Newsletter April – May 2014
Wine Showcase event to Chinese reportes and importers.
From the 7t-9 of April a wine showcase event by the “Wines of Crete” for Chinese importers and reporters took place in Crete, continuing the effort of promoting the Cretan wines and opening new markets abroad.»
The Chinese visitors had the chance to visit Cretan vineyards with the unique characteristics, taste not only the 12 wines of Origin with the Geographical Indications (Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), but the 11 indigenous Cretan Varieties as well.
The visit was organized, by the Winemaker Association of Heraklion, the Winemaker Association of Chania and Rethymno and the Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and it’s a part of the action “Visits from media and trade representatives from China” of the financial program “Promotional Actions for the Cretan Wine in China and Ukraine” during the Wine Promotion in Third Countries, campaign financed with aid from the European Union and Greece. (PHOTOS)
«Wines of Crete» new maps and leaflets
«Wines of Crete», printed new material for the promotion of the Cretan Vineyard at USA and China. Thus, the new map in Chinese and English and the new leaflets as well are on line and you can download the new material HERE.
The campaign was financed with aid from the European Union and Greece.
Presenting the Cretan Vineyard to French journalists
«Wines of Crete», presented the uniqueness of the Cretan Vineyard to French reporters of gastronomy at the St. Nicolas Bay hotel, in Agios Nikolaos, Crete. The reporters had the chance not only to taste Cretan wines but to get to know the Cretan gastronomy as well.
“Quality, entrepreneurship and tasting” event
«Wines of Crete», was at a three days event at Amari from 2 – 4 of May and presented the “Benefits and Prospects of Networking” and the unique charecteristics of the Cretan Vineyard and wine. There was also a wine tasting stand, where guests enjoyed the Cretan wines of the Cretan Wine Network, through the 3 days of the event.
Open Wineries 2014
The Cretan Wineries also participate at the Panhellenic event “Open Wineries”. On the 31st of May and the 1st of June the Cretan Wineries open their doors to winelovers and explorers of the taste and wines of Crete. The visitors will have the chance not only to explore the Cretan vineyards and the wineries but to taste the local varieties of the island as well.
Participating at the TOP Wine exhibition in Beijing
«Wines of Crete» will participate for the first time at the Top Wine Beijing from 4-6 of June. Furthermore 4 Master Classes will take place for the wines of Crete with Geographical Indications (Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) at 4 & 5 of June , at Seminar Room 1, from 10am – 12.pm και από 15pm – 17rm. This participation is being supported from New Wines of Greece, campaign financed with aid from the European Union and Greece.
Master Class at USA
«Wines of Crete» will be for one more time at USA to present the Cretan Wines. The presentations will be held in New York City the 9th of June and in Washington at 11th of June. The Cretan Wine Network will present a masterclass at the Wine Media Guild, opinion leaders and reporters in wine and gastronomy. 2 Master Classes will be held at Washington with Cretan wines with Geographical Indications (Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) to 40 professionals in wine and importers. This participation is being supported from New Wines of Greece, campaign financed with aid from the European Union and Greece.