“Greek wines are distinctive and vibrant. The focus is on indigenous varieties with unique flavours, rooted in some of the world’s most amazing terroirs”.
Greece is an emerging force, a wine- producing country that has earned a lot of praise in the last decade among wine experts. With approximately 250 indigenous grape varieties, a great diversity of available terroirs, and passionate, knowledgeable winemakers, it is certainly the next big thing in the global wine market.
We warmly invite you to taste some of these wines and chat with our two sommeliers, Gregory Michailos and Marianna Makrigianni. They are enthusiastic to share their knowledge of Greek wines and guide you through indigenous Greek grape varieties and international cuvees, among others.
GREGORY ΜΙCHAILOS Dip WSET
Gregory Michailos studied wine in 2004. In 2009, he was among the first three graduates of WSET Diploma in Greece, receiving top marks and three scholarships.
He is a regular contributor to both Greek and international magazines and a senior lecturer for WSPC ltd – the Greek branch of WSET London- on all study levels.
He is a prominent wine-blogger in Greece, wine ambassador, and an educator for Greek wines in international markets such as, Japan, China, Korea and Australia.
He works as a wine consultant to and undertakes wine missions for Enterprise Greece, the national trade and investment agency of Greece.
He has an ongoing collaboration with the Interprofessional Organisation of Vines and Wines (EDOAO), for the promotion of Greek wines abroad.
MARIANNA MAKRIGIANNI Dip WSET
Marianna Makrigianni is an oenologist and among the first WSET Diploma holders in Greece.
She is a member of the PanHellenic Oenologists Association and the Association of Greek Sommeliers.
Her background combines the business and academic sides of wine. She has a solid background in the retail wine sector —both as a wine buyer and import consultant.
She is the founder of the first and only–for the moment–wine blog in Greece run by women.
At present, she is wine consultant to the House of Wine, Greece’s largest wine e-shop and organizer of the annual Peloponnese Wine Festival in Athens and Cyprus.