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by Markus Stolz

Paris Sigalas from Domaine Sigalas needs little introduction. He is likely the best known Greek winemaker both within and also outside of Greece. The following quote from wine critic Mark Squires, who amongst other countries also covers Greece for Robert Parker, sums up Paris’ reputation perfectly: "This producer is universally acclaimed for his skill with Assyrtiko of all types - dry, barrel fermented and sweet - and I can only climb on the bandwagon. Sigalas is simply a master with this grape." Last ...

Indigenous grape varieties from Greece are unique and authentic. Who needs Greek wines made from international grape varieties? Why bother to highlight those Greek producers that do excel with non-Greek varieties? My recent post "The Greek Rhone Rangers" triggered an email exchange with Kim Ginsberg, a New York ...

The Boutari Iouliatiko is a sweet wine made from the indigenous Cretan red variety "Liatiko". It ripens early and matures in July (hence the VII on label, reference to the 7th month of the year). The freshly harvested grapes were sun-dried for 11 days, which results in an increased acidity due to concentration. ...