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Greek Wine Club / Urban Wine Club
44 minutes | Mar 25, 2022
Virtual Wine Tasting with JAHAN to Support Women for Women International
In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and Women’s History Month, we’re partnering with the new woman-owned spice company JAHAN - https://eatjahan.com/ Meet founder Madena Mohamadi as she describes her experience growing up the daughter of a strong immigrant mother, and her passion for sharing traditional Afghan cuisine, one delicious dish at a time with her easy-to-use spice blends. This special wine event will support Madena’s mission, to help fund programs delivered by the global nonprofit Women for Women International - https://www.womenforwomen.org/ Our special guest, Nathan Derri, District Manager of Dreyfus Ashby & Co. will join us to walk us through on how to understand and appreciate wines from the wonderful region of Burgundy. Nathan and UWC wine director, Fotios Stamos will explore Laforet Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and discuss how they eloquently pair with the dishes that are prepared with the delicious spice blends of JAHAN.
17 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
Let's Talk About Tannins
Ari & Foti discuss tannins. What are they, where they come from, and how they affect the wines you love. Grab a glass and join us! Download the free Urban Wine Club app!
45 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
The Faces Behind the Greek Wine Renaissance
Learn the faces behind the Greek Wine Renaissance! Watch our webinar and learn about the amazing people bringing Greek wine to the forefront! Grab a glass and join us! Watch the video of this podcast > Download the free Greek Wine Club app! Download the free Urban Wine Club app!
18 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Wine Varieties with Multiple Names?
You ever wonder what the difference is between Pinot Grigio and Pinto Gris? Syrah and Shiraz? Well, we are here to shed some light on the reasons and differences of wine varieties that have different naming conventions! Grab a glass and join us! Download the free UWC app
61 minutes | Aug 14, 2021
A Wine Tour of Greece
Join us as we explore the truly wonderous wine-producing regions of Greece and learn what makes these diverse areas so amazing. Download the free Greek Wine Club app! Download the free Urban Wine Club app!
20 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Wine Scores Explained
We do a very basic breakdown on the wine scoring system, including history and how it affects our own buying decisions. Grab a glass and join us! Download the free Urban Wine Club app!
13 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Wine Bottle Natural Corks Versus Screw Caps
We discuss natural cork versus screw caps (and a bit about synthetic corks too) in this great Sip Clip with Ari & Foti of Urban Wine Club. Grab a glass and join us! Download the free Urban Wine Club app!
22 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
An Intro to Greek Spirits: Ouzo, Tsipouro, Tsikoudia, & Raki
Ari & Foti chat about Greek spirits and explain some of the straight forward questions many people ask about them. Very wonderful products and a very informative segment. Grab a glass and join us! See our Greek Spirits on Greekazon See our Greek Spirits on Greek Wine Club
25 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Rhodium Brand Spirits Founders Cathy Plourde & Kara Larson
Rhode Island Spirits is the home of Rhodium brand premium gins, vodkas, and liqueurs. The company is the brainchild and full time occupation of Cathy Plourde & Kara Larson, who are the founders, owners, and distillers. We had the pleasure of spending some time learning more about this amazing brand and the people behind it. Grab a glass and join us! Watch the video Purchase Rhodium Forager's Gin
31 minutes | May 26, 2021
Greek Winemaker Series: Stellios Boutaris of Kir-Yianni Estates
We had the honor and privilege to kick off our new Greek winemaker series with a truly amazing winemaker, the one and only Stellios Boutaris of Kir-Yianni Estates! We had Stelios join us live from Greece and Ari & Foti from Greek Wine Club as well as Johnny Livanos of Diamond Wine Imports had a great chat about Greek wine and the evolution it has gone through in the last 30 years, as well as the evolution of Greece's winemakers. Grab a glass and join us! greekwineclub.co greekazon.com kiryianni.gr
70 minutes | May 7, 2021
"Drink Responsibly… It’s Not What You Think" Webinar
Our Sustainability Series Premiere – Drink Responsibly… It’s Not What You Think! To kick-off our Sustainability mini-series (and to celebrate Earth Month), join our guests sustainability and zero waste consultant Kaitlyn Reed, and healthy living enthusiast and nonprofit director Karen Sheehan, for a discussion about sustainably produced wines and how we can make responsible choices for our planet, and our health. With so many buzz words out there like zero waste, green, and natural, Kaitlyn and Karen will make sense of it all, and answer the question, “What does sustainable even mean?” Together with our wine expert Fotios, they’ll explain the difference between organic, natural, and sustainably grown wines and how consumer demand is changing the way winemakers produce their collections. We’ll also be sampling a few excellent and affordable sustainably produced wines. This Urban Wine Club event is Part 1 of a miniseries dedicated to living your best life – sustainably! Be responsible and join us! More about Kaitlyn Reed: Kaitlyn Reed graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in Sustainable Development. Dedicating her career to educating people of all ages about the importance of sustainability and easy ways to incorporate it into their lifestyles, she hopes to help individuals redefine what convenience means to them, one webinar at a time. About Karen Sheehan: Passionate about heathy living since her childhood years in the performing arts, Karen has continued to pursue her interest and the effects of lifestyle choices on longevity while working in the senior living industry in Massachusetts. She is the Director of Development at the Rhode Island nonprofit Clean Ocean Access and is currently studying Nutrition and Healthy Living through Cornell University, exploring connections between human health and the health of our planet. Download the free Urban Wine Club app!
74 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
Sharing Wine & Food at the Table: a PANDAS / PANS Fundraiser
Zhuzh up your cheese and charcuterie board to pair with Château Barbebelle Cuvée Madeleine Rouge and benefit The Alex Manfull Memorial Fund Supporting Research, Education, and Treatment of PANDAS. Please join Susan and William “Towny” Manfull, founders of The Alex Manfull Memorial Fund, and David Scott Allen, editor of Cocoa & Lavender, at the Urban Wine Club for a fun and informative webinar about an excellent (2017) French red wine from Château Barbebelle in Provence. This Cuvée Madeleine Rouge (2017) – aka “Alex’s wine — was specially made to raise awareness about PANDAS, a neurological disorder triggered by Streptococcus that is also referred to as basal ganglia encephalitis. This awareness campaign is called À Table! (French for “come to the table!”). The goal is to bring people “to the table” to share wine, food, and conversation about PANDAS and a related neurological disorder called PANS. Our guests at the table will be discussing the recent Health Care legislation passed in Massachusetts and how it will benefit those with PANDAS/PANS. Proceeds from the sales of the wine will be donated to The Alex Manfull Memorial Fund, which is dedicated to raising awareness as well as supporting education and research that furthers the understanding of PANDAS/PANS, especially in adolescents and young adults. The Cork Stop/Urban Wine Club is the only outlet in the United States selling this wine. (It is available in France at De La Cuisine au 20 in Lourmarin and at Château Barbebelle in Rognes, both in Provence.) In the kitchen, David will begin by popping some no knead bread into the oven and, while that is baking, he will demonstrate how easy it is to make the bread. Then, he will create a cheese and charcuterie board that will pair with Alex’s wine and show us how to zhuzh it up with things you probably have around the house. The nice thing about a charcuterie board is that it doesn’t need to be complicated or have fancy ingredients. It simply needs to have items that pair well with the wine being served. Together, Susan, Towny, and David will talk about the best cheeses, meats, and accoutrements to go with Alex’s wine – and why. Towny and Susan (editor of Provence WineZine), who lost their only child to PANDAS, will also talk about why they founded The Alex Manfull Memorial Fund, part of PANDAS Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Most importantly, also sitting ‘round the table will be some local citizens who were instrumental in getting the Health Care legislation passed: Sheilah M. Gauch, LICSW, M.Ed., Principal of Dearborn Academy, and Jennifer Vitelli, MBA, Co-Executive Director of The JBC PANS & PANDAS Foundation and Founding Member of New England PANS/PANDAS Association, who (with a team of citizens!) worked tirelessly. As a result, health insurance coverage for PANDAS/PANS treatment is mandated in Massachusetts and a PANDAS/PANS Advisory Council at the Mass. Department of Public Health will be created. Château Barbebelle Cuvée Madeleine (aka Alex’s wine) may be purchased at the link below (the first shipment sold out in hours!) with FREE SHIPPING! https://urbanwineclub.co/cart/product/cuvee-madeleine-rouge/
46 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Food & Wine Demo & Pairing with Sophia Manatakis
Join us for an amazing cooking demo and wine pairing with Food Network’s Chopped contestant, Chef Sophia Manatakis! Our resident wine expert, Fotios Stamos, will do the honors of pairing Chef Sophia’s exquisite and flavorful dishes. A little bit about Chef Sophia: Graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City and owner of Uncle Nick’s Greek Cuisine, NYC. Sophia is a Greek and Italian-American chef who has appeared on the Food Network’s Chopped and winner of the Family Food Showdown cooking competition. Manatakis is also a recipient of the Orthodox Christian Network “30 Under 30 Entrepreneurship Award”. Sophia has recently published Our Greek Kitchen, the first of many cook-calendars, has a thriving catering business, and is a private culinary instructor. Sophia’s intensity and passion for culinary art is unmatched. Chef Sophia will be demonstrating 2 recipes along with 2 amazing wines. See the recipes and wines here. Sophia's website Sophia's Instagram
43 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
The Cylinder Vodka Cocktail Webinar
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. From tending bar to tending still, Stelios eventually distilled a vodka so smooth, he was compelled to bring it to the world. Since then, Cylinder Vodka has won over 20 global awards, donated thousands to local charities, and helped penetrate through a crowded spirit marketplace with the brand’s next-level experiential events and unique cocktail recipes. Get Cylinder Vodka
62 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
Sips & Dips with Dr. Susanna Hoffman Premiere Episode
Welcome to the premiere episode of our Sips & Dips Series featuring Dr. Susanna Hoffman. We will explore the origins and history of amazing recipes from the Mediterranean region with a focus on Greece. We will also pair these recipes with fantastic wines and have great Q & A sessions for the viewers. Please join us as we discover a Mint Pesto recipe with Retsina! Watch the Video - Sips & Dips with Dr. Susanna Hoffman Premiere Episode Urban Wine Club App Download
23 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
A very interesting subject that we want to expand into a lifestyle, intermittent fasting has always been part of Ari & Foti's culture and now is part of their health routine. Listen in as we discuss the known benefits to health with this ancient style of eating. Join us! Urban Wine Club App Download
16 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
In this fascinating episode, we dive into the world of vegan wines. Foti describes the process and ideologies that go into producing vegan wines and Ari learns a whole lot about the truth behind wines he always assumed were purely vegan in the first place! Sit back, grab a glass, and join us! Urban Wine Club Free App Download
69 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Flor de Caña Rum Cocktail Webinar with Kayla Quigley Part 2
The amazing Kayla Quigley of the awesome Flor de Caña brand is back to show us some super cool cocktails you can make at home or whenever you are entertaining, and she teaches us some history and facts along the way! Join us! Flor de Cana Rum Kit Download the free UWC App!
45 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Longevity and Healthy Lifestyles
Foti and Ari get into some serious discussion about what it means to have longevity, how to create healthy habits for better living, and all the cool experts and celebs that will be helping us spread the word of living better! Grab a glass and join us! Urban Wine Club
31 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Drew Bledsoe & Josh McDaniels of Doubleback & Bledsoe Family Winery
A great episode and the fascinating story of an amazing individual and his journey from NFL to amazing wines! For former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe, owning a winery has been a longtime aspiration that would allow him to combine his passion for fine wine and the love of the Walla Walla Valley. We got to chat with Drew and his winemaker Josh to learn more about how they got to where they are - the creators of a truly amazing portfolio. Grab a glass and join us! Doubleback Bledsoe Family Winery
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