hosted by Oliveology
Join us for another wonderful wine tasting workshop!
Taking place at our Railway Arch at Spa Terminus, our very own Marianna teams up with wine connoisseur Maria Moutsou, for a wine tasting workshop!
During the workshop you will get to taste the most important varieties of Greece. Let us introduce you to iconic wines made with Assyrtiko, Roditis, Agiorgitiko, Xinomavro & Fokiano.
This workshop is ideal for those of us who want to learn about wine, focusing on the varieties that grow all around Greece. We will leave with a good understanding of the key Greek varieties and the uniqueness of the terroir of the various regions of the country.
During the workshop we will get to taste a wide range of wines from these celebrated Greek grapes, accompanied by delicious food pairings (yes, there will be Greek cheese!). Take a journey through Greece over multiple glasses of wine and join us for another Greek hospitality feast! Can you think of a better way to spend your Saturday? We can’t!
Maria has become familiar with wine at early age, coming from a family of “domestic winemakers”, as called in Greece, private vineyard owners and makers of wine with no commercial interest but for the use of family and friends. The family used to pay much attention in the making and taking true pride during the consumption of that wine, yet without a trade notion attached to it. Wine was invariably present at meals, as part of a healthy and balanced diet.
Maria’s interest in wine grew stronger as she started tasting more sophisticated examples and learned about the world wine scene, international grape varieties and winemaking from the scientific point of view. She attended the WSET (Wine & Spirits Educational Trust) program and obtained the WSET Advanced qualification (with Merit) in 2015. Since 2012 she has been researching the Greek vineyard, the longest living vineyard in Europe, being convinced that the Greek terroir is unique (as only few others) and feeling a great sense of connection with the people tending the vineyards and having the vision to produce beautiful yet different wines and with a narrative. She established an import company in 2014, Southern Wine Roads and brought a good number of quality producers in the UK Market. She has organized numerous tastings on Greek wine in the UK for wine societies, customers and private groups and has received great feedback both from experts, as well as her audience.