Sun, sea, wine and Cyprus good vibes

The 11th edition of the Cyprus Wine Fair Exhibit will open its doors to welcome winelovers and trade professionals at Nissi Beach on the 6th of April 2024. It is always an opportunity of renewal, the precious moment to strengthen bonds enhanced by a culture of wine – especially poignant at a moment of extreme gravity from the conflict neighboring our shores.

Hosted by the Famagusta ‘Bacchus’ Wine Club, it is testimonial not only as a commitment to the wines and wineries of Cyprus, but also an engagement towards developing appreciation for Cyprus Wines in the eastern coast region of Ammochostos.

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The circular is out: Cyprus Wine Trip Review

The wrap-up of a 5-day trip to Cyprus last February by active members of The Circle’ of Wine Writers has been shared online. Tip fo the hat to the delegation of members and their hosts for making possible the visit to the island, and to the stories that have already been penned and published in print and/or online.

The review of trip as a report includes member highlights by day, each exploring parts of wine producing regions of the island during the months of February 2024. All the visits during the trip were very carefully curated to make sure that the group came away with a real understanding of the unique history and grape varieties of Cyprus.

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Prowein 2024 with Cyprus wines

prowein cyprus 2024

Exciting Spring Days in Dusseldorf for Cyprus Wines as the Premier International Wine Exhibition at Prowein 2024 is on.
Meet Cyprus winemakers and taste the latest wine vintages up close and personal in Hall13 A40.
Full list of participating Cypriot wine producers and local Cyprus wine importers is available on the Prowein site for those still looking to get in touch –

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Yiannoudi representing Cyprus among Top 40 wines – IWSC 2023

In an anticipated release of results, joining some of the most important countries and vineyards placed in the TOP 40 Wines of the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2023. Cyprus joins the ranks of the meritorious winners with its single varietal grape Yiannoudi.

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The magazine Club Oenologique publishes the list of winning wines, evaluated with a gold medal, and high scores, as well as the trophy winners for the best in their category.

Representing Cyprus and earning gold medal and trophy and score at 95pts:

  • 27. Yiannoudi – Amarantos 2021 from Marathasa Winery

More information:

IWSC Listing: Amarantos 2021

New ‘old’ on the wine blog roll

Confinement did get some folks thinking and probably moving ahead with side projects.

Here’s another, TheBudBreak; used to be a blog, a genuine attempt in teaming up for a nature of wine expressed, with a certain taste for a Pafian Terroir. Better luck in the future – Keep making great wines

A new grape day winewednesday

Fresh new day coming on December 1st – Maratheftiko Day.

You may think…geez…how original!? Well….Grape days may no longer be top of mind, and that’s ok, granted that the concept of grape days has been around for more 40 years, one does have to take things with a certain perspective.

Yet may I ask…Chardonnay Day, who owns that?

Unlike most popular grape days with varieties spread the world across, a Maratheftiko Grape Day has still the opportunity to be claimed locally and emerge as a day for appreciation of something one does own, cherishes and values….and when it does go International…more power to the grape, the growers, the winemakers, the traders and the winelovers. Yia Mas.

Taste of India

Kudos to local Cypriot tastes exported

Triple kudos crown to them for organising and to Subhash Arora – Indian Wine Academy for reporting.

For the evening were presented by Sommelier Magan and his colleague, Gagan Sharma WSET Dip. It was a very palatable and educational evening that needs to be repeated frequently, a continual process that needs to be structured. But kudos to H.E Demetrios Theophylactou for spearheading a tasting that was long overdue and would certainly not have been easy to organise.

Also a great read – The wine tasting evening was greatly enjoyed by the guests by Radhika Puar a.k.a The Grape Vine


The weight of Xynisteri

At the heart of Cyprus grape harvest with Xynisteri

Harvest season progresses in Cyprus with the main native grapes varieties among which, the white grape Xynisteri. Independent grape growers carry the weight of farming grapes and thankfully in the last 30 years, wineries have been progressively moving in areas of vineyards thus altering the productive structure of the principal winemaking entities in Cyprus. Wineries sit now closer to the concerns and challenges of grape growers.

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