Maroussa TSACHAKI, BSc, MSc, PhD
Maroussa was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She studied Enology and Beverage Distillation Technology (BSc) in Athens (Athens University of Applied Sciences) before moving to Champagne, France for her studies in Wine Production Management Vins et Champagne (MSc) at Université de Reims, Champagne-Ardenne. She completed her studies in Nottingham, UK studying the physicochemical properties of aromas in wines and spirits after the award of exam-based scholarship from the Greek State and she presented her PhD thesis “Factors determining aroma release from wine-based systems” which conducted under the supervision of Prof. AJ Taylor and Dr RST Linforth, Samworth Flavour Laboratory, University of Nottingham.
With more than 15 years of work experience in France, Great Britain and Greece (Maison Trimbach, Champagne Pommery, Domaine Chatzimichalis), for the last 8 years, she is the woman behind the new distillates & spirits development, as R&D/ QA head at Isidoros Arvanitis, the distillery of Ouzo Plomari in Lesvos, Greece. She is the co-author of 7 peer-reviewed publications in highly respected scientific journals, 2 book chapters in scientific books on Flavour Science, and her work was presented in a number of conferences (oral and poster presentations) and conference proceedings.
She is the first known female distiller in Greece.
On banner image: On left, Maroussa Tsaxaki, KLEOS distiller, Greece's first female distiller
On Right, Kleos founder, Effie Panagopoulos, the first Greek woman in history to self-start a liquor brand