New Acquisitions – Oregon Pinot Noirs, 11.8.18

Continuing with our theme of new acquisitions for the shop, let me introduce you to our new Pinot Noirs from Oregon:   Elk Cove Vineyards Clay Court Pinot Noir, 2014 $55.99 – If you’ve spent some time in our Oregon Pinot Noir section, you may have noticed that we move…

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New California Pinot Noir Additions

Going into the holidays, we’ve adorned the shop with some great additions. Over the next couple weeks, I’ll break down our new acquisitions section by section and fill you in on the new bottles. This week we’ll start with the new California Pinot Noirs.   Enjoy:   Anthill Farms, Tina Marie…

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A Sneak Peak

Incredible is the word which best describes the last few weeks around the shop. We’ve tasted through hundreds of wines and are currently selecting numerous bottles to plump up our shelves going into the holiday season. We won’t go too into depth this week on all the specifics but to give you…

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500 Wines Easily – Art of Tasting Part 3 – Taste

To taste 500 wines a year might sound daunting but if you’ve been reading the last couple blogs, you’re familiar with just how easy it is. Every Friday and Saturday, we offer free wine tastings at the shop as well as host two larger events in our basement every year. If you swing by…

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500 Wines Easily – The Art of Tasting – Smell

Continuing with the theme of taking full advantage of all the free wine we pour at the shop, this week we’ll focus on the aromatics of wine. While it’s tempting to approach this post from the grape to the glass and point out how the terroir of particular vineyards expresses…

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500 Wines Easily – The Art of Tasting – Sight

You gotta love tasting notes:    “In the glass, a cuprite-like glow creates the backdrop where a delicate bouquet of young roses and violet spring flowers wrapped in thunderous raspberry sauce inspire a vision of an evening wind in the high Tuscan hills creeping in through a window adjacent to…

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500 Wines Easily

For this week’s post we’re going to do a quick little exercise in arithmetic and see where it lands us.    Let’s say that you swing-by the store for every single one of our Friday and Saturday tastings. If you did this, we can safely assume that you’d be privy…

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Loading up for the Grand Tasting

No blog post this week, we’re busy meeting with reps, going over sell-sheets and curating the line-up of wines for the Grand Tasting that we’ll be holding in our basement on the afternoon of September, 29. It should be a blast. If you make it in, please introduce yourself. Hope…

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Wine Sales Galore!

If you’re reading this newsletter, you’re surely aware that we’re in the middle of our Fall wine sale. 20% off two bottles or more and 25% 12 bottles or more is no joke. Just as there are wine sales for you, there are also wine sales for the retailers. We’re…

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New Pinots, Chardonnays and Customer Requests

We recently brought a slew of new Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays into the shop and the path a few of them took to get here is pretty interesting. I’d like to use this week’s post to introduce them to you and tell you about their journeys to our shelves.     …

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