DELFINIA is pleased to be collaborating on an exclusive basis with Konstantinos Lazarakis MW, who hosts our groups in informative wine tastings and gourmet wine dinners where we learn about Greece's important indigenous grape varieties, its major wine regions, and its appellations. Mr. Lazarakis also instructs our groups in food and wine pairings. Taste and discover Greek wines with the world's foremost expert - Konstantinos Lazarakis MW!
Konstantinos Lazarakis MW (Master of Wine) was born in Piraeus, Greece. He studied Mechanical Engineering in the National & Technical University of Athens and Jazz Music at the Aeolian School of Music. He became the first Greek Master of Wine in 2002. Mr. Lazarakis is a member of the Board of Directors of the Master of Wine Institute (IMW). He has received the Villa Maria Award for outstanding performance in Viticulture and the 13th Bollinger Foundation Medal ever, for excellence in Wine Tasting. In 2004 he founded W.S.P.C. LTD, the Greek subsidiary of the most influential educational organization in wines and spirits in the world, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust of London (WSET). In 2005, the Mitchell Beazley publishing house in London released Mr. Lazarakis's book, "The Wines of Greece", one of the four wine books short-listed for the Andre Simon Memorial Award 2006. In 2006 he received the "Noval Award" as the MW Communicator of the Year. Mr. Lazarakis also works as an Imports Manager for Aiolos Wines in Athens and consults widely. In his spare time, Mr. Lazarakis writes for a number of trade and lifestyle magazines within Greece and abroad.