Category Archives: In The Papers

In The Papers: Gaia and Domaine Gerovassiliou

The Greek renaissance continues apace with David Williams in The Observer dedicating his feature to the wines of this ancient wine-growing country.

“The wines of Greece are quirky and highly individual,” he writes before heaping praise on Gaia’s Wild Ferment Assyrtiko and Domaine Gerovassiliou’s Malagouzia and Viognier.

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In The Papers: Sula’s Dindori Reserve Shiraz Named Wine Enthusiast’s Editors’ Choice

The current issue of Wine Enthusiast magazine has been very enthusiastic about Sula Vineyards’ Dindori Reserve Shiraz 2014 scoring it 92 points and making it the May issue’s ‘Editors’ Choice’.

The American wine lover’s bible also reviewed three further Sula wines in its May issue – the Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Shiraz 2015 and Chenin Blanc 2015 were all rated as ‘Best Buys’.

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In The Papers: Head of Buying Steve Daniel Profiled by Victoria Moore

Our very own Steve Daniel was the subject of Victoria Moore’s Saturday Telegraph wine column this week.

She featured a lengthy and insightful interview with Steve (who knew that he discovered Greek wine after his best friend’s Aunty Nora married a Greek travel agent called Stavros?!) as well as reviewing a number of wines from the Hallgarten range.

Read the full interview and reviews here, and below is a snapshot of her thoughts on the wines she tasted:

Roccolo Grassi Valpolicella 2011 – “so perfect it makes my eyes pop”

Larry Cherubino Apostrophe Stone’s Throw White 2015 – “delicious: a glacially clean, but also pretty and slightly peachy blend”

Hey Malbec Matias Riccitelli 2014 -“ a surprisingly elegant, smooth Malbec that is beautifully poised”

Gaia Wines Wild Ferment Assyrtiko 2015 – “this white wine tastes of ginger, white grapefruit rind and baked lemons”

Tandem Ars Nova 2012 – “you can really smell the cassis flavour of the blackcurrant, but there’s also a roundness and brightness”