50 Greek wine and tsipouro producers at Prowein 2019 Exhibition

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Friday, 8 March 2019

50 Greek wine and tsipouro producers at Prowein 2019 Exhibition

Athens, 7 March 2019 | Greece will present 50 Greek producers of fine wines and traditional tsipouro at the Prowein 2019 International Exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany this month, one Europe’s pre-eminent trade fairs for the wine and spirits industry. Enterprise Greece will be organizing the national Greek pavilion as part of its special wine export promotion program.

With more than 300 local grape varieties, a wide variety of terroirs and, above all, passionate and dedicated wine makers, the new generation of Greek wines has earned legitimate recognition on the international wine scene. The industry has made great strides in recent years on the strength of the wide range of fine Greek wines: from crisp whites with metallic notes and excellent acidity, to elegant reds with velvety textures suitable to accompany the world’s finest cuisines.

"Greek wines create a new world of flavor based on the unique accents of local grape varieties and the multidimensional terroir of Greece," said Antonis Gravanis, Director of International Exhibitions, Agricultural Products, Food and Drinks.

Greece offers enormous commercial opportunities in wine and gastronomy. At Prowein and other international fairs, the prospects for the sector are a major draw for international buyers interested in promoting Greek products to the global market.

During the three days of the exhibition this year, March 17-19, the Greek pavilion (Hall 17, B121) will offer visitors a chance to taste a wide variety of Greek vintages at a national wine bar, which will operate alongside exhibitors' stands and where each winery will present its own wines.

Dating from the 14th century, a part of the Greek wine tradition has been the production of tsipouro, an elegant pomace distillate with a protected designation of origin and which is attracting more and more interest in the alcoholic beverages segment. To showcase Greek tsipouro, Enterprise Greece has created the Greek Spirits Bar (Hall 12, E50) -- with the slogan "Let's drink tsipouro" – where experts will guide visitors on the different varieties of tsipouro: with or without anise, fresh from the still or aged in barrels.

The Texsom Wine Awards at the Greek Pavilion will take place Monday, March 18 at 15:30 in Hall 17, B121. After an introduction by Master of Wine, Caro Maurer, visitors will have the opportunity to taste some exquisite Greek wines, accompanied by appetizers.

About Wines of Greece

Wines of Greece is a campaign of the Greek Wine Association (GWA) and Enterprise Greece. GWA promotes the further development of the sector, through research and technological innovation, the production and marketing of Greek wines and wine products, and continuous strides in quality. Enterprise Greece is the national investment and trade agency and actively supports Greek exporters through an integrated action plan, both in Greece and abroad.

Press Contact:

Sven Koch | Τel.: +49 721 91245-132 // Christine Schaefer | Τel.: +49 721 91245-148

greece@organize.de | www.organize.de

Participating Wineries:

Kir-Yianni Estate

Alpha Estate

Gerovassiliou Estate

Artemis Karamolegos Winery

Argyros Estate

Kechris Winery

Porto Carras Wines

Domaine Sigalas

Theopetra Estate

Domaine Hatzimichalis

Sabanis Estate

Tzivani Wines (organic wines)

Moraitis Winery

By Region

Crete:

Miliarakis Winery

Douloufakis Winery

Domaine Paterianakis

Idaia Winery

Diamantakis Winery

Toplou Estate

Michalakis Estate

Lyrarakis Winery

Epirus:

Domaine Glinavos

Zoinos Winery

Katogi Averoff

Attica:

Milonas Winery

Domaine Papagiannakos

Markou Vineyards

Anastasia Fragou Winery

Chateau Kaniaris

Gikas Winery

Bassis Winery

Tripodaki Winery

Nikolou Winery

Macedonia:

Biblia Chora Estate

Chateau Nico Lazaridi

Vourvoukeli Estate

Kelari Dialekto Winery

Melmar Winery

Pavlidis Estate

Wine Art Estate

Domaine Costa Lazaridi

Oenogenesis Winery

Manolesakis Estate

Lalikos Winery

Ampeloeis

Participating Distilleries:

Loukatos Distillery

Pilavas Distillery

Gatsios Distillery

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