November 1st: International Xinomavro Day
The “International Xinomavro Day” has been officially established! On 1st of November, the dominant, red, wine grape variety from North Greece steps into the world wine map.
In recent years, Greek wine industry has made significant efforts and great leaps on the production of quality wines, enhancing the brand and improving the image of the Greek vineyard both in Greece and abroad.
As a result, the indigenous varieties can be adopted by conscious consumers and true wine connoisseurs worldwide, as the rest international varieties.
The Association of Winemakers “Wines of North Greece” recognizes the charismatic “Xinomavro”, as it holds the top rank among the Greek varieties. Thus, it is decided to establish the “International Xinomavro Day” in order to promote the noble variety around world.
After all, “Xinomavro”, one of the Greek ambassador varieties, is already recognized and appreciated making friends beyond the borders.
The date of the celebration is the 1st of November, which marks the end of the harvest as well number 1 is easily remembered and reminds that “Xinomavro” is the # 1 variety of Northern Greece!
Greek winemakers invite food professionals, consumers, and friends of high-quality branded wines, to spread this wonderful idea by choosing on November 1st
“Xinomavro”, red, rosé or white (blanc de noir), fresh or matured, dry, semi-dry or semi-sweet, foamy, semi-sparkling, sweet or even as a grape marc spirit.
In addition, “Xinomavro” as a ‘’multi-dynamic’’ variety, can be found in different types and styles of wines, sometimes classic-rustic and sometimes modern-innovative.
This year, on November 1st, Earth is celebrating “Xinomavro”!
November 1, “International Xinomavro Day”.
We hope that our proposal will be embraced with excitement and globally established.
We wish you all the best and good luck with the “International Xinomavro Day”!!!
Read more about Xinomavro
on the article of Yannis Karakasis (Master of Wine)