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Yiannis Karakasis MW

Yiannis Karakasis MW

Became an MW 2015

Based in Greece

Nationality Greek

Languages English, French


Yiannis Karakasis MW is a Master of Wine based in Athens, Greece. He writes, consults and educates on wine.

He created the blog, which has been instrumental in communicating Greek wine to the world. In 2019, he founded the 50 Great Greek Wines Awards and First Growth Wine School in Cyprus.

Yiannis is a consultant for several businesses in Greece and abroad. He is furthermore the author of The Wines of Santorini (longlisted for Andre Simon Awards). In 2023 he published an annual online Greek wine guide titled, Greek Wine Explained.

Primary area(s) of work: Trade, Strategy, Communication

Industry sector(s): Agency/Importer, Author, Business owner, Buying, Consultant, Educator, Events, Fine and rare wines auctions, Journalism, Marketing, On trade, Project management, Wine business strategy, Wine judge

Wine styles: Champagne, Orange wines, Sherry, Still red, Still white, Sweet wines

Wine region expertise: Alto Adige, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary Tokaj, Italy, Jerez, Lebanon, Portugal, Sicily, Tuscany

Specialisms: HORECA, Restaurant wines