Stathopoulos Fotis started his career in hospitality in the field of coffee about twenty years ago, where he remains active as a lecturer in barista seminars. He was also a judge at the National Barista Championships (SCA) from 2014 to 2019. He started working with wine in 2012 and worked in restaurants as a sommelier, manager, and lecturer of educational programs related to wine service and tasting in Athens, Mykonos, and Berlin. He attended many training programs on the subject in many different institutions such as the WSPC (WSET Lv 3), the Court of Master Sommelier (1st Lv), the Agricultural Institute of Athens, and Genius in Gastronomy, where he is a graduate of the Wine & Sommelier Expert program course. In 2018 he was successfully certified as a sommelier by the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (Sommelier ASI Dip num. 3131). Since 2015 he has been a registered member of the Panhellenic Association of Sommeliers. He works in Tinos in the restaurant Kalopsia of George Stylianoudakis as a sommelier – beverage manager.

Alexandros Bouzikas is a certified Sommelier from Genius In Gastronomy, he also holds the ASI Diploma from the Association de la Sommelierie Internationale and the title Advanced Sommelier Certificate from the Court Of Master Sommeliers.

Professionally, he has worked in the field of hospitality and gastronomy in a number of large luxury hotel groups offering high-level wine services, but also as a wine consultant in various wine bars. He is now expanding his working knowledge in a different field than that of gastronomy as Brand Ambassador for the Gerovasiliou, Biblia Chora, Dyo Ypsi, Mikra Thira and Mikro Ktima Titou estates. He is also the Brand Ambassador of Riedel The Wine Glass Company in Greece.

During his career he has been a judge in many wine competitions, while in 2017 he won the title of the best Greek Sommelier and with this distinction he represented Greece at the European Sommelier Competition in 2021. While in 2019 and 2020 gained the 2nd place at the competition for the best Greek Sommelier.

Γιώργος Λούκας - George Loukas

George Loukas has established the company «Genius in Gastronomy» in 2010 where he conducts seminars, training courses and consultancy services about wines, beers and spirits.

He is writing articles for various magazines as a columnist  and he is the Wine Manager in the importing and trading company DEALS S.A. since 1998.

He was nominated 1st Best Greek Sommelier in 2002.

He participated in the European Competition of Sommelier representing Greece in 2002 and in the World Competition of Sommelier in 2004.

He is often taking part as a member of jury in International wine competitions.

He has collaborated in the past as a Sommelier with Michelin star awarded restaurants

and famous hotels & resorts around all Greece.

Lately he is collaborating with some of them as a consultant and he is coaching candidates for National and International Competitions.

From 2019 to 2022 he was officially the coach of the National Sommelier Team. It was him a member A.S.I. Didactic Committee from July 2017 until December 2020. He has the title of Riedel (Wine Glass Company) Ambassador.