by Markus Stolz

If you ask Greeks for the name of the one winemaker they most adore and respect, the answer will very likely be "Vangelis Gerovassiliou". He is admired by wine lovers and, maybe even more telling, by fellow winemakers. After his studies he specialised in Oenology, Viticulture, Wine Degustation and Technology at the University of Bordeaux, where he worked together with Emile Peynaud. Vangelis worked for many years as an oenologist at Chateau Carras, where he revived the long forgotten Malagousia ...

Megas Oenos from the Domaine Skouras has been one of the great Greek iconic wines for more than two decades, and it continuous to lead the super-elite of Nemea.  The wine is a blend of 80% Agiorgitiko and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Agiorgitiko vines (5.5 ha vineyards, 4 parcels) are between 50 and 70 years old, ...

Greek white wines offer at least as much diversity as their red siblings. While there are many stunning wines available, it seems that none are so terroir driven as the Assyrtikos from Santorini. It is no surprise that these wines are receiving more and more attention from wine critics on a global basis. As with ...

Sometimes I taste Greek wines that form an immediate bond with me. They don’t have to be stunning or of truly outstanding quality, as long as they show potential. They certainly do not have to be well known. I am well aware that readers are likely more interested in learning about wines that are well ...