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Holidays 2013 - Watch for our Federal Holiday Gift Cases! Read now: 'Miley for the Holidays?'
The Champagne Tasting
Tuesday's Gala, with even better TODAY-ONLY prices
December 4, 2013You may not have made it to last night's champagne tasting. We can't offer you the thrill of tasting the newly released Giraud champagnes, or the pleasure in the reliable wines from Taittinger, Pol Roger, or Roederer. So many people came up to me to tell about their personal favorites or new discovery, that the list could go on to include almost every wine here. BUT... (Continue reading)
Last Week's Tasting
Feasting on a Budget
November 20, 2013No tasters' reactions yet published, but a list of excellent choices for your reference. (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
Wines for the Feast - November 13thA sumptuous list, and what was thought of it. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Beef and Lamb - November 6thA large turnout of meat eaters (and one or two vegetarians) for last week's red meat tasting. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
The Real Chianti - October 30thPeter writes: Last week we tried six different Chianti Classico wines. All were at least 90% Sangiovese and all of the blending grapes were Tuscan natives. We were trying to make the point that these are authentic Chiantis. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Alphonse XIX Rules in Sancerre - October 23rdRoasted Strawberries, 70% Fact-Based The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
The Fall Value Case - October 16thWhat's not to like? They're all good; were repeated refrains. That doesn't help you very much, so I'll try to describe the wines' styles as best I can. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
New & Notable
Chianti PrearrivalOnly the Best
2004 Ch MalmaisonBordeaux Maturity at a Bargain Price
The Wines That Made Barolo FamousFour Fantastic Wines from G. B. Burlotto
Federal News Flash2012 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso
Two Best 2010 Nickel and Nickel CabernetsBig, Bold, Intense
Valle RealeThe Shining Star of Abruzzo
Prearrival - 2011 Château d'YquemThe best d'Yquem since the legendary 2001
Prearrival - A Wine We Loved:2011 Opalie de Coutet
New Ogier ArrivalsQuintessence of Syrah, Graceful Cotes du Rhone
Three Superb 2010 Fontodi WinesChianti Classico, Vigna del Sorbo, Flaccianello della Pieve
2004 La Spinetta Riserva MagnumsPerfection in Barbaresco
2011 Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet and 2010 Domaine Pierre MoreyToo Little of Two Great Meursault Estates
2006 Tedeschi Valpolicella Classico Superiore FabriseriaRinging the Bell
2010 Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Cote du PyA Wine Whose Time Has Come
Domaine Ogier. . . has produced the extremely rare "Perfect"
Wines We Loved:Two Affordable 2009 Red Burgundies
2010 Domaine des Croix Corton GrevesAn extraordinary wine, and only two cases available.
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Single Malt Scotch
Sensational Single Malts; Stunning Single Casks - PrearrivalSome of the best single malts I've have tasted this year will arrive in less than two weeks. These will be very very limited and you should look at these for yourself but they will make incredible gifts for the holidays...
Whisky Live Boston 2013 - Wednesday, October 2ndThis popular event returns for the second year to the Park Plaza Castle. Join Joe there for a magnificent evening of great whisky, fine food and wonderful entertainment. Read on...
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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