You know we don't like to brag, but the fact that we are the best online wine shop is now confirmed by experts! And when we say experts we mean that we have been awarded by e - evolution awards, the greatest competition for e –commerce, as the best online wine shop, for 2 consecutive years (2019, 2020). What does this mean? We will simply tell you that the most important e-shops and e-commerce agencies take part in this competition every year and believe us, the competition is very high. So, you can imagine our enormous joy when we were singled out and awarded, not one, but two consecutive years.
But did you know that botilia was initially a blog and not an online wine shop? Angelos Damoulianos, the inspirer of botilia, got the wine flu so he created a blog, in which he wrote about Greek wines he tasted with his oenologist friends and wine experts. The wines came mainly from small wineries that some of his friends had visited and were not available on the market. The followers of the blog were quickly rising, with several of them wanting to participate in the group’s orders. As you can imagine, it didn't take long for the blog to become an online wine shop that would bring to your doorstep the most rare, Greek wines from boutique wineries.
After this move botilia has got even bigger! The team behind the restless and always innovative creator of botilia, is made up of passionate wine experts: sommeliers, wine connoisseurs, oenologists, who are looking for and finding only the best wines from Greece – at first- and the world. We are very strict in the selection of the wines. Our moto is “If we wouldn’t buy it, it won’t be on botilia.gr”. Now in botilia’s range you can find the best wines of all the renowned, but also of the most upcoming, regions of the world. There is also a special section on natural wines, the big trend of the season, with all the information you need to know.
At this point we have to say that botilia has created an innovative AI application, MySommelier. What is it? You can find the wines that suit you as a sommelier would recommend them in a restaurant or wine bar, by answering 7 simple questions. You can evaluate every single wine you try and make MySommelier's choices even more personal, perfect right?
But our strongest asset is the personal relationship we have with you, which is very rare for an online wine shop. We are always a phone call or a mail away to suggest what wines you will get for a specific dinner, for Christmas or even for your wedding. Fortunately for you we always remember what you like and so our suggestions are personal and personalized because you are unique to us! On the other hand, we make sure we get to know each other and have fun, either by organizing open day parties at our place, wine tastings and wine seminars or through secret wine experiences in incredible places!
Finally, we would like to say thank you. Yes, awards are very important but the greatest reward of all is the trust you have shown us all these years by letting us in your home, at important and everyday moments. Botilia would not be the best online wine shop without you!