Wine Tasting: Bacchus Imports feat. winemaker Bruno Cottini

The Cheese Shop is hopping with excitement to have a return tasting of Bacchus Import’s Agricola Cottini and Tenuta La Falcona, and to include one of the Cottini family members as well! Agricola Cottini is nestled in the hills of Valgatara where the family applies their experience and passion to produce limited quantities of traditional Valpolicella wines. Tenuta La Falcona, or the “Falcon Estate”, extends over the glacial hills between Valeggio sul Mincio and Lake Garda. This estate was purchased by the Cottini family and has been returned to its antique splendor through the unification of the original parcels of land and the gradual restoration of the vineyards.
Sergio Cottini and his children, Giorgio, Laura, Michele and Bruno, continue the family legacy to produce an authentic product of the highest possible quality. The winemaking tradition has been passed down from generation to generation and the family members are personally involved in each phase of the process from grape cultivation to wine production. The family holds true to the artisan style both in the vineyards and the wine cellar.
Bruno Cottini is the youngest of this generation of the Cottini Family. He grew up playing in the vineyards with his fellow siblings and has a deep passion for all aspects of winemaking. Bruno studied Agrotechnics and joined the family business full time after earning his degree. He has broad level of experience that includes viticulture, winemaking, marketing and international business relations.

 

By | 2017-09-06T16:12:36+00:00 September 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Jewish Holiday Catering

The Cheese Shop Deli is gearing up for holiday catering…..

September brings the Jewish New Year, let us help you with the holiday entertaining. Now taking orders for appetizer, soups, entrees and/or braided challahs. Click below to see our full catering menu.

Rosh Hashanah 2017

All orders will need to be placed by Wednesday, October 13th.

Call the deli department at (978) 369-5778.

By | 2017-09-06T14:37:06+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wine Tasting: Master Brands/The Wine Trust

From the Master Brands website: “Master Brands was established in the small town of Washington Connecticut during 2011 by Hendrik van der Merwe, having just arrived from Cape Town with his family, following almost two decades in the international wine arena. Shortly thereafter in May 2012, his path crossed with Tim Clew and Brian Mota from The Wine Trust and they immediately realized that an exceptional synergy existed. Today, The Wine Trust is a strategic supply partner of impeccably aged wines from leading Estates and origins.

As a Californian Vintner, we hand-pick quality wines, create special blends and bottle wines under our own brands in the Napa. As Importer, we ensure that each wine has a perfect provenance. As Distributor, we aim to create a network that will reach to every corner of this great nation. In select states, sales and distribution will be fully under our control, while in other states we will establish distribution or broker partnerships.”

By | 2017-08-23T12:13:06+00:00 August 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Mead Tasting: House Bear Brewing

House Bear Brewing was established in 2013 by Beth Borges and Carl Hirschfeld. “We explore interesting flavors wherever we find them, in our gardens, in our kitchens and in our brewery. Our meads have been described as ‘light and refreshing’, ‘like nothing I have ever had’, and having a ‘purity of flavor’. That’s because we are passionate about what we do and we do it with love.”

By | 2017-08-17T11:53:57+00:00 August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Wine Tasting: Ideal Wine & Spirits

The roots of Ideal Wine & Spirits go back to 1905, when Samuel Bender and two partners founded a retail wine and provisions store in Boston. In the late 1970s grandson Larry Bender struck out on his own, separating the importing business from the retail operation. Starting with a French-dominant portfolio, the company soon expanded to include Italian and American wineries as well as wines from other countries.

From the website: “The focus of the company remains much the same, though the portfolio evolves every year – our first criterion is the quality of the wine. While we are not dogmatic about viticulture or wine-making, we have found that the best wine comes from producers with a light touch, and a passion for terroir. We strive to present wines of pleasure and purity, balance and value.”

By | 2017-08-10T09:50:09+00:00 August 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Cider Tasting: Prospect Ciderworks

Formerly known as “Harvard Cider Company”, these innovative local cidermakers relocated to a larger facility in Boston to increase production (they were hard-pressed to keep up with demand!), and changed their name to Prospect Ciderworks – and we’re proud to have them back in our shop! Come meet one of the team and taste the spectacular range of ciders they have on offer.

By | 2017-08-10T09:25:12+00:00 August 11th, 2017|0 Comments