My Stories
LANDING IN ALSACE (1): DOMAINE WEINBACH, HUGEL & FIS, MAISON TRIMBACH - October 14th, 2011
posted on 08/11/2011
This time I found myself... in north-eastern France! Between the Vosges Mountains and Rhine... In a region called Alsace. We did this trip with our bicycles! Cycling and trying Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Muscat, while meeting very interesting people. We raise our glasses then, and... à votre santé!!!
‘GREAT DAYS OF NEMEA’ - September 2nd-3rd, 2011 & HARVEST IN KOUTSI, NEMEA - September 24th, 2011
posted on 06/10/2011
Wine, dances and drumming. Wine tasting and touring the vineyards. All these during the 'Great Days of Nemea' of 2011! Twenty days after the event, I returned to the famous Nemea's Koutsi to help my friends Lefteris and Litsa harvesting their beautiful vineyard. Full House at Agiorgitiko it is!
HARVEST 2011 - DOMAINE SIGALAS, SANTORINI: Journal (IΙI) 13-18.08.2011
posted on 25/09/2011
The last episode of my adventure in Santorini was adventurous and exciting... Bottles, basket-shaped vines, bottling, scissors, yeast and donkeys... The 2011 harvest at Domaine Sigalas has it all, I tell you!
HARVEST 2011 - DOMAINE SIGALAS, SANTORINI: Journal (II) 11-12.08.2011
posted on 05/09/2011
Sampling grapes, sorting the best clusters and setting an action plan. The harvest begins in Santorini and is never ending, the press machines working all day and all night! The 2011 Assyrtiko has started its long journey to your (our) glasses!...
HARVEST 2011 - DOMAINE SIGALAS, SANTORINI: Journal (I) 8-10.08.2011
posted on 27/08/2011
Today I describe the first days of harvest at Domaine Sigalas in Santorini, where I was for 10 days in total. My arrival, the first analysis, the first flavors and aromas... It's harvest time, it's a celebration!...
HARVEST 2011 - DOMAINE SIGALAS, SANTORINI: Introduction - August 1st, 2011
posted on 19/08/2011
Am I gonna harvest any grapes this year? Oh, yes I will! Where? How? When? Just posted.
SANTORINI: ESTATE ARGYROS & BOUTARIS WINES - July 23rd, 2011
posted on 12/08/2011
The second day of my stay in Santorini I witnessed the planting of a new traditional vineyard on volcanic soil, travelers from around the world, an underground canava, a famous dome, two historical wineries and their unique wines... Follow me then!
SANTORINI: GAIA WINES & DOMAINE SIGALAS - July 22nd, 2011
posted on 26/07/2011
The explosive volcanic eruption that happened 35 centuries ago has created an eerie, charming landscape and the infertile land gives extreme pieces of art. My new adventure takes place in sunbeds, an old tomato paste factory and an Estate under the colorful sky of the sunset... Underwater experiments, indigenous yeast and mathematical equations spice up our story...
OENOTRIA LAND COSTA LAZARIDI – June 4th, 2011
posted on 01/07/2011
Flying winemakers, the Athens stock exchange, shares, marbles, visual art, tsipouro, horses and aged vinegar. Put them all together in a shaker, shake well and you get my new adventure; cool, refreshing and funny! The highlight of the day was my cycling trip along Marathon Lake with amazing views of the Estate’s organic vineyards...
AIVALIS FAMILY VINEYARDS - April 9th, 2011
posted on 08/06/2011
On the occasion of a bike race at Nemea in which the wine writer Simos Georgopoulos participated, we visited with him at the Aivalis winery and got to meet the man behind it. The true meaning behind the name Christos Aivalis translates to characteristic and productive temperament, both bold and passionate, vibrant exuberance, biodynamic approach, love for small but quality focused production, inurnment of vineyards and wine handicrafts like 'Nemea Aivalis', 'Monopati' and 'Tessera'...
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