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Upcoming Tastings -Please join us for our weekly free wine tastings. Our next will be Wednesday, March 22nd, 5 -7pm in-store. We will be celebrating The Joys of Blending Grapes. March 29th we will be sharing Discoveries in Reds from The South of France.
This Week's Tasting
The Adventures and Joys of Blending
March 22, 2017Blending a wine from different grapes is as old as winemaking itself. In Bordeaux Merlot softens and broadens the steely tannins of Cabernet Sauvignon. In the southern Rhone grenache performs much the same function with Syrah and Mourvedre. People have been asking us about blends so we’re going to have fun this week with a number of different ones, few standard. (Continue reading)
Last Week's Tasting
Mucci Imports With Stefan and Linda Vaja
March 15, 2017Peter writes, "Last week we drifted around Italy with a bit of concentration on Alto Adige. Stefan and Linda Vaja who own Glassier winery near Bolzano were here to show some of their wines along with their importer Nick Mucci. To fill out the fare, Nick chose three other wines." (Continue reading)
Boston's premier wine shop, offering an 8,000 bottle cellar of fine and rare wines from around the world. Join us for our free tastings Wednesdays, 5 - 7 pm.
We also carry a full line of spirits, ales and beers for all tastes and budgets, including a splendid selection of single malt Scotch. Voted one of Whisky Magazine's "Icons of Whisky": 2011 and 2012 Scotch Retailer of the Year, USA.
Open Mon - Fri 9am - 7pm, Saturdays 11am - 6pm, and closed Sundays
Laurence Ployez of Ployez-Jacquemart - March 8thIn the branding and selling of champagne there is myth and mystification, and then there is taste and fact. Last week's tasters found Laurence Ployez' presentation refreshingly free of the former and full of the latter. The wines too were full on the palate with impeccable balance. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Cherry and Nektar, Wine and Cider - March 1stLast week we tasted a lineup of meads and ciders from the elusive B. Nektar. All of the entries were well received and each one was a favorite in its own right. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Wines With Animals on Their Labels - February 22ndPeter writes: "So we had a little fun with our selections last week. All of the Animals performed well in the Federal Glass Menagerie." The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Substantial Wines of Croatia - February 15thLast week we had a really good time introducing tasters to the wines of Croatia. It is only recently that these have become available over here so for most people these wines were completely new. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
New & Notable
2012 Klein Constantia Vin de ConstanceA World Classic Dessert
2015 ByOtt Cotes Du Provence RoseAmazing Bottle for a Special Occasion
2016 La Spinetta Il Rose di CasanovaCelebrate the Rose Season With the Best First
Special Sangiovese From the Mountain2014 Fontodi Chianti Classico Filetta di Lamole
2016 Hamilton-Russell ChardonnayA Brooding and Dense Follow-up to the Highly Touted 2015
La Spinetta Library OfferAnd the Latest From E Pira Chiara Boschis Barolo (2013)
2013 Zenato Alanela Rosso VeroneseThe Best Value in Red Wine Ever
2013 Remelluri BlancoSuperb Spanish White
2011 Badia a Coltibuono MontebelloAmazing Bottle for a Special Occasion
Powell and SonNot Your Father’s (or Robert Parker’s) Shiraz
Classic Inglenook Vintages 1965 - 1970Limited quantity, Wines will arrive next week.
2008 + 2010 La Spinetta Langhe Bianco SauvignonAmazing Bottle for a Special Occasion
2013 Cigliuti Barbaresco SerraboellaMaster of the Quality Revolution
2012 Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon CaskBack in Its Future
2013 Domaine de la Biscarelle Chateauneuf du Pape Les AnglaisesRichness that Defies Gravity
Top 2013 Cabernets2012 may have gotten the press, but 2013 will be the vintage for the ages.
2013 Sottimano Barbaresco Pajore and 2012 G D Vajra Barolo RaveraDouble Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun
2010 Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva RuncotThe Best or Nothing
Two Federal Wine Exclusives from Hamilton Russell2010 Ashbourne Sandstone and 2016 Hamilton Russell Olive Oil
A. F Nichols Willamette Pinot NoirsPure Pinot, Pure Pleasure
A Wine We Loved2014 Faiveley Mercurey Blanc Clos Rochette
Tastes From Paradise2011 Valle Reale Montepulciano Vigneto Sant'Eusanio and 2013 Valle Reale Trebbiano Vigna del Convento di Capestrano
2014 Gilles TroullierA Modern Master in Syrah and Grenache
2012 Domaine Mouton Givry Clos Charlé 1er CruLove at First Taste
2008 Paolo Scavino Barolo Riserva Bric del FiascRaising the Bar
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Single Malt Scotch
Last Week's Scotch TastingFebruary, 2017: Gordon and MacPhail with Richard Urquhart and Joe Swanson
See Our Single Malt ListClick on the Fine Wines and Rarities tab at the top of the page, then choose "Single Malt Scotch" from the category list.
Limited Release - Springbank Distillery Local Barley 16 Y.O. 53.3%... read more
REMINDER (with whisky list): Bottle Signing -Scotch TastingKilchoman Distillery Wednesday, September 28th AFTERNOON, Instore, 2:30 - 3:45 P.M. This is our only tasting. Come in, taste and meet the Wills family... read more
Bottle Signing -Scotch TastingKilchoman Distillery Wednesday, September 28th AFTERNOON, Instore, 2:30 - 3:45 P.M. This is our only tasting. Come in, taste and meet the Wills family... read more
Great Blog Article - June 26, 2013Bozkurt Karasu interviews Joe Howell about whiskey, life and Joe's philosophy of customer service. Find link here . . .
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