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Yiannis Karakasis MW

Yiannis Karakasis MW

Became an MW 2015

Based in Greece

Nationality Greek

Languages English, French


Yiannis writes, consults and educates on wine. He created the blog,, which has been instrumental in communicating Greek wine to the world.

He is the author of two books: the e-book The Vineyards and Wines of Greece 2017 (English version) and The Natural Wines in Greece which was published in 2018.

Yiannis is a consultant for several businesses including hotel groups and restaurants, and co-founder of the First Growth Wine School in Cyprus. He also established the 50 Great Greek Wines Awards.

Primary area(s) of work: Trade, Communication

Industry sector(s): Events, Business owner, Journalism, Author, Educator, Consultant, Wine judge

Wine styles: Orange wines, Sherry

Wine region expertise: Cyprus, Greece, Lebanon, Portugal, Jerez

Specialisms: HORECA, Restaurant wines