My Stories
THE WINERIES OF SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS – November 20th, 2010
posted on 24/11/2010
This is an amazing journey through time, from the 1930’s to the present and beyond, to the days that we call ‘future’! A crazy day including wineries with horses, stalls and antiques that ended up at the Google headquarters in Silicon Valley!

WINERIES VISITED: David Bruce Winery, Byington Vineyard & Winery, Cooper-Garrod Vineyard
BONNY DOON VINEYARD and THE CRAZY DOONIVERSE! - November 16th, 2010
posted on 23/11/2010
Annoying U.F.O.s flying over vineyards. The moon and constellations interacting with the vines. Meeting Randall Grahm. The U.F.O.s are back for revenge! They kidnapped someone!!!

WINERY VISITED: Bonny Doon Vineyard
NAPA VALLEY II: The giants and the dwarf. November 8th -10th, 2010
posted on 17/11/2010
A fairytale with giants and a dwarf: The big, fat wine corporations of Napa Valley and a small family winery, a wine dwarf! Follow me diving into the Napa Valley history! Join me also 'punching down' the grapes; oh yeah, I got back to harvest work for a while!

WINERIES VISITED: Robert Mondavi Winery, Opus One, Beaulieu Vineyards, Heitz Wine Cellars, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Frog’s Leap, Tedeschi Family Winery
SONOMA COUNTY II: Blunders and more blunders – November 7th, 2010
posted on 14/11/2010
Lost in the streets of Santa Rosa, with my GPS happily swimming! A day full of blunders, visits to wineries around Sonoma and the wonderful company of two new friends, Misty and Andrew!

WINERIES VISITED: Ravenswood Winery, Kenwood Vineyards, Chateau St. Jean
NAPA VALLEY: Vegas in Napa! - November 6th, 2010
posted on 13/11/2010
A middle aged rapper serving wines while juggling? The famous Greek Island of Mykonos and a Tuscan Castle in the USA? Yes, it's crazy. No, it's not Vegas. It's Napa Valley!

WINERIES VISITED: Sterling Vineyards, Chateau Montelena, Cuvaison Estate Wines, Charles Crug – Peter Mondavi family, Castello Di Amorosa, Beringer Vineyards, Peju Winery
ARRIVAL IN CALIFORNIA! The first 2 days in Sonoma County. November 3rd - 5th, 2010
posted on 10/11/2010
Greek food menus matched with Californian Zinfandels. Vegetables on the grill, food & wine matching. The overtone of Judgment of Paris in 1974! Countless barrels, the old guy crossing the old railways, blossomed gardens and the dream of a famous film director...

WINERIES VISITED: St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Kendall-Jackson, Ridge Vineyards, Geyser Peak, Simi Winery, Clos Du Bois, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Ferrari Carano
PREPARATION FOR MY AMAZING WINE TRIP: CALIFORNIA! – November 2nd, 2010
posted on 09/11/2010
Maps, books, my suitcase and crazy preparations for the journey of a lifetime...! But what has California to offer other than beaches, world-class cinema, gigantic IT corporations and surf? Well, just guess...
THE BOUTIQUE WINERIES OF EVIA: DOMAINE MONTOFOLI & AVANTIS ESTATE – October 17th, 2010
posted on 24/10/2010
Visits to a huge island …Evia! Visiting Montofoli Estate in Karystos or in other words… Pasha’s gardens! The church / stable / cellar and one of the greatest sweet wines of Greece! Today’s tour also included visiting Domaine Avantis, with Apostolos and Lenga Mountrichas talking about myths, customs and stories of their homeland...

WINERIES VISITED: Domaine Montofoli, Avantis Estate
WINE TASTING: “THE 2nd LABELS OF BORDEAUX” – October 13th, 2010
posted on 20/10/2010
Another ritualistic wine-tasting event in the cellars of Pavlidis wine bank by Simos Georgopoulos talking about the secrets of second labels...! It’s all about Bordeaux then!
GENKA WINE FAIR – ATHENS, HILTON – October 3rd, 2010
posted on 10/10/2010
Bouchard, Penfold’s, Moreau, J. Phelps, Bollinger, Hugel, Torres, Gaja, Antinori, Mouton Rothschild and many other international wine giants with our domestic Aivalis Winery, Argyros Estate, Dougos Winery and Domaine Mercouri creating a galaxy of virtuosos wine producers with an importing company as the orchestra conductor... GENKA COMMERCIAL!
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