Events



@FLAVOUR EXPLORATION stands

We dive deep into the many wine deputs.


@Room MARCO POLO

Coordinator: ASTRON CHEMICALS S.A.


Presentation: Barbara SCOTTI, Τechnical Μarketing Μanager, Enartis – Esseco SRL

Enartis presents the up to now scientific knowledge on wine Calcium Instability: the reasons of its actual growth, how to check if a wine is susceptible to calcium precipitation and how to reach a complete tartrate stability in a simple, quality respectful and environmentally sustainable way.


For our English speaking visitors!
Discover Greek wine in this year's #MapofFlavours!
Everything you need to know about Greek wine in just 30 minutes!

Don't miss the side events:
Saturday 30/12 from 13:30 to 14:00 organised by WSPC - Wine & Spirit Professional Center with Konstantinos Lazarakis MW

Konstantinos Lazarakis MW at a glance

Born in Piraeus, he studied Mechanical Engineering in the National and Technical University of Athens, as well as Jazz at Aeolian Music School. In 2002, at the age of 32, he became a Master of Wine, while being awarded with the “Bollinger Medal” and “Villa Maria Award” for outstanding performance in wine tasting and on the “Viticulture” paper respectively during his IMW exams. Many prestigious distinctions were to follow.

Being the first Master of Wine from Greece and the broader region of SE Europe, Konstantinos Lazarakis has been an active advocate for Greek wine around the world. Charismatic communicator and educator, he has been a source of inspiration for both the last and the coming generations of wine professionals in Greece and beyond, and has contributed decisively to the shaping of a sustainable wine culture and the establishment of world-acclaimed wine education in his birth land. Konstantinos’ book “THE WINES OF GREECE”, updated since 2018, is considered a textbook in English for anyone interested in the development of the Greek wine industry.

Konstantinos is the Imports Director for Aiolos Wines in Athens, co-owns the wine communications agency Wine Wonders, while works as a consultant for major associations and companies (Wines of Greece, Enterprise Greece, Aegean Airlines, Costa Navarino Resorts etc). He is President of the Thessaloniki International Wine and Spirits Competition, as well as of the Balkan International Wine Competition, and member of the International Food & Wine Society.

He founded W.S.P.C. in 2004 together with John Trypkos and Antonia Kyriazis, and carries the duties of Chairman.



@THEATER OF TASTE

Met Hotel chefs will prepare in front of us and offer us:

Black tarama | flying fish eggs | garlic crostini



@WINE SCHOOL

A 30’ guide to Greek Wines with George Loukas of Genius In Gastronomy.

George Loukas at a glance

George Loukas has established the company «Genius in Gastronomy» where he conducts seminars, training courses and consultancy services about wines, beers and spirits.
He is Wine Manager in the importing and trading company DEALS S.A. since 1998.
He was nominated 1st Best Greek Sommelier in 2002. He participated in the European Competition of Sommelier representing Greece in 2002 and in the World Competition of Sommelier in 2004. He has been often member of different juries in International wine competitions while he was writing articles about wines and spirits for various magazines as a columnist.
Over recent years, he is coaching candidates for National and International Competitions, while in 2019, he has formally undertaken the training of the Greek National Sommelier team.
He collaborates  with prestigious hotel groups and during the past 9 years he is  responsible for the food pairing of the foremost gastronomic event in Greece, the Sani Gourmet Festival.
He was Wine Consultant in two of the most famous and awarded with Michelin star restaurants, “Spondi” and “Funky Gourmet”.
Since 2017 he is the official Brand Ambassador of the renowned Austrian wine glass house Riedel in Greece and  in 2018 was named, Member of the Didactic Committee of the Association de la Sommelerie Internationale (ASI).

Wine Tasting – The basics
A 30’ guide to wine tasting with the staff of


@THEATER OF TASTE

Makedonia Palace chef will prepare in front of us and offer us tastefull bites.


@Room MARCO POLO

Organised by: Semeli Estate


Presentation:
Leonidas Nasiakos, Director - General Semeli S.A.
Vassilis Galanos, Wine & Spirits journalist, Introductory Sommelier, F&B Consultant


@WINE SCHOOL

Wine Tasting
A 30’ guide to wine tasting with Yiannis Koulelis MBA, of WSPC.

Yiannis Koulelis MBA at a glance

With a degree in Food Technology from Athens Technological Institution (1981) and a Diploma in Food Microbiology & Quality Control TDRI from Great Britain (1985), he obtained his MBA in 2003 from Leicester University, UK.

Since 1986 he has been working in senior posts in production, sales and marketing in major wineries and companies in Greece, as BOUTARI, Ambelooiniki Ltd, Creta Olympias, KIR YIANNI, B.S. Karoulias, Vinalia. Nowadays he works as a wine business development consultant. Since 2006 he is a Senior Instructor at W.S.P.C..



@THEATER OF TASTE

Nikopolis Hotel Executive Chef Stefanos Stamidis will prepare in front of us and offer us special decilacies.



@Room MARCO POLO

Organised by: Nestlé


@WINE SCHOOL

Union de la Sommelerie Grecque

with Alexandros Bouzikas

Alexandros Bouzikas at a glance

Alexander Bouzikas is certified Sommelier by the Association de la Sommelierie Internationale, from Genius In Gastronomy and also by the Court Of Master Sommeliers.
He has been working as a Sommelier for 3 years at Danai Beach Resort and Villas Hotel in Halkidiki, and currently working as F&B Manager and Head Sommelier at Katikies Garden in Santorini. He is also a Brand Ambassador at Riedel The Wine Glass Company.
In 2017 he participated in the Greek Sommelier Competition for the Best Greek Sommelier of 2017, where he received the first place, and  he will be represent our country at the European Sommelier Competition in 2020.



@THEATER OF TASTE

Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki Executive Chef Apostolos Altanis will prepare in front of us and offer us:
Marinated sea bass tartare with pomegranate mayonnaise



@Room MARCO POLO

Organised by: Domaine Hatzimichalis

Presentation:
Leonidas Hatzimichalis, Deputy General Manager of Estate Hadzimichali
Alexandros Bouzikas, sommelier


 



@Room MARCO POLO

Organised by: Trust Cellarius




@FLAVOUR EXPLORATION stands


@WINE SCHOOL
For our English speaking visitors!

Discover Greek wine in this year's #MapofFlavours!
Everything you need to know about Greek wine in just 30 minutes!

Don't miss the side events:

Sunday 12/1 from 13:30 to 14:00 organised by Genius In Gastronomy with Anna Dimitriadis.

Anna Dimitriadis at a glance

Anna Dimitriadis holds a MSc in Wine Marketing by the O.IV. (International Organisation of Vine and Wine). Both her bachelor degree on Economics and International Relations and her first Master in Business Administration (MBA) are by the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki. She has been working in the wine sector since 1998; currently she is Executive Director of MYCAVA by Depot des Vins wine shop in Thessaloniki. She has travelled in more than 25 wine producing countries and has tasted wine and spirits from around the globe. She has been judging wines in International competitions and has performed numerous presentations on wine for both novice and advanced audiences in Greece and abroad.



@THEATER OF TASTE

Met Hotel chefs will prepare in front of us and offer us:

Black tarama | flying fish eggs | garlic crostini
@Room MARCO POLO

Organised by: Routes og Vineyards





@WINE SCHOOL

A 30’ guide to Greek Wines with the Konstantinos Lazarakis MW of WSPC.

Konstantinos Lazarakis MW at a glance

Born in Piraeus, he studied Mechanical Engineering in the National and Technical University of Athens, as well as Jazz at Aeolian Music School. In 2002, at the age of 32, he became a Master of Wine, while being awarded with the “Bollinger Medal” and “Villa Maria Award” for outstanding performance in wine tasting and on the “Viticulture” paper respectively during his IMW exams. Many prestigious distinctions were to follow.

Being the first Master of Wine from Greece and the broader region of SE Europe, Konstantinos Lazarakis has been an active advocate for Greek wine around the world. Charismatic communicator and educator, he has been a source of inspiration for both the last and the coming generations of wine professionals in Greece and beyond, and has contributed decisively to the shaping of a sustainable wine culture and the establishment of world-acclaimed wine education in his birth land. Konstantinos’ book “THE WINES OF GREECE”, updated since 2018, is considered a textbook in English for anyone interested in the development of the Greek wine industry.

Konstantinos is the Imports Director for Aiolos Wines in Athens, co-owns the wine communications agency Wine Wonders, while works as a consultant for major associations and companies (Wines of Greece, Enterprise Greece, Aegean Airlines, Costa Navarino Resorts etc). He is President of the Thessaloniki International Wine and Spirits Competition, as well as of the Balkan International Wine Competition, and member of the International Food & Wine Society.

He founded W.S.P.C. in 2004 together with John Trypkos and Antonia Kyriazis, and carries the duties of Chairman.

Konstantinos Lazarakis MW at a glance



@WINE SCHOOL

Wine Tasting – The basics
A 30’ guide to wine tasting with Alexander Bouzikas of Genius in Gastronomy.


Alexandros Bouzikas at a glance
Alexander Bouzikas is certified Sommelier by the Association de la Sommelierie Internationale, from Genius In Gastronomy and also by the Court Of Master Sommeliers.
He has been working as a Sommelier for 3 years at Danai Beach Resort and Villas Hotel in Halkidiki, and currently working as F&B Manager and Head Sommelier at Katikies Garden in Santorini. He is also a Brand Ambassador at Riedel The Wine Glass Company.
In 2017 he participated in the Greek Sommelier Competition for the Best Greek Sommelier of 2017, where he received the first place, and  he will be represent our country at the European Sommelier Competition in 2020.


@THEATER OF TASTE

Nikopolis Hotel Executive Chef Stefanos Stamidis will prepare in front of us and offer us special decilacies.


@Room MARCO POLO

Organised by: TSANTALI


Presentation: Nektarios Bileris, Santo Wines' Brand Ambassador


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@WINE SCHOOL

Union de la Sommelerie Grecque
With George Loukas

George Loykas at a glance

George Loukas has established the company «Genius in Gastronomy» where he conducts seminars, training courses and consultancy services about wines, beers and spirits.
He is Wine Manager in the importing and trading company DEALS S.A. since 1998.
He was nominated 1st Best Greek Sommelier in 2002. He participated in the European Competition of Sommelier representing Greece in 2002 and in the World Competition of Sommelier in 2004. He has been often member of different juries in International wine competitions while he was writing articles about wines and spirits for various magazines as a columnist.
Over recent years, he is coaching candidates for National and International Competitions, while in 2019, he has formally undertaken the training of the Greek National Sommelier team.
He collaborates  with prestigious hotel groups and during the past 9 years he is  responsible for the food pairing of the foremost gastronomic event in Greece, the Sani Gourmet Festival.
He was Wine Consultant in two of the most famous and awarded with Michelin star restaurants, “Spondi” and “Funky Gourmet”.
Since 2017 he is the official Brand Ambassador of the renowned Austrian wine glass house Riedel in Greece and  in 2018 was named, Member of the Didactic Committee of the Association de la Sommelerie Internationale (ASI).


@THEATER OF TASTE

Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki Executive Chef Apostolos Altanis will prepare in front of us and offer us:
Marinated sea bass tartare with pomegranate mayonnaise


@Room MARCO POLO

Organised by: Domaine Costa Lazaridi