Green Monday with Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades wines and zivania

Although the pandemic isn’t over yet, and yet another bank holiday finds us in lockdown, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy Green Monday indoors (or outdoors in our gardens!). Prepare a variety of…


The Women behind the award-winning wines of Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades

Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades winery is here to disprove the speculation that the wine industry is ‘male-dominated’ by presenting you the three dynamic and talented women leading its wine……


Lockdown project: Wine Education

As we keep staying home for a year now, odds are we’ve tackled all the activities possible to spend our time indoors creatively. However, this should by no means disappoint us. That’s why Oenou Yi –…


Is there sediment in your wine glass; should you drink it?

Hilbith poured the wine slowly, cautiously, taking care not to let sediment fall into the glass. You may have noticed sediment-like residue at the bottom of your wine glass and carefully tried not…


A romantic Valentine’s Day dinner with Oenou Yi - Ktima Vassiliades wines

Due to those special circumstances we’re all living through, Valentine’s Day will be celebrated indoors this year. However this doesn’t mean that you can’t be a little extra! Oenou Yi – Ktima…


On this Valentine’s Day show your love with Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades wine

The most romantic day of the year is approaching! Despite all the strange and unusual circumstances we are all living through, nothing can alter love and affection! On this V-Day don’t forget to…


Commercial Amphorae and Winemaking in Ancient Cyprus

The geomorphology of Cyprus favoured the cultivation of the three most significant Mediterranean products: grain, olives and vines. The cultivation of the vine led to winemaking, one of the most…


‘Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades’ wine for the Christmas feast

We may not be planning grand events for this year’s Christmas celebrations; we can, nevertheless, create the luxurious, warm and cosy atmosphere that the days command, with some of our favourite…


Wine aromas

Minerals and flowers, citrus and caramel, tobacco and jasmine. These and so many other different aromas can be found in a glass of wine, without being actual wine ingredients! How and where do these…


The ultimate Christmas gifts from ‘Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades’

Peoples’ favourite season has arrived and ‘Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades’ adds a little more magic to make your Christmas sparkle with unique Gift Boxes. Find them online, on our e-shop! It’s the…


Christmas crafts with ‘Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades’’ wine corks

The Christmas countdown has begun; both the young and the old have many reasons to be excited! Christmas activities and arts and crafts bring a creative touch and to all’s favourite holiday. What…


Basic wine tasting steps

Wine is a unique drink and requires special treatment, in comparison to other drinks. If this sounds overrated and complicated, we recommend you to stay calm and simply read on for a comprehensive…


Holy Cross celebration day, a day for blessing the vineyards

September 14th, the day of the Holy Cross, is one of the biggest celebrations of the Orthodox Church. On this day in the church of the Holy Cross in Omodos, a holy communion is distributed to the…


Harvest: The most critical period in the lifespan of the vine

Without viticulture there is no wine production and without harvest there is no crop. The harvest usually lasts throughout the month of September, which in Greek is also known as “Harvester”.…


Cabernet Sauvignon at a glance

An internationally recognised variety, with great ability to grow in any wine-producing region and in different climates, Cabernet Sauvignon prospers on the slopes of…


Commandaria: 15 interesting facts about the Cypriot nectar!

It is the oldest wine holding a Protected Designation of Origin and it is a trademark of local tradition and production. Commandaria, stately, exuberant, elegant, hides a long history. Aside from…


Summer Wines

Wine is a drink that accompanies both our winter and our summer months. Despite being mostly subjective, there are some wine choices that better fit colder months and others that are clearly…


Commandaria at a glance

It has been called the “King of wines”, “Apostle of wines”, “royal wine” and “mellow nama”. However you decide to call it, Commandaria – the dessert wine – justifies…


Assyrtiko at a glance

It is one of the most exquisite varieties of the Greek vineyard, with unlimited possibilities and rare virtues. Assyrtiko, based in Santorini, is a multi-dynamic…


The gifts of vine on your table

Known since the Paleolithic period, the vine and its fruit have justifiably been characterised as the “king of fruit”. Grape, a much loved food of the Greeks since the ancient times, would never be…


The Women of Wine

Throughout history, wine has been a common thread running through innumerable cultures, religions, and nations. The global wine industry dates to antiquity, and though you probably think that women…


Merlot at a glance

Popular, attractive, easy to drink and with a mild, soft taste, Merlot seems to be now well-established in Cyprus as a food friendly wine, able to accompany many…


Organic Wine

Returning to nature is one of the most popular trends on the world wine map. In recent years, organic wine has become a trend, but also a demand of those who love quality in taste. Organic farming…


When do we harvest the vine?

Τhe most critical moment of the year for vine growers and winemakers is undoubtedly the ripening and harvesting of the vineyards. Harvesting is the last stage of viticulture activity and involves…