Sit back and enjoy this virtual wine tour of Greece as we travel to the regions of Crete, Naoussa, and Mantinia. Our special guest hosts Fotios Stamos of Greek Wine Club and Johnny Livanos of Diamond Wine Importers, along with a special appearance by actor/comedian Angelo Tsarouchas, will walk us through the virtual tasting experience while learning and understanding the following wines from wineries that practice sustainability, organic & biodynamic farming, minimal production intervention, along with a vegan friendly approach to filtering their wine.

Ecogenia's Virtual Wine Tasting to Support Sustainability in Greece!

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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!

Assyrtiko Beyond Santorini

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Join us for our latest episode of Sips & Dips with cookbook author and anthropologist, Dr. Susanna Hoffman. We will be exploring the origins of the many dishes and recipes that Susanna will demonstrate for us through this series. Susanna, will provide in depth and detailed information about every recipe and how significant it was to our Greek culture throughout the years. Our wine expert, Fotios Stamos, will be pairing the wines with each recipe to highlight the dynamics of the match.

Sips & Dips: Cheese Grape Leaf Spread & Squash Blossom Filler

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This natural wine has a lot to offer with very little involvement. This wine truly defines the term raw wine. Made from 100% of the white variety, Vidiano. Nothing else goes into this production other than the grapes and it’s natural yeast.

Douloufakis Vidiano Amphora Orange Wine Review

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Join us as we explore the truly wonderous wine-producing regions of Greece and learn what makes these diverse areas so amazing.

A Wine Tour of Greece

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Join us for our latest episode of Sips & Dips with cookbook author and anthropologist, Dr. Susanna Hoffman. We will be exploring the origins of the many dishes and recipes that Susanna will demonstrate for us through this series. Susanna, will provide in depth and detailed information about every recipe and how significant it was to our Greek culture throughout the years. Our wine expert, Fotios Stamos, will be pairing the wines with each recipe to highlight the dynamics of the match.

Sips & Dips: Beet & Chickpea Dip

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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!

Greek Winemaker Series: Stellios Boutaris

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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’!

St. Vasilios Philoptochos ‘A Wine Tour of Greece’ Webinar

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Join us for another amazing cooking demo with cookbook author and social media sensation, Eleni Saltas. Eleni explores two vegan recipes for lent that are easy to make and absolutely delicious.

A Vegan / Lent Cooking Demo with Eleni Saltas

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Otto's Athens Vermouth is a new release that we had the pleasure of tasting and discussing. Join Ari & Foti as they explore this wonderful new vermouth out of Greece!

Otto's Athens Vermouth

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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.

Food & Wine Demo with Sophia Manatakis

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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.

The Cylinder Vodka Cocktail Webinar

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Welcome to the premiere episode of our Sips & Dips Series featuring Dr. Susanna Hoffman. We will explore the origins and history of amazing recipes from the Mediterranean region with a focus on Greece. We will also pair these recipes with fantastic wines and have great Q & A sessions for the viewers. Please join us as we discover a Mint Pesto recipe with Retsina!

Sips & Dips: Mint Pesto with Retsina

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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.

Greek Food Demo & Wine Pairing with Eleni Saltas

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Join us for our second Stray Dog Wild Gin cocktail webinar. Founder Johnny Livanos demonstrates three amazing cocktails and gives us the step by step breakdown to make these recipes easy and fun.

Stray Dog Wild Gin Cocktail Webinar Part 2

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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!

The Kleos Mastiha Valentine's Cocktail Webinar

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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!

Wine Expert & Documentary Filmmaker Chrisa Giorgi

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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!

Exploring Nemea Wine Webinar

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We had another amazing webinar in our Greece 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!

Exploring Attiki Wine Webinar

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We have another amazing webinar with the one and only Johnny Livanos! Johnny is the founder of Stray Dog Wild 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!

Stray Dog Wild Gin Cocktail Webinar

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