyprus. This is one of the top wine producers of the Island; their winery is located at a mountain slope at 1.000 meters between pine trees and vineyards, while their higher vineyard stands at 1.500 meters above sea level. This makes Tsiakkas one of the highest wineries of Europe!
ZAMBARTAS & VLASSIDES WINERIES | Limassol wine Villages, Cyprus - June 27th, 2015
posted on 21/08/2015
Exploration of the vineyards and the wines of Cyprus, the third largest island in the Mediterranean with the strategic location between Europe, Middle East and Africa! We taste the Cypriot varieties Xinisteri, Maratheftiko and Giannoudi, wines from international varieties as well as the legendary dessert Commandaria!
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