What did the renowned wine critic write for Douloufakis Winery
Our wine “Dafnios White” Vidiano 2016 is listed among the Greek wines highlighted in a recent article on Financial Times, by the renowned British wine critic Jancis Robinson.
British Jancis Robinson, one of the most reputable wine critic and wine journalist in the world, expressed her admiration for the quality of Greek wines in the Financial Times.
In this article, the writer draws attention to Cretan wines. According to her, Crete is a source of abundance of distinct local varieties, naming Douloufakis and Lyrarakis as two producers who cultivate indigenous grapes such as Vidiano, Vilana, Plyto and Dafni.
For those who don't know her, Jancis Robinson has been a Master of Wine since 1984, with a keen interest in wine. She has been systematically writing about wine since 1975, has written several well-known wine books, gives lectures around the world, judges in competitions and maintains her own blog.
On the occasion of a Greek wine tasting event, organized by her in London, she wrote an article in the Financial Times on 25/10/2019 entitled "Why Greek wines deserve more love" and caption "The only mystery is why they are not easier to find outside the country".
The wine tasting event was sold out and it was such a success that the people queued in the rain for half an hour. The 42 wine choices included 26 whites, 2 retsinas, 5 sweets and 9 reds from all over Greece, the majority of indigenous grape varieties.
She considers Greek wine labels smart and easy for anglophones to decipher. Concluding she says that Greece is best at white wines while Greek reds have improved enormously.
Read the entire article by subscribing to Finacial Times here but also here in pdf format. .