Greek Wines Win 135 Awards

The Hellenic Journal

Greece won a total of 135 awards in the 6th International Wine Competition in Thessaloniki organized by the Wine Producers Association of the Northern Greece Vineyard in cooperation with HELEXPO "DETROP-OENOS'" on March 2-4.The Greek participations numbered 468 and the medals won were 2 grand gold, 34 gold and 99 silver. Thirty six distinguished sommeliers from Greece and abroad oenologists and wine journalists tasted 617 samples from Greece and 13 countries: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, United States, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Portugal.

The formal announcement of the competition results and the award ceremony will take place in Athens on Saturday, March 11 while on March 12 wine-lovers and professionals will have the opportunity to taste the award winning wines in a special event to take place in the Oenorania 2006 exhibition in EKEP, Athens.

(Posting date 24 April 2006

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