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Your One Stop destination for Local Craft Beer, Unique Spirits and the Finest  Wine Selection in  Central Connecticut - featuring Kosher, Organic, and specialty wines. Voted "Best Wine Shop" by Waterbury Observer Readers. Come meet  our award-winning team, headed by Master Sommelier and Waterbury native, Nelson Veiga, who hosts weekly wine classes. Easy off / easy on  Exit 18 - I-84W. Call (203)754-5554 for directions or information.


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    Open Late until 10pm on Friday and Saturday!

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    We now have 40 Scratch Games and NEW KENO on our big screen monitor!

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  • The Healthiest Wine on the Planet!

    Dr Oz says that there are various spots in the world called Blue Zones, special areas where the life span of the indigenous population usually exceeds 100 years. One of these blue zones is the island of Sardenia (Sardegna) Italy. Dr Oz attributes the local red wine Cannonau as a significant contributor to the extended life span found on the island. Sella Mosca Cannonau. Full-bodied and hearty. Come and get it.. and live to 100!


  • Don Tomasi Grillo-Chardonnay

    This wine is, born from Grillo and Chardonnay grapes, made with advanced methods. Its fineness, luxuriousness, and wonderful scent make it ideal for accompanying a wide range of foods.


  • Don Tomasi Nero D'Avola

    Red intense ruby color with a soft, full and velvet flavor. The bouquet of fruits make it ideal to accompany cheese, roast meats, sliced ham and salami!


  • Don Tomasi Cabernet Sauvignon - Nero D'Avola

    Californian or Sicilian, a Cabernet with intense flavors. Very few wineries blend Cabernet & Nero D'Avola.


  • Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka

    Deep Eddy is the oldest swimming hole in Texas. Austin locals have enjoyed its spring-fed waters for many years. In the spirit of Deep Eddy, we bring you another Austin landmark – the best tasting, highest quality Sweet Tea Flavored Vodka in the country. Column distillation makes it smooth; real tea leaves make it delicious. The only ingredients: Texas Spring Water, Hand-Picked Tea Leaves, Texas Honey, 100% Pure Cane Sugar


  • Deep Eddy Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka

    Deep Eddy Ruby Red is made with the same vodka distilled 10 times in a state of the art column still in north Austin. They then blend in real grapefruit juice to give it a tart zip, a slight sweetness, a thick, silky texture and an alluring pink color. It smells just like a freshly cut grapefruit. Well, a grapefruit that’s been drinkin’.


Nelson Veiga

Nelson S. Veiga, owner and Maitre Sommelier Diplome, is a Waterbury native and son of Dr. and Mrs. Adriano and Rita Veiga, upstanding Waterbury citizens for over 60 years. He attended St. Mary's school and graduated from Holy Cross high School. Nelson went on to study Hotel Management in Switzerland, and continued his studies of oenology in Lyon, France. Nelson returned to the United States and became a professor... More +

The Good Life Philosophy

Life is to be enjoyed! We can’t think of a better way to truly enjoy your day, but to end your day with those you love most – your family and friends. There aren't as many precious moments as those in which we share enjoying good food and wine with our loved ones. This is how we look at each moment when a customer comes in to select wine with us and says "tonight we're making my favorite dish...what do you recommend?" More +