Eleftherios Hanialidis began his career in the hospitality industry in 2001 and has worked for many years as a head sommelier but also as a consultant in restaurants, wine bars and wine retail stores. In August of 2023 became the first Master Sommelier of Greece, but has also obtained the A.S.I. Diploma (Gold Pin) back in 2018. His first time compet-ing back in 2017, he managed to take 3rd place in the best sommelier of Greece competition, thus gaining the award of Best First Appearing Sommelier of Greece, and in 2020 won the title of the Best Sommelier of Greece. He is a member of the board of directors of the Greek Sommelier Association, a columnist for Oinoxoos magazine of Kathimerini newspaper, a Star Wine List ambassador for Greece and also teaches in Genius In Gastronomy. Throughout his career, he has been a judge for several prestigious wine competitions and is constantly expanding his knowledge and skills concerning not only wine, but also sake, spirits and beers, as he is preparing for the Competition of the Best Sommelier of Europe and Africa 2024, in which he will be representing Greece.