Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Bacco's Wine & Cheese
Bacco's Wine Cheese, which opened in November 2010, is located not far from the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and their large windows look out onto St. James Avenue. Owned by Bob Bacco, it is a small, spacious store, selling wine, beer, cheese, prosciutto, Iggy's breads, prepared sandwiches and more. They stock about 265 wines, which will eventually rise to about 300, and about 30 beers.
Their selection includes wines from Spain, Alsace, France, California, South Africa, Washington, Oregon, New York and more. You'll find Champagne, Port, half-bottles and Sake. A good diversity of wines. You can also see that their higher-end wines are kept in a special case, including California Cabernet, Champagne, Bordeaux, and Amarone. Plus, there is a refrigerated case for chilled white wines and cold beers.
Overall, I feel this is a good addition to Boston. I spoke a bit with Bob Bacco, and he possesses that passion I seek. This is not merely a job for him, but more a dream come to fruition. Though there are less than 300 wines, Bob has put together a diverse selection and kept them reasonably priced. Plus, there are plenty of great cheeses to please your palate. Check out this new store, buy a bottle of wine and a Bento box, and have a pleasant evening at home.
Bacco's Wine + Cheese
31 St. James Avenue