28 January, 2006
Greek wines were the protagonists at a wine-tasting evening held at the Greek Embassy in Washington, which was organized in collaboration with the U.S. Wine Tasting Association and prominent importers of Greek wines.
The event was held on Thursday night and was funded by the Hellenic Foreign Trade Board (HEPO) as part of the "Kerasma" program that aims to promote Greek gastronomy abroad.
More than 200 Americans sampled Greek wines and food and had high praise for the quality of Greek wines.
U.S. Ambassador Alexandros Mallias spoke about Greece's four-thousand-year tradition in wine-making, the varieties of Greek products and their dietary value and promised to organize more such presentations of Greek foodstuffs at the Embassy.
Among those attending the event were representatives of hotels, Washington restaurants, importers of Greek foods and journalists.
Source: Athens News Agency