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...

28 October 2013
It took us  together with Ted Lelekas almost 12 hours for the Athens-Bilbao part of our trip before reaching our final destination Logrono,...
24 October 2013
Average alcohol in Bordeaux wines has risen steadily from 12-12.5% twenty to thirty years ago to at least 13.5% or even more in outstanding, great...
25 September 2013
Elegance in wine is together with Moscato's boom and the emergence of both natural and low-alcohol wines a new major trend in the wine-world. A term...
10 September 2013
That notorious for its very low pass rate MW exam would be demanding was a sure bet just by looking at its timetable; start at 10 am and completion...
05 September 2013
The yellow wines(Vin Jaune) of Jura are the definition of wines that appeal to adventurous, Indiana Jones wine lovers with a slightly geeky...
07 July 2013
If there is one variety that can make you feel like a poet or that is capable of producing wines comparable with exquisite paintings, better to look...
19 June 2013
Nature of wine goes far beyond its simple alcoholic dimension. Starting from a form of ''civilized'' drink suggested in various ancient literature,...
18 June 2013
They say that its better when you save the best for last, to conclude with an ideal way a promising start. And for the #GreekTripIMW it was pretty...
25 May 2013
Following a spectacular Xinomavro tasting in Amyndeon region, it was Naoussa's turn to shine and reveal its varietal red wines, all produced by the...
30 April 2013
Following an exquisite dinner and presentation of wines from Eastern Macedonia and Thrace regions, it was Central Macedonia's turn. Next in line were...
24 April 2013
A beautiful start needs always an even more impressive following. And for the second day of MW’s visit in Greece, Nemea, the largest Protected...

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14 February 2016
Στο τρίτο επεισόδιο του Γεύσεις και Οίνος ο Γιάννης Καρακάσης MW (Master of Wine) συζητάει το θέμα του terroir, μία από τις λέξεις που όλοι την χρησιμοποιούν χωρίς να έχουν την ...

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