Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sometimes you feel like a nut...sometimes you don't!

People often ask me what type of wine I like to drink.
That's actually a more difficult question than you would think.
I don't have just one favorite.
For me, it's very mood driven.

When I give that answer, sometimes I'm met with a look that's a bit puzzled - as if to say "you don't have one style that you stick to?".  It's actually not a surprising reaction, because as a retailer I often find that most people find a favorite and then drink it until they're bored of it - and move on to something different.

I've just never been that way.

Actually, I don't pair my wine with food so much as you might think; I go for what I'm in the mood to enjoy.  It doesn't often conflict with my meal choice, and if it does - then I'll indulge a bit before dinner, set my glass to the side - and finish after my meal.

That's typically the advice I try to give to people when they're shopping.  If you're going to dinner at a friend's and want to bring a wine for dinner - absolutely, let's pair it up as best we can.  If you're cooking a specific meal to enjoy with a wine and want it to be perfectly aligned, sure we can do that as well.

But I try to encourage people when they are indulging without being food specific - to try different things; shake it up a bit.  So that they too can be mood driven for what they will enjoy in the glass. 

Sometimes in the dead of summer, I'll still crave a big California Cab - such as Stag's Leap Artemis.  Other times it may be a lighter Viognier.  Or in the winter, sitting by the fire - I still might just want the crisp acidity of a Vouvray.  It's just how the mood hits me.

So the next time you're shopping and you're looking to try something new - let us help you think out of the box - and out of your comfort zone.  You just might find something perfect to fall in love with.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Are you ready for some football...?

We are rip roaring and ready to go...the kids are back to school, the seasons are changing - and football season has started!

Lots of tastings in both stores this weekend!  Hope you can join us!
Beacon Hill: 
Thursday, 9/6 at 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Wines TBD, presented courtesy of Ruby Wine

Friday, 9/7 at 5:30 - 7:30pm
Wines TBD, presented courtesy of United Wine

Saturday, 9/8 at 11am - Join us as we pop a bottle of something that you're sure to love

Sunday, 9/9 at 1:00pm - It's Victorian Fair in Melrose!  Come visit one of the best downtown neighborhoods north of Boston and sample the local restaurants and business' fares & wares.  We're going to have a bottle or two open to celebrate the festivities, so stop on by!


Saturday, September 01, 2012

Labor Day Weekend....

We're not quite ready to see the summer end....are you?

Even still, the season change is rapidly approaching and so we're already starting to think of wines for your holiday dinners and gift giving.

It's never too soon to be prepared, is it?