Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Vino Divino Review, Newton, MA - My Favorite Wine Boutique

Do you ever feel overwhelmed when you step into a wine or alcohol shop? I do.

I never know where to start and walk aimlessly through stores without knowing what to buy. Well, this is no longer a problem at Vino Divino. I've been frequenting Vino Divino for a few years now and love their small yet comprehensive selection. I think it's the layout of the store which is uncluttered and makes for easy browsing.

Source: Photo courtesy of Raphael K (VD's owner) from Yelp.

Vino Divino offers wines from all over the world (Italy, Australia, South Africa) which are displayed with a point rating system. The owners at Vino Divino research wines rated by various sources like Wine Spectator and taste the ones rated between 85-100 points. They then select from these to bring you the best tasting and best valued wines. The store's concept is created with the consumer in mind and is affordable luxury at it's best.

Vino Divino also offers a card with information about the wine with every purchase. I really like that since you can remember the wines you like and quickly refer to it for pairings. The wine cards are also a good marketing tool for the shop, especially when given as gifts!

Here's what one of the cards look like:

Source: Photo from Vino Divino's website.

Chomp Meter Review:
I highly recommend Vino Divino. The store makes wine shopping so simple. Vino Divino is right across the road from Whole Foods in Newton Center. I've never gotten a bad bottle of wine here. The owners are also extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Stop by and give them some support!

Vino Di Vino
899 Walnut Street
Newton · MA · 02461
617-527-VINO (617-527-8466)
877-8DIVINO (877-834-8465)

Mon to Saturday: 10am - 8.30pm
Sundays: 1-6pm
Tastings on Saturday from 1-5pm

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. I live in the area and will have to check out Vino Divino. Have you ever tried Justine's Table? It is a great deli in Newton, MA.