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 Yannis Karakasis MW is one of the 380 Masters of Wine in the world, a title considered to be the most exotic and respected in the wine industry. He writes, consults and teaches about wine. He is a judge for Decanter World Wine and has recently published his first e-book on Greek wine, called The Wines and Vineyards of Greece 2017. His personal blog is karakasis.mw.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Natural Wines of Greece

 

 Yiannis Karakasis' MW new book on The Natural Wines of Greece was just released in Greek. It covers approximately 30 producers and 80 wines, covering all debates related to the Natural wine movement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                 

Yiannis Karakasis MW e-Book

 

 Demetri Walters MW and Dr. José Vouillamoz foreword this edition. Walters comments that ''set in the context of this renaissance, Yiannis Karakasis MW has created an easy-to-read, comprehensive and timely issue that outlines the state of wine production in Greece today, launching a number of enquiries into the current state of Greece's regional styles, specifically the rise of island wines, including the brand dominance of Santorini Assyrtiko. He furthermore assesses the quality developments being achieved in Greece's most famous red wine-growing regions, notably the possibility that Xinomavro of Naoussa might well become the next cause for celebration. Moving on, he evaluates the resurgence of traditional, often obscure, grape varieties and styles, including the rebirth of time-honoured wines such as Retsina as well as the celebrated sweet wine styles. This consideration continues as Karakasis tables his own classification of wine quality based on extensive travels and tasting".

 

 

 

 

 

The rise of the Assyrtikos from the Islands, by Yiannis Karakasis MW

The rise of the Assyrtikos from the Islands, by Yiannis Karakasis MW

Yiannis Karakasis MW 10/09/2018 0
The rise of the Assyrtikos from the Islands by Yiannis Karakasis MW   Santorini and Assyrtiko are verses which are often sung about Greek wine, both w...
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3 x 7:Wines to Match with Summer, by Yiannis Karakasis MW

3 x 7:Wines to Match with Summer, by Yiannis Karakasis MW

Yiannis Karakasis MW 04/07/2018 0
3 x7 [Wines to Match with Summer]by Yiannis Karakasis MW    As we get deeper into the heart of summer, the consumption of wine becomes more and more c...
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Cyprus moves forward, by Yiannis Karakasis MW

Cyprus moves forward, by Yiannis Karakasis MW

Yiannis Karakasis MW 16/05/2018 0
Cyprus moves forwardby Yiannis Karakasis MW      Cyprus is not unknown to the world of wine. Contrarily, its history and wine-making tradition dates b...
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Foundi Naoussaia: A lady with traditional dress By Yiannis Karakasis MW

Foundi Naoussaia: A lady with traditional dress By Yiannis Karakasis MW

Yiannis Karakasis MW 11/04/2018 0
 Foundi Naoussaia: A lady with traditional dressBy Yiannis Karakasis MW Few wines in Greece (and around the world) have remained the same in their sty...
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Comfort Fine Dining and Wine

Comfort Fine Dining and Wine

Yiannis Karakasis MW 21/02/2018 0
Comfort Fine Dining and Wine. Greece and Grapes and Yiannis Karakasis meet Aleria's chef, Gikas Xenakis, and talk in loose tones about gastronomy and ...
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Greek wines beyond the age of innocence: A Fine Wines Question

Greek wines beyond the age of innocence: A Fine Wines Question

Yiannis Karakasis MW 19/01/2018 0
Greek wines beyond the age of innocence: A Fine Wines Question  As Greek wine emerges from its age of innocence, more and more people will speculate a...
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Greek wines to try x3

Greek wines to try x3

Yiannis Karakasis MW 13/12/2017 0
By Yiannis Karakasis In case you happened to read my article on the double delight of wine, which I had originally named x2, but had to have it retitl...
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Wine Ratings and the scale of....1000!

Wine Ratings and the scale of....1000!

Yiannis Karakasis MW 21/11/2017 0
When you pick up your keyboard and start writing about, as important an issue as, wine rating, it is very probable that you might need a few thousand ...
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Tasting with the Master: #1Agiorgitiko

Tasting with the Master: #1Agiorgitiko

Yiannis Karakasis MW 20/10/2017 0
If you love wine and the enjoyment that it can generously and  without great effort or thought offer,  then a wine from Agiorgitiko grape variety woul...
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Combining and comparing wines for double delight

Combining and comparing wines for double delight

Yiannis Karakasis MW 21/09/2017 0
All of the people who are involved in the wonderful world of wine are constantly debating which is the best way to magnify the perception and enjoymen...
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