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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

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!

Sip your way thr…

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 $68.

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 $15
/ person
Sun, Jan 17
3:00 AM - 4:15 AM (EST)
Join 5 other guests
$0 per person
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Sun, Jan 17
5:00 AM - 6:15 AM (EST)
$15 per person
$15 per person
Sun, Jan 17
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (EST)
This time is popular
$0 per person
$0 per person

Meet your host, Pambos

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 84 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 lovers, foodies, and…
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 84 reviews.

Marwa
January 2021
Pambos was awesome! He took the time to get to know all of us, personalize it and made it so interactive. His explanations were fun, felt like we were being told a story! The subject matter was really interesting too! Had never heard of it till this! Thanks so much pambos!
Pambos was awesome! He took the time to get to know all of us, personalize it and made it so interactive. His explanations were fun, felt like we were being told a story! The subje…
Stella
January 2021
Περάσαμε ένα πολύ ωραίο βράδυ παρέα με φίλους και μάθαμε πολλά για την ιστορία του κυπριακό κρασιού.
Maria
January 2021
Pambos’ presentation is really interesting, pleasant and enlightening! Pambos is an amazing host and a great story-teller. I would definitely recommend this experience!
Lika
January 2021
Pambos is an amazing host ! My favourite part about studying wines is learning the unique stories associated with each wine making place. Highly recommended for anyone who is interested in wines and regions that they come from. Thanks Pambos for this , best wishes from Georgia !
Pambos is an amazing host ! My favourite part about studying wines is learning the unique stories associated with each wine making place. Highly recommended for anyone who is inter…
Masako
January 2021
Way above five-stars!!! If there is a way to purchase another star for Pambos, I would. We became a big fan of Cyprus, commandaria wine and of course Pambos! He was super helpful even before the event. Since this is a tasting experience, I wanted to have Commandaria in hand and drink it with Pambos. I reached out to the biggest wine shops in Seattle but I found out that it was not easy to get it in Washington state. Pambos gave me a link on how I can get online. It was supposed to come before the online experience date but with Christmas holiday, it was delayed. Pambos was very flexible and agreed to change the date even though it was 4am his time! During our session, we were very connected. He connected with us in different ways for each of us. Whatever we asked and went off track, he had a story to tell. His passion to wine and caring for his guests was shown in all the details. Thank you for making Jan 1st, 2021 so memorable! I will see you in Cyprus. Hopefully in March to April!
Way above five-stars!!! If there is a way to purchase another star for Pambos, I would. We became a big fan of Cyprus, commandaria wine and of course Pambos! He was super helpful…
Erin
January 2021
We had never heard of Commandaria, and it was a pleasure to try something new and learn more about Cyprus and this delicious drink!

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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.