Built in 1839 for a shipchandlers Slate, Gardiner and Howell, in 1882, it was converted to a bar with rooming house above (read: brothel). After that, girls were replaced with fish, with 70,000 pounds of it - a jet's worth - in three freezers at any one time.
Now we stock over 400 wines, ranging from small, family-run vineyards to the most well-respected and sought after winemakers and also including a wide selection of bottles under $15. Every bottle in the store has been hand-selected.
We also offer an equally well-considered array of wine-related accessories, from super-sturdy titanium crystal glasses to antique French corkscrews - all selected by Rebecca Robertson Pasanella, former Home & Decorating Editor at Martha Stewart Living.
Our tasting room, with 13-foot ceilings, exposed beams and bluestone floor, opens up to a private garden, creating a warm and comfortable ambience--like being in the wine cellar of your Piedmontese grandfather.
We regularly bring together wine lovers and wine makers for tastings and discussions, seminars and special events (see Events
The enoteca is available for corporate tastings for 10 to 75 guests. Custom tastings are led by our wine experts and/or winemakers with a selected theme and wines from our store.
The enoteca can also be rented for other private tasting events. Our staff will help customize the event and coordinate the details of the wine, accompaniments and decor.
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