Yiannis Karakasis MW
Became an MW 2015
Based in Greece
Languages English, French
Yiannis writes, consults and educates on wine. He created the blog, karakasis.mw, 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