Wine With Niko
Founder & Tour Director
Hello! I am Niko, a Greek living in Portland, OR. Growing up, I was surrounded by the basics of life: good food, krasi (wine), and family. After many years of traveling through Europe to explore food and wine, I settled in Portland where I have parlayed my love for wine and good conversation into works4wine.
I specialize in creating curated experiences for anyone who wants to experience the beauty of Oregon's wine country.
How I like to drink my wine
Experiencing our world with all of our senses is very important and somehow it completes us. If you use only one sense you experience a very small part of the world. Wine helped me train all my senses to a better awareness of my environment.
I drink wine by using as many senses as I can.
First, I admire its beautiful color. Especially red wine. I take time to look into my glass and enjoy its illuminating qualities. I lift it up. I swirl it. I lay it . . . . . I gaze into it, as it changes with the light. And I take time for this. A lot of time.
As the glass passes my face, my nose catches hints of aroma. It’s an invitation to pay more attention. To focus on what’s in the glass. I bring the glass closer to my face. My nose finally is able to enjoy the aroma that wine has released into the air. I take a deep breath . . . almost like the one therapists tell you to take to relax. :-) and I realize how relaxing it is to take it all in. With each breath I understand more about this wonderful elixir of life.
The time comes when it’s almost impossible to resist its touch. The last part of a dance. Where you are able to finally tell . . . . Is it stepping on your toes or is it a smooth dancer? Is it the one who just does the job or is it a complex and full of character partner? I’ll have to keep trying . . . ;-)
Please join me !