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HARVEST 2013 - DOMAINE SKOURAS, ARGOS (I) - September 9th, 2013
posted on 16/09/2013
Continuing a great tradition joining harvests in 2010, 2011 and 2012 in Halkidiki, Santorini, Nemea and Naoussa, this year I decided to learn more about the charming, substantial, direct and always current work of Domaine Skouras, nearing the borders of PDO Nemea zone! Some of the best grapes from mountainous Argolida, Korinthia and Arcadia are assembled and processed at their impressive and modern winery located just outside Argos. Here we go, wanna come?
UWC SAMOS - July 11th, 2013
posted on 04/08/2013
Wine excursion to Samos, the Eastern Aegean island that almost touches the Turkish coast... The island known for its wonderful sweet wines and its impressive vineyard; a unique piece of art made by both nature and people... Samos is also the birthplace of Pythagoras, Aristarchus, Epicurus and (probably) Aesop; here history, nature, culture and great wines make up the perfect combination. Off to Samos then!
KOSTANTAKIS WINES, MILOS - June 22-23rd, 2013
posted on 26/06/2013
I got to wine-tour Milos, the awesome volcanic island at the heart of Aegean sea! The island where Venus de Milo was found, the island with rocks and soils studied by scientists around the World, the island with the finest beaches ever! And here, in this world-unique land, Kostantakis Winery revives the vineyard of the island. Is it possible? Sure it is!
MYLONAS WINERY, ATTIKI - April 28th, 2013
posted on 08/05/2013
Keratea Attica, Mesogia and Mylonas Winery! A young and daring producer, a Savatiano Ambassador who decided to enter the wine game with micro-vinifications, experimental vinifications in clay amphora and more! Young people tasting the family wines and olive oil make a shiny Mediterranean degustation in Attica and a happy atmosphere!
DIVINE VINTAGE: Biblical wines by Joel Butler MW - April 19th, 2013
posted on 25/04/2013
Mr. Joel Butler, a Master of Wine, historian and researcher of the Bible came to Greece to present his book titled «Divine Vintage - following the wine trail from Genesis to the modern age» at WSPC, at the same time presenting 18 wines from some of the first countries to produce wine, the so called "Biblical Countries": Georgia, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Turkey and Greece. Do you think I would miss this?
ACHAIA CLAUSS, PATRAS - March 22nd, 2013
posted on 28/03/2013
Visiting the Achaia Clauss wine castle, at Petroto Patras! A sensational experience and a fantastic journey through time and history! Kings, politicians, poets and musicians from Greece and abroad have visited and admired the imperial cellar with the old barrels with carved figures of classical Greece, dolphins, shields, helmets and satyrs... On the top, the perennial Mavrodafni of 1873 drifts us to a festive, carnival mood!
CHATEAU NICO LAZARIDI - January 18th, 2013
posted on 20/02/2013
Mythical creatures wearing Venetian masks, carnival figures into the mist, faces illuminated by the moonlight with a tower somewhere in the background, in front of the imposing Falakro and Menikio mountains... Visiting Chateau Nico Lazaridi and Drama, this unique cool climate wine region with the interesting soils and modern vinifications was an experience to remember!
VATOPEDI VINEYARDS, MOUNT ATHOS - January 5th-8th, 2013
posted on 21/01/2013
"In a few days, on January 7th, it will be Christmas day. So I am going and you’re welcome to come along if you want to!" Where? At the imposing monastery of Vatopedi in Mount Athos! The one with frescoes from 1,312 AD, a library with 2,050 manuscripts and scrolls, the oldest bell of Mount Athos, the clock tower and Virgin Mary’s Holy Belt. Oh, and the one matching Syrah with fish soup! What do the most daring Sommeliers know? Do you think I missed this?
ROVER SCOUT SEMINAR: "The fascinating world of wine" - November 10th, 2012
posted on 14/12/2012
Α Rover Scout Workshop titled "Experiencing the fascinating world of wine", for Scouts aged 15-18. It was a great and fun day with wine-tasting techniques, games, various wines, a winery visit, food and wine pairing and much more! Scouts... Be prepared!
ESTATE VOYATZI (Velvento Kozanis) - October 1st, 2012
posted on 13/12/2012
Deer, frogs, surrealism and a beautiful lake! I visited the magnificent Estate Voyatzis, just one day before they harvest their local xinomaro. A unique experience, next to the artificial lake of Aliakmon in Velvento, Kozani. No doubt I will be back!
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