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...

22 September 2015
Tetramythos winery is located in Ano Diakopto in north-western Peloponnese and is a great team-effort between Spanos brothers and...
27 August 2015
Returning from a morning walk in Paliokalias vineyard in Naoussa, Yiannis gets a chance to chill out with Apostolis Thymiopoulos and Kostis Dalamaras...
23 July 2015
For an exploration of Thymiopoulos Vineyards and the unique Vrana-Petra vineyard you can read our previous article here. But now, we are back again...
04 July 2015
Next in the list of our Naoussa producers is another representative of the new generation, Apostolis Thymiopoulos, whose wine "Earth and Sky"...
04 July 2015
During the last years, Mavrotragano, an indigenous variety of Santorini, is on the rise showing its great prospects. Paris Sigalas states in...
07 May 2015
After visiting Argatia Estate and Domaine Karydas, we went straight to Domaine Dalamara, located at your right when entering the city of Naoussa....
25 April 2015
Τhere has been enough writing and ink spilled for Chateau Musar, Lebanon's iconic wine whose vineyards lie in the Bekaa Valley, a war zone territory...
17 April 2015
Just 2.1 hectares planted with Xinomavro Greek red grape variety, about 12,000 bottles of Naoussa PDO, a wine producer that speaks up his mind...
26 March 2015
Approximately 12 km away from Naoussa you will find Rodochori village, where, following a spectacular route, Argatia winery is hidden away....
20 March 2015
The Producer: Frank Cornelissen, a Belgian self-taught winemaker and former wine-importer who, as beautifully phrased during the Symposium of...
23 February 2015
A lot of buzz has surrounded lately a not so new, grapevines' disease called "ESCA". Credible wine writers have dealt with the issue like Jancis...

VIDEOS

13 April 2016
Ο Γιάννης μέσα από την στήλη του Τhe Wine Master στην εκπομπή Γεύσεις και Οίνος απαντά σε βασικά ερωτήματα για την μετάγγιση του κρασιού. Γιατί μεταγγίζουμε ένα κρασί σε καράφα; Ποιά κρασιά επωφελούνται και γιατί;

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