Greek Wines Travel through Canada and the US on Annual Roadshow

In celebration of the increasing popularity of Greek wines in North America, Wines of Greece have announced their annual road show and events schedule.

The road show is set to kick-off events in Canada, with first stop being in Montreal on May 1 and Toronto on May 8, followed by Seattle on May 8, San Francisco on May 10 and New York on May 15.

The events will be highlighting Greece’s wine culture to media and trade, and will be focusing on wines with a Protected Designation of Origin.

Local trade and press in each city will enjoy a Grand Tasting of wines from regions throughout Greece and will showcase different styles of classic varieties plus wines from up and coming Greek grapes.

Educational workshops that will explore the next generation of Greek wines with speakers  Konstantinos Lazarakis, MW, well-known Sommelier Michael Madrigale, and Enologist, Sofia Perpera, will also be featured.

Greek wine exports to the US from 2009-2016 increased by 81.6% in value and 28.4% in volume, according to Eurostat data, and  the average price per liter increased 41.3%.

Greek wine exports in 2017 increased by 14.8% in value compared to 2016 and 5.5% in volume.

“We will have a new generation of Greek winemakers present who are crafting world class wines from our classic indigenous and other relatively unknown varieties, while exploring their potential with new styles of wine, single vineyard bottlings and wines with less intervention,” says Sofia Perpera, Director of the Greek Wine Bureau for North America.

“With the increasing popularity of Greek wine in the U.S., we are always excited to return to New York and San Francisco, and be introduced to the Seattle market for the first time,” adds Perpera.

Wines of Greece Canada/US Roadshow Schedule of Events:

Montreal (May 1)

Toronto (May 3)

Seattle (May 8)

“Exploring Greek Wine…the Next Generation” Workshop presented by Konstantinos Lazarakis, MW: 10:30am – 11:45am

Trade Tasting: 12:30pm – 4pm

To register for the Wines of Greece Seattle Roadshow, please visit: https://winesofgreecegrandtastingseattle.eventbrite.com

San Francisco (May 10)

“Exploring Greek Wine…the Next Generation” Workshop presented by Konstantinos Lazarakis, MW: 10:30am – 11:45am

Trade Tasting: 12:30pm – 4pm

To register for the Wines of Greece San Francisco Roadshow, please visit: https://winesofgreecesanfrancisco.eventbrite.com

New York (May 15)

“Exploring Greek Wine.. the Next Generation” Workshop with Michael Madrigale & Sofia Perpera:

10:30am – 11:45am

Trade Tasting: 12:30pm – 4pm

To register for the Wines of Greece New York Roadshow, please visit: https://winesofgreecegrandtastingnyc.eventbrite.com

Follow Wines of Greece on Facebook at Facebook.com/NewWinesofGreece and Twitter at @DrinkGreekWine. The hashtag for the event is #WOGRoadshow.

About EDOAO (Wines of Greece)

Wines of Greece is the national umbrella organization representing the wineries of Greece in their international efforts to introduce, educate and promote the modern revival of the Greek wine sector.