Two of Greeceā€™s leading wine producers, Yiannis Paraskevopoulos of GAIA Wines and Stellios Boutaris of Kir-Yianni, are visiting Australia between June 2 and 10 for a series of seminars and wine tasting for traders and consumers, in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
The visit is part of a three-year programme financed by the European Union and the Greek Government.
Although wine has been produced in Greece for over 6,000 years, it is only in the last decade that wine critics and consumers have started appreciating the high quality of wine now made in this country.
Greece boasts over 300 indigenous varieties, among which Assyrtiko (white), grown mainly on Santorini island, Agiorgitiko, grown in Nemea in the Peloponnese, and Xinomavro (red), grown widely in the northern province of Macedonia.
Australian Wine Companion (28.5.2010): Visiting Greek Wine Makers in the Frame as Fine Wine Producers
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