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Dimitris Motsos

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Dimitris Motsos

DipWSET - Tutor of WSPC Wine School

Dimitris Motsos is a PhD candidate at Democritus University specializing in cultural diplomacy. In addition, he holds a Master’s Degree in Southeast European studies from the Faculty of Law.

He works as a communications manager in the Directorate of Development and European Planning for the Municipality of Pavlos Melas. In 2011, on a trip to Provence, he becomes acquainted with wine, which proved to be vital for the rest of his life. Since 2014 he has been working as a wine buyer and retail manager at Cava Abatzis in Thessaloniki, while he has organized various workshops and presentations. For the last 5 years he has been providing consulting and support services to restaurants and hotels in Thessaloniki and is a judge in the TIWC & BIWC competitions. In 2013 he founded the blog www.winegeeks.gr and since 2016 he writes about wine and flavors at www.parallaxi.gr and www.andro.gr where he combines his insatiable love for words and wine. He successfully completed the WSET 4 Diploma in Wine and Spirits in 2018 and since 2019 he is a tutor WSPC. In 2020 he was accepted as a student at the Institute of Masters of Wine.

He loves travel, photography and every page written by John Steinbeck and Archibald Joseph Cronin. He is married to Kalliopi and together they have two young boys, Thomas and Iakovos.

Education:

2004
Dimitris Motsos graduated from the Department of History and Ethnology of Democritus University of Thrace
2006
Master's Degree in Southeast European studies from the Faculty of Law in Komotini.
2012
Dimitris begins his adventure in wine education at WSPC
2016
Begins his Ph.D. at the Department of History and Ethnology of Democritus University of Thrace specializing in cultural diplomacy
2017
Obtains Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits
2020
Is accepted as scholar at the Institute of Masters of Wine

Experience:

2010
He works as a communications manager in the Directorate of Development and European Planning for the Municipality of Pavlos Melas in Thessaloniki
2013
Founds the wine blog www.winegeeks.gr
2014
He is hired as a Wine Buyer & Sales Consultant at Cava Abatzis in THessaloniki. That year he also organized various workshops and tastings both at Cava Abatzis as awell as in other Greek cities (Chania, Naousa etc)
2016
Provided consulting and support services to Food & Beverage companies in Thessaloniki. He also began combining his insatiable love for words and wine at www.parallaximag.gr και www.andro.gr
2019
Joins the WSPC family as a tutor
2020
Judge at the «Thessaloniki International Wine & Spirits Competition»
2021
Judge at the «Balkans International Wine Competition»
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