Our Wine Selection
Our Approach to Wine
Our wine philosophy is simple: we like delicious and unique wines from small producers.
We believe smaller producers know their property and their grapes more intimately than larger producers and this allows them to take greater care of their grapes, their wines and the environment in which they are produced. In our experience, it is this care that imparts their wines with a true sense of place. The more clean and chemical-free the vineyard, the more the grapes express their characteristic flavors and the essence of the land in which they grow.
For these reasons we support sustainable, organic and biodynamic producers who believe in letting the personality of the grapes and the vineyard shine through. Some grower-producers instinctively rebel against the idea or the politics of Organic or Biodynamic certification, therefore these formal certifications are not as important to us as a close relationship with the grower-producer himself.
Similar to our approach for other products we sell, we discover winemakers by visiting their properties as often as possible to see for ourselves their commitment and passion for offering wines that offer a sense of place. For example, we have come to love a pretty Dolcetto d'Alba that reminds us of Piemonte or a bright and clean Touraine that brings to mind the fresh goat cheeses of the Loire Valley.
We encourage you to stop by our shops in Cambridge and the South End of Boston to discover the wines we are enjoying right now.
Summer is rosé season! We bring in various shades of pink, peach and rose colored wines that offer fresh fruit and bright acidity to pair with grilled foods and cheese alike.
Here are a few of the bottles you'll find on our shelves throughout the season. If you are looking for something in particular, give us a call - stock will vary for each store and some of these bottlings are in short supply, so check in with us to see what we have now.
- Gobelsberger rosé
- Pascal Pibaleau rosé de Loire
- Lieu Dit Cocagne Coteaux de Vendômoise rosé
- Heidi Schroek rosé Biscaya
- Raza Vinho Verde Rosado
- Bisson Ciliegolo Rosato
- Côte de provence rosé château La Moutète
- St. Andre de Figuiere Cotes de Provence rosé "Cuvee Magali"
- Château de Peyrassol "Commanderie" Côtes de Provence Rosé