Archive for October 2011

Almost everything you need to know about Greek wine from Christina Boutari

October 31, 2011

Click here to read the Culture Map (Houston) interview with Christina Boutari.

Top Greek wine blogger Markus Stolz updates his “misconceptions about Greek wines” post @Elloinos

October 26, 2011

“Just about two years ago,” writes Markus (above) on his blog Elloinos — the number one Greek wine blog in the world today — Palate Press published an article in which I enumerated the misconceptions and chief arguments against Greek wines and proceeded to provide answers for each. I felt the time was ripe to examine if any progress has been made.”

Click here to read his “updated” post on the current state of affairs in the world of Greek wine today. Another fascinating and informative post from one of the leading figures in wine and social media today.

Master of Wine Debra Meiburg on Boutari @DebraMeiburgMW

October 25, 2011

“Boutari is a good quality wine producer,” writes Master of Wine Debra Meiburg (left) on her blog, “with operations throughout Greece, including the picturesque Santorini Island, which is a hot and arid volcanic crater. It is hard to believe vines can thrive in these conditions, but islanders keep the vines trained low to the ground by winding their long tendrils into circles. Their wreath-like shape protects the vines against the wind, provides shade for the ripening grapes and helps retain moisture. Here, Boutari produces a crisp white wine and from the highly regarded and cooler Naoussa region, Boutari produces a very good quality, medium-bodied red wine with blackberry jam flavors.”

Click here to read Debra’s post on Greek wine today.

Roxani Matsa pronounces Malagousia

October 20, 2011

Scenes from the Wine & Spirits Top 100 tasting Oct. 12

October 17, 2011

Christina Boutari with top U.S. wine blogger Alder Yarrow, author of Vinography.

With Tara Thomas, senior editor Wine & Spirts.

Click here for the list of wineries featured at the event.

Christina Boutari at Delphi Greek in Los Angeles

October 13, 2011

Above, from left, Kevin Castro and Amber Hanley (Southern Wine & Spirits), Christina Boutari, and Roozbeh Farahanipour, owner Delphi Greek, Los Angeles.

Last week, Christina Boutari visited Delphi Greek, one of the most popular Greek restaurants in Los Angeles and home to one of Boutari’s biggest fans, the inimitable Roozbeh Farahnipour.

Roozbeh has compiled one of the greatest collections of Boutari wines in the U.S., including many older vintages of Naoussa and rare and hard-to-find bottlings.

Roozbeh loves Boutari wines so much that he has created what he calls the “Temple of Boutari,” a page of his website devoted exclusively to Boutari wines:

The food at Delphi is great and there’s a lot more to Roozbeh than meets the eye: look for a special profile of Roozbeh in coming weeks!

Christina Boutari on TV!

October 10, 2011

Christina teaches Cleverley Stone of Fox News Houston how to make classic Greeks salad…

Click here to view the video.

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