500 Terry Francois St. San Francisco, CA 94158 | Open from 6pm to 2am | Reservations - 123-456-7890
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!
Montlouis, granted AOC status in 1937 (previously produced as Vouvray), is an appellation of 400 hectares located directly across the river from Vouvray. The soils in both are quite similar: sandy clay on a base of tuffeau. Francois Chidaine worked alongside his father Yves for many years before setting out on his own in 1989. He purchased assorted parcels and expanded the estate to today's total of 30 hectares of Chenin Blanc, many of which are dominated by old vines of 40 to 80 years of age. For years, Chidaine has been a leader in natural viticulture, farming organically and biodynamically, embracing regenerative agriculture. His wines are special representations of their terroirs, capable of graceful aging for 10-20+ years.
-2019 Francois Chidaine 'Clos du Breuil,' Montlouis, Loire, France - Chidaine’s holdings here include several plots spread over 3.5 hectares, each varying slightly on a typical Montlouis theme of clay and silex over chalk. The vines average about 40 years of age, although the oldest ones are 80 years old, and this is always made as a dry wine (normally 2-4 g/l of sugar). It’s racy and extremely minerally, one of the classiest dry Chenins of the area. This is a great wine to pair with shellfish such as Coquilles St. Jacques and aged goat cheese.
-2019 Francois Chidaine 'Les Choisilles,' Montlouis, Loire, France - Les Choisilles is a cuvée, usually blended from old vines in the vineyards of Les Epinais, La Taille aux Loups and Clos au Renard. It’s named after a type of black flint called (you guessed it) choisille. Les Choisilles is a concentrated, focused dry wine that often needs several years to develop. It is a great pairing with braised trout, and white meats with cream based sauces.
-2018 Francois Chidaine 'Les Tuffeaux,' Montlouis, Loire, France - Les Tuffeaux is a cuvée blended from 30- to 70-year old vines from various vineyards on clay and silex, including the Clos du Volagray and Saint-Martin. Like the Clos Habert, this is intended to be around 15-20 g/l of residual sugar, but it’s usually slightly richer and larger in body. It is a great pairing with Asian fare such as sweet and sour pork or pad thai.
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.
- Lamplighter Brewing Co. x Cambridge Brewing Co."Overnight Oats" Wild Oat Lager
- Wandering Soul "Things We Don't Say" New England Double IPA w/ Ella, Cascade, and Simcoe Hops
- Japas Cervejaria. "Oishii" Witbier w/ Ginger
- Japas Cervejaria. "Matsurika" Pilsner w/ Jasmine
- Zero Gravity "Bike Beer" Session IPA w/ Idaho 7, Azacca and Mosaic Hops
- Lord Hobo Brewing Co. "Strawberry Lemonade Sour"
- White Birch Brewing Co. "Paradise" Berliner Weisse-Style Ale w/ Pineapple
- White Birch Brewing Co. "Watermelon Wheat" Berliner Weisse-Style Ale w/ Watermelon
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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