Couly-Dutheil Tasting

Domaine Couly Dutheil “The importance of terroir”

Wednesday, February 14 2024
• From 5 to 7

Domaine Couly Dutheil is a production of all Cabernet Franc, the grape of the best red wines from the Loire Valley.

My red taste generally gravitates towards lean, light, and complex. However, I look for bolder character and intensity during the colder months. Because I love to cook while enjoying time at home, one of my favorite things is finding wines to enhance my dining experience. Loire wine is a food wine that goes well with all types of cuisine. It’s fruity (not dumb) and elegant, not overpowering.

Arnaud Couly—the winemaker at Domaine Couly-Dutheil—knows a thing or two about making a killer wine, and it’s no surprise he’s represented on most of the best wine lists in France. I’ve admired this production since I was first introduced back in 2009. Shortly after meeting the importer, we did a back-vintages tasting at the shop—one of my fondest memories of tasting beautifully done wines, some more than 25 years old.

For this February 14th, Valentine’s Day, Emily Carr and I have arranged another back-vintages tasting of Domaine Couly Dutheil. Some date back to the 90s. Don’t miss this incredible experience. From 5 to 7—$50 per person. RSVP to reserve your spot now. Tickets are limited and not refundable.

You must be over 21 to attend and be ready to show your MA ID.

Chandon de Briaille: Dinner

Domaine Chandon de Briailles | Dinner

Wednesday, February 28 2024
• At 7

Join Casey and yours truly for another winter night dinner at Bistro 5 in Medford. Last year, we sipped on Bordeaux while enjoying Chef Vittorio’s culinary gifts. This year, we’ve decided to take your tastebuds to Burgundy, specifically Chandon de Briailles. We’ll taste multiple Premier Cru and Grand Cru, and share some insights into the production thanks to our recent trip to their vineyard.

Over the years, we’ve developed a significant fan group for this incredible production. We’ve held private tastings studying these wines and enjoyed watching the evolution and flow of every vintage release. This time, I’m thrilled to share them sitting down for dinner with you.

Start time 7 pm. $180 per person. RSVP now to secure your spot. In case of cancelation: Please contact us 48 hour prior to event. Store credit refund only.

You must be over 21 to attend and be ready to show your MA ID.

Exploring Spain From one coast to the other

Thursday, February 22 2024
• From 5 to 7

From spectacular green landscapes and rocky coastline bordering Portugal to North winds meeting the Mediterranean in Catalonia. At the tasting is table is Todd with new Spanish productions for the shop. We’ll be exploring Galicia and Priorat. Some of the new wines are already on our shelves in case you want dive in a little sooner to our tasting. Here’s a little peek:

ALBARIÑO: Wines that are produced near the coastline often exhibit subtle salty or mineral notes…

PRIORAT – RED AND WHITE: It’s complex terrain produces muscular, rich, red blends and scarcely whites… White Priorat wines are known for their aromatic nuance, subtle acid balance.
We enjoyed the little brother of this production back in the October club…A fabulous balance of fruit and earth…

You must be over 21 to attend and be ready to show your MA ID.