Wine Sommelier Bertil Jean-Chronberg Introduces His Themed, Guided Wine Tastings from June to October with Various Special Collections
Bonde Fine Wine Shop, a unique boutique wine and accessory concept store in Harvard Square has officially announced its summer and fall recurring tasting series. Owned and operated by Boston hospitality veteran and internationally recognized sommelier Bertil-Jean Chronberg, Bonde Fine Wine Shop will open its doors providing patrons the opportunity to learn and experience an eclectic wine selection that varies on a weekly basis.
The summer wine tastings begin on June 1, 2022, and continue weekly through Wednesday, September 28, 2022, from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The fee for wine tastings ranges from $58 – $75 per person. Tastings hold a maximum of eight people and include flights of four to five unique, handcrafted wines. Each Wednesday evening, Bonde will focus on a specific theme to inspire its flights and bites, including a pool party, BBQ, and poutine themed events amongst a variety of other tasting events throughout the summer. Bertil will teach you to match your dishes with the appropriate wines to achieve explosively delicious food and wine pairings, all in a friendly and fun atmosphere.
“We truly value the importance of community and opening our doors to all patrons interested in broadening their horizons when it comes to wine learning,” said Bertil Jean-Chronberg, owner and founder of Bonde Fine Wine Shop. “We specifically chose to host Sunday daytime summer tastings during Harvard Square’s Open Market hours to further engage with the community in which we’re newly established.”
The Sunday wine tastings will be available to the public from 12 to 5 p.m. and include flights of three unique, handcrafted wines with similar personalities and identities. Each week, Bonde will focus on a specific theme or topic to provide the community with a well-rounded scope of the varieties of American wines. One of the themes this summer includes “Rosé All Day,” where attendees will learn to recognize the different types and styles of dry rosés produced from east to west all within the United States! In addition, a selection of local cheeses, snacks, and accompaniments will be served to enjoy with the wine’s selection. The fee for these 45-minute wine tastings is $45 per person, with a minimum of 2 guests. Reservations are encouraged, yet walk-ins are always welcome – keeping in mind the space accommodates a maximum of six people.
Other special tasting events this summer include Québec National Day on Friday, June 24, 2022, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Bonde promises an exceptional evening that includes all Québec music, French speaking, Quebec wines, and culinary fare around the table for $98 per person. Further, Bonde will celebrate Bastille Day on Thursday, July 14, 2022, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. This event hosts two celebratory hours around charcuterie dishes such as the famous Parisian steak tartare paired with 5 wines of the utmost French styles for $100 per person.
In addition to the educational experience at these events, guests have the ability to shop around to further understand Bonde Fine Wine Shops’ revolutionary concept of the “seven senses of wine” as it relates to selecting the perfect wine for consumption, and also shop the exclusive collection of Neo artisan’s wine accessories like custom made Laguiole corkscrews and Mark Thomas glassware. Bonde’s online shop offers customers the same personalized experience as they would in-person. The Bonde Fine Wine certification label offers the guarantee that the products available meet the standards of high quality and authenticity, but also are sourced uniquely from eco-responsible practices including sustainable, biodynamic, organic, and natural, as well as to respect the standards of the circular economy, prioritizing American producers.
For more information on Bonde Fine Wine Shop, reserve a spot for a tasting, or order any of the curated wines and accessories, please visit bondewines.com
About Bonde Fine Wine Shop
Bonde Fine Wine Shop is a family affair and a proud independent small business in Harvard Square. Tracy and Bertil Jean-Chronberg are residents of Harvard Square and have more than 40 years of joint business and restaurant experience. Bertil is a professional Sommelier and restaurant operator with more than 22 years of active and successful experience of operation in Boston and Cambridge. (Sel de la Terre, The Beehive, Beat Hotel). Bertil is involved in the community and in charitable activities, including being an active board member of the Harvard Square Business Association (HSBA), member of the City of Cambridge Special Committee, PMC, No Kid Hungry, SF MA foundation etc. Tracy is a renowned professional Graphic designer and a respected businesswoman, actively working at MIT for Lemelson-MIT.