Archive for October 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.”
Christina Boutari with top U.S. wine blogger Alder Yarrow, author of Vinography.
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.
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!