Yiannis Karakasis MW

Yiannis Karakasis MW

Date an MW: 2015
Based in: Greece

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Biography

Yiannis was born in Athens, Greece. He graduated from the Hellenic Navy Academy as an Ensign and thereafter served in various warships, having flown 2.000 flying hours as a pilot, instructor and test-pilot with AB-212 navy helicopters. He retired as a Commander in 2011 to pursue his passion for wine. He became a Master of Wine in 2015 and he now consults, educates and writes about wine. He is the founder of karakasis.mw blog and the author of ''The Vineyards and Wines of Greece 2017'' ebook. In his freetime he consults for Greek TV wine show ''Gefseis & Oinos''. His greatest wine passions are pre-phylloxera wines, Pinot Noir, Barolo, mature Santorini and Naoussa wines. He is married to Elli and has a daughter and a son.