Italian Wine Varietals: Whites

| December 28, 2010

Here are some common and popular white Italian varietals and their characteristics. Arneis Arneis, which means “little rascal” because it is sometimes difficult to grow, comes from Piedmont. It is part of the DOC group of wines and is sometimes blended with Nebbiolo grapes. Arneis characteristics: crisp, floral, dry and full-bodied; notes of apricots and […]

New Retail Project – BOKX 109

| December 20, 2010

This high-end restaurant located in a posh hotel just outside of Boston desired a custom built display for their high quality wines and cigars that was climate controlled and turned to the experts here at Vigilant to deliver. They wanted to be able to store whites, champagne and reds effectively as well as some high […]

How to Choose a Cigar Humidor

| December 10, 2010

You don’t have to be a cigar aficionado to choose a cigar humidor, and there are several options available at reasonable prices. Keep a few simple points in mind and you’ll find a humidor to meet your cigar storage needs. Materials Choice of materials is consistently the first factor in selecting a good humidor. Spanish […]

What are New England wine cellars?

| December 3, 2010

New England wine cellars are top-of-the-line, custom-designed commercial or residential wine cellars. Based on a concept created in Connecticut, these elegant wine tasting rooms are noted for their hand-crafted wood cabinetry and elegant details, such as moldings and hardware. Planning New England Wine Cellars The process of planning this wine cellar for your home or business begins […]