Stavros left it in capable hands to get a solid academic background. A bachelor's and master's degrees in food science from Michigan State and a second master's in brewing from the University of Nottingham are his major scholastic achievements. It was only a matter of time before he discovered the plethora of knowledge he could gain on the Beer Academy Sommelier course. With extensive brewing experience with one of the major brewers in Cyprus, KEO, he managed to get into the British brewing industry and now proudly brews British ales and lagers with Shepherd Neame. He is the first Beer Academy accredited Sommelier from Cyprus.