Bitchy at Best Cellars

January 18, 2008 · 6 comments · Print This Post

in Beverages, Boston / Massachusetts, Reviews

Snoochie Boochies!Wednesday night I met Chris after work for some Thai food and afterwards we stopped by Best Cellars to do a little impromptu wine shopping. Now, I’ve always been a big fan of Best Cellars. Previously I’d perceived the store as having a very Gary Vaynerchuk vibe and always thought of it as an approachable and unpretentious place to find and try new wines. Except this time. I innocently inquired of the salesperson if they happened to have any Beaujolais Nouveau leftover from November and was greeted with a seriously disdainful tone and informed that it was out of season. Um…Ok. Excuse me for living. You’d think I’d asked for a glass of Merlot from Paul Giamatti’s character “Miles” in Sideways. After being put in my place I sulked off to the corner, picked out my wines and left.

Well tonight I opened one of the bottles I’d purchased (yes, mostly because it had a pretty label) and it was so delicious that I think I can finally stop being annoyed at my bitchy clerk. Be warned wine snobs — it has a screw top, but it can’t hurt you to try it at least once. So make sure to add Kiss Chasey to your wine journals. Dear Best Cellars, I forgive you — this time.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lys January 18, 2008 at 9:57 pm

Listen, shhhhh.. you can still get Beaujolais… I know I bought a few just recently for a party 🙂

I’ll have to try that wine that you suggested.


2 Erin January 18, 2008 at 10:24 pm

Hey Lys – I actually recently bought some too so I was doubly taken aback when I got chastised at the wine store for asking about it. Oh well. C’est la vie!


3 Frank January 19, 2008 at 11:04 am

I had a glass of that Kiss Chasey at restaurant recently, but could never find it at a store — great job tracking it down! Bojo Nouveau is released right before Thanksgiving every year and is made for pretty much immediate consumption and enjoyment, it’s not a wine that improves with any aging. It’s fair to say that any store that still has some left in January probably bought too much and is having trouble selling through it. If you can still find some, grab it up and drink it!


4 Natalie MacLean January 19, 2008 at 8:41 pm

You’re doing a great job with your blog Erin! I’d be interested in your comments on my food-and-wine matching tool.



5 leigh January 20, 2008 at 11:11 am

the next time that happens erin, just remember, their probably making minimum wage. that always makes me feel a lot better!!!!


6 Abbey January 21, 2008 at 12:19 am

I love wine…and I hate wine snobs. I’m just here to enjoy a good glass of wine…and by good, I mean one that I like. : )

Sorry for the Bitchy Clerk!!! At least you found a great wine. I pick out wines from labels, too. It’s like when I pick a horse for the KY Derby…I go on name and color of silks alone. hee hee hee

Speaking of bitchy clerks…about 7 years ago, I walked into a local shoe store and asked about knee-high black leather boots. The store girl looked at me like I was asking for white go-go boots and said, “Ugh. That is SO last season!” What an idiot! Because I’m pretty sure that’s around the time that “hooker boots” (as I used to refer to them) just started to gain popularity…and are STILL very stylish!! Stupid salesgirl!!!


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