2012 Zantho Product Reviews
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2012 Zantho Product Reviews

The ‘Beverage Testing Institute’ in Chicago recently reviewed a wide array of Austrian wine products and Zantho did very well.

About the Beverage Testing Institute (BTI)

From the site:  “the BTI was founded in 1981 with the objective of producing fair and impartial wine reviews for consumers. Today, this philosophy still holds true.”

Their reviews are used by a wide array of publications, including the Wine Enthusiast, Restaurant Hospitality, The New Yorker Magazine, Wine & Spirits, International Wine Review, Epicurious.com, All About Beer, and others.

More about the BTI can be found here:  Tastings.com.

Summary of the BTI Reviews of Zantho

  • 89:  2010 Blaufrankisch, Silver Medal and Best Buy
  • 88:  2010 Zweigelt, Silver Medal and Best Buy
  • 88:  2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Silver Metal and Best Buy
  • 86:  2011 Gruner Veltliner, Silver Medal and Best Buy
  • 84:  2010 St Laurent, Bronze Medal
  • 83:  2011 Muscat Ottonel, Bronze Medal

A Note on Pricing

Something I noticed when reviewing the pricing listed with the BTI:  the suggested retail price is very close to the suggested retail price that we have listed in Ontario.  This is rare, as we frequently hear people complain about the vast differences in prices across the border.  That said, we take pride in the fact that our prices are very competitive and consistent with those available in the US, despite the differences in taxes applied.

In fact, if you’re a licensee, many of the prices listed with the BTI are almost identical!

Bill Wittur
Noteworthy Wines
LCBO Licensed Wine Agency
London, Ontario


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