Archive for October 2009

Greek wine is a hit at the Wine & Spirits top 100 tasting

October 23, 2009

Here’s what had to say about the Boutari Santorini 2008, which was featured this month at the Wine & Spirits magazine top 100 wineries of the year tasting:

    Made with 100% Assyrtiko, Boutari’s Santorini is a steal at around $20. I really enjoyed the unique aroma. The rep hit the nail on the head and pinned down the aroma as that of oxidized fruit. Think of the aroma of an apple or pear that’s been sliced and left out in the air. I didn’t find it particularly acidic or crisp, but then again, I think it was served a bit warm. At a cooler temperature I think the acidity would have jumped out a bit more.

Thank you and thank you Wine & Spirits magazine for naming Boutari “Greek winery of the year” for 12 years in a row!

Greek wine featured next week in Orlando!

October 16, 2009

The wines of Boutari will be featured next week at Opa Fest in Orlando. Click here for more info.

Taverna Opa
9101 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 351-8660

Can you think of a better way to enjoy great Greek wine than with traditional Greek food? Enjoy!


Boutari named “Greek Winery of the Year” by Wine & Spirits for 12th time!

October 6, 2009

boutari_w_and_sFor the 12th time, Wine & Spirits magazine has named Boutari “Greek Winery of the Year.”

(Click image, left, for printable PDF version of the article.)

“Where Boutari goes,” writes veteran wine writer Tara Thomas, “other people follow.”

Here are some highlights from the profile:

“The company’s biggest success story is Santorini…Today, others have joined Boutari in making top-notch Santorini wines – and yet Boutari remains a standard bearer, with Santorinis such as the 2008, an intense experience of this volcanic island.”

“Their latest success is with malagousia… Grown by Roxane Matsa, a self-proclaimed grape fanatic who has worked with the Boutaris for years… it’s sumptuous with heady peach flavor, from the pleasantly bitter skin to the drippingly juicy flesh, right down to the almond-toned pit, yet as cleanly defined as an eau-de-vie, the acidity holding it to an elegant line.”

“And as for Naoussa wines… Boutari’s have become softer, fruitier and more approachable over the years, while their top wine, the Grande Reserve, remains the benchmark. The 2004 is a case in point: Chewy and ferrous, with sinewy tannin giving the lithe dried cherry and tomato flavors an elegant, if firm, line, and redolent with forest floor scents, it is a lovely rendition of this cool, damp, northerly land and its curious, formerly unloved grape.”

Boutari at the 43rd annual Original Greek Festival Houston!

October 5, 2009

Boutari was a proud sponsor of the 43rd annual Original Greek Fest in Houston. A fun time was had by all!

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In 1917, a handful of Greek immigrants formed what is today one of the largest Greek Orthodox communities in the United States. The vision, foresight and dedication of those few faithful immigrants laid the groundworks for what exists today.

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From its original location in downtown Houston (what is now Tranquility Park) to the sprawling grounds that border Yoakum Boulevard, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral has become a major force in the religious and social communities that comprise Houston today.

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Proceeds from the Greek Festival have helped many people through donations to various charitable organizations, such as Children’s Assessment Center, S.E.A.R.C.H., the Women’s Home, Covenant House, Texas Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC), and the Star of Hope Mission.

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