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Alternatives to Red Burgundy - Red Wines you should try

Posted by Ken Miller on

Hi, Lovers of red burgundy are increasingly frustrated by the scarcity and eyewatering pricing of the wines. There is no doubt that Burgundy produces some of the most magical and sought-after wines in the world, but as wine standards rise around the global, it’s time to cast the net a bit wider for wine lovers. There are number of alternative quality sources for the Pinot Noir grape, and wines from other grapes that have some of the magic of great red burgundy. We’ve pulled together some examples of great wines in a red burgundy style at much more attractive price...

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Kir Yianni Wines in the Telegraph

Posted by Ken Miller on

There was a nice write up of Kir Yianni's wines by Victoria Moore, focusing on their Xinomavros, in the Telegraph. We stock a lovely selection of their fabulous wines:  Kir Yianni Mountain Assyrtiko, Macedonia, Greece Kir Yianni Paranga Roditis Malagouzia, Macedonia, Greece Kir Yianni Paranga Merlot Xinomavro Syrah, Macedonia, Greece Kir Yianni Kali Riza Xinomavro Vieilles Vignes PDO Amyndeon, Macedonia, Greece Kir Yianni Dyo Elies Syrah Merlot Xinomavro, Macedonia, Greece Kir Yianni Ramnista, Naoussa, Xinomavro, Macedonia, Greece Read the Full Article

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Artemis Karamolegos, 34, PDO Santorini, Greece - 96/100 in Decanter

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Artemis Karamolegos, 34, PDO Santorini, Greece was awarded 96/100 by Decanter in their feature on Santorini in the June 2019 Issue - essentially described as volcano forged chablis! Artemis Karamolegos, 34, PDO Santorini, Greece Read the Full Article

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Greek Wine Regions - Aegean Islands

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Please find below a look at the wines of the Aegean Islands of Greece, an arid wine region consisting of many islands between Mainland Greece and Turkey, stretching down towards Crete - including Samos, Santorini, Límnos, Paros and others.  White Grapes – Assyrtiko – complex white grape from Santorini, offers acidity, apple and lemon flavours, saline minerality and ability to express terroir. Age worthy, considered very fine Muscat Blanc (Samos), Athiri (Santorini), Malvasia (called Monemvasia)  Red Grapes – Limnio – an ancient variety from Limnos, making deep well flavoured wines, mentioned in Homer and many other ancient texts Mandilaria (Paros,...

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Alternatives to White Burgundy - Dry Whites you should try

Posted by Ken Miller on

Hi,  White Burgundy has long been seen as the benchmark for world-class Chardonnay, but prices can be beyond the reach of many wine enthusiasts. Burgundy has had several short vintages in a row, so supplies have been limited over the last years, and inevitably prices have been driven up. With increasingly tight supplies – coupled with a jump up in demand in traditional and emerging markets – it’s not surprising prices have continued to rise.  Those seeking quality white wines at a more attractive price point need to start casting the net a bit wider, and look more closely at...

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