Edited 10/3/12 – I have learned that, unfortunately, TerraVino has closed its doors. Best wishes to the owners in their future endeavours!
Blogging, wine and food events, and social media have introduced me to hundreds of great people over the years. Sometimes I remember when and where we met, other times, it seems like people are just kind of there, familiar faces that pop up in a crowd and I am always glad to see.
Knowing people, first through a channel like Twitter and then in real life, has also given me the great privilege of following people as they make life changes; moves, marriages, babies, new jobs, and starting businesses. This past Thursday I finally had the time to stop by TerraVino Wines, Brookline’s newest wine store, opened by a great young local family.
I met TerraVino’s owner, Christopher, at a wine event last year, and his knowledge of and passion for wines that are sustainable, biodynamic, and organic has come to life in this spacious store on Harvard Street, very close to the Brookline Trader Joe’s.
The store is uncluttered and well-lit, making it easy to read labels and check out the selection Christopher has chosen for his customers. Shiny wood floors, wooden shelves, and a rustic tasting table all make for a cozy and comfortable space, perfect for tasting and browsing.
This is a true neighborhood store with great deals and a selection of interesting and affordable wines. For example. last Saturday, the store did a tasting of Yellow + Blue, boxed wines that get great reviews and sell at the store for $12.
For me, it was love at first sight when I saw this table of pink. Everything about rosé is lovely. We just need some rosé weather!
TerraVino also sells craft beer, and just as they do with wine, they have local beer in stock.
TerraVino Wines offers a variety of wine tasting events, including a Spanish wine event for Cinco de Mayo today.
In addition to tasting events, the store has eight wines available for tasting in their tasting machine. Almost all of the wines currently in the wine station are under $20, making this the perfect opportunity to try a wine or two and to stock up for May events.
This month’s featured wines:
- Honig Sauvignon Blanc 2011 $17.00
- Angerer Grüner Veltliner 2010 $18.00
- Guy Bossard Muscadet 2009 $17.00
- Domaine de Fontsainte Corbiéres ‘gris de gris’ 2011 $16.00
- The Pinot Project 2011 $17.00
- Monje Listan Negro 2008 $24.00
- Fuso ‘Barbera’ 2010 $14.00
- Peyrassol ‘La Croix’ Red Blend 2010 $16.00
Christopher has done a great job with the store, and I really look forward to seeing what he has up his sleeve for his customers as time passes. If you are in Brookline, definitely stop in and say hi. And if you are on Twitter, you can follow and stay up-to-date on TerraVino news.
Have a great Saturday, everyone!