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Meet Oliveology.

Greek wine specialist


Step into the world of Maria, a passionate and knowledgeable artisan who will take you on a captivating journey through the hidden gems of Greek wine. She hosts her workshops at Oliveology's enchanting location in Bermondsey, nestled in an arch of the famous London Beer Mile. Marianna Kolokotroni, the visionary behind Oliveology, will also be present to create a delectable food pairing experience using Oliveology products.

Growing up in a family of domestic winemakers in Greece, Maria's connection with wine began at an early age. She witnessed the meticulous process of winemaking and experienced the joy of sharing and savouring wine as an integral part of family meals. This upbringing instilled in her a deep appreciation for the role of wine in a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

As Maria's palate evolved, she delved into the world of fine wines and embarked on a journey of exploration. She immersed herself in the scientific aspects of winemaking, studying international grape varieties and the global wine scene. Her dedication led her to complete the prestigious WSET program, earning the WSET Advanced qualification with Merit in 2015.

Driven by her belief in the uniqueness of the Greek terroir, Maria has dedicated herself to showcasing the rich heritage of Greek vineyards. In 2014, she established Southern Wine Roads, an import company that introduced a diverse selection of high-quality Greek producers to the UK market. Her passion for Greek wines has inspired her to organise numerous tastings, captivating audiences with the fascinating stories and flavours of these exceptional wines.

Maria's commitment to sustainability and authenticity shines through in her selection of small vineyards and preference for organic production methods. She deeply respects the land and the dedicated people who tend the vineyards, sharing their vision of creating wines that are not only beautiful but also carry a captivating narrative.

Beyond her expertise and unwavering dedication, Maria possesses a warmth and enthusiasm that captivates everyone she encounters. Her desire to share her knowledge and passion for Greek wines stems from a genuine love for her craft and a desire to bring Greek wine to the forefront, where it rightfully belongs.

Join Maria in her workshop and discover the hidden treasures of Greek wine. Delve into the stories behind each bottle, explore the unique flavours, and let Maria's expertise transport you to the picturesque vineyards of Greece. Prepare to be enchanted by the rich history, cultural significance, and extraordinary flavours that define Greek wines, all under the guidance of this passionate and charismatic artisan.