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SONOMA COUNTY II: Blunders and more blunders – November 7th, 2010
posted on 14/11/2010
Lost in the streets of Santa Rosa, with my GPS happily swimming! A day full of blunders, visits to wineries around Sonoma and the wonderful company of two new friends, Misty and Andrew!

WINERIES VISITED: Ravenswood Winery, Kenwood Vineyards, Chateau St. Jean
NAPA VALLEY: Vegas in Napa! - November 6th, 2010
posted on 13/11/2010
A middle aged rapper serving wines while juggling? The famous Greek Island of Mykonos and a Tuscan Castle in the USA? Yes, it's crazy. No, it's not Vegas. It's Napa Valley!

WINERIES VISITED: Sterling Vineyards, Chateau Montelena, Cuvaison Estate Wines, Charles Crug – Peter Mondavi family, Castello Di Amorosa, Beringer Vineyards, Peju Winery
ARRIVAL IN CALIFORNIA! The first 2 days in Sonoma County. November 3rd - 5th, 2010
posted on 10/11/2010
Greek food menus matched with Californian Zinfandels. Vegetables on the grill, food & wine matching. The overtone of Judgment of Paris in 1974! Countless barrels, the old guy crossing the old railways, blossomed gardens and the dream of a famous film director...

WINERIES VISITED: St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Kendall-Jackson, Ridge Vineyards, Geyser Peak, Simi Winery, Clos Du Bois, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Ferrari Carano
PREPARATION FOR MY AMAZING WINE TRIP: CALIFORNIA! – November 2nd, 2010
posted on 09/11/2010
Maps, books, my suitcase and crazy preparations for the journey of a lifetime...! But what has California to offer other than beaches, world-class cinema, gigantic IT corporations and surf? Well, just guess...
THE BOUTIQUE WINERIES OF EVIA: DOMAINE MONTOFOLI & AVANTIS ESTATE – October 17th, 2010
posted on 24/10/2010
Visits to a huge island …Evia! Visiting Montofoli Estate in Karystos or in other words… Pasha’s gardens! The church / stable / cellar and one of the greatest sweet wines of Greece! Today’s tour also included visiting Domaine Avantis, with Apostolos and Lenga Mountrichas talking about myths, customs and stories of their homeland...

WINERIES VISITED: Domaine Montofoli, Avantis Estate
WINE TASTING: “THE 2nd LABELS OF BORDEAUX” – October 13th, 2010
posted on 20/10/2010
Another ritualistic wine-tasting event in the cellars of Pavlidis wine bank by Simos Georgopoulos talking about the secrets of second labels...! It’s all about Bordeaux then!
GENKA WINE FAIR – ATHENS, HILTON – October 3rd, 2010
posted on 10/10/2010
Bouchard, Penfold’s, Moreau, J. Phelps, Bollinger, Hugel, Torres, Gaja, Antinori, Mouton Rothschild and many other international wine giants with our domestic Aivalis Winery, Argyros Estate, Dougos Winery and Domaine Mercouri creating a galaxy of virtuosos wine producers with an importing company as the orchestra conductor... GENKA COMMERCIAL!
DOMAINE CLAUDIA PAPAYIANNI – October 1st, 2010
posted on 08/10/2010
A daytrip to Arnaia and Domaine Claudia Papagiannis in the very last day of harvest in their modern winery!

WINERY VISITED: Domaine Claudia Papayianni
DOMAINE PORTO CARRAS finale: The last days in Chalkidiki - September 27th – 30th, 2010
posted on 04/10/2010
Cooling, filtration, tanks, bottling... crazy work days at Domaine Porto Carras! The last days of this beautiful adventure and a beautiful celebration with barbeque, gifts, wine drinking and the mutual promise to keep in touch...
FERNANDO, CHILE, ARGENTINA AND VORINA - September 25th,2010
posted on 02/10/2010
Two South Americans come together and share their passion for latin culture, grilled beef and wines born on both sides of Andes!... Aristotelous Square in the meantime had set up its own wine festival, that of the wineries of northern Greece!
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