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Here's a list of the tastings we will be hosting at the shop in the upcoming weeks!
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.
- Carlson Orchards "Harvard Harvest" Cider w/ Holiday Spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, ginger, allspice)
- Brasserie d'Achouffe "N'ice Chouffe" Belgian Dark Ale
- Mayflower "Thanksgiving 2021" English-style Old Ale brewed w/ Barley and Rye Malts, aged on toasted American Oak
- Woodstock Inn "Autumn Ale" Brown Ale w/ Apple and Cinnamon
- Willie's Superbrew Pear and Cinnamon Hard Seltzer
- Lamplighter Brewing Co. "Zombie" Saison Ale w/ Cranberries
- Lamplighter Brewing Co. "Autumn Almanac" Amber Ale Honeycrisp Apple
- Far From The Tree "Bog" Cider w/ Cranberries, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme
Check out these seasonals, barrel aged, and special releases to get you into the holiday spirit:
- Founders Brewing "KBS: Cinnamon, Vanilla, Cocoa" Imperial Stout w/ Coffee, Cinnamon, Vanilla Extract and Cocoa Nibs Aged in Oak Bourbon Barrels
- Spencer Trappist Brewery "Trappist Imperial Stout" Russian Imperial Stout
- Spencer Trappist Brewery "Trappist Holiday Ale" Belgian-style Dark Ale w/ Spices
- Jack's Abby x Taza Chocolate "Taza Chocolate Barrel-Aged Framinghamer" Imperial Baltic Porter w/ Cacao Nibs
- Maine Beer Co. "Mean Old Tom" Stout aged on Natural Vanilla Beans
- Harviestoun Brewery "Ola Dubh: Special Reserve 12" Stout Ale aged in selected oak casks formerly used to mature Highland Park 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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 Savage Grace Underwood Mountain Vineyards Riesling, Columbia Gorge, Washington - Savage Grace Winery was established in 2011 by owner/winemaker Michael Savage, with the goal of making old world style wines with lower alcohol and expression of terroir. His wines are all farmed sustainably and made naturally, bringing the most out of each vintage. Columbia Gorge is geologically diverse along its namesake river on a 40 mile strip with about 300 acres under vine. The determined vignerons here are still very much discovering where the best sites for particular varietals are in this varied landscape. The Underwood Mountain Vineyards Riesling shows mature stone
fruit and spice tones set against bracing acidity, with a medium mouthfeel and lingering flavors of lychee and hints of kerosine. It is a great pairing with spicy dishes, sushi, and roasted chicken.
-2015 Greco di Tufo, Tenuta Russo Bruno, Campania, Italy - Greco di Tufo is a DOCG in Campania and arguably the region's most prestigious white wine, made predominantly from the grape varietal (Greco) that shares its name. The vines from which Greco di Tufo are made are cultivated at an altitude of 450-500 meters where cooler temperatures allow the grapes to thrive in persistent sunshine without overheating. Only 8 villages can legally claim to make Greco di Tufo. Tenuta Russo Bruno farms organically in the highest altitude within the region, with about 3 hectares devoted to Greco. The wine displays aromas of apricot and peach with hints of honeysuckle and grapefruit, followed by a crisp palate with luscious texture, clean acidity, finishing with waves of mineral and herbs and fall fruits. It is a great pairing with grilled fish, turkey, and mushroom risotto.
-2017 Marsannay, Domaine Bruno Clair, Burgundy, France - Bruno Clair created his estate in 1979 and remains a family farm with 25 hectares, centered in Marsannay-la-Cote. The wines are spread over 7 villages and 28 different appellations, all farmed sustainably with a focus on each terroir's unique expression. Marsannay is the northernmost appellation of the Cote de Nuits and produces red, white, and rose wine. There are no premier or grand cru vineyards, though many of Clair's wines are considered the 'premier cru' of Marsannay. The '17 Marsannay blanc is 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Blanc sourced from 2.26 hectares in fine clay planted in 1980 (75%) and 2000 (24%), fermented with native yeasts and aged 18 months in old foudres. The wine shows aromas of citrus, mineral, butter, and green apple with a medium mouthfeel and vibrant acidity followed by an elegant fresh, round finish. Pairs well with roasted poultry, quiche, and onion tarte.
-2018 Fixin 'Vielles Vignes,' Armelle et Jean-Michel Molin, Burgundy, France - Fixin is located in in the Cote de Nuits subregion of Burgundy, home to the greatest expressions of Pinot Noir in the world. Often overshadowed by its more famous neighbor, Gevrey-Chambertin, Fixin can provide relative value, especially in good vintages from the five premier crus vineyards. Domaine Armelle et Jean-Michel Molin is a family run winery that farms 7 hectares biodynamically. The 2018 old vine Fixin (100% Pinot Noir) spent 12 months in barrel and shows a bouquet of violet and peony, with fruity hints of blackcurrant, Morello cherry and quince, with hints of pepper, with a round and full texture with velvety tannins and subtle flavors of bramble fruit and baking spice coming through on the finish. A great accompaniment to braised pork, stuffing with mushroom, and Comte and Epoisses cheeses.
-2016 Rosso di Contrada, Marabino, Sicily, Italy - Marabino is situated in the south-east of Sicily, in the Buonivini district in the heart of Noto valley, on a latitude south of Tunis. The vineyards extend over thirty hectares and are situated on low hills, enjoying a mild microclimate from Autumn to Spring. In Summer the climate is arid and hot with average temperatures reaching some of the highest on the island. This is the territory that boasts of being the sunniest in Europe, with a sky that is always clear and bright. The soil is predominantly calcareous clay containing specific variants, and a chromaticity ranging from white limestone to black clay, having the best mineral elements. The altitude varies between 30 and 80 metres above sea level, and is less than 7km from the sea. Marabino uses biodynamic agriculture to cultivate its orchards, olive groves and vineyards. The well-ripened grapes, are selected and harvested by hand, they ferment spontaneously with indigenous yeasts, without using any product or additive in every aspect of winemaking. The Rosso di Contrada is 100% Nero d'Avola, considered the best terroir for the varietal with clay/limestone soils, shows aromas of cherry, cranberry, and clove, with a medium fruity mouthfeel, smooth tannins, followed by waves of cherry and baking spice. Pairs well with gravy and mushroom stuffing, and sharp cheddar cheeses.
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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