Wine Tasting: Premium European Wines

The Cheese Shop is all about personal contact and service, and a commitment to small-scale, artisanal products sourced locally and from around the world. In that vein, one cannot get more small-scale, personal-contact-driven than this! Premium European Wines is a local husband/wife team (Paul and Oxana Knutrud) who, in their words: “…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…” Join them here for a trip around the world and back again, through wine!

By | November 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Wine Tasting: Humboldt Imports

In the frenetically-paced days before Thanksgiving, stop in at The Cheese Shop and taste spectacular wines selected to accompany your feast. Join Sheri from Humboldt Imports to experience some spectacular red, white and sparkling wines from renowned Australian producer Schild, as well as a perfectly-balanced rose from (of all places) Uruguay!

By | November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Wine Tasting: Hardwick Winery

Hardwick Winery has been producing wine in Hardwick, Mass. on the banks of the Quabbin Reservoir for more than 14 years. Experience locally-made wines from estate-grown grape varietals, including the award-winning “Massets. Cranberry”: wine blended with local cranberries – excellent for Thanksgiving!

By | November 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Wine Tasting: Baystate Wine & Spirits

Join us in welcoming back Baystate Wines! Last time they were in for a tasting was back in April, and although we don’t sell spirits, they’ll be showing a great lineup of red and white wines from the U.S., Spain, and Italy.

By | November 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Wine Tasting: Italian Wine Traders

We welcome Italian Wine Traders in for the second time in less than a month! Take an oenological tour through Italy with one our stellar small, independent importer/distributors – Italian Wine Traders! 12:00 (noon)-5:30pm.  See you there!

By | November 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Friday Night Dinner Club: November 11th

*Orders must be placed by Wednesday, November 9th by 4:00PM*

FIRST COURSE: Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

ENTREE: Beef Bourguignon with Carrots, Pearl Onions & Mushrooms

DESSERT: New England Cheese Plate

WINE PAIRING: 2015 Pinot Noir “Bellule”, JP Bourgeois-Lefgroup, France

By | November 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Wine Tasting: Rhone Valley Wines!

The Rhone Valley Wine Tasting program is back for Part 2! Beginning at 1:00pm. the ever-engaging Jo-Ann Ross will take you on a delicious, sip-by-sip, info-packed tour of one of the world’s most complex wine-growing regions. You simply must take part!

By | November 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Wine Tasting: Wine-Cask Imports

Come down to the Shop beginning at 1:00pm, and Monica A. from Wine-Cask Imports will guide you through an oenological tour of the top wine-growing regions of California, Oregon and Spain! Delicious red and white wines sure to please (and go well with your holiday feasting!).

By | November 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Friday Night Dinner Club: November 4th

*Orders for this week can be placed by Thursday, 11/3 by 4:00PM*

FIRST COURSE: Shaved Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon, Pecorino,
Almonds & Cranberries with Apple Sherry Dressing

ENTREE: Roast Hubbard Squash & Ricotta Lasagna with Sage & Béchamel

DESSERT: Apple Crisp with Spiced Crème Fraiche

WINE PAIRING: 2014 Grillo, Aziende Vitvinicola Tonnino, Italy

$80 (serves two people)

By | November 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Wine/Cider Tasting: Cafe Europa and Artifact Cider!

We’ve got a two-fer! Cafe Europa will be in, starting at 2:00pm, showing delicious wines from U.S., New Zealand and Spain. Additionally, we’ve got Springfield, Mass-based Artifact Cider in, starting at 3:00pm, with their outstanding array of locally-sourced and -made hard cider! Come on down and taste!

By | November 4th, 2016|0 Comments