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2020 Bordeaux Futures -Variable but Limited Quantities of Some Very Fine Wines
2019 Bordeaux Futures - Update 6/29 -A Fine Vintage with Reduced Prices
Wednesday Tastings Return! - We look forward to seeing you! Our first post-Covid tasting was Wednesday, June 23, 2021, and will continue every Wednesday from 5 - 6:30pm, free and open to the public. For now, our regular hours will continue to be: 9am - 6pm M - F, and 11am - 6pm Saturdays.
This Week's Tasting
Gems from Southern Italy, Sicily + Calabria
July 21, 2021Peter writes, "This week we have selected six wines of ancient origin that are unique to their lands of origin. Three are from Calabria, originally called “Enotria Tellus” (Land of Wine) by the ancient Romans. The other three are from Sicily, where they have been growing vines for 5000 years." (Continue reading)
Last Week's Tasting
Affordable Delicious Burgundy
July 14, 2021Our Best Tasty Value Picks (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. Please call 617.367.8605 for latest availability. Voted one of Whisky Magazine's "Icons of Whisky": 2011 and 2012 Scotch Retailer of the Year, USA.
Open for phone and email orders Mon-Fri 9am - 6pm, and Sat 11am - 6pm
Focus Group Favorites, including the extraordinary Maritana Chardonnay - July 7thLast week they came, they swirled. This is what they liked. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Last Week's Tasting - June 30thGrill Wines - Red, White + Pink for the Red, White + Blue The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Summery Value Wines from Subtle to Vibrant - June 23rdWe were glad to see several old friends. Downtown is still largely depopulated, but some came quite a distance, and we always appreciate seeing them and you. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Make It a Federal Case - December 8thOur annual Federal or Executive Case will make the perfect gift for anyone, or for your own household! The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
New & Notable
2017 Valle Reale Montepuliano d’Abruzzo Vigneto di Sant’EusanioThis One's For You
2017 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera + 2017 Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa MateOnce Again-Sublime
Two Great Burgundy Producers = One Lovely Rosé2020 Triennes Rosé de Mediterranee
Domaine Ninot Rully Gresigny 1er CruBurgundian Chardonnay Both Appealing & Complex
Defining Tradition Since 18702018 Barale Fratelli Barbaresco Serraboella + 2016 Barale Fratelli Barolo Castellero
Pieropan Soave Classico, 2018 La Rocca and 2017 CalvarinoElevating a Region to Greatness
2017 Bodegas Conde Valdemar Rioja ReservaHistoric Quality Persists
New Release - Thomas Perseval's Superb Hand-Crafted + Bold Champagnes"Generous with a capital G, full of gourmandise and authenticity."
2017 Lorenzo Negro AlbarossaWho Needs Another Red From Piedmont? We Do.
2020 Ch. Roquefort Cotes de Provence CorailOur Most Popular Provencal Rose
Observations on New Offers2020 Bordeaux
2016 Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico Poggio a Frati Riserva PLUS: 2020 Ciacci Piccolomini Gourmet Tuscan Olive OilExquisite and Lingering
2017 Boggione Barolo BrunateLayered Subtle Mystery
Flavien Nowack Assemblage S A Extra BrutOne of the Brightest Stars of Champagne's Newest Generation
2019 Domaine Pousse d'Or Red BurgundiesPrecise Sensuality
2019 Perrachon Julienas Roche Bleu - Vignes des Centenaires Cuvee SpecialExciting New Vintage of Two Fine Cru Beaujolais
2020 Negro Lorenzo San Martin Rosato + 2020 Cantina Valenti Poesia RosatoMineral Rosato Plus
2018 Domaine Pelle Menetou-Salon Morogues Les BlanchaisA "Top French Sauvignon Blanc" Gets Even Better
Quelle Elegance! A Luxuriant Provencal Rose2019 Clos Cibonne Tibouren Grand Cru Classe
2017 Tenuta Santa Maria Valpolicella Classico RipassoDistinct Equilibrium
2018 Maison l'Envoyé Willamette Pinot Noir"Delicious, Lovely, Well Balanced – Terrific"
2020 Peyrassol Cuvee des Commandeurs Cotes de Provence RosePretty in Pink
2017 Complant Cabernet Sauvignon Beller VineyardA Cabernet Master's Elegant New Hand-Crafted Napa Cabernet
The Best from Garofoli, the Maestro of the Marche2016 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Superiore Podium + 2015 Rosso Conero Riserva Grosso Agontano
2017 Valle Dell’Acate Cerasuolo di VittoriaCivilized Complexity and A Ridiculous Value
2015 Giovanni Rosso Barolo + 2016 Giovanni Rosso Etna RossoTable For Two?
2018 Raquillet Mercurey ChamireyDelicious Affordable Red Burgundy
2017 Dievole Chianti ClassicoA Magical Place in the Tuscan Hills
2018 Feudo Montoni Grillo Della Timpa + 2017 Feudo Montoni Perricone Vigna del CoreDiscovered and Rediscovered in Sicily
July 29th: Wine Dinner- Department 66, Thursday, July 29th 2021, 6:30pmCatalyst Restaurant - come on out, it's time! Reserve now! Read on...
Single Malt Scotch
Dailuane 11 YO 59%Fine Under the Radar Speyside. Read on...
Torabhaig Distillery, Isle Of Skye - First Release - 2017 Legacy Series"If you manage to get a bottle, for Christ’s sake open it." - Dave Broom read on...
Introducing GlenAllachieBilly Walker Back at Last. read on...
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