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Keeping with our family tradition, we’ve lovingly named the Wachusett Wine and Spirits Blog after our founder, Charles Faucher’s, WWII boat “What’s Next”. Over the past several decades, our family has worked hard to spread Charles’s passion for the little things in life. Share a toast with our founder and learn what we have in store for your next cocktail.
best summer beers

Jul 14

The Best Summer Beers for Backyard Barbecues

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Wachusett Liquors
July 14th, 2017 1:37PM

The sun is shining, the burgers are grilling,  and your buddies ask what you brought to drink after tossing your 6-pack into the cooler.   "Did you bring the usual?"  Confidently you reply, "Nope, not today my friends."  Today, you branched out and got something perfect for this barbecue.  With s...

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Jun 21

The Best Types of Dry White Wine Under $30

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Wachusett Liquors
June 21st, 2017 9:00PM

Two key ingredients to enjoying the summer sun can best be described as "fruity" and "drinkable". That’s why we put together a short list of the best types of dry white wines. Better yet, they’re all under $30! If you’ve had your fill of ...

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scotch whisky guide

Jun 08

You Don’t Know Scotch: 5 Minute Guide to Scotch Whisky

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Wachusett Liquors
June 08th, 2017 10:00AM

This blog post was originally published on January 11, 2017 and has been updated for June 2017. You don’t need to be wearing your best suit to enjoy scotch whisky. But before you pick up one from off the shelf, you may want to do your research on this p...

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vodka cocktails

May 15

The Secret to Making Incredible Vodka Cocktails This Summer

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Wachusett Liquors
May 15th, 2017 9:16PM

What’s the secret to making great vodka cocktails? A good vodka base. Here’s one more secret about making a good cocktail: you don’t have to be a master mixer (or would it be mix master?). Because vodka has a clear and clean taste, it pairs well with a lot of different flavors. From the Screwdriver or Cosmopolitan to the Vodka Marti...

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types of rum

May 01

Not Just For Pirates: 3 Types of Rum You Have to Try This Summer

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Wachusett Liquors
May 01st, 2017 8:48PM

Warm weather is on the horizon, which means it’s time to break out the rum. You don’t even have to feel the sand between your toes or wear an eye patch to enjoy it (we would prefer the first one if we had to choose!) If your experience with different types of rum has been the tropical-flavored ones, you’re in for a treat. New Engla...

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gin brands

Apr 18

Not Your Grandma’s Gin & Tonic: The Best Gin Brands

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Wachusett Liquors
April 18th, 2017 1:21PM

Did you know that World Gin Day is June 10th? With a holiday set on the brink of summer, it’s no secret that this spirit is fitting on sunny days. And, now that there are more gins on the market than ever before, we wanted to show our appreciation...

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sweet wine

Mar 22

Riesling vs Moscato: The Best Sweet Wine for Newbies

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Wachusett Liquors
March 22nd, 2017 1:26PM

If you’ve ever perused the wine section at a store, there’s no doubt that you’ve seen bottles of Riesling and Moscato. But what makes them unique? Besides their interesting labels, there’s more you should know before you pop open the bottle (or twist off that cap). For an easy introduction into the world of wine, picking a sweet w...

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best liquor store

Mar 16

Prohibition to Present: Why We’re The Best Liquor Store in Worcester

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Wachusett Liquors
March 16th, 2017 7:13PM

It's not hard to find a cocktail recipe or beer review online. We guarantee you scroll past at least one every time you check social media. There's information everywhere on the internet about the best of the best products. But when it's time to make a purchase, where do you go? At Wachusett Wine & Spirits, we aim to be the best liquo...

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our favorite New England breweries

Feb 13

5 New England Breweries You Should Know About

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Wachusett Liquors
February 13th, 2017 3:09PM

Narrowing down a list of our favorite New England breweries is a tall order. There are so many to choose from, all with their unique history and atmosphere. But that’s what's great about them. Each tour is a...

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craft beer tasting party at home

Feb 01

How to Throw a Great Craft Beer Tasting Party at Home

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Wachusett Liquors
February 01st, 2017 8:05AM

With the ever increasing varieties of beer on the market, you may not want to buy a 6-pack of every new beer that catches your eye. Aside from the expense of buying so many six packs, you don't want to end up with an abundance of beer that you may not enjoy. Instead of buying a bunch of new beer in bulk, try throwing a craft beer tasting ...

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New England Craft Beer

Jan 03

New England Craft Beer: Our Top Choices Right Now

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Wachusett Liquors
January 03rd, 2017 3:01PM

New Englanders are lucky. We have great sports teams, great local food, and to top it off, some pretty great local craft beer. Are you looking to expand your horizons? Check out our top choices for New England craft beer and breweries. Allagash Black We're kicking this list off with somethin...

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best sparkling wines

Dec 20

The Best Sparkling Wines to Ring in the New Year

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Wachusett Liquors
December 20th, 2016 1:58PM

Selecting the best sparkling wine for your New Year’s Eve party can be a big task. There's hundreds of choices on the market so it’s important to know what you’re looking for. Do you want to use it as a mixer for cocktails? Are you saving it for a toast at midnight? Start off the new year right by sipping on one of our favorite spar...

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Dec 14

Get into the Holiday Spirit: 6 Last Minute Gift Baskets

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Wachusett Liquors
December 14th, 2016 9:25PM

Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? If you’ve been slacking (we won’t tell) you don’t have to worry. A gift basket is a great option for a last-minute gift because it's all ready to grab and go. All you have to do is find one suited to your friend's taste. Looking to make your holiday shopping less stressful? Here are a few...

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holiday wines

Nov 30

Our Favorite Holiday Wines

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Wachusett Liquors
November 30th, 2016 2:20PM

With so many end of year events to attend, most people are looking for a great bottle of wine to pick up and bring with them to their next party. There is an abundance of choices so you’ll want to make sure you pick up the right one. Impress your friends, family, and co-workers with a tasty wine that will be a great addition to any part...

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different types of white wine

Nov 09

Uncorked: 6 Different Types of White Wine to Try Tonight

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Wachusett Liquors
November 09th, 2016 7:11PM

Wondering what wine to pair with tonight’s dinner? In the mood for something dry? Something sweet? A wine that pairs well with your food will hit the spot. With so many options to choose from, it may be overwhelming. Instead of getting lost in the wine aisle or wasting money on a wine that won't suit the needs of your palate, here’s y...

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ales vs lagers

Oct 09

An Overview Of Ales vs. Lagers

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Wachusett Liquors
October 09th, 2016 12:30PM

Beers not only come in all shapes and sizes, but they also come in different styles, too. Sure, there are ales and lagers, but which is which? There are plenty of options to pick from. Or, if you're curious about that porter you had last night, maybe you'll want to go out and try the closely-related stout. Let’s take a closer look at th...

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the best hard cider

Sep 21

Get Your Fall Fix: The Best Hard Ciders on the Market

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Wachusett Liquors
September 21st, 2016 2:25PM

Fall is in the air, which means a bottle of hard cider is probably in your hand. Hard cider is one of the best, if not the best, drink for fall because it's a great way to mix up your beer repertoire. So what do we recommend you try this Fall? Here are some of our favorite hard ciders on the market. ...

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The Best Red Wine for Any Party

Aug 15

Taste the Difference: The Best Red Wine for Any Party

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Wachusett Liquors
August 15th, 2016 2:16PM

Running from an errand to a dinner party? Just because you were too busy to bring a homemade gift to the party doesn't mean you can't put some thought into what you give your host. A thoughtfully chosen bottle of wine can liven up any gathering and will make you look like a connoisseur among your friends. Instead of standing cluelessly in...

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Mar 03

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipes (That Aren’t Green!)

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Wachusett Liquors
March 03rd, 2016 4:17PM

Swap out your typical green cocktail or beer this St. Patrick’s day for Irish whiskey. Not a fan of whiskey on the rocks? Try out these festive (and not green) cocktails for your St. Patty’s day celebration: The Irish Mule Put a St. Patrick’s Day twist on this Russian classic by swapping out vodka for tra...

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love-wine

Feb 12

4 Secrets to Impressing Your Wine Loving Guests

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Wachusett Liquors
February 12th, 2016 3:03PM

No matter the weather, a glass of wine is always welcome. Are you hosting an upcoming event? Impress your friends or significant other with these tricks of the trade. Chilling Consider chilling wine as important as making sure that the main course is served at the proper temperature. And just like how you expec...

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Jan 20

Belgian Beer Styles & Perfect Pairings

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Wachusett Liquors
January 20th, 2016 2:56PM

Belgian Beer Styles Belgian beer comes in all shapes and sizes, although most are ales, flavored with fruit and malts. Here are some of the most popular Belgian beer styles. Trappist In order for a beer to be considered a Trappist beer, it must be brewed in a monastery either by the monks themselves or und...

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Jan 08

Bourbon & Whiskey Cocktail Recipes

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Wachusett Liquors
January 08th, 2016 1:04PM

Stay warm this winter by enjoying a glass (or two) of bourbon or whiskey. If you’re looking for a bourbon with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg, our staff recommends Hillrock Solera Aged Bourbon Whiskey. In the mood for something sweet with a smooth finish? Try Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey, which has notes of vanilla, b...

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Dec 19

Festive Holiday Cocktails

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Wachusett Liquors
December 19th, 2015 3:24PM

How to create a great house drink for your guests Are you hosting a holiday party this season? Or maybe you are having family and friends over for Christmas? Either way it is always nice to have a "house drink" (or two) for your guests to enjoy.  We have everything you need to stock your home bar including liquor, liqueurs, bi...

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Dec 17

Holiday Shopping at Wachusett Wine & Spirits

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Wachusett Liquors
December 17th, 2015 1:36PM

We know that the holiday season can be pretty stressful, between holiday parties every other day and trying to find the perfect gift for that special someone. Lucky for you, your holiday shopping has become a whole lot easier. Wachusett Wine and Spirits is your one-stop shop for almost everyone on your gift list. Check out these great gif...

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Nov 19

Perfect Wine Pairings For A Delicious Thanksgiving

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Wachusett Liquors
November 19th, 2015 2:52PM

Did you know that more wine is sold before Thanksgiving Day than any other holiday? Selecting a wine is difficult because of the wide variety of flavors on your Thanksgiving table. How do you pair a wine that matches tart cranberry sauce, creamy mashed potatoes, and both white and dark meat? What if you want to prepare your Thanksgiving f...

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Fall Cocktails

Oct 02

Fabulous Fall Cocktails! (Pumpkin, Apple, & More!)

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Wachusett Liquors
October 02nd, 2015 2:47PM

Leaves are changing colors, the weather is starting to cool down, and your favorite pumpkin beers now line the shelves. Fall is finally here. In this blog, we’ve listed four fun, fall themed cocktails that you’ll be craving all season long. Caramel Apple Martini This tasty drink is a fun twist on one of your favorite childh...

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Reasons to Drink Craft Beer

Sep 24

The Top 5 Reasons to Drink Craft Beer

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Wachusett Liquors
September 24th, 2015 9:37PM

Remember when you were in college and drank mass market beer and bottom shelf vodka so that you could have a weekend of fun on the cheap?  So do we.  As your palate becomes more discerning, though, we recommend putting the days of mass market beer behind you in favor of something far better: ...

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Summer Cocktail Recipes

Aug 17

Three Refreshing Cocktail Recipes for a Hot Day

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Wachusett Liquors
August 17th, 2015 2:19PM

When you picture a warm summer day, what do you envision?  Perhaps you think of sunglasses, a barbecue, or a day at the beach.  For us, no hot summer’s day is complete without a refreshing, ice cold cocktail.  In this blog, we’ve listed three of our favorite refreshing cocktail recipes for a hot day. 1) Beer Colada I...

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Review us on Google+

May 15

How Are We Doing? Let Us Know On Google+

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Wachusett Liquors
May 15th, 2015 7:42PM

How are we doing? As a new and growing business it is important that our customers are pleased with our store.  We sincerely hope that you are satisfied with our selection, prices and customer service.  If you have ideas or suggestions about how we can improve we would appreciate hearing that too.  We truly value your feedback and use ...

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Bloody Mary Bar - Wachusett Wine & Spirits

May 08

Great Ingredients for an Amazing Bloody Mary Bar

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Wachusett Liquors
May 08th, 2015 6:02PM

  This past Easter we were charged with an important responsibility – bring Bloody Mary’s.  We took our task to whole new level...

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Vote Wachusett Wine and Spirits - Best Liquor Store

Mar 11

The Best of Times

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Wachusett Liquors
March 11th, 2015 3:52PM

Today marks the SIXTH month of us being in business. Wow! It has been a very busy and exciting time for all of us at Wachusett Wine and Spirits. We think that we have done a pretty good job at providing great customer service and a wide selection of products at competitive prices. We hope that you agree.   Ultimately we owe our gro...

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Close up Cigars

Feb 25

Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em

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Wachusett Liquors
February 25th, 2015 9:20PM

Have you seen our humidor? Be sure to check it out next time you are in the store. Our resident cigar "go to guy" is Kevin. He would be happy to help you select a cigar. Kevin is our guest author for this blog in which he talks about one of his most liked cigars, Hoyo De Monterrey Excalibur No. 1, which he enjoyed recently. Wachusett Wine...

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For the love of beer

Feb 17

Happy Fat Tuesday

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Wachusett Liquors
February 17th, 2015 2:22PM

Last month my wife and I traveled to the Big Easy for a l...

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Feb 10

Wait!! Don’t Drink That Yet!

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Wachusett Liquors
February 10th, 2015 5:27PM

Did you read our January newsletter? In case you missed it, here's our "How to Guide to Starting Your Own Beer Cellar". Our Recent Experience We wanted to share with all of you our recent experience with tas...

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Big Game Recipe Contest

Jan 27

The Big Game Recipe Contest

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admin
January 27th, 2015 8:24PM

Do you have a touchdown recipe for the Big Game? Then this Magic Hat Neon Sign could have your name on it. From now until January 31st, simply comment with your best recipe, and then February 1st, we will have our judges decide which recipe will win. Good luck! Prize: Magic Hat Neon Sign  ($400 value) ...

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Dec 02

Grand Opening

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Wachusett Liquors
December 02nd, 2014 9:08PM

Wow! We have been open for almost THREE months. It has been a whirlwind getting the store open, building our selection and gearing up for the holidays. In the midst of everything going on we hosted our Grand Opening in late October.  We had a “Grand Tasting” to celebrate our opening and to invite people into the store to see what we ...

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Oct 12

Road Trip: Western Massachusetts

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Wachusett Liquors
October 12th, 2014 4:50PM

So we have been really busy getting Wachusett Wine and Spirits up and running but we took so...

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Sep 08

The Big Day Has Arrived

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Wachusett Liquors
September 08th, 2014 1:59PM

Whew! After much anticipation and a few delays we are THRILLED to be opening our doors to Wachusett Wine and Spirits in West Boylston, Massachusetts. We are excited to meet our new customers and to become a part of this amazing community. So let us take this chance to introduce ourselves! Meet the Fauchers-...

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