Tag: Greek wine

Toronto Goes Greek

On Tuesday the 15th of May a plethora of Ontario winelovers descended upon Toronto’s Metropolitan Hotel for a chance to discover The New Wines of Greece. Many of the shining stars of the Greek wine world were present to pour their vinous treats.

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Christina Boutari

A couple of months ago I was given a last minute opportunity to record an interview with Christina Boutari of the enormous Boutari Grecian wine empire.

Having visited Boutari’s historic Nemea winery back in the Summer of 2010, and having been a great fan of their myriad bottlings over the years since, it was a delight to get to share a couple of drinks with Christina Boutari and discuss her thoughts on the future of her family’s wine business.

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Try This Wine: Sigalas Assyrtico

I was shocked by the greatness of the 2006 vintage, so intense and with mind-blowing extract, mineral with extraordinary structure, brilliant acidity and overall complexity. Aromas and flavours of lime, apples, stone fruit and even spicy floral nuances, but what struck me was the textural strength and vividness, almost salty mineral and brisk acid composure of the wine.

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Jamie Drummond on Food and Wine #52 Stellios Boutaris (Kir-Yianni)

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of visiting the winery and vineyards of Kir-Yianni located in the Naoussa region of Northwestern Greece. Recently Stellios Boutaris of Kir-Yianni was in town for a fantastic dinner at Toronto’s Malena restaurant. After many a glass of Kir-Yianni wine I made the decision to grab Stellios and take him upstairs for a little chat… the following is what transpired…

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