The Malvasia Lady
Stavroula Kourakou - Dragona
The Malvasia lady
Stavroula Kourakou was born in Athens in 1928. Doctor of chemical science with oenology studies in France, she directed for twenty years (1964-1984) the Institute of Wine, a technological research institution of the Ministry of Agriculture.
She represented Greece in the OIV, the intergovernmental Vine and Wine Organization with forty-five member states and headquarters in Paris, from 1960 until 1979, when she was unanimously elected its president.
She has visited on a mission almost all the wine-growing countries of the world, gaining experience and offering services to the international community, for which she was awarded by France and Spain.
Member of many international scientific societies, corresponding member of the Agricultural Academy of France, member of the Italian Academy of Vine and Wine, she has repeatedly served as chairman of European Union committees in matters of wine legislation.
She has written scientific books and published many scientific papers in the Greek and foreign press on subjects of her speciality; a speciality, thanks to which she is able to interpret from another point of view, texts of ancient literature that refer to the vine and wine.
Malvasia - The renowned wine yesterday and today
Among her most important works is "Malvasia - The renowned wine yesterday and today".