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Nikos Loukakis

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Nikos Loukakis

Principal of WSPC Sommelier Academy - Tutor of WSPC Wine & Spirits School

When we overvalue the concept of Talent we are behaviourally led to thoughts and actions of “ease”, we believe that everything will happen easier. However, what is important in real life is the “perfect effort” in everything we do. The “perfect effort” may come through dedication to what we do, the knowledge we acquire, organized work methodology, and only a little through talent. At WSPC acquiring knowledge and moving up the educational levels and units requires studying, dedication, work and, why not, talent… We are here to help you develop and evolve all of the above requirements for your career as well as your life.

Nikos Loukakis is a Senior Lecturer in WSPC’s Educational Programmes Level 1 & 2 in Wines and Spirits, and is also the Principal of the WSPC Sommellerie School. He was the first lecturer at WSPC – since the founding of the organization in Greece in 2004 – and the executive who participated in the creation of the Sommellerie educational programme, first and foremost with the WSPC Modern Sommelier Study Program.

He is a founding member of the Association of Greek Sommeliers, and in 1998 and 2000 he achieved first place in the Panhellenic Sommellerie competitions – representing Greece on a European and Global level at the corresponding competitions. From 2002 until the present, he is responsible for organization of the Panhellenic Competition.

He has been professionally involved in the catering field for thirty years, first as a Sommelier with: Bajazzo, Island, Central, Varouklo and Mezzo-Mezzo.

From 2000 to 2005 he has worked at a managerial level within the areas of Beverage Category for “” and as a Wine Marketing Manager at “GENKA COMMERCIAL S.A..” (Cellier).

From 2005 until 2015 he served as Operations Manager at Matsuhisa Mykonos, Nobu St Moritz, Island, DaVinci and “Scorpios Mykonos”.

From 2011 until 2015 he collaborated once more with GENKA Commercial (Cellier) as Wine Manager.

Since 2015 he maintains his own restaurant consulting company and since July of 2017 he is the co-owner of the “Restaurant-Bar Noah” in the centre of Athens. In 2021 he founded the first wine tourism office in Tinos under the name “Pure Tinos”.

Since 2018 he has been writing articles for Free Press “GRAPE”, on behalf of WSPC, as a consultant for food & wine pairing.

Η Εκπαίδευση μου:

Graduate with honours from the WSET®Advanced Certificate in Wines & Spirits, WSPC Athens
Certified Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers, WSPC Athens.

Awards Received:


  • Second finalist in the first National Sommelier Competition.
  • Winner of the “Hellenique Trophee Ruinart”
  • Greek candidate at the European competition “Trophee Ruinart Europe”
  • Greek candidate of the International competition “Concours du meilleur sommelier du monde” in Austria



  • Winner of the “Trophee Ruinart”
  • Greek candidate at the European competition “Trophee Ruinart Europe”
  • Greek candidate of the International competition “Concours du meilleur sommelier du monde” in Canada

Η Εμπειρία μου:

1995 - 1997
Sommelier at the restaurant “Bajazzo Restaurant”.
1997 - 1999
Sommelier at the restaurant “Island Restaurant-Club” (Summer season).
1997 - 1999
Sommelier at the restaurants “Varoulko Restaurant” & Central Restaurant” (Winter season).
1999 - 2001
Head Sommelier at the restaurant “Mezzo-Mezzo”.
2000 - 2002
Beverage Category Manager at “”.
2004 -
WSPC Tutor in Wines, Spirits & Sommellerie.
2002 - 2006
Wine Marketing Director at GENKA Commercial.
2006 - 2007
Restaurant/ Bar & Wine Manager at “Belvedere Hotel Mykonos” (Summer season).
2006 - 2007
Restaurant Manager at the restaurant “Badrutts Palace St Moritz” and “Nobu” (Winter season).
Operations Manager at “Island Restaurant Bar”.
Operation Managers at “Da Vinci Restaurant Bar”.
Wine Manager at GENKA Commercial Company.
Director of Operations at Scorpios Mykonos.
Founder and co-owner of the restaurant “Noah Athens”.
Founder and co-owner of “Pure Tinos” Wine Tour Operator.
Principal of WSPC Sommellerie School.
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