Sunday, July 1, 2007

Acton Wine & Spirit Co.

I have been receiving email newsletters from Ken Kirk of Acton Wine & Spirit Co. for some time. Ken is the Store Manager and Wine Director. The newsletters are very good, describing new and interesting wines and listing upcoming special events. If you are not on their email list, you definitely should sign up.

I had not visited the wine store though until yesterday. I went to the store to attend a special tasting with six Spanish winemakers. (I will describe that tasting in detail in later posts). I will say though that this was an exceptional event and Ken deserves much kudos for arranging this tasting.

As to the store itself, it is very easy to find, just off Rt. 2 on Rt.27 in a small strip mall. It is well worth the visit. The store is good-sized with plenty of wine, beer and spirits. They have a very large selection of everything, and prices seem average. But, they do have a generous discount program. If you purchase at least six bottles, you get a 10% discount. That is good as most wine stores do not give you a discount unless you buy at least 12 bottles. If you do buy 12 bottles, you discount rises to 15%. And if you buy 24 bottles or more, your discount is 20%. These discounts apply to mixed selections. In addition, they do place items on sale each month.

They have small wine tastings on many Saturdays from 2-5pm. They also have special wine tastings are various times, some which include winemakers. If you get their email newsletter, you will get advance notice of these tastings.

I spoke with and interacted with several members of the staff at the store and all were very friendly and helpful. If you have any questions about wine, they will definitely try to answer and help you. Ken Kirk definitely possesses a passion for wine, which is a sign of a good wine store.

If you are in the Acton area, check out this wine store. It is also worth taking a ride to check out the store. It is really not that far away and is certainly easy to get to. Definitely sign up for their email newsletter. You won't be disappointed.

Acton Wine & Spirit Co.
305 Main St. (Route 27)
Acton, MA
Phone: (978) 263-9060

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