An extraordinary Master Class of Australian Wines was organized by the Australian Embassy with the cooperation of The Greek Sommeliers Association in Athens on the 2nd of February 2020. The Ambassador Mr. Arthur Spyrou hosted the members of the Greek Sommeliers Association, a few Wine Journalists and the distributors of Australian wines in Greece.
The presentation was led by Ms. Laura Jewell MW who explained in depth the diversity of geographical zones and the dominant varieties in Australia. All wines were presented by the two last Greek Champions Sommeliers Mr. Hanialidis Eleftherios and Mr. Sklavenitis Aris.
The wines that have been tasted were the following:
• Brokenwood Hunter Valley Semillon 2018
• Tahbilk Estate Ngambie Lakes Marsanne 2015
• Grosset ‘Springvale’ Clare Valley Riesling 2018
• Leeuwin Estate ‘Art Series’ Margaret River Chardonnay 2016
• Clonakilla Canberra Shiraz Viognier 2018
• Willunga 100 ‘The Tithing’ McLaren Vale Grenache 2016
• Katnook ‘Founders Block’ Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
• Cullen ‘Red Moon’ Mangan Vineyard Willyabrup Malbec Petit Verdot Merlot 2017
• Turkey Flat Vineyards Barossa Shiraz 2016
• De Bortoli ‘Noble One’ Riverina Semillon 2014
As this master class was connected with the National Greek Contest for the Best Sommelier of Greece a few very important personalities of the global Sommelerie scheme were participated in this event such as: Mrs. Michele Chantome as the President of the Sommeliers of Morocco and at the same time General Secretary of the International Sommeliers Association (A.S.I), Mr. Dashamir Elezi, President of the Association of Sommeliers in Albania and Mr. Florea Voica, President of Sommeliers in Romania