Yiannis

Master and Commander

Yiannis Karakasis MW is the youngest Master of Wine (Vintage 2015) in Greece and southeastern Europe. He started his carreer from the Hellenic Navy flying helicopters as a pilot before he turned things around by 180° in 2011 to follow his passion for wine. Perhaps he was also motivated by the 'mythical' 'amount of money thrown at his feet by large multinational companies...

25 January 2016
The Secret Wine Dinners  Saga - Sassicaia  vs Ornellaia It was just over a year ago, last December, when we launched the idea...
09 January 2016
Malagousia indigenous Greek white variety seems to be one of the big success stories of the Greek vineyard especially in the...
04 January 2016
Just a while ago, I was lucky enough to attend a rather unconventional wine event in Timisoara, Romania, the ROVINHUD Salon . The...
29 December 2015
It's this time of the year when you check your notes looking back to the good (and sometimes the bad wines) you've tasted trying to spot...
19 December 2015
A wine communicator with an international reputation and Master of Wine since 1984, Jancis Robinson writes daily for www.jancisrobinson.com, (on...
15 December 2015
Right after our recent article on Jancis Robinson about Jim Barry's Assyrtiko on Clare Valley that we tried during our summer visit in...
27 November 2015
On the occasion of Marco de Grazia's (owner and founder of Terre Nere) visit in Athens, Yiannis grabs the opportunity to ''interrogate...
18 November 2015
When it comes outside Burgundy how many Chardonnays in the entire world (old and new) can one count that have managed to reach the top? Well not...
14 November 2015
What a tasting it was a couple of weeks ago in Athens, where we had a once in a life opportunity to taste experimental wines from Boutari going all...
11 November 2015
Master of Wine that is!   It is true that many people awaited that result having faith in me, believing in me. Thank you from the...
26 October 2015
Few days ago I had the pleasure of taking an interview from Jean-Michel Boursiquot, a professor of Ampelography in the University of Montpellier,...

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07 May 2016
Ένα από τα πιο συνηθισμένα ελαττώματα του κρασιού είναι η οσμή φελλού (φελλομένο κρασί ή μπουσονέ). Τι είναι και πως γίνεται αντιληπτό; O Γιάννης Καρακάσης MW απαντά μέσα από τη ...

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