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16-18 March 2019

ATHENS • GREECE

Oenotelia Seminars

The export potential of Greek wines dominated the program

OENOTELIA 2019 visitors attended with unflagging interest seminars featuring prominent oenologists and experienced sommeliers.

The rich program of the seminars attended by OENOTELIA visitors were aimed at providing improved knowledge and awareness on the latest wine industry trends. Initially, oenologist Aris Sklavenitis, analyzed the key principles of wine pairing with food, and provided important advice on the creation of a proper wine list in places of entertainment and dining. Next in line, Basil J. Janavaras, President & CEO of JANAVARAS ENTERPRISES LLC presented the wine selection criteria regarding the US. Finally, Mr Sklavenitis disclosed the secrets of blind tasting by analyzing its general principles and its methodology, while, at the end of his presentation, he talked about retsina, a special Greek wine, attracting a great deal of interest.

MONDAY 18 MARCH

12:00-13:30

Basic principles of tasting and practical training in the combination of wine – food
Fotis Stathopoulos, Sommelier

13:30-15:00

Agiorgitiko: Presentation and tasting
Fotis Stathopoulos, Sommelier

15:00-16:30

Wine Tourism in the World
Spyros Triantafyllou, Vins Oenotourism events

16:30-18:00

Savvatiano: Presentation and tasting
Fotis Stathopoulos, Sommelier

18:00-18:30

Creation of a wine list
Fotis Stathopoulos, Sommelier

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