Monday, August 22, 2011

Greek Wines make the 2011 Top Fifty List

A new age has arrived in the restaurant world for Greek Wines. For the past 22 years Wine & Spirits Magazine has surveyed the top fifty most popular wines sold in restaurants every year. This year Greek wines made the list for the first time. There were three Greek wines: Boutari, Skouras, and Spiropoulos that managed to crack the top 50 list, which puts them in the same league as wines like Veuve Clicquot and Fonseca.

One interesting thing to note about wine in Greece today is that they have more varieties than any other country other than Italy, making it a fantastic destination for wine enthusiasts. The senior editor of Wine & Spirits, Tara Thomas stated that Greek Wines “ought to be a source of excitement for a long time, as it is still so much in a period of exploration and discovery.” There is much to celebrate for Greek wines and wine enthusiasts as a new region has entered the stage of great wines.


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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The 2011 Phidippides Award goes to Ted Spyropoulos

Ted Spyropoulos, the president of T.G.S National Wholesalers, an automobile wholesaler that operates in Europe, the U.S. and the Middle East, will receive the 2011 Phidippides Award. He will join the ranks of composer Mikis Theodorakis, and humanitarian Andrew Athens as passionate advocates of Hellenism. The Award recognizes Greeks in the world who have made significant contributions to the preservation and promotion of Hellenism internationally.

Inspired by Phidippides, a man who in 490 BC looked for aid from the Spartans to help defend Athens from the Persians, this award looks to honor those who look to preserve Hellenism. Other than his own accomplishments in the business world, Spyropoulos has served important leadership roles in many Greek organizations. He was the president of the Federation of Hellenic American Organizations of Illinois. He also founded and is the president of the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce. Additionally he founded and serves as the chairman for the Spyropoulos Scholarship for Hellenic-American Students of Hellas and USA. An inspirational man to those who seek to preserve and promote Hellenism in the international community, Spyropoulos is cherished in the Greek international community and well deserves this distinguished prize.