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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 feature three different wines from around the globe and include a 10% discount*
2018 Vallee d'Aoste Chambave Muscat, Nicola del Negro, Piedmont, Italy - The Vallee d'Aoste, Italy's smallest wine region, is located in northwestern Piedmont, on the French and Swiss border. The vineyards are often on high, steep slopes leading down to the river valley, composed of sandy soils at higher elevations giving way to alluvial soils with clay and gravel further down. Nicola del Negro is an enologist at the Morgex cooperative and started his own vineyards in 1996, farming both regional and international varietals organically. This wine is made entirely of Muscat de Petit Grains, most known for the grape used in Moscato d'Asti, though here it is a dry white wine.The wine, aged in stainless steel, displays a nose of stone fruits, honeysuckle, white pepper and hints of kerosine, followed by a medium bodied, well textured palate with more white stone fruit flavor coming through and lingering flavors of melon. A great wine with shellfish and raw bar.
2018 Le Piane 'Maggiorina' Vino Rosso, Piedmont, Italy - The Boca wine region is the easternmost and highest (420-520m) in Piedmont, nestled in the hills of the Lower Alps, with a rich history of wine culture. In the 19th century, it consisted of 40,000 hectares, although now it is reduced to 700, largely due to shifting industrial centers resulting in population migration. The Alto Piemonte is the ancestral home of the Nebbiolo grape, as it was brought south to the now famous Barolo and Barbaresco appellations. By the 1950s most of the vineyards of Boca disappeared and were overgrown with forest until Christoph Kunzli and Alexander Trolf began to revitilize the forgotten area in the 90s, purchasing Le Piane and slowly reclaiming old vineyards. The soil is porphyritic (volcanic origin), ground on its surface to gravel with the south facing position resulting in intensive sunshine. Maggiorina is a somewhat lighter wine, produced from grapes grown in old 'Maggiorina" vineyards (25 different small fields), planted to 12 varieties, mostly Nebbiolo and Croatina but some white varietals included, making this a true co-fermented field blend. It is aged in steel tanks resulting in fresh red fruit aromas with hints of lavendar and cherry, followed by minerality on the palate and a hint of spice on the finish. A versatile accompaniment to cured meat, charcuterie, and roasted firm fleshed fish.
2017 Le Piane 'Mimmo' Vino Rosso, Piedmont, Italy - Mimmo is a less structured and riper version of the flagship Boca DOC wine, blended from 70% Nebbiolo, 25% Croatina, and 5% Vespolina, aged 2 years in large oak barrels resulting in a nice floral and red fruit aroma with bright red berry flavor and supple elegance on the palate. A great wine to try for fans of Nebbiolo from Langhe. A perfect accompaniment to roasted pork or wild boar.
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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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.
Another big week for beer with new offerings from Lamplighter, Barrel House Z, Toppling Goliath, Switchback, Fat Orange Cat, Widowmaker, Destihl, Founders, Winter Hill, Wormtown, Von Trapp, Allagash, Oxbow, Collective Arts, Sixpoint, Bells, Small Change, Devil's Purse, and more! For all you collectors, be sure to ask about some vintage beer treasures we've recently added. Check out these highlights:
Switchback 'Karsten' Lager
Founders 'Unraveled' IPA
Mast Landing/Night Shift 'The Price is Wrong' Stout
Toppling Goliath 'Double Dry Hopped Pseudo Sue' Ale
Toppling Goliath 'Sun Reaper' Double IPA
Lamplighter 'Raglan Road' Irish Red Ale
Wormtown Irish Red
Barrel House Z, "Townie' Irish Red Ale
Fat Orange Cat 'The Doormouse Said' IPA
Widowmaker/Channel Marker 'Shore Shot'
Barrel House Z 'Dream State' Stout