Happy New Year and thank you to all of our customers for making this a great year in so many ways. We truly appreciate your business, the chats we may have had, and the memories we have created in 2017. Here’s to another year of great times at Colonial Spirits of Acton!
We’re staying in the holiday spirit by offering up some staff picks as gift ideas! We will likely do this at least another time or two!
–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!
Colonial Spirits 50th Anniversary Grand Wine Tasting!
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!
Together with Rapscallion, Aquitaine, and Colonial Spirits of Stow, we are inviting all to join us for our 3rd Wine Dinner this year.
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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Spanish wines have been on the forefront of the wine industry for the last two decades.
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.Continue reading Spanish Wines Vinolution: More than La Rioja