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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

The Story of The Wine of the Kings

Troodos, CyprusPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Pambos

75 mins
Up to 6 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in Greek, English

What you'll do

A wine tasting class and a story telling session designed for the adventurous wine explorer.
*If you are looking for a team building activity or a private wine class, I have different formats that can be personalised to suit your event - Just Ask!! Thinking what wine to choose for your next party dinner? Let's make it a food and wine matching session!
Sip your way through this wine tasting experience as we take a journey across the captivating story of Cyprus Commandaria – The first wine in the world to be named after it’s Protected Designated area of Origin. Pronounced as “The King of Wines and the Wine of the Kings” named by the Knights Hospitaller in the 12th century.

We begin by recounting historical turning points in Commandaria’s fabled past, from the ancient Greeks, to the Crusaders, to today's reality. We’ll learn how this naturally sweet wine is produced, and explore Commandaria’s various styles, method of evaluating and food pairings.
To cap off the experience, I will help you perform your own wine tasting sensory analysis using the wine you will bring along and your senses (See- Smell- Taste- Touch).
I will point out to you what exactly to look for when you evaluate a wine.
Please note: This is not a history lesson but an interactive storytelling and wine tasting session among friends enjoying a glass of wine or two!
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A wine tasting class and a story telling session designed for the adventurous wine explorer.
*If you are looking for a team building activity or a private wine class, I have different formats that can be personalised to suit your event - Just Ask!! Thinking what wine to choose for your next party dinner? Let's make it a food and wine matching session!
Sip your way through this wine tasting experience as we take a journey across the cap…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Pambos can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at G$17,670.

What to bring

  • Good mood and a big smile
  • A glass or two of any Commandaria PDO Wine, or any wine you like us to analyse together
  • Some cheese or fruit to nibble on
From G$2,525
/ person
Mon, Mar 1
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM (EST)
G$3,282 per person
G$3,282 per person
Mon, Mar 1
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (EST)
G$3,282 per person
G$3,282 per person
Tue, Mar 2
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM (EST)
G$505 per person
G$505 per person

Meet your host, Pambos

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 113 Reviews
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My name is Pambos A Panayiotou, a certified sommelier and a Cyprus Commandaria aficionado.
As a host of winery tours and excursions, wine tastings, and food and wine matching dinners for many years, I enjoy being both an entertainer and an advocate of Cypriot wines and viticulture.
I call myself a Free-Style Sommelier which means that I like to break the rules of etiquette to tell a great story.
I love using wine as a way to create unforgettable experiences with fellow wine lovers, foodies, and adventure seekers from around the world.
I’m excited to introduce you to my world of Cyprus Wine.
My name is Pambos A Panayiotou, a certified sommelier and a Cyprus Commandaria aficionado.
As a host of winery tours and excursions, wine tastings, and food and wine matching dinners for many years, I enjoy being both an entertainer and an advocate of Cypriot wines and viticulture.
I call myself a Free-Style Sommelier which means that I like to break the rules of etiquette to tell a great story.
I love using wine as a way to create unforgettable experiences with fellow wine lov…
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 113 reviews.

Virginia
February 2021
We had a wonderful time learning about the world's oldest named wine still in production, Commandaria. Pambos was able to give some history and tasting lesson for the 1.5 hours with lots of videos and photos.
Matthias
February 2021
Pambos fascinatingly synthesizes the physical attributes of the tasting experience with the historical and cultural context of the wines. His lighthearted yet captivating narration and deep knowledge of the subject matter made this a great experience for us. Would definitely recommend!
Pambos fascinatingly synthesizes the physical attributes of the tasting experience with the historical and cultural context of the wines. His lighthearted yet captivating narratio…
Jessica
February 2021
If I could give this 10 stars I would! Seriously this was so enjoyable. Pambos was extremely knowledgeable and so easy to talk to. You won’t be bored with this and it’s the perfect amount of time. He was funny yet professional, and make sure to bring some wine! This would be great for a group of friends or even a date night for you and your spouse.
If I could give this 10 stars I would! Seriously this was so enjoyable. Pambos was extremely knowledgeable and so easy to talk to. You won’t be bored with this and it’s the perfect…
Lisa
February 2021
Pambos was a very kind and funny host. We learned a lot about different wines and he also taught us something about Cyprus. It was a lovely experience!
Shino
February 2021
Pambos was super interactive and clearly very knows a lot about Commandaria PDO Wine. Great storyteller and really set the scene for the group, took us through the history of Commandaria wine, all the way to tips to enjoy scent and flavor at home. Highly recommended!!!
Pambos was super interactive and clearly very knows a lot about Commandaria PDO Wine. Great storyteller and really set the scene for the group, took us through the history of Comma…
Kelley
February 2021
A fun evening with a knowledgeable and engaging host. Pambos provided interesting history along with many tips on wine tasting and brought Cypress to life through his stories. I can’t wait to visit there!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.