WINE

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

Wine is hard to imagine without the alcohol. It’s integral to its texture, flavor, complexity and, of course, the buzz. Yet interest in alcohol-free wine has grown rapidly over the past couple of years.


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WHAT'S ON

One of the world's biggest showcases of Greek wine, the annual Oenorama exhibition takes place this weekend at Zappeion Hall. 


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WHAT'S ON

The Bobo wine bar will be hosting the five wineries that make up the Wines of Athens group in a presentation of wines from the Attica vineyard made with both native and international grape varieties on December 19.

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NEWS

The Finance Ministry submitted to parliament on Tuesday an amendment abolishing an excise tax on wine as of 2019, in a move that was widely expected after the levy was reversed by a court earlier in the year.

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WHAT'S ON

The Kokotou Vineyard north of Athens is hosting the annual Harvest Festival of St Paul's Anglican Church, which includes wine tasting, food, music and even stand-up comedy. 


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Wine importer and distributor Vinetum is holding an event dedicated to the wines of the Aegean at Zappeion Hall in central Athens on Sunday, October 21. 

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The Athens Hilton is hosting this year's annual Cellier Wine Fair, organized by one of Greece's biggest retailers of spirits and featuring dozens of producers from around the world and specialists to answer all your wine-related questions.



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NEWS

Greece's top administrative court cancelled a widely contested excise tax on wine introduced by the government in 2016, the Greek Wine Federation (GWF) announced on Tuesday.

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WHAT'S ON

Greece's biggest wine show, Oenorama, is an annual event which first launched in 1994 and has welcomed thousands of visitors looking to explore wines from the increasingly popular local industry, classic terroirs and new global forces. 

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WHAT'S ON

The Cellier wine and spirits store is hosting a series of tastings that focus on specific countries and regions. On Wednesday, February 28, the country of honor is Chile, one of the great forces in New World wines.


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SOCIETY

The cutting of the first bunch of Assyrtiko on the southern Aegean island of Santorini on August 4 signaled the start of the 2017 wine grape harvest across Greece. The harvest takes roughly three months, ending in late October in the vineyards of northern Greece.

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CULTURE

The smallest acts of kindness can go a long way. A recent example comes from world-renowned wine critic and journalist Jancis Robinson, who had been planning a week-long family vacation with her children and grandchildren on the Greek island of Paxos in the Ionian Sea.