6 Wines, 5 Countries, All Under $15 and 90+ Points!
We decided you might want a few wines to enjoy over the weekend…here are some suggestions!
Premium European Wines Inc is a locally based wine distributor that started right here in Acton, MA. They’ll be here to show you their amazing portfolio on Friday, March 16th from 4-7 p.m! They represent a collection of small wineries (from Europe in case that wasn’t obvious yet!). All of these wineries share the same philosophy as the distributor-charitable giving back to the community and wines that tell a story. These are not “brands” so much as they are wines that the winemakers are incredibly proud to make and serve.
We will be pouring some special German wines this coming Friday, March 2nd from 4-7 p.m. Yes, there will be a few Riesling (in varying levels of residual sugar) but we will also have at least one other varietal, Scheurebe, a cross between Silvaner and Riesling, that produces exceptionally interesting white wines. Producers include Bollig-Lehnert, Paul Anheuser, C. Von Nell-Breuning, and Georg Albrecht Schneider from the Nahe, Mosel and Rheinhessen regions. If you are a true oenophile, you need to stop by and try these wines on Friday! If you want to read more about this event, click here!
Rose is the perfect wine for you and your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day! We drink it year round, not only during the warmer months! This one from Sacha Lichine is quite popular. You’ve just got to have something to pair with the chocolate! Visit their website!
–Little Book Bourbon is a VERY limited release by Booker’s.
–E.H. Taylor Rye is $20 off for the holidays or until gone! This is a STEAL and beloved staff pick!
–Meerlust Red is the newest edition from one of the most esteemed South African Estates and is on sale!
–Walt Pinot Noir is by the Hall Family and is nicely fruited, loved by staff, also on sale!
–Spencer Holiday Ale…but wait, this is an aged 2015 edition straight from the Monks’ Cellars!
–Berkshire Holidale is an excellent, affordable barleywine that comes once a year! A perennial staff favorite!
–Lamplighter Raspberry Fields is an excellent gift for the person on your list who loves tart/wild ales!
This wine received 93 points in Wine Spectator! We just picked up this Shiraz blend from Australia’s Barossa Valley. They make some of the best GSM blends here (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre) and when they’re made right, as this one truly is, the flavors can really sing. And, did we mention it’s under $20 a bottle? Here’s what Wine Spectator had to say…”The Barossa Valley Grenache Shiraz Mataro is intense in its perfumed aromas of cherry liqueur and blackberry compote, with notes of spice and anise. The palate is voluptuous and supple, with the Grenache component shining through. Flavours of dark fruits predominate with velvety tannins providing a backbone to carry the flavours through to the finish.”
We hope you’ll stop by and enjoy a bottle!
As many of you die-hard Colonial Spirits loyalists know, this Saturday, October 14th from 2-6 p.m. is the day we choose to say thank you to everyone involved in Colonial Spirits of Acton, past and present, at Quail Ridge Country Club in Acton. There will be over 100 bottles of wine, from normal to obscure varietals, sweet to dry styles. Come join us so we can say thank you!
Rapscallion is one of the kings of local, fresh food. Aquitane is one of the best-known importers of Bordeaux. These are NOT your average food and wine pairings, folks. Don’t miss out on this huge opportunity.
When & Where: Monday, October 2nd, 2017. Rapscallion Table and Tap will be opening up their doors to host a Bordeaux-centric wine dinner. 5 courses, 6 glasses of wine, and all for the fair price of $75 per person (Tax and Gratuity not included). If you would like to RSVP call Rapscallion at 978.429.8161.
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However, it wasn’t until the last 5 years that Spanish wines have truly flourished. Once only known for Rioja or Tempranillo, Spain has become so much more than that. With regions like Ribera del Duero, Priorat, and Rias Baixas and grape varieties like Albariño, Garnacha, and Mencia seen splattered on wine lists across the nation, Spanish wines are making a comeback in a big way.
Most wine enthusiasts know and recognize Rioja and its wines. They also know that Tempranillo is the preferred varietal in the region. But did you know that Tempranillo’s reach extends outside of Rioja and into regions like Ribera del Duero and Toro? More importantly, did you know these other regions existed? With around 79 D.O.s (Denominacion de Origen) and 2 D.O.C.s (Denominacion de Origen Controlada), Spain is almost in a category all to its own.
Due to Spain’s numerous of wine producing regions we will focus on a few select regions to expand our knowledge of one of the leading wine countries in the world. Read More about Spanish Wines Vinolution: More than La Rioja
Colonial Spirits is the premier liquor store in the Greater Boston area. We carry wine, beer, liquor, cigars, kegs & champagne, offer liquor & wine shipping, host wine, beer & liquor tastings, employ knowledgeable staff, including beer experts, wine enthusiasts & liquor connoisseurs, and even provide a clean can & bottle recycling and redemption center. Visit the store on Rt 2A in Acton for the best selection in the area, or order online for shipping, delivery & in-store pickup.