THE MAN BEHIND THE WINE
About Criterion Wine Tours
The man behind Criterion Wine Tours is Christos Ioannou, and he knows his wine. Very well.
He holds the WSET Wine Diploma, one of the world’s highest wine qualifications and has been a judge at the International Wine Challenge since 2002. Christos has also been a tutor at the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and an Approved Bordeaux Tutor of the Ecole du Vin in Bordeaux. Driven by a life-long passion, he gave up a successful 20-year career in marine insurance to set up Criterion Wine Tours and help others access and enjoy wine. Christos presents regular tutored tastings to wine clubs and societies and to The London Wine, Dining and Travel Meetup group.
Christos curates every wine experience for his customers. And he is joined by a team of experts who make your wine tour their business.
An Interview with the Association of Wine Educators
During our tour to Ribera del Duero in September, Christos had the pleasure of being interviewed by Richard Lane for the Association of Wine Educators (AWE) podcast series ‘In Conversation With’. Despite being on a coach at the time(!), it was great to chat with Richard and explore the world of wine for a while. Please do have a listen and let us know your thoughts!