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Monday, February 14, 2011
Athens Wine Festival Dionysia 2011
The Athens Wine Festival Dionysia 2011, Greece’s most important and exciting wine-tasting event of the year, was held on on February 12 and 13 at Zappeion Megaron Hall. This year, more than 120 wineries from all over the country presented 1,000 different varieties to the city’s wine lovers.
The annual festival is a unique opportunity to taste the new generation of fine Greek wines that have impressed international critics and won awards worldwide. Visitors may meet the vintners themselves and learn how they produce agiorgitico, xinomavro, assyrtico, and moschofilero, some of Greece's bewitching native grape varieties.
The event was held under the auspices of the National Interprofessional Association of the Vine and Wines, with the support of the city of Athens and the Athens Tourism & Economic Development Company.