Boston Wine Week

Come Enjoy This Year’s Boston Wine Week

Enjoy some of the finest hand-crafted wines by winemakers and growers from around the world at your favorite Boston restaurants available by glass ($9) or full bottle ($32)!

The Boston Wine Week takes place every year from March 28th to April 3rd and features almost all of the local wineries and even some international ones.

If you’re interested in trying out some of Boston’s best wines, then be sure to come to this year’s Boston Wine Week.

If you’ve never been to the Boston Wine Week, it’s a week-long celebration of handcrafted wines that will also be featuring winemakers from around the world this year. Not just the ones concerned about grapes, but also the ones making wines from fruits like raspberries, bananas, blackberries or even pineapples! Our friend Mia writes a blog at – in case you have some spare time, make sure to check out her recipes!

This year you’ll be able to try out some of these amazing wines by the glass or the bottle and at extremely affordable prices.

While some of the wines that will be served cost up to $100 a bottle, you’ll be able to get a deep discount during the Boston Wine Week.

This means that during the Boston Wine Week, you’ll be able to get the same bottle of wine for as little as $30 a bottle or $10 a glass. Participating restaurants often offer 6 or more wines for you to try out; all at a substantial discount. Enjoy!

Here’s the list of Boston Wine Weeks participating restaurants from previous years:

  • 94 Mass Ave.
  • Back Bay Social Club
  • Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro
  • BiNA Osteria
  • Bin 26 Enoteca
  • Bistro du Midi
  • Brasserie Jo
  • Jer-Ne
  • Kingston Station Restaurant & Bar
  • Lala Rokh
  • Omni Parker Restaurant
  • Petit Robert
  • Petiti Robert Bistro Central
  • Sam’s at Louis Boston
  • Union Bar and Grille
  • Woodward

Come Enjoy This Year’s Boston Wine Week

When you become a part of our wine club, you get exclusive access to all Laithwaites releases, including the most limited bottlings (those under 70 bottles produced), which always receive rave wine club reviews from our members.

Wine club shipments are sent twice a year, depending on the club you sign up for. With our exclusive wine club, you receive 3 bottles of wine, wine notes, food pairing recommendations and special recipes with each shipment.

As a wine club member, you also will receive in person wine tastings of library wines with the winemaker himself, preferential pricing on all Laithwaites wine purchases, preferred access to the winery’s private guest house and exclusive invitations to unique events throughout the year: dinners, parties, etc.

Wine club billings will be made almost automatically to your credit card as soon as your shipment goes out the door. We accept Visa, Mastercard and the Discover card.

The expected cost per shipment varies with the wines we send you but an estimated cost per wine club shipment averages about $45 to $85 over the course of a year. Shipping & handling and sales tax are of course additional.

As a club member, you are entitled to 15 complimentary tastings for yourself and up to 4 guests. A seated wine tasting can also be arranged for you and four guests by reservation

The only caveat, due to state laws, is that we can only send your wines directly to wine club members in some states. Please be sure to view our Shipping & Handling Policy and the wine club compliance laws of the states to which we deliver.

Wine Coolers Tips >> How to Pick The Best Wine Refrigerator

The majority of wine coolers are just fine for keeping bottles of wine that you think you will consume within 1-2 years, but for long-term aging, collectors should consider purchasing more-elaborate fridges.

What your more expensive purchase gets you is professional grade insulation, which will help maintain the 55 degree temperature and fifty to seventy percent humidity ideally suited for storing wine for the long haul.

Remember, the level of humidity is almost as important as the fridge’s temperature. If its too low then the corks will dry out. If its too high, mold will flourish|grow}. Here is what else you have to know:


There are 3 main options for where to put your wine cooler and each choice has its own positives and negatives. The first option is to place your wine refrigerator on any conveniently located countertop.

These wine refrigerators are really easy to instal as they are about the exact size of a very large microwave oven. They don’t take up very much room and they’re very easy to move if you ever need to.

They’re also very quiet and efficient because of their rather small size. The negatives of a countertop unit is that they usually only accommodate 6 to 12 bottles of wine and they are really only built to store bottles for up to 2 years. The second option is to install a medium sized unit under your kitchen cabinets.

These wine fridges are more often than not the size of your average dishwasher and therefore fit into that space perfectly. While not as easy to install when compared to the countertop wine refrigerators, these wine fridges last years longer and are always able to get your wine down to required cooler temperatures because they are compressor driven.

Your third option is to get a larger unit that is either freestanding or installed into your cabinetry. These larger units have by far the largest capacity, run the quietest, are 97% vibration free but as you would expect are the most expensive units on the market.


The easiest way to choose the right wine cooler for your wines is to narrow down your choices by bottle count. Wine bottle count is the total number of bottles you will need to store in your wine cooler.

When you purchase a wine fridge you always want to obtain a cooler that is slightly bigger than your current bottle count. The best way to decide what size unit you should purchase is to think about how much space you believe you need, then double it since your wine collection will most likely continue to grow.

You must also keep in mind that Burgundy and Champagne bottles are larger than your typical wine bottle and therefore will require more space.


The last deciding factor for which wine cooler you ought to invest in depends on your budget. As is to be expected, the higher the price you are willing to pay, the better the wine fridge will be.

The larger the price of the wine fridge, the larger the capacity of the wine cooler, the superior the wine refrigerator insulation, the better the compressor for keeping a stable temperature and humidity level, the superior the shelving, the lower the vibrations, etc.

Now brace yourself, because wine refrigerators range in price from as little as $130 for a countertop wine fridge to up to $16K for the industry best freestanding unit.


The next important decision you’ll have to make is which wine fridge brand you want to stick with. Some wine cooler buyers insist on only using wine fridges from EuroCave while other swear by Vinotheque.

Whatever your choice, there are seven main wine refrigerator brands that you can not go wrong with by choosing. These 7 are N’FINITY, Silent Wine Refrigerators, EuroCave, VinoView, Trilogy, Le Cache and VInotheque. By only choosing one of these seven wine fridge brands, you’re guaranteed to get a superior quality wine refrigerator that you will not be disappointed with.

Giving The Gift of a Wine Club Membership

If you are ever looking for some awesome wine gifts this Hanukkah, make sure to consider giving a wine club to the person you really love.

Make sure to a lot of research on each wine club you are taking into consideration to ensure its not a dud. If the one you really care for has a keen interest in white wines, be sure to give them a quality wine club membership. In addition, a wine gift basket can also make a superior birthday or Christmas present.

Wine gift baskets are gift-wrapped baskets full of great wine, crackers, cheese, chocolate, sausage, cookies, and more. They typically range in price anywhere from $49.95 to $350.

There are thousands of wine and cheese baskets to select from, so be sure to read up on the company you plan on ordering from. There are thousands of wine gift basket review sites out there, so always research which wine gift basket providers are the highest rated.

Again, be sure to read every review of the many wine gift basket companies to make sure you are not accidentally sending poor-quality wines to your friends and family.

And one more thing, if you’re giving the gift of a wine and cheese basket this year for Christmas, absolutely order more than 3 weeks before Xmas, because Christmas time is the busiest time of the year for wine and chocolate basket companies and if you don’t get your order in fast enough, then they can’t guarantee that it will arrive in time for the big day.

And before I forget, please do a web search for a promo code so that you can get an extra 5% discount on the gift basket you’re buying. There are dozens of wine gift basket discount code sites on the web, so you shouldn’t have a problem obtaining the perfect one for the gift basket you’re going to buy from.