Marina Mayevska #17

Ukraine Kyiv


Marina Mayevska has started her writing career in Kyiv’s leading city guide of the time – Afisha magazine, as a restaurant observer, food and wine writer, and continued as a regular contributor to national glossy magazines, such as Cosmopolitan, Pink, Harper’s Bazaar Ukraine and more.

Editor-in-chief for the Martell Gastronomic project and of Ukraine’s 100 Best restaurants supported by San Pellegrino (2010; 2011).  Editor-in-chief for Ukraine’s gourmet Flavor.Ua web site (2011-2015).

Chief editor of Drinks+ international magazine and Drinks.Ua website (2016 – 2019); contributing author at Harper’s Bazaar, Buro24/7, Meininger’s Wine Business International. Identità Golose web.

Food and wine, lifestyle writer, Head of SEO at NV.UA, one of Ukraine’s leading and highly reputable news media.

Some of Marina’s works

  • New peaks. Why is it time to rediscover Armenia, the oldest wine country in the world?
  • Primordial tastes and wines. What you need to know about the wine and gastronomic sights of Armenia.
  • Feast of Young Wine. History, traditions and eight great Beaujolais to taste in 2021.
  • From bats to convicts. What wine to choose for Halloween.
  • Variety and wine machine. What is the secret of the wine bar’s success and which Ukrainian wines can be called premium? – tells the sommelier.

My Brightest Journey

Can you imagine a life changing experience of an untapped wine country? That’s what Armenia is about. It’s time one of the world’s oldest wine countries was discovered anew. Just over a decade ago it was still a country with Soviet-inherited domination of brandy wine production. Nowadays, it brings together some of the contemporary lifestyle wineries and the ancient birthplace of wine, all in breathtaking mountainous scenery. The new generation digs into volcanic soils and a range of some 400 local varieties with zest and brilliant wine education. Areni Cave, keeping the memory, ambience, and remnants of the 6000-year-old winemaking site, is a true wine explorers’ pilgrimage destination where one can experience prehistoric winemaking ways and even sample the juice of ageless vines. Modern gastronomy of Armenia takes up the leitmotif of authentic experiences and joins it with the art of the Michelin-starred chef in the Tsaghunk project.


Some Marina’s articles and interviews:


Corinne Mentzelopoulos: “We Are not Winemakers. We Are Growers” – Interview

Peter Dorelli: “Why Should I Do Boring Things?” – Interview

Massimo Bottura: “Culture Is Knowledge, Knowledge Opens Up the Consciousness” – Interview

Prowine Asia 2016: Singapore Premiere – Report

Khareba – The Good News Of Georgian Wine

Moldova. Future- Ready! – Report from UNWTO Global Wine Tourism Conference III 

Felicity Carter: “We Find All Wine To Be Interesting” – Interview

Red Blends: Dynamically Growing Category In The USA – report from World Bulk Wine Exhibition 

My articles for Identita Golose web

Wines from the Edge (Meininger’s Wine Business International)

The Best of the Best. 10-minute Guide to the Wines of Lombardy and Piedmont with Recommendations from the Wine Experts 

Wines of Georgia. 20 wines from the cradle of world winemaking that defy stereotypes about Georgian wine

Secret Courtyards and Michelin Stars Winning Hearts In Spanish Cordoba

Must-Visit Wine Country of Moldova and Its Must-Try Wines

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