Cisco the Harwich Spirits Shoppe cat here. (And yes cats can blog; it’s just the typing that slows us down.)
Take a look at the screen shot from our HSS cam…
Yeah… Wines? Da Gizz has got them! (Oh he sells mucho beer, liquor, lottery, et cetera, but wine is where he excels.) Some of the stuff is stacked so high that the staff keep a step ladder just to reach it. No joke. The hand truck in the pic above is a common fixture here. The amount of wine that goes through this store is amazing. And it’s not just the common stuff either. ITCHO (In This Cat’s Humble Opinion) people turn to the HSS because it’s not the Big Box Liquor Store. Admit it, don’t you feel just a bit dampened when you walk into “Mega Wines R Us” and are greeted by rows of the top-ten selling wines, Muzak, the glare of harsh fluorescent strips, and the even worse glare of the sales clerk who just two weeks ago was working in Jiffy Lube? Well, you won’t get that here. This place is like the old fashioned corner store – there’s a little bit of everything and the staff has experience out the wazoo. (Actually, there’s a ton of everything and the staff (especially Bruce) is kind of like… kind of like… Hmmm… Well, let’s just say that each of the staff is unique in his or her own special way. But that’s beside the point.)
And so the uniqueness marches on. Expect a tough blog trivia contest very soon with the winner walking away with a $25 wine or a $25 Harwich Spirits Shoppe gift certificate… And then there’s the upcoming unknown BBQ.
Once again, ITCHO, ya just got to stop by the joint to experience it…
See you by those strange, varied, and packed racks…
Two cats blogging
* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.