The first 50 GGW Conference!
With great success the first 50 GGW Conference took place on November 14, 2021, on the subject of Greek wine in 10 years, with coordinators Yiannis Karakasis MW and Gregory Michailos Dip WSET. The guests were important people of the wine scene.
Among them, Fernando Mora MW, professor S. Koundouras, José Vouillamoz (writer of Wine Grapes), Th. Georgopoulos, as well as the CEO of Wines of Greece, G. Vogiatzis.
The event was separated in 2 parts and held in webinar format.
In the first part, the following subjects were discussed:
Session 1: Old Vines: Keeping a unique treasure
Yiannis Karakasis MW, Fernando Mora MW
Session 2: Indigenous varieties, after 10 years
Professor St. Koundouras, Dr José Vouillamoz
Session 3: Legislation & Greek wine over the next decade
G. Vogiatzis, Th. Georgakopoulos
In the second part, 8 rare wines (non-commercially available) were tested by wineries that were awarded to the first 50 GGW in the light of the experimentation factor. Discussion followed in the presence of producers.
Session 4: Experimentation & Vinification
Below are the wines tasted:
1. Troupis Winery Oaked Moschofilero 2017
2. Alpha Estate Mavrodaphne 2004
3. Rouvalis Winery Lagorthi Orange 2020
4. Sant’OrWines Roditis Orange 2020
5. Oenops Wines Koniaros 2018
6. Ktima Gerovassiliou Limnio 2018
7. Gentilini Wines Mavrodaphne Unoaked 2019
8. Diamantakos Winery Xinomavro Preknadi 2021
Yiannis Karakasis stated: “Tackling the challenges of the next decade is the key to further spreading Greek wine. I think professionals and friends of wine we had a very nice opportunity to discuss all that concerns us. “
The 50 GGW Conference was held under the auspices of Wines of Greece.