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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

The Story of The Wine of the Kings

Troodos, CyprusPart of Airbnb Online Experiences collection

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

This wine class is great for team-building and corporate events. Private groups looking to gather virtually over a birthday party! Whether you're celebrating with family or friends, I look forward to hosting your get-together.
* I have different formats that can be personalised to suit your event - Just Ask!! Thinking what wine to choose for your next festive 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’ll 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 amber-coloured dessert 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 analysis using the wine you will bring along and your senses (See- Smell- Taste- Touch)
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!
**Let me help you find this unique wine locally!
This wine class is great for team-building and corporate events. Private groups looking to gather virtually over a birthday party! Whether you're celebrating with family or friends, I look forward to hosting your get-together.
* I have different formats that can be personalised to suit your event - Just Ask!! Thinking what wine to choose for your next festive dinner? Let's make it a food and wine matching session!

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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 $95.

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
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Mon, 18 Jan
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM (EST)
$21 per person
$21 per person
Mon, 18 Jan
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM (EST)
Join 2 other guests
$21 per person
$21 per person
Mon, 18 Jan
9:00 PM - 10:15 PM (EST)
$21 per person
$21 per person

Meet your host, Pambos

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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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 lovers, foodies, and…
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 91 reviews.

Lulu
January 2021
This it’s a great class and Pambos is an amazing host ! It did not feel like it was an online class at all it was so much fun and I learnt so much about wine tasting ! I would definitely recommend this especially if you get some friends to do it with you as it’s a great way to have fun In Lockdown Pambos definitely keeps the class engaged and interested! I have done lots of air B and B classes and this was on of my favourites
This it’s a great class and Pambos is an amazing host ! It did not feel like it was an online class at all it was so much fun and I learnt so much about wine tasting ! I would de…
Meera
January 2021
Pambos was a fantastic host and this was both informative and fun. I really enjoyed the format of this class, learnt loads and Pambos really made the virtual wine tasting work really well. I cant wait to visit Cyprus when we can travel and see some of the places Pambos talked about and do the wine tasting for real
Pambos was a fantastic host and this was both informative and fun. I really enjoyed the format of this class, learnt loads and Pambos really made the virtual wine tasting work real…
Igor
January 2021
Pambos is a great host, and his knowledge about wine is spectacular. Cyprus wine is not that famous as French or Italian but it's really great. I highly recommend to participate the experience if you are a wine lover.
Graciela
January 2021
As a wine lover, I enjoyed very much this experience. Pambos walks you to discover Commandaria and all the history around this unique wine. It was a great to learn about Cyprus and I particularly enjoyed the stories of the kings and gods. I highly recommend this experience. Ideal for Groups and for anyone interested in wines. Thank you Pambos for such a great class, looking forward to try your other experiences!!!
As a wine lover, I enjoyed very much this experience. Pambos walks you to discover Commandaria and all the history around this unique wine. It was a great to learn about Cyprus and…
Usha & Puneet
January 2021
Pambos is a wonderful host and great story teller. I enjoyed the experience as it was informative and fun. For someone like me with no knowledge of wines, he not one talked about the history of wines but also educated me on wine selection & tasting. Great tour & highly recommended to everyone.
Pambos is a wonderful host and great story teller. I enjoyed the experience as it was informative and fun. For someone like me with no knowledge of wines, he not one talked about t…
Kevin
January 2021
It would have been better if I could have been actually there. Other than being physically present, I honestly don't think it can get any better. It was an excellent tour. Excellent.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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.