Greece at the global wine center!

On Thursday, 29/06, the participation of 50 Great Greek Wines (50 GGW) in the 10th Symposium of the Masters of Wine was successfully held. With over five hundred guests in attendance, the 50 GGW hosted together with Bollinger Champagne the Drinks Reception for the first day of the Symposium. Representing the 50 GGW were Yiannis Karakasis MW and Grigoris Michailos DipWSET.

Yiannis Karakasis MW, Founder & Managing Director, stated: “Among the 500 people participating in the Institute of Masters of Wine’s symposium with the theme ‘A Taste for the Future,’ the 50 Great Greek Wines had the opportunity to guide, for two whole hours, the crème de la crème of the global wine scene in a unique tasting of Greek wines. The distinguished participants had the chance to experience the depth, diversity, and greatness of Greek wine through 21 wines, presented at three different stands, which managed to provide an excellent representation of the Greek wine scene. Truly, it was packed until the last minute, and the feedback we received was enthusiastic both during the tasting and throughout the rest of the day wherever we were. Both myself and Grigoris Michailos are proud that Greek wine, through the 50 GGW, is an integral part of the global discussion at an event that is a milestone for the future of the wine industry.”

The 50 GGW participated as an official sponsor of this year’s event, which is considered one of the most significant wine events in the world, featuring 21 selections from the award-winning wines of the previous edition.

At the tasting stand, the following wines were sampled:

  1. Alexakis Winery, Kotsifali 2020, Crete
  2. Alpha Estate, “Barba Yiannis Xinomavro Single Vineyard” 2019, Xinomavro, Amyndeo
  3. Artemis Karamolegos Winery, Pyritis 2020, Assyrtiko, Santorini
  4. Athanasiou Winery, Thronos 2020, Agiorgitiko, Nemea
  5. Avantis Estate, Collection 2019, Syrah, Evia
  6. Domaine Paterianakis, Vidiano Bio, 2022, Vidiano, Crete
  7. Domaine Zafeirakis, Teracotta 2020, Limniona, Tyrnavos
  8. Douloufakis Wines, Dafnios 2018, Vidiano, Crete
  9. Estate Argyros, Vinsanto Late Release 2002 Assyrtiko / Athiri / Aidani, Santorini
  10. Gavalas Winery, Enalia Santorini 2019, Assyrtiko, Santorini
  11. Ktima Gerovassiliou, Chardonnay 2021, Chardonnay, Epanomi
  12. Ktima Kyr Yianni, Ramnista 2017, Xinomavro, Naoussa
  13. Manolesakis Winery, Pelagia 2019, Pinot Noir/Agiorgitiko, Macedonia
  14. Mikra Thira Winery, TerraSea 2020, Assyrtiko/Aidani, Santorini
  15. Oenops Wines, Xinomavro 2021, Xinomavro, Drama
  16. Santor Wines, Santameriana Skin Contact 2022, Santameriana, Peloponnese
  17. T-OINOS Wines, Clos Stegasta Assyrtiko 2021, Assyrtiko, Tinos
  18. T-OINOS Wines, Clos Stegasta Mavrotragano 2020, Mavrotragano, Tinos
  19. Troupis Winery, Pitys Ritinitis NV, Assyrtiko, Peloponnese
  20. Volcanic Slopes Vineyards, Pure 2018, Assyrtiko, Santorini
  21. Wine Art Estate, Idisma Drios Xi 2017, Xinomavro, Macedonia