Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Don't judge a store by its window by (PB)
On the recent wine hunt to Boston I mentioned previously, our last stop of the day was a rather small, and clunky looking liquor store with the posters and signs of a multitude of brands essentially covering the entire store front. (NW) said, we'll run in here--it should take about ten minutes--based on the appearance of the place and then we'll grab lunch. (Note--the pic is NOT the store; it is supposed to be humorous making a point)
We entered and spent the next hour or more in utter disbelief of what we found. Not only was their selection extremely intelligent, novel and large but they had the best prices by far of anywhere we had been.
(NW) and I were amazed as we held one bottle after another up to each other laughing saying, "Can you believe this?" On one aisle there was a bottle of 1986 Lafite for a cool $1200 and then a few feet away, an $8 Aussie.
We stocked up--happy as wine devotees in a winery--and went and grabbed lunch. So be careful, sometimes that nasty looking liquor store can be a treasure trove of gems! Raise a glass to Rapid Liquors in Stoneham,Ma.!
Posted by PB at 4:49 PM