Cyprus High Commission Trade in London

Cyprus Wines Masterclasses @LWF2021

17-19 May 2021

The Ministry of Energy, Commerce & Industry organised two Masterclasses to further promote the Wines of Cyprus, as part of the main live schedule of London Wine Fair 2021. The masterclasses were conducted by the two Masters of Wine Demetri Walters and Yiannis Karakassis.

The first Masterclass by Demetri Walters MW, called ‘The Rise of Cyprus’, took place on 17 May 2021 at 12:00. The presentation was organised by the Cyprus Trade Centre in London and recorded in the premises of the High Commission of Cyprus in London.

The wines tasted in this session were the following:

  1. “Ayioklima 2019” White Dry Xynisteri – Constantinou Winery
  2. “Madari Hills Collection Mythodia 2019” Dry Rosé (Mavro, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre) – Ekfraseis Winery
  3. “Maratheftiko Single Vineyard 2018” – Makarounas Winery
  4. “NV Commandaria” – Oenou Yi Vineyards
  5. “To Kokkino Baloni” / Yiannoudi Mikro-vinification series 2019 – Vouni Panayia Winery
  6. “Zambartas Rosé 2020” (Lefkada, Cabernet Franc.) – Zambartas Winery

The Second Masterclass by Υiannis Karakasis MW, titled ‘Indigenous White Varieties of Cyprus’ was presented on 19 May 2021 at 12:00. The recording of this presentation was organised and took place in Athens.

The wines tasted in this session were the following:

  1. “Alasia NV Commandaria” Liqueur 2017 – LOEL Winery
  2. “Fikardos White Dry Xynisteri 2019” – Fikardos Winery
  3. “Pente Litharia 2019” White Dry (Xynisteri) – Oenou Yi Vineyards
  4. “Project ‘X’ Single Vineyard Xynisteri 2019” White Dry – Kamanterena Winery
  5. “Promara 2019” White Dry – Vouni Panayia Winery
  6. “Vasilissa 2019” White Dry – Makarounas Winery
  7. “Zambartas Xynisteri 2019” White Dry – Zambartas Winery