Nico Manessis

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Nico Manessis, Regional Chair for Greece

Nico Manessis is an expert on wines of his native Greece. He is the author of key reference books on Greek wine, including The Greek Wine Guide and the authoritative The Illustrated Greek Wine Book, and several invaluable maps of the country's vineyards. He is a contributor to the Oxford Companion of Wine 3. During the last 15 years he has written articles on Greek wine for a range of titles, including Decanter and its website,, and International Herald Tribune. He is the publisher of and co-producer of a documentary film on the vineyard of the volcanic island of Santorini. He teaches at the Université du Vin in France and is a member of the Académie Internationale du Vin. “Being selected as regional chairman is an honour and will provide me with the opportunity to assess the position of today's Greek wine in the real world.”

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