WeinWisser is an exclusive and independent wine publication that is available to its mostly Swiss and German readers by subscription only. More than 4000 wines are tasted, scored and reported on every year. It is one of the most important and most often quoted German speaking wine publications. WeinWisser has been published for 18 consecutive years, with a current total circulation of 5000 issues. The readership consists of sommeliers, the gastronomy, wine lovers, collectors and wine merchants.
Greek wines have never been featured in the past. I am truly delighted and grateful that the editor of WeinWisser approached me with the idea for me to introduce and present the finest Greek wines to their readership. Over the last months, I have tasted hundreds of Greek wines in order to come up with a solid selection. In the end, I was able to report on more than 30 wineries, covering close to 60 wines, from many different wine regions. In addition, details on a vertical tasting of 10 vintages of the iconic Megas Oenos are included. I believe that the wines covered represent a truthful overview about the quality of Greek wines. Great care has been taken to ensure that the scores are representative and directly comparable to the other fine wines that are usually featured in WeinWisser.
My contribution was so extensive, that it was impossible to include all the wines in the printed version of WeinWisser. For this reason, only those wines that are currently available for sale in Switzerland or Germany were included. In order to account for all wines, the editor kindly suggested to produce a special PDF file. This can now be downloaded here.
I urge you to peak inside this special issue – even if you are not able to understand German, you can still see the scores. In addition, you will get a good feel for the format of the WeinWisser.
The first ever inclusion of Greek wines in such a prestigious publication shows that the interest for Greek wines is manifesting itself for real.