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Upcoming Tastings -Please join us for our weekly free wine tastings. Our next will be Wednesday, February 22nd, 5 -7pm in-store. We'll be featuring Wine with Animals on the Label that Are Actually Good.
This Week's Tasting
Wines With Animals on Their Labels
February 22, 2017Due to certain wines with animal labels we will not name, it became a consumer truism that wines with animals on their labels were just not good. For the second time, we will attempt to dispel that myth by showing you wines with animals on their labels that are quite good indeed. (Continue reading)
Last Week's Tasting
Substantial Wines of Croatia
February 15, 2017Last 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. (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
Tempranillo and Sangiovese - Compare and Contrast - February 8thLast week's tasting was fascinating in its tortoises and hares as to how the wines showed early and later in the tasting. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Southern Rhone Vintages - February 1stLast week's tasting was fascinating in its tortoises and hares as to how the wines showed early and later in the tasting. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Argentina, Mostly Malbec - January 25thThe 2013 Alma Negra M Blend was the favorite of the plurality of drinkers for its full fruited, oak inflected complexity. People thought the Tomero was well balanced and great for its price. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
January Red Bargains - January 18thTwo Part Bargain Tasting The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
New & Notable
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
2015 Cantine Gulino Albanello PretiosaThe Revival and Discovery of Sicily's Next Great White Wine
Special Custom Wood Boxed Italian Gift Wines2012 Castello di Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico Vigna La Prima Gran Selezione (Individual Wooden Boxes) and 2011 Badia a Coltibuono Montebello IGT Toscana (Wooden Box Three Pack)
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.
2016 Beaujolais NouveauWe will have two this year.
2013 Sottimano Barbaresco Pajore and 2012 G D Vajra Barolo RaveraDouble Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun
2010 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo MagnumPre-Holiday Special
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
2014 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Oncle Vincent"Puligny" at less than $25 a bottle
Mastroberardino and Il ColomberaGreat White Wines of Italy
2013 Poggio Scalette Il CarbonaioneWhat Sangiovese Should Be
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
Badia a Coltibuono ~ 2009 Sangioveto and 2011 MontebelloLibrary Release and A Brand New Wine
2008 Paolo Scavino Barolo Riserva Bric del FiascRaising the Bar
February 23rd: Gordon and MacPhail Single Malt Scotch TastingThursday, February 23, 2017, with Richard Urquhart and Joe Swanson. In-store, Two Pourings - 4:30 and 6:00pm
Single Malt Scotch
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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