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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.
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".