CULTURE

Fine wines of the south meet top Athens chefs

The fine wines of the Peloponnese are combined with the finest cuisine of the capital’s restaurants in an event organized by Vinetum Wine Communication and the Union of Peloponnesian Wine Producers and Viticulturists (ENOAP) and coming up on Monday. Organizers of the «Peloponnesian Wines, Naturally» event have selected 35 high-end Athenian restaurants to serve a selection of wines from the vineyards of the southern Greek region to tailor-made menus created by the chefs to enhance the bouquet of the wines. What’s more, there is a 50 percent discount on the selected labels, whether purchased with dinner or to take home. The center of events will be the City of Athens Technopolis complex in Gazi, where, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., members of ENOAP will be displaying their products and discussing their techniques and the particular characteristics of each wine with aficionados. Admission to the event is free. Vintners will also inform visitors at which restaurants their wines will be served and which particular labels they have recommended to chefs. Another highlight is a tasting session of rarer or less popular selections, organized by ENOAP in collaboration with The Vineyard magazine, the only specialized publication on vineyards, winemaking and wine trading in Greece. The number of people who can attend this event is limited, so reservations are necessary and can be made online at [email protected] One lucky wine lover will also walk away from Technopolis with a 9-liter bottle of Salmanazar featuring the signatures of all 33 participants in the exposition after a raffle draw that will take place during the event.