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WINE AT THE TABLE New Greek Pitch: No Resin
[NASSAU AND SUFFOLK Edition]
Newsday - Long Island, N.Y.
Author: By David Rosengarten
Date: Oct 16, 1991
Start Page: 69
Section: FOOD
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If you'd rather make your own food with these wines and save many dollars in the process, most of the wines are available at the metropolitan area's best shop for Greek wines, Grand Wine & Liquors, in Astoria, (718) 728-2520. It is here that you can see what startling value these Greek wines offer. The 1988 Kouros is priced at $4.99, the 1989 Nemea also at $4.99, and the lovely 1984 Boutari Grand Reserve goes all the way up to $6.99. Other good Greek wines are also for sale: the NV Rose Sec of Boutari (dry, clean, attractive at $5.99) and the 1988 Paros of Boutari (made from the mandilaria grape on the island of Paros, simple young red, slight tannic bite, $4.49). If you're shopping at random, keep in mind that Greek reds are much more consistent than Greek whites. And you'll want to remember the name Boutari; as you can see from the notes above, this large winery has penetrated the U.S. market. Luckily, its wines are consistently good, not to mention the fact that they produce one of the lightest, most attractive retsinas, in case you're feeling nostalgic.

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