TRADE ONLY: Wines of Naoussa Xinomavro Tasting with Master Sommelier David Glancy - Please The Palate
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TRADE ONLY: Wines of Naoussa Xinomavro Tasting with Master Sommelier David Glancy

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Date(s) - 03/25/2015
11:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Xinomavro ( Ksee no’ ma vro) is the signature varietal of the Naoussa region of Greece. An indigenous Greek varietal known for it’s distinctive flavors and aromas and long aging potential, Xinomavro is one of the most significant red varietals of Northern Greece and particularly Naoussa. 

Join us for this rare opportunity to taste and learn from the winemakers themselves as they visit California for a market tour. David Glancy, MS, will present a panel discussion of the wines followed by a walk around tasting. You’ll enjoy a selection of cheeses and charcuterie expertly prepared by Chef Matthew Dolan while you savor the selection of 17 stunning Xinomavro wines.

11:30am – 12:30pm Xinomavro Panel Tasting with David Glancy, MS
12:30pm – 3:00pm Walk Around Tasting

Wineries presented in the tasting include:
Dalamara Winery
Diamantakos Estate
Elinos SA
Estate Chrisohoou
Foundi Estate
Karydas Estate
Kelesidis Estate
Kir-Yianni Estate
Kokkinos Winery
Vaeni Naoussa Co-op
Thimiopoulos Vineyard

About David Glancy, CEO San Francisco Wine School

David GlancyDavid Glancy is one of only twelve people in the world to hold both the revered Master Sommelier diploma and a Certified Wine Educator credential.  More importantly, Glancy is a visionary for wine education.


When one didn’t exist, Glancy created a Certified Sommelier Program at the Professional Culinary Institute, successfully coaching more than 400 students to pass the Court’s Certified Sommelier exam. Glancy’s program remains the only Certified Sommelier program officially approved by the Court of Master Sommeliers.


A certified French Wine Scholar and Certified Specialist of Spirits, Glancy has earned the credential for every program he teaches, and more.  He taught wine and business management at Le Cordon Bleu’s California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, and served on the editorial board of Sommelier Journal.  He currently sits on the board of directors for the Society of Wine Educators.  David Glancy has been in the industry for over 20 years, working throughout the U.S. and in Asia and traveling to many of the world’s wine regions. He founded San Francisco Wine School in 2011.

This event is open to qualified wine industry trade and press only; business cards and corresponding credentials will be required to enter. We reserve the right to deny admission.

Check out the press from the event: Naoussa Shares Xinomavro wines with San Francisco