Familiar faces from the Greek wine industry
were about: Constantine Boutari, Chairman
of the Board of Directors of J. Boutari Wines, and his lovely
wife, Maria, the distinguished Oenologist and Partner of Alpha
Estate, Mr. Angelos Iatridis, Mr. Leon
Karatsalos, Partner & Winemaker of GAIA Wines,
Dimitra and Erifili Parparoussis, Oenologist
and Vineyardist at A.S. Parparoussi Winery, Vassilis
Kourtakis, President of the Federation of Greek Vintners
& Greek Wine Cellars D. Kourtakis and Mrs. Anne
Kokotos of Semeli and Domain Kokotos.
Distinguished guests included His Excellency Ambassador
Hae Moon Chung of Korea with his delegation of VIPs,
H.E. Ambassador Emmanuel Vlandis and Italian
wife Mrs. Anna-Maria Vlandi, H.E. Ambassador
Claude Rijmenans and wife Mrs. Marie-Therese
Rijmenans of Belgium, Mr. Andreas Zaimis
- President of the Friends of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Mr.
Iraklis Ieronimakis - Consulate of Portugal, Secretary
General - Mr. George Mergos of the Ministry of Finance, Advisor
& Consultant to the Ministry of Agriculture - Mr. Constantine
Zaimis, Mr. Vasso Vamvas - CEO of the Hellenic Center
of Investment and International Journalists, Mr. Cherwa
from the International Herald Tribune and Mr. Morgan of the
L.A. TIMES as well as various IOC - International
Olympic Committee Members were in attendance.
The tasting and reception included a savvy selection from
contemporary Greek vineyards including Oenoforos,
Ktima Gerovassiliou, Gaia Wines, Alpha Estate, Estate Biblia
Hora, A.S. Parparoussis,
E. Tsantali, J. Boutari Wines and Semeli.
Wine Expert and Author, Nico Manessis' experience includes
vineyard management, wine production, marketing and fine wine
advisory services which span Europe and the U.S.A. with more
than 20 years experience. He is the best-selling author of
the "The Illustrated Greek Wine Book"
and has contributed to numerous books and publications such
as International Herald Tribune, the Financial Times and Decanter.
He is a member of the Academie Internationale du Vin and resides
in Geneva, Switzerland.
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