Panos Kakaviatos

Decanter Magazine, Wine Writer and DWWA Judge 2019

Panos Kakaviatos has been a published wine writer since 2001, writing in internationally recognized media including Decanter, but also Harpers Wine & Spirit, Meiningers Wine Business International and The World of Fine Wine.

His writing ability was developed as a news agency reporter, primarily with the Associated Press. He has a particular interest in Bordeaux and has taken part each year in the en primeur barrel tastings there since the 2003 vintage.

He enjoys organising educational wine tasting dinners in Europe and in the United States, and he judges in international wine competitions, from Shanghai to London. He also offers cellar consulting and organises wine tours for individuals.

Based in Strasbourg, France, Panos also works as a spokesperson and media relations manager for the European human rights organisation, the Council of Europe.

Panos runs his own wine website called – widely viewed in Europe and the United States. He was a judge the Decanter World Wine Awards 2019.