Entries by Eric Faiola

Steve Bird June Wine Specials

This June we’re thrilled to feature Steve Bird’s Rosé and Manu Sauvignon Blanc as our wine specials of the month. We got a chance to catch up with Steve this Spring about their tasty wines.  Steve shares his thoughts and tasting notes in the video below. Wine Tasting Notes: Manu Rosé (New Zealand): The nose […]


Impress for less with this tasty rosé

Finally. The weather is warm, the deck’s been power washed. We’ve been vaccinated and we’re ready to get together with friends and neighbors to celebrate being…normal. In my neighborhood, the first post-Covid gathering was last weekend at Dave and Denise’s house, where the hospitality is unsurpassed, the wine is plentiful and everyone always feels welcome. […]

Brewery Spotlight: Lord Hobo

“Hey Siri, show me breweries near me…” LORD HOBO BREWERY! There is nothing better than a brewery during the summer–especially when it’s local. Lord Hobo Brewery in Woburn is going to be the hot spot of the summer here on the north shore. Aside from their legendary BOOMSAUCE beer, the brewery has so much fun […]

Spring Tequila Cocktail

Happy Spring! We created a unique and fun cocktail that is easy to make yet, its flower ice cubes make it feel special. Have you ever used edible flowers in your drinks? It’s our first time using them, and it sure did make our drink appealing. Ingredients: 3 ounces of Teremana Tequila 2 ounce of […]


Wine Review – Chasing Lions 2017 Pinot Noir

They say that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. But in New England, April winds can roar and the lion is very much alive well into May. Last weekend, I followed the lion of winter north and drove up to visit my fellow fully-vaccinated friends in Harrisville, New Hampshire. […]


New England Style Weather for Award-winning wine

I confess, I often pick wines because I like their label. I picked this one for that very reason. The clean, graphic type on the bottle of Oinoz Crianza, caught my eye. But, when I tasted it, I wanted to know the story of behind this delicious, drinkable red. A dry, harsh winter, a miserable […]

Just Breath…

Just Breathe… To decant or not to decant… It’s a question that many of our customers ask. How long should this wine breathe? Would it benefit from being decanted? What if I just can’t wait to drink it? We’re here to answer these questions and we’re not too proud to say that, although we consider […]