Newsletter June 2014
Wines of Crete at the TOP WINE CHINA.
For the first time, “Wines of Crete”, a Cretan – Greek Wine Network participated at the international wine exhibition “Top Wine China” in Beijing, from the 3rd till the 5th of June. Cretan – Greek wines impressed the participants of the exhibition. More than 400 professionals of wine participated at the four Masterclasses about the Cretan Vineyard that took place. Mr Wei (Yesmywine.com), a Chinese wine professional, with the help of the Cretan Winemakers, presented not only the History of the Cretan Wines, the Cretan Vineyard and the exceptional indigenous varieties, but also the Cretan way of life, their dream about the wine and the Cretan philosophy of winemaking at the four wine masterclasses. This participation was supported from New Wines of Greece, campaign financed with aid from the European Union and Greece. (You can see more photos HERE)
Wines of Crete in USA
«Wines of Crete» travelled to USA from the 9th till the 11th of June. New York was the first stop, where a masterclass was held to the Wine Media Guild Association, opinion leaders and journalists, specialized in wine and gastronomy. Next stop was Washington DC where a masterclass with PDO and PGI Cretan wines was organized for 40 wine professionals, importers, wine bloggers, gastronomy journalists, etc. (Photo: New York & Washington). Americans seemed to like the master classes and many articles have been written since. This participation was supported from New Wines of Greece, campaign financed with aid from the European Union and Greece.
The 7th Quality awards of Gastronomos Magazine
The Winemakers of Crete were awarded by the Gastronomos Magazine prize of the Drink, proving that the collective efforts always bring great results.
Wines of Crete new Ad
The new ad at the Aegean Blue Magazine is on!
Just imagine you plan a visit in Crete. Beautiful beaches, great food, breathtaking rural landscape, ancient cultural monuments, amazing people. And wineries. Imagine an island with more than 30 wineries.
11 of them located practically one next to the other, where you can meet each winemaker and try all the wine you can have in a single day – and maybe more. Wouldn’t be a pity to miss the opportunity for a unique Mediterranean wine safari?
American Journalists in Crete
«Wines of Crete» hosted American journalists on the 7th and 8th of June, who visited Cretan Wineries and had the chance to taste PDO and PGI wines, and also local wine varieties. The winemakers gave the journalists a unique wine experience, in an island with 11 indigenous varieties and 12 PDO’s and PGI wines. This participation was supported from New Wines of Greece, a campaign financed with aid from the European Union and Greece.
«Wines of Crete» in the MISA festival!
Wines of Crete is sponsoring the MISA (Music in the Summer Air) festival this summer in Shanghai! We will present a Master class about the wines of Cretan Vineyard, while on the VIP dinners the attendees will taste only unique Cretan wines. MISA festival is one of the most important events of the summer in Shanghai, where numerous visitors enjoy the fest.
Wines of Crete in the Cretan Diet Festival
«Wines of Crete» was on Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th at the Cretan Diet Festival in Rethymno. Visitors had the chance to taste Cretan Wine varieties, while enjoying Cretan specialties, in a festival full of Crete!