We feature wines selected by noted Sturbridge-based Importer and Distributor Peter Sagansky. Peter’s company Charles River Wine Company, Inc. distributes an international portfolio of highly-ranked wines to the best wine stores and restaurants throughout Massachusetts. Peter writes about wine monthly for The Sturbridge Times and often mentions wines the we carry. Learn about our producers and their wines by visiting the links page on Peter’s company’s website www.charlesriverwine.com
We take the word “Outlet” in our name very seriously. We make nationally recognized wines from the best wine regions of the United States, Europe and the Southern Hemisphere available to our Sturbridge friends and neighbors at good prices. These are mostly wines made on an Artisan scale that are not easy to find at local big box stores and supermarkets.
We maintain popular wine sections that cater to customers with specific interests that are largely ignored by the general wine industry. Included is a strong section of Organic wines, Fair Trade wines and No-Sulfite-Added wines. We have a fine selection grouped together as “Sweet Table Wines”.
Our “Bin Ends” program turns previous vintages and leftover bottles into truly outstanding values. Our “Scratch & Stain” program presents more great values for those who don’t feel that an imperfect label gets in the way of enjoying the fine wine in the bottle. Peter sells these remainders to us without the usual wholesale markups and our lower costs results in real savings for our customers.
When you enter The Winebuyer’s Outlet / Sturbridge Cheese & Chocolate you will find a World Class Chocolate Shop. We keep our fresh Chocolates in temperature and humidity controlled cases hand-built for us by the recognized leader in this special area. We work with a number of Chocolatiers each of which we feel make the very best Chocolates within their specific specialties. We have a fine selection of gift bags and boxes and we ship Chocolates upon request.
We maintain a strong relationship with a Specialty Importer of Belgium Chocolates and feature packaged Chocolates from Côte d’Or, Nirvana and others. Recent additions from Belgium include Almond Marzapin Fruits and Pâtes de Fruit Jellies sold by the piece.
The Winebuyer’s Outlet is also the Sturbridge’s Cakettes store. Cakettes are described on their website as “The Perfect Marriage Between a Cupcake and a Truffle.” Creator and owner Tessa Dagger is both Artist and Baker and her Cakettes look as great as they taste. Check out her website at http://www.cakettes.mybigcommerce.com/
We source local and regional Cheeses working directly with a number of the best farmers in New England. We buy international Cheeses from an Eastern MA based Importer that caters to the finest Cheese Shops and Restaurants of our State. We regularly carry a broad range of Cheese styles including fine Goat and Sheep Cheeses and raw milk Cheeses.
We buy large wheels and blocks of many of our Cheeses then cut and pack them ourselves to better control quality and costs. We make up custom Cheese and Specialty Food Platters via special order.
Iggy’s Breads of the World delivers breads that the bake the same mornings to us daily before we open. Our selections of Artisan sliced Breads and Focaccia change daily and we ocassionally mix in Rolls, Bagels, Croissants and Iggy’s freshly made Granola. If you miss freshly baked real bread made from the finest ingredients make us your bread store!
We offer our area’s most extensive selections of the finest Teas both loose and in sachets. We source Teas from a number of notable Tea Companies including; Frontier, Harney, and Rishi. We use only the best lined bags when we package our loose Teas and we keep dozens of selections on hand. We make up “sniffer bottles and bags” of our loose Teas allowing Tea Lovers to sniff before they buy.
We carry a full range of Harney Teas in Silken Sachets rather than Tea Bags. These Sachets are simply bags filled with loose Teas (in contrast to the pulverized Teas found in commercial bags). We offer Tins of Sachets and boxes with individually wrapped Sachets. We sell singles of a number of the items allowing customers to try a cup before committing to a tin.
Armeno Coffee Roasters of Northborough MA supplies us with our very fresh and perfectly roasted Coffee Beans. We offer a fine range of single origin Coffee Beans and blends at different roasting levels. We also offer The Winebuyer’s Outlet Blend, Decaf Blend and Dark Roast Blend that Armeno customs roasts just for us. We feel that Armeno’s Master Roaster John Parks is the best local roaster working today. Our coffees are sold in full 16 ounce bags and may be ground in the shop.
Our Gifts & Gift Baskets
We are striving to be the best Gift Shop in our area! We offer a large range of unique gift items with special emphasis placed on gifts for lovers of Wine, Cheese, Beer, Chocolate, Tea, Coffee and Cooking. There are plenty of places to shop for some of the items on this list but few that combine them all with a real focus on quality.
Our ability to combine so many areas of interest makes us your perfect shop for Custom Gift Baskets. Gift Baskets are an important part of our business and one of the most enjoyable and creative parts for us to work on. We will work with you to combine the best combination of gift items to create perfect personally designed gifts for your recipients. We do this at your desired price levels in a wide range of styles.