Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth, that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning; that there is always another dawn risen on mid-noon, and under every deep a lower deep opens. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Circles”
In nature, as in wine seasons, the return to the source has always something of positive emotions and vital satisfaction.
Take the story behind the return of bottles of Commandaria 1845 from Paris, beyond the possibility of tracing back heritage, one does observe the result of fruitful of encounters; satisfaction produced at a personal level and which institutions sometimes make their own.
Couldn’t we just forget Paris? And return to the realities of our normal productive lives? We can’t, because of these virtuous circles without end.
And the consequence of that which we have at hand - Une Degustation de Vins de Chypre á Paris - Fruit of a confluence of events during the annual show case of the Annual Cyprus Wine Awards. An influential visit to the minister’s office, an opportunistic agenda, rushed preparations, expedited deliveries, enhanced brochureware and hitting the road by Independence Day.
The latest traces of Cyprus Wine that could be tracked down were Ezousa’s select collection of Xynisteri white and Metharme, Maratheftiko, Rediscovered by Mavrommatis family restaurants. In a few days time however, 11 wineries will be presenting their wines under the auspices of the Embassy of Cyprus in Paris in the most famous house of Wine: The OIV.
We’re all bliss, it’s the path and opportunity of creating a virtuous cycle of mutual benefit - not that we’ll be able to live happily ever after, but there will always be Paris to come back to.
The event: 4th of October, 2012. 15-20h. OIV, 18 Rue Aguesseau, Paris - Join the Plan
Degustation de Vins de Chypre, 11 wineries to support the Cyprus Embassy in Paris at the OIV presentation. Zambartas Wines, Vouni Panayia Winery, Makkas Winery, Fikardos Winery, Kyperounda, Keo Winery, Lambouri Wines, Etko Wines, Loel Wines & Spirits, Sodap Wines, Ayia Mavri.
Conference: Les vins de Chypre à 18h, in presence of his excellency ambassador Marios Lyssiotis.
A Festival for Cyprus Wines in London
Known as the Cypriot community biggest event abroad, The Cyprus Festival and Business Exhibition, now in it’s 29th edition has consistently maintained through the years, food, wine and cultural exchanges as anchors of conviviality.
We had this year, for the first time, the privilege of attending the popular festival and were pleasantly surprised by the openness and opportunity which the Festival offers to reach out and experience the different facets of Cypriot hospitality in a multicultural setting such as that which London offers.
Our most sincere of Congratulations to the organizers from Pariakiaki and to all participants which we hope will have energies renewed for the upcoming 30th Edition in 2013.
Catchup with Tom’s wine travels and tastes as he returns to Cyprus for this year’s competition and his elegant call to OIV to review the 30% criteria which limits wines visibility for small country competitions.
Thanks to Tom for his participation and publication.
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Unveiling some of the Xynisteri 2011, a wine tasting announcing another great vintage.
The trio of wines unveiled recently at Risto La Piazza, with Vasos Manolis, brought some reassurance of the great work that winemakers have done over the winter in overcoming the shortcomings of the Xynisteri harvest conditions this past year. An over all very satisfying feeling how these wines are being embraced locally too.
Wine tasted: Zambartas, Ezousa, Kyperounda vintage 2011
Specials thanks to Vasos Manolis for leading this special Xynisteri Wine hour in Paphos