Greek Wine Tasting & Food Pairing with Carolina Doriti

£45.00

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Greek Wine Tasting & Food Pairing with Carolina Doriti

£45.00

Greek Wine Tasting & Food Pairing with Carolina Doriti

£45.00

Saturday 8th June 2024 at 12pm

Join us for a very special wine & food pairing experience!

We invite you to discover the unique flavours of Greek wines and food with a menu especially curated by Carolina Doriti, author of Salt of the Earth, Secrets & Stories from a Greek Kitchen. In our warm warehouse space we welcome Maria Moutsou and Carolina Doriti as they share with us a unique wine & food pairing menu. Join them for this extraordinary experience and embark on a sensory journey through the captivating world of Greek wines and food. Expand your knowledge, savour exquisite flavours, and create lasting memories.

Suggested Tasting Wines

Nikolou Botanic Brut
Aoton Savatiano
Methymneaos Orange
Grampsas Root of the Mountain (Avgoustiatis)

Suggested Menu

Small bite-sized squares of bread with creamed feta cheese & capers; fava (split yellow pea) dip with herbs & caramelised onions; taramosalata with squid ink & thinly sliced radish

Fresh herb & rice lemony dolma (stuffed vine leaves)

Pumpkin fritters with feta cheese, Amfissa olives & nigela seeds

Aubergine roll stuffed with Greek cheeses & a spicy tomato sauce; walnuts

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Wine Tasting The Grapes of Greece with Maria Moutsou and Carolina Doriti

Price: £45 per person (includes tasting of 4 selected wines paired with small appetisers)

Duration: 1.5 hours

Location: In our Railway Arch at Spa Terminus, 5mins from Bermondsey station
Time Slot: 12pm

For more info on dates & bookings email us at: workshops@oliveology.co.uk

About Maria

Maria has become familiar with wine at early age, coming from a family of “domestic winemakers”, as called in Greece, private vineyard owners and makers of wine with no commercial interest but for the use of family and friends. The family used to pay much attention in the making and taking true pride during the consumption of that wine, yet without a trade notion attached to it. Wine was invariably present at meals, as part of a healthy and balanced diet.

Maria’s interest in wine grew stronger as she started tasting more sophisticated examples and learned about the world wine scene, international grape varieties and winemaking from the scientific point of view. She attended the WSET (Wine & Spirits Educational Trust) program and obtained the WSET Advanced qualification (with Merit) in 2015. Since 2012 she has been researching the Greek vineyard, the longest living vineyard in Europe, being convinced that the Greek terroir is unique (as only few others) and feeling a great sense of connection with the people tending the vineyards and having the vision to produce beautiful yet different wines and with a narrative. She established an import company in 2014, Southern Wine Roads and brought a good number of quality producers in the UK Market. She has organized numerous tastings on Greek wine in the UK for wine societies, customers and private groups and has received great feedback both from experts, as well as her audience.

“What Maria does not know about Greek wine is probably not worth knowing” Anthony Rose MW, The Wine Gang

“Moutsou’ s list is full of wines and varieties you will never have heard of, from both the mainland and the islands, including obscure wines made by small producers from Lesbos, Samos, Zakynthos and Kefalonia among the mix” Justin Keay, Wine Writer, The Buyer 

“Maria and hosts of the evening were a delight to spend an evening with. I walked home inspired, happy and having learnt more about wines. Earthy, warm, spirited company I can highly recommend”. Sabine Maurer

“Maria is a knowledgeable and excellent host and chooses fantastic Greek wines which are as well made as they are exciting. The food pairings are sublime too. A great evening!” Lauren Denyer, WSET Dip

 

About Carolina

Carolina Doriti was born in Greece, and in 1997 she moved to the UK where she completed a BA at the University of Sussex and an MA at Goldsmiths in London.

Cooking has been her greatest passion from a very early age, and she regards it as a form of art, meditation, and self-expression, but also as an intimate and wonderful way to nourish and show love.
She has been working as a chef and restaurant consultant since 2005, and since 2013 she has been collaborating with Culinary Backstreets, an awarded US food touring company operating globally. She writes about food and publishes recipes in Greek and international publications and websites. Carolina is also the Culinary Producer of My Greek Table, a TV series on Greek gastronomy, broadcasted on PBS (across the US and Canada) and Amazon Prime. She has appeared on various cooking, and other food-related shows on international television and offers live and virtual cooking classes and workshops.

As a professional chef, curator, food traveler, and passionate about food history, her work covers a wide range of culinary expertise. She continually travels on a voyage to discover new ingredients and ways of using them and has particularly extensive knowledge of the history of Greek cuisine and the regional-specific recipes and food traditions. Her own recipe concepts are predominantly both simple and complex but also profoundly cultural and heavenly delicious!

Dietary requirements:

All menus are finalised two weeks before the date of the workshop. Please contact us directly with any dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate you.
As our workshops are hosted at a shared kitchen space, we cannot guarantee an allergen-free environment.

What to expect:

There will be a selection of wine to taste and small nibbles of food pairings during the tasting.

Cancellation policy:

A minimum of 4 weeks notice is required for cancellation so we can fill your space. You will be given a full refund or we can transfer you to another date. However, no refunds or changes can be made if cancellations are changed in less than four weeks. However, you have the option to give your ticket to a friend or family member.