Naoussa, the Wine City 2014

Friday 12 December 2014


A unique event dedicated to the culture of Xinomavro and presented by the set of the winemakers of Naoussa.

On December 12-14, the City of Wine unlocks its secrets. For three days, the visitors will have the opportunity to explore Xinomavro, with the participation of all the winemakers of the area. The event is organized by the Winemakers & Winegrowers Association of Naoussa "Naoussa Wine" in collaboration with members of the Restaurateurs' Association. 
The cultural multiplex VETLANS, heritage of the city's industrial activity, will host the event, whose rich content will present Xinomavro through its multidimensional character.

FRIDAY, 12 DECEMBER

18:00 - 21:00 Wine and Flavors tastings: Xinomavro & local flavors
Xinomavro winetastings by the set of Naoussa's producers, accompanied by local delicacies.

18:00 - 21:00 Greek handmade cigars 
A trip in the magic world of handmade cigars and the secrets of the "ritual" for highlighting the fine fragances and flavors.

18:00 - 21:00 Kids Corner
The little visitors play and learn through flavors!

18:00 - 21:00 "Artistic Labels", Association for the Dissemination of Fine Arts
Painting exhibition balanced between the senses and imagination, between the images and emotions that a wine creates.

20:00 - 21:00 Concert ensemble with the participation of students of the Municipal Conservatory of Naoussa
Pieces of famous, classic and contemporary Greek composers will be performed. Teaching: Marina Gkorgkatze


SATURDAY, 13 DECEMBER

11:00 - 13:30 One-day seminar "Naoussa: where tradition meets innovation"

Coordinator: Yiannis Karakasis AIWS, who is in the final stage for obtaining the qualification of Master of Win making his research paper on Naoussa.

"Climate change: The effect on the wine map of Naoussa", Stefanos D. Koundouras, Assistant Professor of Agriculture AUTH

"The game of the tannin: Innovative management methods", Eleftheria Tsitsipa, Oenologist, Thymiopoulos Vineyards, Educational Consultant of EFET

"Xinomavro Revised: a new era of the marketing of Naoussa", Lily Dimitriou, Corporate Communications Manager, TSANTALI

«Defining the modern and the traditional of the character of Xinomavro", Yiannis Karakasis, AIWS

Playing with Xinomavro: Where tradition meets innovation. Blind tasting of six wines by Yiannis Karakasis AIWS.

12:00 - 14:30 Kids Corner
The little visitors play and learn through flavors!

12:00 - 14:30 & 16:30 - 20:00 Wine and Flavors tastings: Xinomavro & local flavors
Xinomavro winetastings by the set of Naoussa's producers, accompanied by local delicacies.

12:00 - 14:30 & 16:30 - 20:00 Greek handmade cigars 
A trip in the magic world of handmade cigars and the secrets of the "ritual" for highlighting the fine fragances and flavors.

12:00 - 14:30 & 16:30 - 20:00 "Artistic Labels", Association for the Dissemination of Fine Arts
Painting exhibition balanced between the senses and imagination, between the images and emotions that a wine creates.

17:00 - 18:00 The locked Xinomavro manifesto
All together are different, all together are Naoussa. Kiki Panagiotou, member of TSANTALI Corporate Communications, and the Wine Geeks, Dimitris Motsos and Dimitris Vakoufaris, compose the puzzle of Xinomavro.

18:00 - 19:00 Tale for Kids "Μoustokouloura of Aghissilaos», Dimitris Baslam 
Follow Aghissilaos, a well known chef, at an adventure that he describes with humor and imagination and the journey of the wine, from the vine to the bottle, in a musical narration by Dimitra Mitrentsi.

19:00 - 20:00 Wine’n’food pairing: Xinomavro on the table
Which flavors are the ideal match to Xinomavro? The wine blogger, Thodoros Lelekas and Yiannis Samoukas, chef and owner of the restaurant-wine bar 12 Grada, know the answer and share it with us.


SUNDAY, 14 DECEMBER

11:00 - 12:00 Workshop "The wonderful world of mushrooms"
Yiorgos Konstantinidis, President of the Greek Union of Friends of Mushrooms, initiates us in the world of mushrooms reavealing some of their secrets.

11:00 - 14:00 Wine and Flavors tastings: Xinomavro & local flavors
Xinomavro winetastings by the set of Naoussa's producers, accompanied by local delicacies.

11:00 - 14:00 Greek handmade cigars 
A trip in the magic world of handmade cigars and the secrets of the "ritual" for highlighting the fine fragances and flavors.

11:00 - 14:00 Kids Corner
The little visitors play and learn through flavors!

11:00 - 14:00 "Artistic Labels", Association for the Dissemination of Fine Arts
Painting exhibition balanced between the senses and imagination, between the images and emotions that a wine creates.

* * Entrance to the main event room, Cultural Multiplex VETLANS, requires a 5 euro ticket including a takeaway glass, valid for all three days. * *


VISITS & EVENTS AT WINERIES

SUNDAY, 14 DECEMBER
The producers open the doors to their wineries to welcome you, guide you in the vineyards and initiate you in the art of winemaking.

Open Doors 12:00 – 17:00

ΑRGATIA | Wine tasting of five vintages of Xinomavro Argatia.

KIR YIANNI | Wine tasting of five vintages of Yiannakohori..

DOMAINE DIAMANTAKOS | Dionysus, Silinos and Bacchus in Imathia: ancient myths, recent archaeological findings. The archaeologist Yiorgos Mallios outlines the presence of Dionysus and his frantic followers in mythology and their worhip in the towns and the vineyards of ancient Imathia. (Start 12:00)

KARANATSIOS WINERY

MARKOVITIS WINERY "Pegasus"

MELITZANIS WINERY (Melitzanis Wine cellar)

DOMAINE FOUNDI

Open Doors 11:00 – 15:00
KOKKINOS WINERY

Open Doors 12:00 – 16:00
ESTATE CHRISOHOOU | Tasting of unique wine cocktails.

Open Doors 10:00 – 20:00
DOMAINE DALAMARA | Wine tasting of the top five vintages of the last twenty years. Retrospective painting exhibition by Nikos Koulakiotis.

Open Doors 13:00 – 17:00
DOMAINE KARYDA | Wine tasting of three old vintages of Xinomavro.

Wine Tasting 19:00
VAENI | VAENI & Naoussa: Enjoy aged bottles of Naoussa by the Cooperative from 1984 till today, at café-bar LIEBE.

Trail to the Wineries 11:00 – 15:00
Follow the wine roads of Naoussa by hiking with Trigiro! More info,www.trigiro.com/naoussa-wine or 6938750310.


PARALLEL EVENTS

RESTAURANTS
Inspired by Xinomavro, chefs create flavors for traditional and "restless" palates. Learn simple tips about pairing nicely food with wine, in special, privileged prices offered exclusively for the days of the event by certain restaurants of Naoussa.

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CAFE-BAR
By showing the event ticket, enjoy Xinomavro with discount given especially during the days of the event.

EVENTS IN THE CITY'S STREETS
The Philarmonic Orchestra, the Horseriding Club and the Chorus of Naoussa transform the centre of the town into a celebration that beats to the rythm of Xinomavro. On Saturday, the Friends of the Carnival of Naoussa parade with their tricky elves in the city's streets (7pm, Municipal Theatre), while on Sunday they invite us to their magic Elve's Feast (11am till 8pm, Karatassou Square).

"YIENNITSAROI & MPOULES"
Visit the association to meet with the custom that emerges every carnival in Naoussa through the dancers, their masks and their broadswords. Take a tour in the traditional house of Naoussa and the sesame press.

«KONAKI», WORKSHOP OF TRADITIONAL COSTUMES AND CONTINUATION OF THE TRADITION OF NAOUSSA
It is located in one of the most traditional and sung neighbourhoods of Naoussa, Pouliana. Come to see in person the art of making the traditional costumes and mask of Naoussa.

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