Wines of Greece returns to Australia in June 2018

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By popular demand, Greece 's leading wines of Greece are back in Australia from 07 - 25 June with a score of the country 's celebrated wines and latest vintages, from famed terroirs and up - and - coming regions. To mark their fourth roadshow in Australia, Greek Master of Wine, Yannis Karakasis MW, will debut the Hellenic 's first masterclass in Brisbane, alongside returning visits to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. 



This year 's line up of trade and consumer events will explore the topics: Greece ' s most exciting terroirs - a case of authenticity and individuality, non Greek wines - indigenous varieties and fascinating terroirs, the Greek rose revolution and natural wines of Greece. The demand for Greek wines has incurred a 20 per cent oncrease in sales in Australia over the last four years, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority, with many Greek wines has incurred a 20 per-cent increase in sales in Australia over the last four years, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority, with many Greek wines now available by the glass in great restaurants around the country.

"Only a decate ago, few had heard about assyrtico, Santorini or malagousia", says Karakasis. "Today these terroirs and varieties are the centre of attention for many wine drinkers in Australia, which is a credit to the work of inspiring Greek winemakers and vignerons". Wines of Greece will show Australia an extensive range of the country's diverse wine styles and grape varietals, inclunding Greece 's native xinomavro, agiorgitiko and limniona. This year ' s tour will also highlight the new generation of Greek viticulture which draws on traditional winemaking techniques, such as minimal intervetion production, biodynamic farmng, and amphora ageing.

Greece enjoys one of the most diverse winemaking landscapes in the world, with a range of soil types from limestone in Nemea and Cephallonia, schist in Naoussa and Rapsani, to granite and volcanic soils in the Aegean islands. Greek wines champion a true sence of place - reflecting a diversity of micro - climates and wealth of indogenous varieties - which is helping to cemente Greece 's global reputation for producing some of the world 's most unique and expressive wines.

Consumers will also have the opportunity to taste the wines at four events, the Greek wine extravaganza, Oinofilia at Sydney 's Commune on Saturday, 23 June and Melbourne 's Collingwood Town Hall on Sunday, 24 June (held by the team behind Pinot Palooza and Game of Rhones), as well as at Georges on Waymouth in Adelaide on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 June. Trade will be invited to sample the selection from visiting vintners at Oinofilia during an exclusive preview, spaces limited. Wines of Greece President Vangelis Argyris says the Wines of Greece team is looking forward to returning to Australia for a fourth time. "Australia has one of the most vibrant wine cultures in the world, and we are ecstatic that the Australian palate has embraced and developed a thirst for Greek wines. This year we 've extended our Australian road trip to reach more Greek wine enthusiasts, of the back of the amazing response last year.

Wines of Greece is also running private masterclasses for retailers, distributors, hotels and restaurant groups throughout their time in the country. To express your interest in these private tutorials contact EmmaHutton@liquidideas.com.au. Leading the educational elements of the tour will be Yannis Karakasis MW, Greek Master of Wine alongside Grigoris Michailos AIWS.


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For any RSVP, media enquiries, interview opportunities or images, contact Liquid Ideas:

Emma Hutton / EmmaHutton@liquidideas.com.au / 0296674211 / 0423 326 576

Tess McPherson / TessMcpherson@liquidideas.com.au / 02 9667 4211 / 0432 101 113

For any trade inquiries, contact:

Lizzy Thomas / lizzythomas@liquidideas.com.au



Sydney

When: Tuesday, 07 June
Wine Tasting
Where: The Grace Hotel, 77 York Str. 2000NSW, Sydney
Details: Trade and consumer event. General Consulate of Greece in Sydney


When: Monday, 18 June
Masterclass 1: 10.30am-11.45am Masterclass 2: 12:45pm-2pm Masterclass 3: 2.45pm-4pm
Where: Room III, Establishment, 252 George St, Sydney
Details: Masterclass – trade event


When: Saturday, 23 June, 12am  – 17 pm
Where: Commune, 901 Bourke Street, Waterloo, NSW 2017
Details: Oinofilia by REVEL trade tasting and consumer event 


Brisbane



When: Thursday, 14 June, 2.30pm-4pm
Where: Mezzanine, Stokehouse Q, Sidon St, South Bank
Details: Masterclass – Trade event


Adelaide

When: Tuesday, 19 June 09.00pm - 17:00pm
Where: UNISA
Details: Educational Event

When: Tuesday, 19 June & Wednesday, 20 June 6:30pm
Where: Georges on Waymouth, 20 Waymouth Street, Adelaide
Details: Consumer Tasting Reservations available from Georges on Waymouth: 0882116960 or info@georgesonwaymouth.com.au

When: Wednesday, 20 June, 12pm-4pm Where: The Gallery Adelaide, Adelaide Details: Trade tasting


Melbourne



When: Sunday, 24 June, 12 pm - 17pm
Where: Collingwood Town Hall, 140 Hoddle Street (enter via Stanton Street), Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Details: Oinofilia by REVEL trade tasting  and consumer event 



When: Monday, 25 June
Masterclass 1: 10.30am-11.45am Masterclass 2: 12:45pm-2pm Masterclass 3: 2.45pm-4pm
Where: Garden Room, Level 1, Crown Towers, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
Details: Masterclass – Trade Event