The Greek agenda at DWCC 2015 -
#DrinkGreekWine at DWCC 2015
Wines of Greece are set for a dynamic participation at Digital Wine Communication Conference 2015 a.k.a. DWCC, which will take place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (23-25 October 2015). In fact, for the first time ever, two organizations – New Wines of Greece (EDOAO) and Wines of North Greece- will be joining in this annual event that is considered as one of the most esteemed gatherings of wine communicators from around the world.
The Greek agenda at DWCC 2015 will include:
New Wines of Greece Masterclass
“Xinomavro on Fire: Exploring the terroirs”
A tasting dedicated to the “diva” of the indigenous varieties of Greece, known for its sophistication and diversity. The goal of the session is to highlight the intriguing expressions met in the four PDO regions (Naoussa, Amyndeon, Goumenissa and Rapsani) that are featuring Xinomavro.
The Masterclass will be presented by two influential Greek wine personalities: Yiannis Karakasis MW and Gregory Michailos AIWS a.k.a. the Wine Commanders.
WHEN: October 24, 2015 / 9:15-10:30
WHERE: Press Club Hall (Pavilion 8)
PRE-REGISTRATION IS NEEDED
More info: http://2015.dwcc.co/sessions/xinomavro-on-fire-exploring-the-terroirs/
This year the most anticipated DWCC Walkaround Tasting will include –besides the host country- wines from the broader Balkan region.
New Wines of Greece and the Wine Commanders (Yiannis Karakasis MW and Gregory Michailos AIWS) will be there highlighting the versatile profile of contemporary Greek winemaking with a top selection of Ambassador Wines from all over Greece.
WHEN: October 24, 2015 / 14:30-19:00am
WHERE: Press Club Hall (Pavilion 7)
Wines of North Greece Pre-Trip
“On the North Greece Wine Road” #northGRtrip
Each year DWCC offers to the participants the opportunity to explore further the wine regions of the host, as well as the neighboring countries, through a much-awaited program of pre and post trips.
In this context, Wines of North Greece organized a pre-trip sending out the tempting invitation for 100 hours “On the North Greece Wine Road” with fascinating discoveries, such as the mainland Assyrtiko and the alluring Malagousia, Xinomavro from 100-year-old vines, 1,000 m. altitude Cabernet, the new-style Retsina, one of the larger vineyards of organic cultivation in Europe or even a wine safari. 13 wineries of North Greece will be offering an action-packed trip from seaside to mountaintop.
WHEN: October 18-22, 2015
More info http://2015.dwcc.co/blog/on-the-north-greece-wine-road-press-trip/
While the countdown for DWCC 2015 has already begun, the goals of the Greek participation are clear; according to Yannis Voyatzis, President of EDOAO, “in a wine world where the growing influence of digital content is undeniable, the Wines of Greece have to establish an active role. Greek wine is trending, therefore we must not only “talk digital” but do a great job at it. There is no better way to learn and improve our skills than networking with some of the best wine communicators around the world”. On the same page, Giannis Albanis, Director of Wines of North Greece, pinpointed that “it is both a challenge and an opportunity to narrate our wine stories to professional storytellers. This interaction is always creative and fruitful”.
The DWCC 2015 has already posted the participant list. More than 200 wine communicators from around the globe (wine bloggers, writers, marketing and PR executives, distributors, Masters of Wine, Masters Sommelier, winemakers etc) will be in Plovdiv Bulgaria sharing their experience and ideas under the theme concept “Blend”.
What is Digital Wine Communication Conference a.k.a. DWCC?
The 8th edition of the DWCC: Digital Wine Communications Conference will bring together wine professionals and wine lovers of all backgrounds from around the world to meet in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The theme for the 2015 conference will be “Blend”. Founded and organized by Vrazon, the 2008 conference, in La Rioja, Spain, was the first international event for Wine Bloggers and the first of an ongoing series of conferences and events under the “DWCC” banner, including the recent 2014 conference, in Montreux, Switzerland. The goal of DWCC is to create a network of wine communicators across the globe to spread information, broaden the culture of wine, improve industry standards, and above all else, create a physical space to communicate and share ideas. 2015.dwcc.co
About New Wines of Greece (EDOAO)
The National Interprofessional Organization of Vine and Wine of Greece established in 2000 from the institutions KEOSOE (CENTRAL UNION OF VINE AND WINE PRODUCING COOPERATIVE ORGANIZATIONS OF GREECE), which is a third degree branch cooperative organization, and SEO (GREEK WINE FEDERATION), which represents the majority of private wine producers.
The Interprofessional Organization of Vine and Wine has been recognized as national by the Hellenic Agricultural Ministry since 2001 (Decision No 339097/9-2-2001) and represents both vine and wine sectors in Greece.
About Wines of North Greece
The Wine Producers Association of the Northern Greece Vineyard was set up in 1993; it includes one the most privileged and dynamic vine growing regions of Greece, which extends from the Ionian Sea in the West to the River Evros in the East, and from the northern borders of the country down to Mount Olympus in the South. Today the Association counts 29 wineries – members. Among the priorities of “Wines of North Greece” is to promote the region as a must-visit wine tourist destination that stands out for the premium wineries and wines, the outstanding gastronomy, the bond with history (museums and archaeological sites), the broad spectrum of accommodation facilities and the warm hospitality of North Greece. www.winesofnorthgreece.gr & www.wineroads.gr