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    Charity wine tasting event in Waltham & Natick!

    Last updated 1 day 19 hours ago


    Dear Loyal D&L Customers,


    As many of you know, D&L Liquors has been family owned and operated since 1933. As a family business, we are not just supporters of the community, but a part of it as well. That's why when we learn about members of our community who have faced tragedy and are trying to raise awareness in the face of it - like the Moody family - we want to do what we can to help.


    Please take a moment to learn about the CJ Moody Fund and the heartbreaking, but also inspiring story of the Moody Family who lost their courageous little boy in 2009 to a variety of congenital anomalies.


    Another reason we wanted to help raise awareness about this organization is the wonderful cause for which it benefits directly. "Early Intervention is a statewide, integrated, developmental service for families of children between birth and three years of age. It provides family centered services that assist in the developmental progress of eligible children" and this could be any child who is struggling to meet developmental milestones or is diagnosed with a specific developmental condition.

    To learn more click here CJ MOODY FUND WEBSITE


    D&L will be hosting a special multi-store charity wine tasting on August 22nd from 4-8pm. Please visit our Natick Center location or either of our Waltham locations to try and buy a selection of wine from which 20% of the sales will be donated to the Moody Fund.

    Cheers,


    Your Friends at D&L Liquors

    Summer Selections Wine Tasting AUG. 16

    Last updated 5 days ago

    It's about time that we have another bigger-than-usual wine tasting.  There's plenty of warm weather left in the season, and we've been getting a bunch of fun new wines in recently that we're eager to have you try.  With both of these things in mind, I'm putting together a lineup of 10 of our new favorites for enjoying right now.  There will be plenty of variety, from light to bold and from daily drinkers to something a little nicer for whenever that strikes your fancy.
     
    Here's a little preview of what I'll be pouring:
     
    2010 Cade Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 
    1999 Bagordi Rioja Reserva
    2013 Pepière Clos des Briords Muscadet (fantastic single vineyard Muscadet) 
    Domaine Guillot Broux Rosé (sparkling Gamay from Burgundy)
     
    With those gems plus 6 other treats, I'm sure there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
     
    Here are the details:
     
    next Saturday, August 16th
    119 River St, Waltham
    4-7pm
     
    I hope you'll join us so I don't have to try to drink all of these wines myself!
     
     
    Doug Schulman, DWS, CWE
    D&L Liquors 

    D&L DEAL: 27% off a 90 point Cab

    Last updated 12 days ago

    These Chilean Cabernet Sauvignons are really taking off, and with good reason.  There are plenty of high quality examples for very reasonable prices, and the style generally appeals to the California Cab crowd, with the Chilean versions sometimes having a bit more restraint.

    Here's one that we bought on a temporary deal and looked plenty good to offer to you all.  The deal we took advantage of was only good for one day, so once this inventory is gone, so is the price.  We've got a lot of customers who like this style of wine, so it might not stick around for long.

    Here's the review:

    "Vivid ruby. Highly fragrant scents of redcurrant, dried cherry, pipe tobacco and candied rose. Lively and precise on the palate, offering appealingly sweet red fruit flavors and a touch of cracked pepper. Finishes tight and nervy, with very good clarity and lingering spice and bitter chocolate notes." 

    90 points
    -International Wine Cellar  

    Here's the deal:

    2011 Aquitania Cabernet Sauvignon

    Maipo Valley, Chile
    90 points, IWC

    Regular Price: $17.99

    D&L Sale Price: $12.99 NET

     

    DEPOT DEAL: 94 points, $9.99 (yes, really)

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Portuguese (dry) reds have been a terrific source of value for several years now.  With fortified Port wine finding less of an audience worldwide, the growers in the Douro region have increasingly turned to dry table wines, and often with very good results.  I guess the blends of unfamiliar grapes and lack of much history with these styles has kept the wines off the radar for a lot of drinkers.  That keeps prices down and every once in a while one can find a really nice wine for surprisingly little money.  Looking at what Wine Enthusiast had to say, that seems to be the case in spades with this one.  Tasting the wine myself, I would agree that it is.  

     
    Here's the review:

    "Assobio is from a single vineyard in the Quinta dos Murças estate. A powerful, structured expression of Douro wine, it has black fruits, dark tannins, some subtle layers of wood aging and great concentration. Dark and richly fruity, it needs to mature before drinking. Wait until 2017." 
    94 points, Best Buy 

    Wine Enthusiast

    For those of you who don't want to wait, I'm going to disagree with that critic and say there's plenty of pleasure to be had right now.  I have a glass in front of me, and it's wide open aromatically.  The flavors are a bit tight and will (almost) certainly improve with a bit of time in the cellar, but more than anything, you simply have to understand that this has the density and tannic structure of a more expensive wine.  With a little food, and possibly a couple of hours in a decanter, I think you'll be happy about that.  I will be tonight when my wife and I finish the bottle.

     

    Heres the deal:

    2011 Esporao Assobio Douro, Portugal
     
    94 WE, Best Buy
     

    Regular Price: $13.99

    D&L Sale Price: $9.99
    (one week only) 
      
    The wine is in stock at both Waltham locations.  We'll have some in Woburn and Natick by the end of the week. Please email leahdion@dandlwine.com to reserve yours, or stop by and pick some up while supplies last.   Thanks for reading!
     
    -Doug Schulman, DWS, CWE 
     
     

     

    D&L DEAL: 94 point red $11.99

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Yes, you read the subject correctly.  This has to be the greatest score to price ratio that we've ever offered.  That is, not considering scores from the likes of the Beverage Tasting Institute and Wilfred Wong, but they really don't count anyway.  This one's from a major publication, and this wine is looking like a ridiculous value.  There's only so much at this price, and we expect it to sell fast, so you should probably order whatever you want right away.  We usually have some disappointed customers with offers like this where we can't get more at the same price.  Anyway, this one's perfect for cookouts, and I'm sure a few of you are attending or hosting those this weekend and in the next couple of months.

     
    Check out the review:

    "Another baby Priorato, the 2012 Mas Donis, a custom cuvee from Eric Solomon, is composed of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah aged nine months in both new and used French and American oak. The Grenache comes from 70-year-old vines, and the Syrah from 30-year-old vines. It is difficult to find a better value than this incredibly rich effort. The bouquet offers up a smorgasbord of aromas, including crushed rocks, spring flowers, kirsch liqueur and blacker fruits. Full-bodied with a velvety, voluptuous texture, and admirable opulence, density, purity and texture."
     
    94 points
    Wine Advocate
     
    Here's the deal:
    2012 Capçanes Mas Donis Barrica Montsant Spain

    Regular Price: $15.99

    D&L Sale Price: $11.99

    To inquire please email leahdion@dandlwine.com or call 781-894-1907

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