In Focus: Boston Winery
What it is: a purveyor of all-natural, no-additive wine headquartered in the heart of Boston
The location: a Civil War–era brick building next to Venezia Restaurant
The leader: Italian vintner Ralph Bruno, whose childhood in Abruzzi still influences his approach to winemaking
The wines: include grapes grown in both California and Italy, which Bruno turns into award-winning bottles
The causes: One of Boston Winery's most notable wines is Proud Wine, an organic varietal that celebrates the city's LGBTQ citizens.
DIY wine: Guests can flex their grape-stomping muscle as members of the spot’s Wine Society club.
In Focus: Boston Wine School
What it is: a learning center that teaches small-group classes about the nuances of wine
How small is small? Classes never reach more than 20 students.
Their fearless leader: is Jonathan Alsop, a wine expert and author who's often heard extolling the virtues of the vine on WCRB
Topics covered: developing a taster’s palate, pairing wine with cheese, discerning French versus Italian wines, and much more
Will there be snootiness? No, there will not; the school calls each class a “100% snob-free zone.”
Grab a seat and dig in! Harvard Wine Co. in Cambridge offers tasty eats everyone will enjoy.
Harvard Wine Co.'s patrons can find places to park in the area.
Heading to Harvard Wine Co.? Hop aboard one of the many nearby transit options, including Porter Square (Fitchburg/South Acton) and Porter Square Station (Red).
The average check at Harvard Wine Co. will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
Cocktail enthusiasts will be happy to know that Prp Wine International has affordable and tasty liquor and spirit options.
With an eye for convenience, Prp Wine International is located centrally to available parking.
On a trip to Denmark to reconnect with his family roots, Dan Clapp brought home an unconventional souvenir for his wife, Deb: a ceramic bottle filled with the blend of fermented honey and water known as mead. Three years later, they finally tasted it. Once the longtime home brewers realized that Denmark wasn't the only place with bees, the founding of 1634 Meadery wasn't far behind.
Using honey almost always sourced from Massachusetts and New England apiaries, as well as local fruits, the artisans craft meads intended to showcase the tastes and scents of the region. When they're not hosting tastings in the storefront bar, the staff eagerly takes visitors back to the production room to witness the mead-making process firsthand.
Because 1634 Meadery is a small-batch operation, its selection may vary at any time. But here are just a few of the varieties you might find on its own shelves and those of area markets and wine shops:
Choate Bridge Cyser: a type of dry mead made with honey and fresh-pressed Massachusetts apples; named for the first double-arched bridge in America—an important Ipswich landmark
Strawberry Fields: a semi-sweet mead that blends the flavors of honey, local strawberries, and cinnamon
Puritan Pride: a traditional mead made with autumn wildflower honey and aged with American oak
Visit Nashoba Valley Winery for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Bolton's Bolton.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Nashoba Valley Winery.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Nashoba Valley Winery to grab a spot on the patio.
The restaurant can fill up quickly, so reservations are recommended.
Don't sacrifice comfort for style — Nashoba Valley Winery's dress code is business casual, so guests can look and feel great.
Nashoba Valley Winery is located in a prime location surrounded by various parking options.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
Come to celebrate a special occasion at Nashoba Valley Winery.
Three meals a day are served at Nashoba Valley Winery, so you can choose to start your day or end your evening here.
When you have a hunger craving, head over to Nashoba Valley Winery and treat yourself to an American classic.
When you need an American restaurant that is sure to impress, come to the highly-rated Nashoba Valley Winery.