When we were in Italy a few months back we were privileged to get to meet the amazing people behind Fiesole’s incredible Poggio la Noce winery. Enzo and Clair’s hospitality was unparalleled and their love for the their land, their grapes, and the little ecosystem they had made was clear at every moment. We’ve not been so moved by a new producer of Sangiovese in quite some time and we’re all excited about the potential of this amazing new winery. If you’re an Italian wine fan, you’re going to need to get to know these wines, pronto!
We’re super excited to have our new friend Mary Taylor in the store to introduce y’all to her amazing line of wines! Mary’s been in the wine trade forever so when she set out to produce her own line of wines she wanted it to fill a gap that she saw in the market. She noticed that there wasn’t enough honestly made, terroir-driven wines that we’re affordable for the average drinker. Enter Mary Taylor Wines! These beauties are delicious, authentic, and expressive of the vintage and the place that they came from and on top of all that they’re all under $20 a pop. Come check us out, meet Mary, and get a glass of real wine!
Our friend and ambassador for Friuli Gemma Iannoni is going to be in house pouring the wines of I Clivi, the best god damn producer in the village. I Clivi produces wines of depth and character while perfectly expressing their unique terroir. We’ll have open a bunch of wines from this maverick producer and we’ll be having a blast, per usual.
Tonight we celebrate one of the coolest, most real, most down to earth, and most excellent of winemakers, Guy Davis, by offering y’all a taste of the new vintages. If you know us, then you know we love Guy. This man has been making naturally vinified organic wines for years and his stuff just keeps getting better and better. We’ll have open some Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, of course, but we’ll also be getting his incredible Zinfandel back and pouring some of his Method Champenoise single vineyard sparkling wine of Pinot Noir which most definitely basts most Champagne out of the water. Good wines and good vibes only!
Rose Day is our favorite wine holiday so we’re going all out for it! From 2-7 we’ll be pouring two dozen roses from all over the world, for free, just for you beautiful, beaming people. Natural, organic, hazy, sparkling, Bandol, Provence, Italia, Pet Nat, if it’s Rose, we’ll be pouring it. We’ll also be offering 10% off every Rose in the store for one day, and one day only, so you’ll want to hit this one up.
Well this is going to be amazing! In preparation for Rose Day, hands down our favorite wine holiday, we’ve invited our friends over at Olmstead and Island Creek Oysters to come by and feed you Rose and Caviar just for the hell of it! Olmstead’s own ray of sunshine Brittney is bringing the Rose and the Pet Nat and the glou glou wines, while Lindsay, Island Creek’s resident caviar nerd, is brining the best caviar ICO’s got. This is definitely the most over the top, ostentatious, hedonistic party we’ve ever thrown and we can’t wait!
The good people at Giannoni have hooked us up with some excellent new finds that are pitch perfect for long, beautiful spring days. If you’re planning a cook then this is the tasting for you! Check us out from 5-7 when Giannoni’s own Andrea will be here to pour bottles from all over Italy including Casebianche’s sparkling wines which are literally the greatest BBQ wines of all time. Cin Cin!
The weather is finally shifting which is why James Mucci is here to show off some of his new Spring/Summer hits. He’ll be here from 5-7 to pour two of the wildest Roses from 2018, Bussoletti’s spectacularly lovable party wines, and a sparkling Pignoletto that’s quite literally more fun to drink that any other wine on earth.
Our man Jackson will be in to show off bottles from Mary Taylor and Old Westminster. This one’s all about duality and conflict in wine. While the Mary Taylor wines are classically styled, clean and pristine examples of what regional European wine is about, Old Westmister is bringing Pet Nats, Rose in a can, and Piquette all grown and made in the great state of Maryland. Tradition v. innovation, new v. old, modern v. classical. We’re loving all this drama!
This month were super excited to get to introduce you all to two of South Africa’s best and brightest young winemakers in person! On May 10th we’ll be having Boston’s own Ginny Povall, founder and winemaker at Botanica and Big Flower, and Thinus Kruger of Fram in the store and in the flesh to pour some of their best bottles for you.
Ginny and Thinus represent the best of what this young generation of winemakers are doing in South Africa. Like California, France, Australia, and Chile, a new breed of young winemakers are setting up shop and making wines that challenge our expectations when it comes to their region’s wines. For a long time, South Africa was thought of as a second-rate wine producing country where quality was lacking and conventional agriculture and winemaking reigned. All of that is changing with people like Ginny and Thinus who are taking advantage of the numerous old vineyards and applying a more holistic and hands-off approach to both farming and vinification. Their wines speak to the place and the grapes themselves. They demonstrate that South Africa has great terroir and that that terroir has a unique and special identity. You’ll find clarity and depth in the Chenin and Pinot Noir of Botanica and you’ll find complexity and definition in the Pinotage of Fram.
If you’re a regular at our store then you already know how excited we are about the South African wine scene since we can’t stop talking about it. If you want to see why we’re so enthused then you’ve got to come by and have a chat with these two people. We’ll be pouring the wines from 5-7 on the 10th but we’ll also be featuring the wines all month long in our Winery of the Month series so we’re also offering them all up for 10% off for the month of May. Thanks to our man and South African wine importer and advocate extraordinaire Pascal Schildt for the set up, we’re going to have a hell of a time!
We've got in our favorite natural wine advocates to pour some of the hot new items that have been rolling into MA. Rose? We've got it. Orange wine? We've got that too. Old vine Carignan? You know we've got that! We'll have open bottles from Scribe, Swick, and the indelible Clos Saron to whet your appetite and challenge your expectations.
We’re going to Vinitaly this year with our dudes over at Matchvino! That’s right, we’re putting our taste buds on the line at the world’s largest wine expo just so we can bring back some cool and new juice for you beautiful people. We’re excited, electrified, and amplified by this opportunity and we’re determined to find some banging new wines to share with y’all. Check back in the future to get updates on the whole ordeal and come by on 4/26 to taste and get the lowdown from Matchvino’s beacon of light Stacey. Line-up to be announced…
For lovers of great and authentic wines, California can sometimes feel like a wasteland of modified juice, inoculated fermentations, and conventional agriculture which is why people like Robert Sinskey are god damn heroes! This beautiful man has been cultivating 100% certified organic and biodynamic vineyards in Stags Leap and the Los Carneros districts of Napa and Sonoma Valleys for years now and producing tremendous juice in the meantime. The project focuses on Pinot Noirs, crazy delicious, effortlessly balanced Pinot Noirs that make your tastebuds sing, but they also produce some amazing specialties like a Ramato-style orange wine from Pinot Gris. That's right! Napa designated orange wine! And it's out of this world y'all! We'll be pouring that plus some of Bob's other amazing bottles all night so believe us when we say you'll not want to miss this one.
In the world of great wine importers there is one that really changed everything in the United States and it’s the Louis/Dressner portfolio of natural wines. Back before there really was a natural wine movement with all it’s buzzwords and instagram celebrity there we’re just a handful of people trying to introduce Americans to real-ass wine and some of the coolest stuff to ever hit the market came out of this book. We’ve been longtime fans of these beauties so we’re excited to have our man Frank (also a Dressner super fan) in to get excited and pour some world changing juice into your glass. Stay tuned for updates on the line-up.
The other week we're the graced with the charismatic presence of the young natural winemaker Jean Kreydenweiss and we were smitten. Jean's family runs two biodynamic domaines, one in Alsace and the other in Costieres de Nimes, where they produce wines with complexity, depth, balance, and tons of energy. We're super excited to get to show these beauties to you so we're bringing in the local importer of the Kreydenweiss wines to pour their bottles into your glass. Get refreshed!
In 2016 Michael Cruse was named Winemaker of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle for his innovative, novel, and delicious approach to winemaking in Napa and Sonoma. Famous internationally for his cult sparkling wine project Ultramarine, Michael Cruse has positioned himself on the avant garde of American winemaking. His Cruse Wine Co. label focuses on obscure grapes in Napa like Valdiguie and Tannat, grapes not often considered as great Napa wines. In his hands these varietals have found new expression and life. Our man Chas, the exclusive MA importer of Michael’s wines, will be in pouring his Napa Valdiguie, Monkey Jacket Red Blend, Rorick Heritage Vineyard Chardonnay, and his Napa Tannat. These wines will be on sale all month at 10% off so this is your chance to get to know the new Napa at the best price.
We’re excited to be hosting our man Tim from Hangtime Wine Co. this Friday. Tim will be swinging by with some of the coolest bottles of raw wines from their collection hand picked just for you. We’ll have open bottles from Burgundy and Corbieres but we’ll also be pouring some absolutely sick Italian specialties as well. These wines are crazy delicious and you’re gonna want them, trust us.
This week one of the most exciting portfolios of natural wines available anywhere is coming to Massachusetts for the first time and we’ve got the drop on it! Selection Massale was established in 2010 by Sommeliers Guilhaume Gerard and Cory Cartwright in an effort to bring to the US the best natural wines from small producers working organic farms. Since then they’ve developed a kind of cult like following in the wine world. In fact, Cory was named one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers of 2018, if that gives you any idea of how dope they are. We’ll have our friend and local distributor of Selection Massale Jen in to pour you beauties these beauties. Line-up to be announced soon! We’re so excited!
The Mucci brothers will be in the shop to show off one of their coolest new finds, Francesco Brigatti from Colline Novaresi. This man’s domaine is situated in the northernmost part of Piedmont nestled up in the mountains. Here they focus of Nebbiolo, Vespolina, and Erbaluce, one of the coolest white in all of Italy. These wines are clean, precise, and represent and incredible band for your buck. We were stunned when we first tried them so we’re excited to now be able to bring them to you.
The Loire Valley might be France’s most exciting wine region just because you always feel like there’s more to find, more unique pockets of vignerons doing something that you’ve never seen before. This month we take you to Saumur and Saumur Champigny in Anjou to explore the truly stunning wines of Arnaud Lambert. Smack dab in the center of the Loire Valley you’ll find him quietly leading a revolution in style and quality for the area’s Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc. This man has been responsible for some of the best Cabernet Franc ever vinified having been the former winemaker at both Chateau de Breze, which be single handedly revitalized, and Clos Rougeard, the singular Grand Cru of Loire Cabernet Franc. Arnaud’s focus is on producing wines with great typicity, wines that express the specific terroir that they come from which is why he focuses on single vineyard bottlings. These are some of the most exciting wines being made in the Loire right now and we’re excited to get to share them with you. We’ll be offering the entire line from Mr. Lambert for 10% for the entire month of March as part of our Winery of the Month Series so you’ll be able to experience his inspiring wines at the best possible price.
Our man Jackson imports some of the worlds most authentic and honest wines through his little project Mise Wine. He’s like us in that he’s all about wines of typicity, that is, wine that express the grapes and terroir transparently and without manipulation or the flash of modern winemaking techniques. These wines are brilliant and you deserve a glass. A toast to real wine!
Is it any warmer yet? Nah? Whatever, cus we’ve got Andrea coming by to pour some spiritually elevating hot shit. She’ll be here to introduce you to the amazing wines of Quantico on Mt Etna, get you acquainted with Chinato, and show off a brand spanking new Soave. Come say hi and get to know some of Italy’s trailblazing wineries.
Started by Hector and Pablo Durigutti in 2002 and based in Mendoza, the wines of the Durigutti estate mark a serious turning point in terroir expressive wines in Argentina. One of the most compelling projects that the brothers have embarked on is the Proyecto las Compuertas series of wines. In 2007 they purchased land in a specific department of Lujan de Cuyo called Las Compuertas which was filled with old vineyards of unique varietals. Here they source grapes to produce single vineyard wines of Criolla Parral (otherwise known as Mission or Pais), Cordisco (or Montepulciano), and a Malbec from a 100 year old plot. Argentine wine for too long has just been about geographically generic Malbec which is why we’re excited to share this series of wines with you. We'll be pouring these wines in the store from the 4th to the 6th between 5-7 plus these revolutionary wines will be on sale all month at 10% off so this is your chance to get to know the new Mendoza at the best price.
Our bud Casey is not only one of the hippest cats we know he’s also an amazing organ player, a dominos assassin, and a wine geek extraordinaire. He’ll be by to show off his beautiful collection of American wineries that are pushing the envelope and changing people’s perception of what American wine is all about. He’ll be taking us on a cruise through Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, and Long Island, pouring delicious juice along the way. If you’ve got the winter blues, Casey’s got the cure.
There’s a new name in the MA natural wine game and it’s Bon Raisin. Recently established by Christopher Nelmes, based in Paris and owner of Supergrape Wines, and Mark Firth, Chef/Owner of Great Barrington’s gem like restaurant Prairie Whale, they’re bringing some of France’s most innovating young winemakers to MA. All of their wines come from small environmentally conscientious wineries producing ‘vin naturel’, which, as they say, are “for the layman wino, means nothing added, nothing taken away.” This wines are teaming with life and energy and we’ve got the new crop in house. We’re excited to have them here and we’re even more excited to be sharing them with you.
The Holidays are upon us and we’re in need of relief! That’s why we’re bringing in some our favorite people to pour two of our most comforting and XMAS dinner friendly wines. James from Mucci imports will be here pouring the whole line up from Glassier, Alto-Adige’s best and brightest new winemaker and the man that’s changing the winemaking game up there, while our man Vic will be in pushing Davis Family Vineyards, the Russian River Valley’s chillest dude. It will be one for the ages and the people will tell stories of this moment for generations to come!
If you didn’t know, South Africa is experiencing a wine renaissance. Young, fresh faced winemakers are changing what it means for a wine to be South African while making a case to the world that their wines can compete with the best of them. Our dude Pascal is a winemaker and importer of some of South Africa’s best pioneering winemakers and he’s gonna be here to blow your mind with them. As an added bonus to you, and a way for us all to have some much needed self care, we’ll also be pouring Philipponnat, perhaps the greatest Champagne house in all of the land, into your face. This is guaranteed to rule.
We’ve been massive advocates for Andrew’s wines ever since this young winery first shipped its glorious Rose to Massachusetts. So it’s our privilege to have in the man himself to pour his fabulous wines for you. We’ll be pouring some of his newest offerings as well as their acclaimed Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay. These guys are the best in the west so you best come correct.
Giannoni Selections is bringing to MA some of the coolest, under the radar stuff from all over the Italian peninsula which is why we love having these dope women in to show off. Andrea is gonna be pouring esoterica from some of their coolest producers including some Magnums of I Clivi so get ready to get down.
One of our favorite people is going to be here to introduce you to some of the coolest wines you’ve never heard of. Brittany (our bud) and Olmstead (her company) bring in most of the hippest, trendiest, and most exciting wines being made by anyone anywhere and their selection makes us drool. Prepare to have your mind blows and your tastebuds satisfied!
We’re going all out with a massive line-up of premium rarities from France and Italy perfect for your Turkey feasts! Our friends from Ruby and Arborway Imports will be in house putting on the charm offensive and treating you to some of the best we’ve got in the store. Rare Valtellina? We’re pouring it. Chateau le Puy? We’re pouring it. Magnums of Burgundy? You better believe it! We’ll even have open possibly the best Sparkling wine made in Italy so if you’re not into drinking dope wine then you won’t want to come by.