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Cyprus Wine Festival attracts large crowd July 2, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Food Cyprus.
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The annual Cyprus Wine Festival, which was organised by Greek Cypriot weekly newspaper Parikiaki, kicked off at Alexandra Palace, North London on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of June 2006.

With fine summer weather a large crowd of people attended the festival. Many non-Cypriot locals also gathered at the palace to sample Cypriot souvlaki and sheftalia, which they washed down with Cypriot wine or KEO beer. Visitors were also treated to many tasty Cypriot food and other delights.

As well as promoting Cypriot wines, the festival consisted of a business fair, where visitors could talk to property agents selling holiday homes, CYTA telephone services, and catering equipment firms. The Greek Cyprus Tourism Board, the Greek Cypriot Community of Enfield and the Metropolitan Police were also present at the fair offering information about their services. All aspects of Cypriaphilia were on sale, including books on Cyprus, miniature flags and souvenirs.

Towards the end of Saturday, Greek Cypriot singer Glykeria sung for the crowds, while the Greek Cypriot lobby for Cyprus invited guests to attend their march in July.

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