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1968 Mavrodaphne “Imperial”, Achaia Clauss, Patras, Greece

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Ok, now this one’s a special bottle. Not because it was an expensive gift or a particular finding. Simply because it’s a bottle that has just been there in our cellar, like forever. I guess my parents have once received it as a gift and just put it on a shelve. And myself, since I’ve been of “legal age” have simply been staring at that bottle as if it was some kind of perished ancient relict from a time when all wines were made to get an instant headache. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Greece

2003 White Santorini, Domaine Hatzidakis, Santorini, Greece

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I think I already confessed my weakness for Greek wines several times here. But again: I believe there is a big trend ahead with those wines, and it will last despite the recent financial crisis in the country. Original varieties, a diversity in Terroirs and styles as well as ageing potential are all arguments that speak for durable success of Greek wineries. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Greece,Santorini

Με τα πόδια*

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This is a bottle I once received from my Greek friend Faye. It is a privately produced family wine like they’re often made over there. The particularity here, and this time I don’t know if it’s still common usage in Greece (It isn’t!), is that the wine has been crushed by feet, including the Tod’s-loafer-accustomed luxury feet of my friend (;-))
After hearing such a thing I’m usually pretty quick on jokes. But I decided this time Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Greece

Update: 2005 Nemea Grande Cuvée Domaine Skouras, Peleponese

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After having been a bit intrigued by the last bottle of this wine I decided to give it another shot. I popped and poured it without decanting or delay, turned it a bit in a big glass and took a big sniff. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Greece

2006 Mova, Christos Kokkalis, Peloponnes Greece

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Christos Kokkalis ist vor allem in Deutschland als der griechische Kultwinzer schlechthin bekannt. Der ehemals in Mönchengladbach lebende Apotheker hat sich im West-Peloponnes einen Traum erfüllt und mit visionärer Attitude als Autodidakt ein Weingut aufgebaut. Vor allem sein Top Rotwein Trilogia – ein reinsortiger Cabernet Sauvignon – fand viel Anklang in der hiesigen Weinszene. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Greece

2006 Mova, Christos Kokkalis, Peloponnese Greece (English)

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Christos Kokkalis is known as one of Greece’s top winemakers; Well, at least for us Germans, because as far as I know, this Greek pharmacist who once lived in Germany and came back for realizing his dream of a winery only sells his wines on the German market so far. His Cabernet Sauvignon named Trilogia was thus solely acclaimed by the German wine scene as being able to play in the league of great Bordeaux wines. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Greece
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