The Team

Yiannis Karakasis MW
Founder

Yiannis Karakasis MW (Master of Wine) is one of the 389 Masters of Wine in the world, a title which is considered to be the top in the wine industry. He writes, consults and educates about wine. He is the founder of the blog karakasis.mw communicating Greek wine in 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. He is a consultant for several businesses including hotel groups and restaurants and co-founder of the First Growth Wine School in, Cyprus. He is also the founder of the 50 Great Greek Wines Awards.

Grigoris Michailos Dip WSET
Events Manager

Gregory has been involved in the Greek gastronomy sector almost forever and he developed a love for wine in his family’s restaurant. In 2009 he became a WSET diploma graduate and after that he pursued wine as a full-time profession. He collaborates as a wine educator with Enterprise Greece and Wines of Greece in order to promote Greek wine in the export markets of Japan, Korea, China and Australia. He contributes in Grape Wine Stories magazine and Meininger’s wine Business International and he is a senior lecturer for WSPC – a Greek APP of WSET London – in all study levels. Along with Yiannis Karakasis MW they founded the wine blog winecommanders.com and now he contributes in Yiannis’ blog karakasis.mw. He is also co-organiser of the Peloponnese Wine Festival and Central Wine Fair exhibitions and since 2016 he collaborates with Mr.Vertigo a wine-cellar in the center of Athens.