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...

17 February 2015
''I only know how to make wine, but I know nothing about wine'' is just one of the sarcastic philosophical quotes of Serge Hochar of Chateau Musar,...
07 February 2015
Somewhere in Paris, while chatting with Marcel Guigal and his wife Bernadette, it comes as a  surprise when Marcel suddenly reveals the Greek...
17 January 2015
The stereotype around Trebbiano variety is that is neutral aromatically producing easy-to–drink everyday ''charming''wines with a brief finish and...
10 December 2014
The experimental bottlings of Domaine Dalamara in Naoussa, Greece are for us extremely interesting as not only because all these wines show real...
28 November 2014
As they say, good things become even greater when you share them. And when it comes to wine, this is indeed the case! Excellent wine and great food,...
12 November 2014
Right after the premiere of Natural Resistance, we headed to Fabrica De Vino wine-bar where together with Jonathan Nossiter, we tasted Greek wines,...
18 October 2014
If one area in the world deserves the title of the most complete wine-region in this planet, then the Loire Valley is a safe bet. There one may find...
09 October 2014
Jonathan's Nossiter new movie "Natural Resistance" hit the screen last Tuesday in a premiere screening at the city center of Athens, during the 20th...
27 September 2014
Many stories, even legends are surrounding the wine world. They usually revolve around monks, barons or steep vineyards with peculiar names. And...
23 September 2014
Sunday afternoon; on my way back from Nemea together with my jet pilot wingman Gregory. The Great Days of Nemea are finally over and after...
03 September 2014
Well, almost summer wines as both Savennières and Shiraz are rather considered to be amongst the winter favourites. However, if you properly cool...

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29 March 2016
Πότε λέμε ότι "ένα κρασί είναι καλό"; Ο Master of Wine, Γιάννης Καρακάσης απαντά, στο πλαίσιο της στήλης "The Wine Master", της εκπομπής Γεύσεις και Οίνος.

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