Wine Tasting: Hangtime Wholesale Wine Co.

Hangtime is one our top small, independent wine importer/distributors.  As owner Jeff Slavin says: “…We like wines that are honest, true to type, and hopefully, a mix of fun and delicious. Our dedicated wineries and Importers help us keep things interesting and lively… FREE YOUR MIND AND YOUR GLASS WILL FOLLOW…”

By | 2017-06-01T13:24:15+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Combined Wine and Cider Tasting: Humboldt Imports and Pony Shack Cider

Humboldt Imports is “…a specialty importer of artisan-scale, family-held wineries from around the world.  Our producers work closely with their land, taking care to nurture the soil as well as the vines.  Our sustainable, organic and biodynamic wines represent some of the best traditions of their craft.”

Boxborough-based Pony Shack Cider is “…a family-owned cidery nestled in the heart of apple country. Our mission is to produce small batch, artisanal cider from locally sourced ingredients.  We dream big and believe life is too short to drink a bad glass of cider.”

By | 2017-05-24T14:29:59+00:00 May 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Wine Tasting: Mise Wines

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.

Mise – “The art and joy of Real Wine. Sustainable, Hand-Crafted & Curated.”

By | 2017-05-17T16:52:47+00:00 May 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Wine Tasting: Premium European Wines

Premium European Wines is a small, independent importer/distributor that focuses on small production, traditional, formerly hard to find wines. Their stated goal is “…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 are committed to giving back…”

“…The wines we choose are compelling and expressive of the places and communities from which they come … and the tables they are headed for.” “…We not only know our wines but we know our winemakers. We only import wines from wineries where we know the owners and winemakers personally. Each of our represented vineyards are family owned and our wines are either estate bottled or the wine was made from grapes controlled by the winery.”

By | 2017-05-12T12:29:36+00:00 May 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Wine Tasting: Bacchus Imports

The quintessence of small, local business, Bacchus Imports is a micro-sized, family-owned importer/distributor of top-quality Italian wines. John will be showing a grouping of 7 wines, including a three-vintage vertical of a spectacular Valpolicella Superiore!

By | 2017-05-04T10:59:35+00:00 May 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Wine Tasting: Cafe Europa

“The idea for Cafe Europa was born in 2001, when Todd and Dragica were looking for a business idea and realized [they] couldn’t find any Croatian wines in [their] local stores…[they built] a portfolio of unique, small producers with a reputation for quality and consistency, who make hand-crafted wines at reasonable prices while always maintaining a distinct sense of place, passion and tradition…Not only [are they] extremely proud of [their] portfolio of great wines from around the world, [they] are also proud of [their] passionate and dedicated team that [helped them] make all this possible.”

By | 2017-04-26T13:07:38+00:00 April 29th, 2017|0 Comments