2018 Crucolo Day Parade

Here Comes The Giant Wheel Of Cheese!

Join us on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at The Cheese Shop
as we gather to welcome a 400 pound wheel of Crucolo – a wonderful cheese made by only one cheese maker. If you ever have a dream of visiting Europe, you must take time for Rifigio Crucolo, a family-owned producer of cheese and charcuterie in the village of Scurelle in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of northern Italy. Nestled in the crannies of the alpine Dolemites, the Scurelle people make every day a beautiful experience.

By |2018-12-05T17:01:14+00:00December 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Wine and Cider Tasting: Winesellers, Ltd.

We’ve got a wide-ranging selection for today’s tasting, from French and English ciders, to Australian Shiraz, to German Eiswein – you’ve simply got to come meet Lee, from Winesellers, Ltd., an importer with “Over three decades of experience as a family-run importer of family-owned wine brands from around the globe”!

By |2017-10-12T10:58:03+00:00October 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Wine Tasting: Cynthia Hurley French Wines

Take an exciting tour through some of France’s finest wine-making regions with Roy, from Cynthia Hurley French Wines!
I can’t describe them any better than they, themselves, do: “For more than twenty-five years we have been importing exceptional wines from nearly every major wine region in France. Our selections represent the efforts of independent growers and producers who use minimal to no intervention to create wines that are terroir driven. We import just those wines we want to put in our own cellar. We believe one of life’s greatest pleasures is heading down to your cellar and picking a different bottle each evening.”
By |2017-10-12T10:40:25+00:00October 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Wine Tasting: Masciarelli Wine Co.

Founded in 1987 by Nicola Masciarelli (and with a direct connection to the Mascarelli Estate in the Abruzzo region of Italy), the Masciarelli Wine Company has been a family-owned business ever since, focused on importing and distributing only the finest quality limited-production wines. “Masciarelli Wine Company strives to deal directly with the winery whenever possible and seek out small estates producing high-quality wines that would be overlooked in larger brand-driven portfolios…We have a passion for wine that we enjoy spreading.”

By |2017-10-05T10:42:49+00:00October 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Wine Tasting: Vin Distributors

Come join Daria, from Vin Distributors (a Mass.-based importer distributor focused on Moldovan wines), for a journey through the winemaking regions of Moldova. Wine from Moldova? Yes; Moldova has a very long winemaking history. Archeological evidence points to grapes already being cultivated in the area between the Nistru and Prut rivers some 4000-5000 years ago. After the establishment of the Moldovan feudal state, winemaking flourished in the 15th century during the kingdom of Stephen the Great. Come and learn more – and taste great wines!
By |2017-09-28T14:39:45+00:00September 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Wine Tasting: Premium European Wines

Acton-based Premium European Wines was founded by local residents Paul and Oxana Knutrud in accordance with with their deeply held values of personal relationship and connection with the wineries they represent: “The small selection of represented wineries and wines demonstrates our focus and dedication to bringing something special that is a cut above the norm and a great value.” Their business model was ” To connect small family-style European farms with American wine lovers. We seek quality wines with character and integrity and deliver them to you…We [also] believe in giving back to our world and community. This is why 20% of our profits are donated to Christopher’s Haven.”

By |2017-09-20T15:36:28+00:00September 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Wine Tasting: DB Wine Selections

Didier Boutet selects wines in his image: honest, upfront and warm. His wines match his character; they are authentic. For many years, Didier has uncovered, and developed relationships with, the best vintners and their estates. Above all, he selects wines for aroma, flavor and trueness to type. But enduring relationships are also crucial: Didier seeks out vintners who bring passion to creating their wines.

By |2017-09-20T15:20:34+00:00September 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Wine Tasting: Mise Wines

We always enjoy having Mise Wines here for a tasting: they’ve got such a splendid selection of sustainable, organic and/or biodynamic wines!

Mise Wines:The art and joy of Real Wine. Sustainable, Hand-Crafted, & Curated. We are a Massachusetts wine importer and distributor dedicated to real wine; hand-picked selections from producers who craft wines with properly grown grapes using traditional methods and eschewing manipulation.”

By |2017-09-13T16:51:17+00:00September 16th, 2017|0 Comments