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Upcoming Tastings -TODAY! ~ AT OUR 1 STATE ST OFFICE: Friday, October 21st, 2016, 5-7pm - Grower Champagnes (Click "Upcoming Tastings" link for details)
This Week's FRIDAY Tasting
Fifteen Champagnes from Five Fine Estates
October 21, 2016Estate champagnes can be a joy and a revelation. Please join us for our free tasting at our 1 State Street office tonight from 5 - 7pm to sample some of the best, at pre-arrival value pricing. (Continue reading)
Last Week's Tasting
American Pinot and a Friend
October 12, 2016The 2015 Wind Gap was no lady's Trousseau. (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
Last Week's Wine and Whisky Tastings - October 5thThe Wit, Whimsy, and Wines of Owen Roe The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Cabernet Franc: A Wine for All Seasons, and Kilchoman - September 28thCabernet Franc showed in all its variations. As tasters came with prepared palates so opinions differed rather widely. Earlier, we were fortunate to have had Anthony Wills and his sons James and Peter. All of their Kilchoman single malts showed well. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Estate Barolos with Owner Alberto Cordero di Montezemolo - September 20thPeter writes, "Last week we happily welcomed Alberto Cordero di Montezemolo, who led us through a tasting of his family's very fine wines." The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
New Arrivals - September 14thThe reds had it. Most popular was the 2014 Barbi Il Ruspo Sangiovese Umbria which more than one taster thought made many a more expensive Chianti unnecessary. (Peter begs to differ). The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
New & Notable
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
Ageworthy 2014sfrom Domaines Dujac and Faiveley - Very limited
An Offer of 2014 Domaine Leflaive White BurgundiesRare and Very limited
2014 Gilles TroullierA Modern Master in Syrah and Grenache
2012 Domaine Mouton Givry Clos Charlé 1er CruLove at First Taste
Prearrival - 2015 Wines from Fine German EstatesMaximin Grunhaus, Ruwer ~ Ernst Loosen, Mosel ~ Robert Weil, Rheingau
2014 Meo CamuzetA More Classic Vintage
An Offer of Older Rarer Winesfrom an Impeccable Cellar
2011 Von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Weissburgunderhas SOLD OUT
Price Reduction on 2013 Ridge GeyservilleA Federal Wine Exclusive
The Best $40 Napa Cab You Can Get ~ 2009 Bell Cellars Cabernet SauvignonA Federal Wine Exclusive
Sought-after White BurgundiesSpecial Pricing Until Saturday, August 6, 2016
Badia a Coltibuono ~ 2009 Sangioveto and 2011 MontebelloLibrary Release and A Brand New Wine
Prearrival Offer of the Great 2015 JJ PrumsAn Offer of Rare Library Wines including Goldkapsul Auslese and Eiswein, direct from the Estate Cellars
A Wine We Love2014 Nicolas Jay Pinot Noir -Thanks Esther!
'Sancerre' Bourguignon2014 Goisot St. Bris Corps de Garde
2011 Giovi Akraton Etna RossoSpecial Taste of Sicily
Last Year's Most Popular Rose is even better in 2015, and less expensive, tooCh Roquefort Corail Rose
2011 Abadia Retuerta Sardon del Duero Seleccion EspecialSpanish Gem From the "Golden Mile"
2015 Azienda Agricole Reale Aliseo and 2013 Azienda Agricole Reale CardamoneThe Soul of the Amalfi Coast
Pure Olive Oil and WineLiving the Good Life
2011 Sandrone Barolo Le VigneThe Evolution of Barolo
2008 Paolo Scavino Barolo Riserva Bric del FiascRaising the Bar
November 2nd: Lagavulin Masterclass -- some assistance with your decision-makingWhy you absolutely cannot miss this event...
November 2nd: The Olde Mouldy and Federal Wine and Spirits presentA heartfelt, happy 200th birthday to Lagavulin! (a masterclass dreamed up by a trio of peat-freaks with overactive imaginations)
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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