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Here's a list of the tastings we will be hosting at the shop in the upcoming weeks!
Wines of the Week
Each week, we select a few wines from our shop for a 10% discount and some spotlight as to why we think they're so great!
~2019 Costieres de Nimes, Mas Mellet 'Pari Finesse,' Rhone, France - Mas Mellet is located in the hills of Vauvert Galician in Costieres de Nimes, taken over in 2003 by Emily and Brice Bolognin, with 12 hectares of old vines dating back to 1948, farmed entirely organically. Pari Finesse is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan, showing a nose of licorice, earth, and dark bramble, tobacco, and hints of wood, followed by a medium bodied palate with good concentration highlighting flavors of black cherry, blackberry and leather. An ideal wine for roasted pork and charcuterie.
~2018 Reynvaan Family Vineyards 'Christmas Cuvee' Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, Washington - Reynvaan is a small family winery focusing on Rhone varietals in Walla Walla Valley since 2007. Their first vineyard is located in Milton-Freewater between a cherry orchard and En Cherise Vineyard, featuring one of the most unique terroirs in the US, comprised of large, smooth alluvial rive rocks reminiscent of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Their other main vineyard sits at about 1600 feet in elevation, with large diurnal temperature swings and deep silty loam with pockets of clay and iron. The Christmas cuvee is a blend of 90% Syrah, 6% Marsanne, and 4% Viognier, resulting in a nose of apricot, rosemary, chocolate creme brulee, black pepper, graphite, and wood smoke, followed by a deep, dark and earthy palate of blackberry, and cocoa, with nice acidic balance lending to an elegant finish. Pairs well with grilled short ribs and barbecued meats.
~2013 Radio-Coteau 'Las Colinas' Syrah, Sonoma Coast, California - Radio-Coteau has has become a somewhat iconic producer of California Syrah and Zinfandel, with the estate lying about 10 miles from the ocean on a ridgetop above Occidental where the soil is mostly fine sandy loam. They are major proponents of sustainability and habitat preservation, being Demeter certified biodynamic since 2018. Las Colinas Syrah is a benchmark cool climate Sonoma coast Syrah, fermenting mostly whole clustersin 500 litre French oak puncheons resulting in a nose of bing cherry, fresh black plums, a touch of cassis, followed by notes of star anise, black tea and tobacco leaf, with an underlying bacon gaminess, with whiffs of redwood forest and rose potpourie. The tannins are now lithe and smooth highlighting a dark fruit finish. A great accompaniment to pot roast, beef stew, or barbecue.
~2017 Crozes Hermitage, Paul Jaboulet Aine, Doamine de Thalabert, Rhone, France - When it comes to Syrah, there is nowhere on earth that approaches the complexity, intensity and age worthiness as those from the northern Rhone with the wines of Cote-Rotie and Hermitage ranking among the most sought after in the world. Crozes-Hermitage surrounds Hermitage and is much larger with 1769 hectares of vines, offering a much more reasonably priced alternative to its more esteemed neighbors, particularly in a good vintage. Paul Jaboulet Aine has been a Rhone Valley star since the 1800s and is based in the Tain commune with over 100 hectares under vine throughout the Rhone, though they are most famous for their northern Rhone appellations. The 2017 Crozes Hermitage Thalabert has notes of violets, blackberries, and plums, on the nose, while the palate is full bodied , lush, and velvety, underscored by doses of salinity and licorice on a long finish. A great accompaniment to roasted game, particularly venison, or lamb.
We try to always keep new and exciting beers coming through our doors, here are just some of the awesome brews that have hit our shelves recently.
-Lawson's Finest Liquids "Scrag Mountain Pils: Salt & Lime" Czech-Style Pilsner Infused w/ Sea Salt and Lime Juice
- Collective Arts "Raspberry Dry-Hopped Sour" Brewed w/ Raspberries, Oats, Mosaic Hops and Barbe Rouge Hops
- Lamplighter Brewing x Sam Adams "Beacon of Hops" Hazy Pale Ale, Collaboration Brew for ALS
- Zero Gravity "Frankie" Fruited Ale
- Stoneface "Double Clip" Double IPA
- Flying Dreams "Dragonator" Double Bock-Style Lager
- Schilling Beer Co. "Feldberg" Schwarzbier-Style Lager
- Oxbow Brewing Co. "Trisky Pivo" Pale Lager Brewed w/ 100% Czech-Grown Ingredients
- Hermit Thrush "Party Jam Mango" Kettle Soured Wild Ale w/ Mango
Simply put: well-crafted beer, wine, and spirits are our passion. We are a "mom and pop" boutique in the Inman Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts and our focus is to provide our customers with an eclectic and well-curated selection of local, domestic and imported products that are representative of their respective styles or place of origin; all while ensuring the products maintain the same level of quality and value. We are here to provide a quality service for our customers and the community itself, and if there are any questions, comments or concerns we appreciate any feedback our customers are willing to offer. Cheers!
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