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This Week's Tasting
Chicken 'N Ribs and their Wines
May 22, 2013Tonight chicken 'n ribs smoked lo & slo with the Famous Federalista Secret Recipe Dry Rub (pat. pend.) - and the wines to go with them. We have quite an assortment. (Continue reading)
Last Week's Tasting
All Shades of Pinot
May 15, 2013The 2010 Domaine Schoenheitz Pinot Gris Holder had a combination of rounded apple acid zing & bright sweet fruit with an herbaceousness that was almost Riesling-like. Many people liked it a lot. (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
Rosés of All Hues - May 8thThe rosés were shades of pink and salmon & tan pink. They varied in style also. A number of people already knew 2012 Toad Hollow Eye of the Toad Dry Pinot Noir Rose . New comers to it were surprised by its crisp acidity. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Weekday Wines for Spring - May 1stYou can't herd cats; the federalistas who show up for our Wednesday tastings are just as independent. Although nearly everybody liked one red and one white a lot, there was precious little common ground about the others. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Dolcetto to Barolo with winemaker Chiara Boschis - April 24thPeter writes, Last Wednesday Chiara Boschis entertained tasters with both her remarkable wines and ebullient personality. Chiara owns and makes the wines at the E Pira estate in Barolo. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
This Week's Tuesday Grand Tasting - April 23rd(Not) Alfresco Grand Tasting - Northern Italy and Austria with Four Winemakers. Peter writes, Well, we thought we were going to do a nice Alfresco tasting out on Janney Montgomery's balcony last Tuesday. The rain and hail, made even more insulting by the cold, allowed us to do the tasting in their well-appointed conference rooms and foyer. The wines and our excellent winemakers and owners made the crowd of tasters forget about the weather. Many thanks to excellent hosts Janney Montgomery. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Cru Beaujolais - April 17thLast week's tasting showed that Beaujolais can be as varied in its expression as Burgundy. the wines all made from the gamay grape, were different and tasters' reactions were likewise. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
New & Notable
2010 Hamilton-Russell Pinot NoirMore for Us, Better for You
2006 Tedeschi Valpolicella Classico Superiore FabriseriaRinging the Bell
2010 Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Cote du PyA Wine Whose Time Has Come
Two great, affordable Italian reds2010 Castellare Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggiale & 2008 Giuseppe Mascarello Barbera d'Alba Scudetto
Grand Crus of Tuscany2007 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto Bellavista & 2007 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto
Domaine Ogier. . . has produced the extremely rare "Perfect"
New Cain Napa Releases2008 Cain Five & Cain Cuvee NV 9 - Texture and Flavor
2007 Domenico Clerico Barolo Aeroplan ServajThe Wild Airplane Flies On - Landing in June
Peter Hemenway in SpringItalian Rosato - 'Tis the Season
Burgess CellarsHigh Quality, Affordable Napa Valley Reds
Oregon Pinot Noir of the Finest Pedigree2009 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Winery Hill Vineyard
Wines We Loved:Two Affordable 2009 Red Burgundies
Aristocrats of CampaniaMastroberardino Vintage Series: 2007 Greco di Tufo and 2006 Fiano di Avellino
2010 Domaine des Croix Corton GrevesAn extraordinary wine, and only two cases available.
Fontodi Estate Extra Virgin Olive OilPeter writes: "We have sourced another fantastic olive oil."
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Single Malt Scotch
Exclusive Malts Single Cask Glen GrantExclusive Malts has picked a great distillery for their first bottling released in America. Glen Grant is among the largest selling single malts in the world, but in the U.S. bottlings from the distillery have only arrived in the past couple of years.
New and Limited OfferingsSome for the first time, and a few old favorites back in stock.
Fine MaltLagavulin 12 Y.O. Cask Strength
An Offer of a Couple Recent Favorite WhiskiesJames E Pepper 15 Y O and Laphroaig Triple Wood Single-Malt Scotch
Laphroaig Triple WoodWith the storm on its way, we have a little of this very hard-to-find single malt.
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