Greek wine masterclass returns this June

27 April, 2016 by

A contingent of winemakers and educators from Greece will visit Sydney and Melbourne for a series of masterclasses from 19–25 June.

With new producers joining those returning from last year, 23 wineries will host a range of sessions, including trade tastings, educational classes, dinners and lunches.

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Showcasing native Greek varietals and innovative styles, a range of wines from regions including Peloponesse, Santorini and the islands, will be offered. More than 70 wines ranging from assyrtikos to xinomavros will be shared with trade and media.

New Wines of Greece president Yannis Voyatzis said he was looking forward to returning to Australia with the group of producers.

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“We are so excited to return to Australia and reconnect with the great friends and colleagues we met on our last trip,” Voyatzis said.

“We know there is growing intrigue around our famous wines in Australia and we have plenty of new information about varieties, techniques and exciting developing regions to share with Australia’s industry representatives.

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“Australians love food, just like the Greeks, and this is the perfect opportunity for us to highlight the perfect pairing wines for rich flavours and textures that we share an appetite for.”

A trade and tasting masterclass is scheduled for Monday 20 June at Establishment in Sydney, while Melbourne’s trade and tasting masterclass will run on Thursday 23 June at The Westin Hotel on Collins Street.