Friday, August 24, 2012

Looking for something fun and interesting to do? Taste wine and learn about life!

Tomorrow in the Melrose store, at 2pm - we're tasting out some wines that are perfect for this Summer weather that we're so fortunate to still be enjoying:

Saumur Rouge - 100% Cab Franc from the Loire that is a bit brighter and more minerally than it's big brother Chinon.

Abyme Savoie - Few white wines say summer better than this gem.

Henri Bourgeois Quincy - Love Sancerre, but don't want to pay the price?  Check this consistently beautiful wine from one of the leading producers out of the Loire.

Colterenzio Pinot Nero - Don't love some of the syrupy Pinots that come out of Italy?  Us too.  But this bottle from the Alto Adige region is a rock star.  And at a great price, too!

We always try to shake things up a bit in Melrose, and have twists with our tastings.  This time, we're featuring local Certified Life coach Jim McCoy -- he will be on hand to demystify any interpersonal issues from dating to job changes --  through informal chat and Q&A. (

We've also got some tastings lined up for the Beacon Hill store, which I hope to post in the next day or so.  You won't want to miss them!

 And of course, Victorian Fair is approaching in Melrose shortly, so we're thinking of a fun tasting to line up.  Last year we did an acoustic music pairing - so if you have any fun ideas, pass them along! 

Until next time...

Monday, August 06, 2012

Think out of the box....

So, tomorrow is "Try Something New Tuesday"...
Pic Poul Blanc.  Roussane.  Monterey Pinot Noir.  Chilean Cabernet.  Muscadet.  Orvietto.  Barbera D'Alba.  Belgian Ale.  Dry Cider.  Russian Stout.  Chipotle Ale.  Pumpkin Beer.  Robiolo.  Gorgonzola Dolce.  Spicy Pickles.  Homemade Pizzeles.  Cave Aged Cheddar.  Vegan Pate.  Foie Gras.

....what are YOU going to try?