The London Greek Wine Festival is a showcase of the best of Greek wines, brought to you by Theodore Kyriakou and the team at The Greek Larder. It launched in 2015 for the first time and was an overwhelming success, immersing guests in all things Greek wine…
Everything from understanding the origins, indigenous grapes and their characteristics, an influence of terroir and more, through to life’s simpler and divine pleasures of exemplary food and a jubilant atmosphere.
We are thrilled to be putting on another festival this year which is set to be bigger and better, bringing together the most exciting producers from across Greece. We’re delighted to announce that it will be hosted by Olly Smith. Olly is a multi-award winning wine expert, TV personality, author and columnist, and we can’t think of anyone better placed for the job.
The festival will take place at the fantastic West Handyside Canopy in Kings Cross. The dates have been confirmed as the 13th and 14th October 2017.
The festival is for everyone, the curious, the professional, the discerning or just the casual visitor who wishes to relax and indulge with us. Not forgetting the fantastic contribution from the guest speakers and hosts, generously sharing their insightful knowledge and stories with all of our festival audience.
“We’re so thrilled about this exciting and independent Festival, devoted to unearthing so much brilliance from my native country. Our passion has always been to champion, promote and dispense the very best Greek food and wine. This philosophy is integral to the values at our restaurant bar & delicatessen. So naturally our Festival and joyful celebration originate from the same approach and we hope to bring you a captivating weekend.”
Olly is a multi-award winning wine expert, TV personality, author and columnist. His finely tuned taste buds, boundless knowledge and infectious enthusiasm know no bounds. He has written four books Drinking for Chaps, Behind Enemy Wines, Wine: Both Barrels and Eat & Drink:Good Food That’s Great to Drink with. He is also a columnist for the Mail on Sunday’s Event Magazine and regularly appears as the wine expert on Saturday Kitchen as well as his own wine show on the Food Network and Travel Channel. Greek wine is a passion of Olly’s and we’re delighted to have him on board.
“I’ve visited a different corner of Greece every year for the past two decades exploring its wild natural landscape. I love Greek cooking for its emphasis on seasonal fresh produce and I adore Greek wine – an unfolding story that surprises tantalises and lures me back time and again.
Join me at this year’s Greek Wine Festival on 13th & 14th October and taste your way around the glory of Greece. With the best producers, top food and a warm hearty welcome, come and explore the depth of Greek wine with its unique local grapes, dedicated wine growers, diverse vineyard sites and enthralling creativity springing from several thousand years of viticulture. These fabulous flavours are part of an unfolding story that surprises, tantalises and reveals a whole cast of characters. With a tale behind every bottle and a style to suit every palate, raise your glass to discover the greatest of Greece.”
Tickets for the London Greek Wine Festival 2017 are now on sale and can be purchased clicking below. For £15 (+ booking fee) you get access to the festival, and the chance to sample over 130 wines.
There’s nothing modest about our festival’s producers and suppliers who represent Greece’s most passionate and talented winemakers. They tirelessly pull and twist corks and screw caps, to consistently reveal exceptional wines soaked in character, complexity and a sense of place.