We had a great talk with Maria Lappas & Fay Katsanou, the founders and administrators of the wonderful Olive Tree Greek Education & Cultural Center. We learned more about the amazing program they are running for youth to learn about their culture, history, and language. Join us as we chat with Maria & Fay!
We had a wonderful talk with Ismini Soteropoulos, MS, RDN, who is a dietician and nutritionist, about good habits to develop for health and wellness. We chat about proper diet, fasting, and of course wine, which is a topic close to our hearts! Join us in learning some great diet and health tips by the wonderful Ismini!
Join us for our very first vodka cocktail webinar with founder Stelios Stavrianos of Cylinder Vodka. Stelio will be discussing his journey into making one of the best and smoothest vodkas in the industry while demonstrating three amazing cocktails.
Join us for our very first cooking demo and wine pairing with social media cooking sensation, Eleni Saltas. Salt Lake City native, Eleni Saltas has been fully immersed in Utah’s vibrant Greek community through dance, sports, and youth activities since childhood. With a degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Utah, Eleni is a full time personal trainer with a specialization in training the aging body. Her passion for health and fitness led her to starting a fitness blog which eventually morphed into stories and blogs about healthy foods as well… which of course means healthy Greek foods! Her blog led her to compiling her work into her first book, All You Can Greek: Food-Life-Travel. Eleni will be demonstrating two traditional Greek recipes and our resident wine expert, Fotios Stamos, has the honor of pairing these dishes.
In this great Sip Clip episode, we learn the history and folklore surrounding the incredible "mastiha" resin. It grows in one section on one island in Greece and it's pretty much a magical super food that you really need to learn more about. And what's more? It's an amazing alcoholic spirit created by powerhouse female entrepreneur Effie Panagopoulos. Take this journey with us! Sit back, grab a glass, and enjoy!
In this great episode of our webinar series, we explore the wondrous and complex world of Crete, Greece and we discuss some history, styles, and structures of the amazing wines produced there. Join us with special guests John Livanos and Kamal Kouiri as we take a journey to Crete!
Join us for Urban Wine Club's first wine webinar Exploring Santorini! As part of our Vines Unknown series, we invited Santorini wine experts John Livanos of Diamond Wine Importers, Stray Dog Gin, and Livanos Restaurant Group as well as Dr. Susanna Hoffman to speak about everyone's favorite island in the sun and the amazing wines made there!
An amazing Greek-American and great supporter of the Greek culture Drake Behrakis joins us on the premiere episode of our podcast. Drake is a philanthropist and businessman who spends an incredible amount of time on Hellenic philanthropic causes. Join us as we chat with Drake... and yes, we ask him what Greek wines he's into!
Private First Class George Dilboy, recipient of the U.S. Medal of Honor, America's Highest Decoration for Valor.
At first I thought that this survey was a little extreme, but then I thought about it as a Greek. I compared my own feelings (as a Greek-American, not even a Greek in Greece) to other European cultures and my own thinking was, "Yeah, we are definitely better than all of them. We have a richer culture, deeper history, more accomplishments." So I guess this survey really does make much more sense to me.
Did you ever think what it was like in the WWII days when people were stationed in foreign countries? I never thought much of it but if you really get down to the finer details, you had tens of thousands of men living in other countries that have no idea what life and culture is like there. It could leave a lot of awkward encounters if you don't know what the people were like.