Yiannis Karakasis MW is a judge at the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

Yiannis Karakasis MW profile:

Yiannis Karakasis MW was born in Athens, Greece. He graduated from the Hellenic Naval 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 is now a wine consultant, educator, co-founder of the highly influencing in Greece www.winecommanders.com blog and a promoter of Greek wines. He also contributes for international magazines and websites. His greatest wine passions are pre-phylloxera wines, Pinot Noir in general, Barolo and Tokaji.

2016 is Yiannis Karakasis MW’s first year as a DWWA judge.