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The Federal Cases -For over fifteen years, people have found that making it one of our Federal Cases is the best way to treat a client, a friend, or yourself to a gift that gives pleasure for all the twelve days of Christmas (or Hanukah plus four) This year we've chosen wines with extra value and flavor and given an extra discount to make them the best values yet. Both include a Federal Wine corkscrew. Click on "The Federal Cases" for full description.
Upcoming Tastings -GRAND CHAMPAGNE TASTING at the Omni Parker House TUESDAY, November 29th, 2016. Boston's Premier Champagne Event! 4:30 - 7:30pm
Tonight's TUESDAY Grand Champagne Tasting
Boston's Best Holiday Champagne Tasting and Sale
November 29, 2016The word has gotten out about how our annual champagne tasting is the city's best holiday champagne event and the crowd has grown every year. This year's promises to be the best yet with over 60 carefully selected champagnes and sparkling wines... (Continue reading)
Last Week's Tastings
What Wine with the Turkey?
November 9, 2016The 2009 La Spinetta Langhe Bianco lived up to its billing. The wine was attractively complex and perfectly drinkable. Many tasters commented that they had never tasted anything quite like this. (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
Portuguese Fine Reds - November 2ndOne taster picked up on the contrast between the Portuguese wines we tasted last week and the northern Italian Veronese wines we had the week before he called "finesseful". The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Veronese Wines, Valpolicella, Amarone and Beyond - October 26thPeter writes, "Last week's wines from the Verona area went from one hit to another." The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
WED - A Few Great Reds From Spain, and FRI - Fifteen Champagnes from Five Fine Estates - October 19thLast week's tasting of Spanish reds was well attended and well enjoyed. We showed wines of real distinction. That usually means, and it did this time, that the same wine was loved by one taster and not loved by another. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Last Week's Tasting - October 12thAmerican Pinot and a Friend The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
New & Notable
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
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Single Malt Scotch
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
Tasting Recap:Gordon & MacPhail with Joe Swanson - sale prices until June 24, 2016
Single Malt Scotch TastingGordon & MacPhail - 4:30 P.M. OR 6:00 P.M. Instore, Thursday June 9th, 2016
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.
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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