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New Event: Greek wine dinner with the owner of Vatistas Vineyards

From: sebastien
Sent on: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 4:11 PM
Announcing a new event for NYC Wine club!

What: Greek wine dinner with the owner of Vatistas Vineyards

When: Tuesday, June 19, 8:00 PM

Event fee: USD45.00 per person all included

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Event Description: A FANTASTIC WINE DINNER WITH WONDERFUL WINE AND GREEK FOOD AND AN AWESOME GREEK WINE MAKER.

The wine dinner focuses on the indigenous grapes of Greece. Theodore Vatistas of the boutique winery Vatistas Vineyards, will guide through 6 (or maybe 8) courses of wine and food pairings, discussing how and why Greek wines have experienced a recent surge in quality and popularity.


Few words about Wines from Greece:

Wine has been an important part of Greek culture for over 4000 years as the numerous archeological discoveries throughout Greece indicate.

In recent years, the Greek wine industry has undergone tremendous improvements with serious investments in modern wine making technology. The new generation of native winemakers is being trained in the best wine schools around the world and their efforts are paying off as Greek wines continue to receive the highest awards in international competitions as well as the recognition they deserve throughout the world.

What makes Greek wine so unique are the more than 300 indigenous grape varieties grown there, some of which have been cultivated since ancient times. Many of the world?s best wine critics agree that the distinct flavors that come from these native grape varieties are a strong marketing advantage for the Greek wine industry. Many well-known international grape varieties are also used in Greek wine making. This extensive variety of grapes together with the moderate Greek climate, plentiful sunshine, low average rainfall and soils of moderate fertility combine to provide an excellent environment for the production of high quality wines.

SOME WORDS ABOUT VATISTAS VINEYARDS:

Vatistas Vineyards lie on the plants of Vion and the hillsides of Pantanassa next to the castle of Monemvasia, where the famous wine Malvazia grape originates.

The historical significance of Monemvasia, just a few kilometers northeast of his vineyards, has never been lost on Vatistas. An engraving of the fortified isthmus adorns all of his products. Although Vatistas? plantings include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet and Merlot, he is one of the few producers in the Peloponessos to have devoted energy to the exploration of some of the cultivars presumed to have comprised the local version of Malvasia some 700 years ago. Plantings include In local varieties Petrouliano, Asproudi, Thrapsa, Mavroudi, Monemvasia, Kydonitsa, Roditi, Mandilaria as well as, Assyrtiko, Aedani, Athiri, Agiorgitiko, Malagousia, along with the noble foreign varieties Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet and Merlot.

Learn more here:
http://wine.meetup.com/5/calendar/5883734/

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