Thursday, February 13, 2014

Skinner Live Auction of Fine Wines, Ales & Spirits in Boston

Skinner, Inc. will offer nearly 600 lots sure to please any palate during its Fine Wines auction on Tuesday, February 25. There will be extraordinary selections of Bordeaux, Rhone, Burgundy to bid on. Skinner will highlight a number of scarce verticals such as a 10-bottle lot of Screaming Eagle from Napa Valley (Lot 211, $13,000 to $18,000) or a Seventeen Year Vertical of Mouton Rothschild, featuring 34 bottles, ranging from 1991 through 2007 (Lot 209, $12,000 to $18,000).

Some of my favorites offered in this auction are these 3 lots:

Lot 34: The 2007 Sloan Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa. Parker said “This spectacular 2007 should drink well for 25-30+ years.” (RP 100) (ST 96) 1 bottle ($500-700)

Lot 66: Chateau Pontet Canet 2009 (Pauillac) I always loved this wine and this is one of their best vintages! (RP 100) (WE 99) (WS 96) (ST 96) 12 bottles ($2,000-$3,000)

Lot 207: Chateau Margaux 2000 The 2000 Margaux is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. Parker said, “There is no reason to hesitate to drink it. However, it should evolve for another 30-40 years, so there is no hurry either.” (RP 100) (WS 100) (ST 98) 2 bottles ($1,200-1,800)

To arrange for a preview, please contact Marie Keep, Director of Skinner’s Fine Wines Department, at 508-970-3296 or check out the Skinner Wine website for a listing of all the offering on the catalog.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Wine Tasting for the Jimmy Fund

Raise Your Glass for Jimmy!

Be sure to check out this event that is is raising money for the Jimmy Fund. It is on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Liberty Hotel in Boston. You will enjoy a variety of wines. There will be a good selection of whites and reds to appeal to all palettes. Participating wine vendors include M.S. Walker, Horizon Beverage, Plymouth Bay Winery, Federal Wine & Spirits, Gordon's Fine Wines & Liquors, and August West Wines.

Tickets are $50 per person, and include a $25 gift certificate for Tresca for the first 150 participants at the door. The event will also feature live music, a wine drawing (buy a chance for $35, and you're guaranteed a bottle of wine worth $25 or more if you are lucky), Finally there is a silent auction for a trip to a vineyard in Sonoma, California including airfare, several large format wines, a 4 course chef's tasting menu for 4 at Strega worth $500, and many other great items.

All proceeds benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Jimmy Fund. Please note all tickets will be handled as "will call" at the door of the event. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tanglewood Wine and Food Classic

Boston Wine Lovers!  Be sure to check out the Tanglewood Wine and Food Classic on August 15th through August 18th. This Wine and Food Classic will feature wines from around the world and offer locally sourced foods to be enjoyed in an incomparable setting on the Tanglewood grounds. The Wine and Food Classic includes seminars, celebrity chef dinners, a Grand Tasting and cooking demonstrations. Some the highlights are:

Dinner with Lydia Shire, featuring Wines from Duckhorn Vineyards on Friday, August 16th at the Formal Gardens Tent.

On Saturday, August 17th.  Check out the High Noon Wine Tasting with Joseph Carr. It will be at the Ozawa Tent.

Also on the 17th is the Grand Tasting at the Hawthorne Tent from 1 to 4 pm.

For a complete listing of all the events and to order tickets, check out the Tanglewood Wine and Food Classic website.



Friday, June 7, 2013

June 2013 L’Aventure Languedoc

Boston will have a little more to cheer about this spring. This June, Languedoc AOC invites Beantown to experience the adventure of the wines from Languedoc, South of France. We are working with the area's best restaurants and stores to bring you unprecedented tasting opportunities during the L’Aventure Languedoc, from June 1st to 30th.


On Friday, June 7, 2013 you can try these wines at Colonial Spirits of Acton from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM or Friday, June 21st from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM.  They are located at 87 Great Rd. Acton, MA 01720  Phone: (978) 263-7708

To find more Boston area locations to try these wines check out this schedule.

Cheers - Ken

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Boston Wine Event - Wines on the Wharf

Join Boston Uncorked for their annual Wines On The Wharf Celebration on The Terrace @ The Fairmont Battery Wharf in Boston's Historic North End. This year, they're planning to be OUTSIDE on The Terrace overlooking the water. They will provide the wine, food and stunning views of the Harbor...all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy their Wines On The Wharf!!


The event takes place on Thursday, May 23rd.  It goes from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tickets are $39 per person. You can order tickets via the Boston Uncorked webite.

Enjoy the Wines, Food and the View! Cheers!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Jordan Wine Tasting At Legal Sea Foods

Boston wine guru Sandy Block opens his personal cellar to host a special wine tasting and dinner at Legal Sea Foods with special guest Maggie Kruse, assistant winemaker at Jordan Winery, on Tuesday, April 9.  A tasting of six Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon vintages (1977, 1979, 1993, 1995, 2004, 2008) will be followed by a four-course dinner, replete with Jordan Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wine pairings. 

$135 pp for the tasting and dinner; $95 for dinner only. Tasting begins at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Legal Sea Foods Park Square

Seminar Wines ~ Sandy Block personally donated the Cabernet Sauvignon vintages from his home library for the seminar.

All Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon vintages
1977, 1979, 1993, 1995, 2004, 2008

Dinner Wines from Jordan:
Chardonnay 2010
Chardonnay 2011
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 
Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

For reservations, check out Legal's website or call 617-530-9397.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Wine Riot Returns To Boston In April

The Wine Riot returns to Boston on April 5th and 6th at the Park Plaza Castle.  The Wine Riot is your all access pass to hundreds of new wines.

This year's Wine Riot will feature 250 wines from across the globe. Travel the world of wine all under one roof and tackle things you've never tried before. They've put together a team of die-hard wine experts to help you on your exploration. There will also be interactive booths and crash courses loaded with tips and tricks for conquering the wine world. Fueling your night of conquest is a tireless DJ, photo booth, temporary tattoos, and a few thousand of your closest friends. They even made an app that tracks your favorite wines and shows you where to buy them later, arming you with all the tools needed for total wine domination. You can even enjoy some mouthwatering food pairings for a few bucks more. (between $5-10).

Opening Night is Friday, April 5th from 7-11 PM
Wine Riot One is Saturday, April 6th from 1-5 PM
Wine Riot Two is Saturday, April 6th from 7-11 PM

Ticket prices for the Wine Riot are only $60 and all the wine is included in the price of the ticket! For tickets and more information visit the Wine Riot website.

Enjoy the Show - Cheers!!