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sofia sparkling wines in cans

sigmund1 Jun 18, 2009 08:56 PM

i saw an article which featured this wine which is packaged in small cans served at a wedding; i'm wondering where it can be purchased in the boston metro area

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    hckybg RE: sigmund1 Jun 18, 2009 09:30 PM

    Trader Joe's has carried these in the past. I am not sure if they still do, but you could call and check. I believe I have also seen them at Wine and Cheese Cask in Somerville (corner of Kirkland and Beacon Streets). They usually come in four packs and are named after Sofia Coppola, whose father's winery makes them.

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      LadyLazerJ RE: hckybg Jun 19, 2009 11:22 AM

      Yes, they are still found at the Wine & Cheese Cask in Somerville. I think one box of four cans is around $15....?

      Wine and Cheese Cask
      407 Washington St, Somerville, MA

    2. okra RE: sigmund1 Jun 19, 2009 09:05 AM

      Grab your phone, and dial Martignetti's

      Martignetti Liquors
      1650 Soldiers Field Rd, Brighton, MA

      Martignetti Liquors
      64 Cross St, Boston, MA

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        BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: okra Jun 19, 2009 10:05 AM

        The Cross Street Martignetti's has been closed for ages -- the building doesn't even exist anymore.

        I've also seen this at Marty's in Newton.

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          okra RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Jun 19, 2009 01:38 PM

          apologies - I'm ages old... :)

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        Sugar04 RE: sigmund1 Jun 19, 2009 09:52 AM

        Have sighted them at Alewife Discount Liquors (not sure if I am getting the name right, although I go fairly frequently) next to the Alewife/Fresh Pond Whole Foods.

        1. SEH RE: sigmund1 Jun 19, 2009 12:32 PM

          Does anyone know if they are any good? Price seems very reasonable.

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            hckybg RE: SEH Jun 19, 2009 12:39 PM

            I'm no champagne connoisseur but though they were pretty tasty. They are neat looking, fun to drink and a change of pace. It seems like a good host or hostess gift.

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              Chris VR RE: SEH Jun 19, 2009 12:44 PM

              I've brought them to events as "mommy juice boxes" People like the novelty but at the end of the event, there are a lot of only halfway empty cans around. I don't particularly care for it, myself. To stay on topic, I believe I've bought them at Kappy's in Saugus.

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                thegirlwholovestoeat RE: SEH Jun 22, 2009 07:52 AM

                I have had these at Deep Ellum before, I think they are quite tasty - especially for the price!

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                gardgen RE: sigmund1 Jun 19, 2009 12:39 PM

                They have been available at the NH liquor store. Its a copala produced product I believe. I use them for picnics or when I have one guest who wants a mimosa and we don't want to open a whole bottle. I would say it's more like a Cava than a champagne (yeastier).

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                  JWR RE: sigmund1 Jun 19, 2009 12:40 PM

                  I was looking at a can last night and it is actually carbonated wine and not sparkling wine. A minor difference but the bubble size is much larger than you would find in a true sparkling wine or Champagne. More of a soda/megabrewery beer carbonation.

                  1. BostonZest RE: sigmund1 Jun 19, 2009 01:01 PM

                    Bauer Wine on Newbury usually has them. I tried it once and didn't go back for more. It wasn't dry enough for me and I don't like drinking out of cans.


                    1. StriperGuy RE: sigmund1 Jun 22, 2009 08:04 AM

                      You are WAY better off picking up a good Spanish Cava in the $8-20 price range. Avoid Freixnet, but go for:

                      Anything from Segura Viudas, particuarly the Aria bottling.

                      Anything from Marques de Gelida

                      I like to go for some of the obscure ones.

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