Abacus Distributing is a local distributor specializing in wines and spirits from all around the world. Come try some amazing wines from around the world, and right here in Mass!
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.”
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.”
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.
CHEESE SHOP IS GIVING NIGHT CLASSES
Become a connoisseur of gourmet food, wine and home entertaining!
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Tickets $40 per class (Purchase all four classes for the value of three – $120)
Inquire with Keir Weinberg at the Deli to reserve your spot*
Wednesday, September 13: Cheese Tasting with proprietor Peter Lovis
Learn about the cheese-making process as you sample different varieties, and families, of cheese: Alpine, bloomy rind, soft and cave-aged, and the types of milk that make them: cow, sheep, goat.
Wednesday, September 20
Beer, Wine and Mead with beverage director Mike Reilly
This class teaches you our fine selections of wine, beer, cider and meads (what is a mead anyway? You will learn!) Taste the different products and become an afficianado.
Wednesday, September 27: Defining Charcuterie with executive chef Justin Kopaz
Understand the process of dry cured meats and the differences between prosciuttos from different European countries. Sample our finest charcuteries and learn how they pair with cheese, wine and gourmet delacacies.
Wednesday, October 4: Entertaining at Home with deli manager Keir Weinberg
This class will give you some easy ideas for how to assemble and shop for holiday parties and meals. Simple concepts and menus ideas when you simply don’t have much time to plan and produce. Don’t miss this final class.
*12 spots per class
“The art and joy of Real Wine. Sustainable, Hand-Crafted & Curated.
Mise is 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. Every case of wine is curated, it will always be shipped via temperature control, and will arrive direct from the grower’s cellar to our warehouse in Newton. Each wine is chosen for Massachusetts, and represents to the end customer the highest ratio of quality to value.”
Founded in 1987 by Nicola Masciarelli, Masciarelli Wine Co. is “…a family-owned business focused on importing and distributing only the finest quality artisanal 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…”