Epirotic Cellar - Vaimakis family

 During the 70’s Vassilios Vaimakis, a newly qualified chemist by profession, decided to follow the family tradition of winemaking as an oenologist. He worked for years in various wineries in Greece, and was regarded with respect and recognized for his skills and talents. During the 90’s he decided to deal with a branch of wine products, vinegar, which as a tradition, had been sorely neglected in Greece and had suffered from the industrialization of its production.

He set up production in one of the most famous wine producing regions in Greece, in Zitsa, Ioannina. He used local grape varieties and in 2005, marketed the first samples of his vinegar. Within a very short space of time he was lauded with praise both from connoisseurs/tasters and consumers. He runs the business himself, along with his wife Katerina. The product is marketed under the brand name of Oxos – Traditional Vinegar of the Vaimaki Family. Oxos is the Ancient Greek term for vinegar.

 

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Oxos Vinegar

The vinegar"Oxos"is produced by an old recipe of our family from Epirotic varieties of grape. Its acetification lasts 9-12 months. The"Oxos"is aged for 5 years in barrels of oak&chestnut. The quality of traditional vinegar is completed during the ageing process in oak and chestnut barrels and barrels made of and other types of wood. The aging process is necessary because, in its immature state, vinegar has a harsh taste.

Jasmine Elixir

Elixirs The elixirs that we produce are alcohol free! We’ve flavours mixed our vinegar with the nectar of small fruit and herbal extracts. The aromas of oxos, the fruit nectar and herbal extracts, all combine to create an excellent product with dual usage. Jasmine For those who love explosively chilling flavours. We’ve mixed our vinegar with the nectar of small fruit to which we’ve added extracts of spearmint and mint. It is drunk with crushed ice as an aperitif and as a shot between or after a meal. It will liven up your salads, roast meat, fish and ice cream!

Isis Elixir

Elixirs The elixirs that we produce are alcohol free! We’ve flavours mixed our vinegar with the nectar of small fruit and herbal extracts. The aromas of oxos, the fruit nectar and herbal extracts, all combine to create an excellent product with dual usage. Isis A volcanic flavour! We’ve mixed our vinegar with the nectar of small fruit, to which we’ve added extracts of various kinds of pepper and cardamom. We recommend that you drink it with crushed ice as an aperitif and as a shot at the end of a meal or between courses. Enjoy it with salads, roast meat, fish and ice cream.

Amelie Elixir

Elixirs The elixirs that we produce are alcohol free! We’ve flavours mixed our vinegar with the nectar of small fruit and herbal extracts. The aromas of oxos, the fruit nectar and herbal extracts, all combine to create an excellent product with dual usage. Amelie For lovers of exotic flavours! We’ve mixed our vinegar with the nectar or small fruit, to which we’ve added extracts of cinnamon and clove. The aromas of “oxos”, the nectar and the herbs combine to create an excellent product with dual usage. It is suitable for cooking and as a drink. Enjoy it as an aperitif with crushed ice, as a shot between or after a meal. It is ideal with salads, roast meat, fish and with ice cream.