Welcome to the Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos "Celebrate the Holidays in Greece" Virtual Winetasting! Your host Johnny Livanos along with Fotios Stamos, Ari Kalos, and the wonderful members of the MoB Philoptochos present an amazing wine tour of Greece. Grab a glass and join us!
Assyrtiko is synonymous with Santorini, but did you know that there are several varieties of Assyrtiko wine made in Greece, but beyond the island border of Santorini? Learn all about the varieties of Assyrtiko in Greece from our resident Greek wine guru Johnny Livanos of Diamond Wine Importers. Grab a glass and join us!
Learn the faces behind the Greek Wine Renaissance! Watch our webinar and learn about the amazing people bringing Greek wine to the forefront!
Join us as we explore the truly wonderous wine-producing regions of Greece and learn what makes these diverse areas so amazing.
We had the honor and privilege to kick off our new Greek winemaker series with a truly amazing winemaker, the one and only Stellios Boutaris of Kir-Yianni Estates! We had Stelios join us live from Greece and Ari & Foti from Greek Wine Club as well as Johnny Livanos of Diamond Wine Imports had a great chat about Greek wine and the evolution it has gone through in the last 30 years, as well as the evolution of Greece's winemakers. Grab a glass and join us!
Join us for an amazing and unforgettable virtual wine experience. The Urban & Greek Wine Club will be hosting a virtual wine experience in support of the charities chosen by the St. Vasilios Philoptochos, with special guest Johnny Livanos of Diamond Wine Imports & LIvanos Restaurant Group, for a ‘Wine Tour of Greece’!
Join us for another amazing cooking demo with cookbook author and social media sensation, Eleni Saltas. Eleni will explore two recipes for lent that are easy to make and absolutely delicious.
We had the great fortune of sitting down to learn more about wine guru and documentary filmmaker Chrisa Giorgi. She has created a wonderful and fascinating documentary about the wine culture and history of Crete. She is passionate and determined to bring this culture to the limelight and we are 100% confident in her efforts. Join us as we meet Chrisa!
Join us for an amazing cooking demo and wine pairing with Food Network’s Chopped contestant, Chef Sophia Manatakis! Our resident wine expert, Fotios Stamos, will do the honors of pairing Chef Sophia’s exquisite and flavorful dishes.
Join us for our very first vodka cocktail webinar with founder Stelios Stavrianos of Cylinder Vodka. Stelio will be discussing his journey into making one of the best and smoothest vodkas in the industry while demonstrating three amazing cocktails.
Join us for our very first cooking demo and wine pairing with social media cooking sensation, Eleni Saltas. Salt Lake City native, Eleni Saltas has been fully immersed in Utah’s vibrant Greek community through dance, sports, and youth activities since childhood. With a degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Utah, Eleni is a full time personal trainer with a specialization in training the aging body. Her passion for health and fitness led her to starting a fitness blog which eventually morphed into stories and blogs about healthy foods as well… which of course means healthy Greek foods! Her blog led her to compiling her work into her first book, All You Can Greek: Food-Life-Travel. Eleni will be demonstrating two traditional Greek recipes and our resident wine expert, Fotios Stamos, has the honor of pairing these dishes.
Join us for our second Stray Dog Wild Gin cocktail webinar. Founder Johnny Livanos demonstrates three amazing cocktails that include the delicious Cheeky syrups and juices. He gives us the step by step breakdown to make these recipes easy and fun.
Take a romantic journey of cocktail creation with everyone's favorite Greek mastiha liqueur brand KLEOS and founder Effie Panagopoulos. We are also joined by TV personality Debbie Matenopoulos, along with Penny Meletlidis and Tony Kariotis. We have fun making cocktails and getting to know these crazy Greeks!
We had an amazing webinar learning about the rich history and fascinating facts on the historical region of Nemea in Greece. Dr. Susanna Hoffman and Johnny Livanos guest hosted for this truly awe inspiring segment of this captivating region. Grab a glass and join us!
We had another amazing webinar in our Vines Unknown series. We explored the wines of Attiki, Greece with a wonderful wine maker Stamatis Mylonas of Mylonas Winery. He joined us live from Greece and gave us some great insight into the wonderful world of winemaking and his incredible Greek wines!
We have another amazing webinar with the one and only Johnny Livanos! Johnny is the founder of Stray Dog Wild Greek Gin and he absolutely kills this segment and explains to us everything we want to know about gin and especially his brand Stray Dog Gin. Sit back, grab a glass, and join us!
Retsina has long had a reputation of a simple or cheap Greek wine, but Foti and Ari debunk that myth and discuss what makes Retsina an actual national treasure of Greece. If you had it and didn't like it, try it again. If you're familiar with it, then revisit it with some new facts and knowledge!
In this great Sip Clip episode, we learn the history and folklore surrounding the incredible "mastiha" resin. It grows in one section on one island in Greece and it's pretty much a magical super food that you really need to learn more about. And what's more? It's an amazing alcoholic spirit created by powerhouse female entrepreneur Effie Panagopoulos. Take this journey with us! Sit back, grab a glass, and enjoy!
In this great episode of our webinar series, we explore the wondrous and complex world of Crete, Greece and we discuss some history, styles, and structures of the amazing wines produced there. Join us with special guests John Livanos and Kamal Kouiri as we take a journey to Crete!
Take a quick walk in Mykonos to get that amazing feeling of the gorgeous atmosphere and amazing vibe! Take a quick walk in Mykonos to get that amazing feeling of the gorgeous atmosphere and amazing vibe!
Join Foti and Ari as they discuss this amazing Greek wine. It is an exceptional crisp white wine with floral aromas, citrus flavors, and ample acidity. This wine is so refreshing, which makes it a great porch sipper or even better with all types of foods, both meats and fish.
Join us for Urban Wine Club's first wine webinar Exploring Santorini! As part of our Vines Unknown series, we invited Santorini wine experts John Livanos of Diamond Wine Importers, Stray Dog Gin, and Livanos Restaurant Group as well as Dr. Susanna Hoffman to speak about everyone's favorite island in the sun and the amazing wines made there! Join us for Urban Wine Club's first wine webinar Exploring Santorini! As part of our Vines Unknown series, we invited Santorini wine experts John Livanos of Diamond Wine Importers, Stray Dog Gin, and Livanos Restaurant Group as well as Dr. Susanna Hoffman to speak about everyone's favorite island in the sun and the amazing wines made there!
Our resident wine expert Fotios Stamos discusses the delicious complexities of the Greek wine Xinomavro. Listen in to learn more about this soft and elegant wine.
Our Greek wine guy Foti talks about all the vivid tastes of white wine from Santorini, along with some history and cool facts. Join us!