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Tastings

Here's a list of the tastings we will be hosting at the shop in the upcoming weeks!

12/01 
Thursday 5-7pm
Italian Wines


12/03 
Saturday 4-6pm
Teeling Irish Whiskies


12/01
Thursday 5-7pm
Black Button Distilling


12/17 
Saturday 4-6pm
Mezcal Tasting


1/13 
Friday 6-8pm
Carlson Orchard Ciders

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BEER

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.

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J.W. Lees "Harvest Ale 2020" - a limited edition vintage barley wine made once a year. It's brewed with the first hops to be harvested, and then they add the very finest British malt. Each vintage brings different flavours, which then evolve as they age, so it's no wonder it's gained a cult following among ale enthusiasts.

J.W. Lees "Harvest Ale Matured in Port Casks 2016" - the same base ale as the one previously mentioned, but for their 2016 recipe. In addition, they finish the ale in ex-Port casks.

Thornbridge Hall Brewery "Bracia" - a Strong Ale ale which has been infused with a generous amount of dark and bitter chestnut honey, sourced from the Alpine foothills of North East Italy. Target, Pioneer, Hallertau Northern Brewer, and Sorachi Ace hops are married with Maris Otter, Brown, Munich, Dark Crystal,  Black, Chocolate, and Peated malts.

Ettaler "Historic Recipe Curator" - a Doppelbock (ABV 9%) where the German version of Ettal's Curator Doppelbock had been adjusted to make it "easier to drink" (ABV 7%). The US importer asked the monastery to revert to this authentic recipe (which dates to the early years of the monastery), especially for import to the US.

Aecht Schlenkerla "Schlenkerla Oak Smoke" - a Doppelbock made in the Rauchbier (smoked beer) style typical of the brewery, however instead of Beech wood being used to kiln the malt, this beer uses Oak wood for a more intense aromatic.

Harvey's Brewery "Christmas Ale" - a traditional English Barley Wine exudes biscuity malts and rich vinous fruits, all balanced by a strong hop bitterness.

Harviestoun Brewery "Old Engine Oil"  - a robust Stout hopped with East Kent Goldings, Fuggles, and Galena hops that are combined with Lager Malt, Pinhead Oats, Roast Barley malts.

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!

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Uruguay, with its Atlantic Maritime climate, is a small country but justly famed for its wines, most especially for its work with France's Tannat grape variety.  Tannat originates in the Gascony region just south of Bordeaux, and in that part of the world it makes tough, tannic wines especially from the Madiran appellation.  In Uruguay however, the grape makes a plump, rounder style beautifully suited to roasted and grilled meats.  Sometimes blended with other Bordeaux varieties, these wines, especially from the coastal Canalones and Maldonaldo districts, are quickly becoming known worldwide for their quality and distinctiveness.  Artesana Winery is a small production, single vineyard estate winery in the acclaimed Canelones region of Uruguay specializing in Tannat, Tannat blends, and Zinfandel - the only Zinfandel planted and produced in Uruguay. Made with the highest quality estate-grown fruit, Artesana’s iconic wines showcase Uruguay’s distinctive terroir and its signature varietal Tannat.  The Artesana vineyard is entirely hand-farmed.  Sustainable, low-input, dry farming is practiced using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) rather than spraying.  Wines are made with minimal intervention, custom-blended and bottled without fining or filtration.  Artesana has won numerous international awards for its wines and is one of the flagship estates of the Uruguayan wine revolution.

2020 Artesana 'Devocion' Tannat/Cabernet Franc/Merlot, Canelones, Uruguay - Devocion, the Tannat/Cabernet Franc/Merlot blend shows a bright nose of cherries, and dried cranberry, opening to a rich and opulent palate of red currant, cherry, cedar and soft tannins with a hint of chalky mineral on the finish.  A great accompaniment to burgers and spicy foods. 

2020 Artesana Tannat/Merlot/Zinfandel Reserva, Canelones, Uruguay - This blend exhibits a deep purple, nearly opaque color with aromas of ripe black fruits, fig, dark chocolate, and spice, followed by mouth filling flavors of crushed red and black berries, bramble, chocolate, and coffee with hints of forest woods, framed by ripe, silky tannins.  A great accompaniment to short ribs, and firm, aged cheeses.

2020 Artesana Tannat Reserva, Canelones, Uruguay - The Tannat Reserva shows aromas of black fruit, smoked meat, spices, and dried herbs, followed by a full body and chewy tannins with layers of clove, licorice, cedar and cassis coming through on the finish.  A great accompaniment to pasta and meat dishes including beef, lamb, and pork.

 
 

About Us

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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If you consider yourself a beer, wine, or spirits enthusiast or just want to learn some fun facts and information behind some of our products, we recommend signing up here to receive weekly emails that tell you about the latest news, tasting schedules, interesting articles and sales about products we are carrying!

Also, be sure to check out our gallery through the link below to see pictures of all of the amazing products that have made their way through our doors!

 

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