Top Greek-related News Articles – Week of March 6-12

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Check out our staff’s top picks of Greek-related news articles we’ve seen on the internet.

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Our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news articles this week

Google to ‘Grow Greek Tourism Online’ in 30 Destinations

Google is aiming this year to educate over 30,000 Greek tourism professionals on the sales potential of the Internet through its ambitiousGrow Greek Tourism Online initiative, it was announced on Wednesday during a press conference in Athens. Read more


Stavroula Kourakou-Dragona: Lady of the Vines

A rare interview with the woman who has championed Greek wine for over six decades and shaped the foundations for its entry into the new era.

A few hours in her company is the ultimate crash course in the revival of the Greek vineyard,  that has been her life’s work. More than 60 years have elapsed since she found herself – doctor’s degree in chemistry in hand – working at the Ministry of Agriculture’s Wine Institute: “I was a city child who knew nothing about the countryside nor had ever seen a vine or tasted wine.”  Read more 


Greece… an endless journey to culture and gastronomy!

Visitors from all around the world are attracted by the Greek culture and tradition, where taste and indulgence are of core importance to the everyday of the locals.

Greek vacations are closely linked to the countryside, not only because of its unmeasured beauty, but also for the vast variety of delicious and beneficiary food products that come from the Greek countryside. Read more



Another Big Year for TV, Movies on Tap for Chicago Teamsters

Chicago’s unprecedented success in the TV and film production market continues to flourish with the announcement of five series renewals, one new series, three pilots and at least three feature films for 2016.

Pilot season is in full swing with three Fox pilots — “Exorcist,” “Zoobiquity” and “APB” — filming this month at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios (owned by Alex Pissios) and on location throughout Chicago. Read more


Renaming post office after war hero passes Congress

A bill by a Wisconsin senator to rename the local post office after a Fond du Lac war hero passed congress Thursday. Now all it awaits is President Barack Obama’s signature.

The honor goes to Fond du Lac native Lt. Col. James “Maggie” Megellas. Sen. Ron Johnson, who introduced the bill, called him one of the nation’s most revered soldiers.  Read more



Theodoridis appointed UEFA’s acting General Secretary

Theodoros Theodoridis was on Friday named acting General Secretary of the Europe’s continental confederation UEFA.

The 50-year old Greek administrator joined UEFA in 2008 and has been in charge of relations with the European national associations.

He is a former board member of the Hellenic Football Federation and was most recently UEFA’s deputy secretary general. Read more



‘Breaking Bad’ Producer George Mastras Heads to HBO

George Mastras, the producer of the critically acclaimed popular hit “Breaking Bad”, has just inked a two-year overall deal with HBO.

Masters worked on all five seasons of “Breaking Bad”, and was nominated twice for Emmys for his role behind the scenes, in 2010 and 2012; he also won two Writers’ Guild Awards for the series. Read more



Greek Culture: The History of the Hellenistic World In Coins

“My aim in writing The Hellenistic World: Using Coins as Sources (Guides to the Coinage of the Ancient World) was “to show how rich and nuanced a history of the Hellenistic world one can write through the beautiful gold, silver and bronze coin-issues of its kings and cities.” says the author Peter Thonemann, Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at Wadham College, University of Oxford. Read more



A New Generation of Winemakers

Greek Master of Wine Yannis Karakasis introduces 10 vintners who are pushing the envelope in the country’s high-quality wine production. Read more


It’s magic in May

Why fight for space in summer? The Med’s at its best — and cheapest — in spring.

It’s August on some sun-scorched Greek island. The beaches are rammed, the temperature is in the 30s and you’ve just queued for an hour for a table at a vine-draped taverna. When you finally catch the waiter’s eye and mention, by way of breaking the ice, that it’s busy, he sighs and says: “You should have been here three months ago.” Read more



Songs We Love: Christos Baniakas, ‘Eseis Padia Vlahopoila’

Reissue producer, engineer annotator and record collector Christopher King is a 78 RPM acolyte of the highest order: His love of raw sound seems to know no bounds — and the wilder the music, the better. Read more



Philotimo, a Greek secret worth knowing!

Greece is a stunning country with kind, beautiful people and a fascinating history. The ancient Greeks left us with a huge heritage, things you probably never knew were invented by them: the automatic doors, cement, central heating, coin money, maps, plumbing, sinks, showers, the wheelbarrow, the alarm clock,… Without them we wouldn’t be what we are now and certainly wouldn’t have what we have today (well, on an early Monday morning you maybe wish they never invented the alarm clock …)! Read more



Elevated Mediterranean in Chicago with Chef Jimmy Bannos Jr. of The Purple Pig | HERITAGE




Assyrtiko Finds a Home in Oz

Clare Valley’s Jim Barry Wines brings the Greek grape to life Down Under.

On holiday in the Greek Islands in 2007, Peter Barry became enchanted with the crisp, minerally white wine they were served as a house wine with almost every meal. On Santorini he learned it was Assyrtiko. The owner of Jim Barry Wines decided to plant some in his own vineyards in Clare, in South Australia. Read more

That’s it for this week! Check back next Saturday for a new list of our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news on the web. Be well!





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