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Wine Tastings

Wine tastings are hosted in the store weekly on Saturdays from 1-5 PM

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June 15th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2018 Jean Paul Brun Terres Dorées Bourgogne Pinot Noir

    (sale price $21.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    The 2018 Jean Paul Brun Terres Dorées Bourgogne is an incredible Pinot Noir from one of France's best winemakers. Brun makes his wines in a natural fashion, with no chemical pesticides or fertilizers, and with no additives applied in the winery. This delicious red wine is vibrant and fruit- driven, but earthy, subtle, and complex and is perfect in both style and price for casual entertaining.

  • 2018 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux

    (sale price $23.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    The 2018 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux is impressively precise, delivering a nose of minerals and green apples, and flinty flavors of wet stone in the mid-palate and a beautifully clean finish. A perfect selection for shellfish menus, especially those with a briny quality - but would also work well with many roast chicken recipes that are seasoned with fresh herbs such as thyme or tarragon.

June 8th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2017 Luneau-Papin Clos Des Allées Muscadet Sèvre et Maine

    (sale price $17.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    A spectacular old vine Muscadet bottled sur-lie, Clos des Allées is a classic white when it comes to all things shellfish. A naturally produced effort from Pierre and Monique Luneau-Papin, it is what all Muscadet aspires to be. Crisply styled, it is a glorious accompaniment for all simply prepared seafood menus. With the vines on the estate ranging in age from 45-60 years old Clos des Allées is designated as Vieilles Vignes, further underscoring the value and quality of this standard bearer of the summer season.

  • 2016 Valerie Forgues Gamay

    (sale price $19.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    Valerie Forgues and her Domaine de la Mechiniere are located in the Loire Valley’s Touraine. The 2016 Valerie Forgues Gamay is made from 100% Gamay and in a natural fashion and is soon to be certified organic. She harvests by hand, uses indigenous yeasts and bottles without fining or filtering.

June 1st 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2018 Marcel Lapierre Morgon

    (sale price $30.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    Traveling due south from Dijon you come to the region of Morgon which is home to the Gamay grape. Here in 1973 Marcel Lapierre took over his family estate and almost immediately Marcel took up in the “natural wine” movement Marcel Lapierre Morgon. Decomposed granite comprises most of the eleven hectares, and the vines are an average of 45 years of age. Grapes are picked at the last possible moment to obtain the ripest fruit, which is a trademark of the estate style. Shortly after the 2010 vintage, Marcel passed away and the estate was passed down to his son. Mathieu Lapierre was already schooled in his father’s winemaking practices and he immediately took up where his father Marcel left off to ensure that his father legacy lived on. The result of all this is a wine that has a vibrant bouquet with perfumed dark cherries and red currant. On the palate, this wine made from 100% Gamay is nicely structured, yet not a hard edge can be found anywhere from its lively start to its subtle finish.

May 25th 2019 Wine Tasting

May 18th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2017 Jean-Paul Brun Chardonnay

    (sale price $16.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    Acclaimed winemaker Jean-Paul Brun favors us once more with this delicious Chardonnay from Beaujolais. If you are unfamiliar with the wines of Jean Paul Brun then it is time to aquaint yourself. Here is a man who knows how to work the land. Working in a natural fashion, Jean Paul Brun uses only natural yeast, no pesticides, and no added sulfites. Creamy and flavorful, the Jean-Paul Brun Chardonnay perfectly balances lively tropical and citrus fruit notes with smooth vanilla, leading to a long, elegant finish.

  • 2016 The Chocolate Block

    (sale price $27.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    The Chocolate Block is a blend of primarily Syrah with the balance being Grenache Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Viognier. The nose has an abuncance of red/dark berry with aromas of violets and white pepper. The dark brooding fruit leads into a structured, opulent palate with notes of cardamom, cumin, cloves and black pepper. Cocoa powdery tannins mid-palate lead into a defined cedarwood finish from the French Oak.

  • 2017 Jean Paul Brun Beaujolais L'Ancien "Vieilles Vignees"

    (sale price $16.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    Made from Gamay grape, this wonderful bottle from Jean-Paul Brun is always a welcome favorite with us. Not only is this wine fantastic because Jean-Paul Brun works in a natural fashion (using only natural yeast, no pesticides and no added sulfites) it is also great with any chicken dish - either roasted or sautéed - as well as a variety of red meats.

May 11th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2017 Pépière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Les Gras Moutons

    (sale price $18.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    Pepiere's vintage from his Gras Moutons vineyard has produced a wine of boundless depth, clarity, and versatility. The nose is a mouth-watering aroma of lime, pear and herbs, which makes way for a palate that is a beautiful harmony of stone and minerality, with an undercurrent of acidity weaving them together. A truly delicious muscadet, it can be enjoyed now or in 5-7 years.

  • 2015 Pépière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Clisson

    (sale price $24.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - Inactive

    100% Melon de Bourgogne grape from the Loire Valley. These vines range from 50 - 110 years old and are organically farmed and harvested. Classic match for all your shellfish meals

  • 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry "Les Granges"

    (price $18.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - Inactive

    From the appellation of Chinon in the Loire, we bring you the Domaine Bernard Baudry. This wine made from 100% Cabernet Franc from vines with an average age of 30-35 years old. Practicing organic farming methods and wild- yeast fermentation, this wine shows a deep red/black color and beautiful aromas of ripe red and black fruits with hints of earth, roast meat, black pepper and violet. The palate is dense and sapid with supple strawberry and blackberry liqueur and mineral flavors lifted by bright acidity. The fruit is quite ripe but the wine is well balanced at 12.5% alcohol.

May 4th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2016 Domaine Daniel Rion & Fils Côte de Nuits Villages Mosaic

    (sale price $41.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    The manageable size of this estate allows Daniel Rion and his sons to hand harvest their grapes which they collect in whole bunches. This method preserves the integrity of the grapes and increases their aromatic potential. The Pinot Noir used in the Daniel Rion Côte de Nuits-Villages “Mosaic” has a beautiful bright red fruit on the nose backed up with hints of black tar, chocolate and licorice. On the palate the texture is chewy and rich with notes of cherry and fresh strawberries. The mild acidity and firm/ripe tannins all lead into a dry, lean finish. So whether you are going to dine inside and cook a Magret of Duck or you are going to dine outside and grill a Ribeye steak, this is the wine you want to have in your glass.

April 27th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2015 Iris Vinyards Pinot Noir

    (sale price $18.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    Named for the wild Douglas Iris that bloom here in the spring, Iris Vineyards is a south facing, bowl-shaped valley is surrounded by the rolling foothills of the Oregon Coast Mountain Range. Owners Richard Boyles and Pamela Frye began planting their vineyard in 1996 and their first vintage was in 2001. Currently their wines are crafted under the watchful eye of winemaker Aaron Lieberman who joined them in 2008. What first strikes you with the Iris Vineyards Pinot Noir is the bright ruby color as it hits the light as it leaves the bottle. The aromas of raspberry, plum and blackberry are released as you pour it into your glass. In the mouth you are treated to a deep, rich flavor and a long palate which is what makes this wine so versatile with a variety of foods.

  • 2018 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux

    (sale price $23.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    The 2018 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux is impressively precise, delivering a nose of minerals and green apples, and flinty flavors of wet stone in the mid-palate and a beautifully clean finish. A perfect selection for shellfish menus, especially those with a briny quality - but would also work well with many roast chicken recipes that are seasoned with fresh herbs such as thyme or tarragon.

  • 2018 La Val Albariño

    (sale price $14.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    The La Val Albariño delivers aromatic citrus fruit with hints of chalky minerality. Dry on the palate, this wine offers up zesty lemon and Anjou pear flavors. La Val produces its wines soley from the grapes grown on their 150 acre estate. Jose Maria Ureta is a young and extremely well respected winemaker and one definitely making his mark in Rias Baixas. So as the summer arrives and our tastes turn to wines that are refreshing with a clean , racy finish, look no further than La Val Albariño

April 20th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2017 Sokol Blosser Evolution Pinot Noir

    (sale price $19.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    This fabulous Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley is bright and fruit driven with hints of pomegranate, cherry and cranberry. Well-structured yet light on the palate with a solid fruit core and a silky finish this food friendly wine shows off good tannins and balanced acidity with a hint of toasty oak. Whether you are grilling some salmon with some fresh dill from the garden, searing a pork chop with a side of wild mushroom risotto, or simply looking for a wonderful food/wine experience, you need to look no further.

  • 2017 Jean Paul Thevenet Morgon "Vieilles Vignes"

    (sale price $35.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    Jean-Paul Thévenet is the third generation to produce wine at his family estate in Morgon and his Morgon “Vieilles Vignes” is made from two parceles of vines, one 45 years old and the other 110 years old. Biodynamic and manually harvested, this wine which is made from 100% Gamay grape is harvested as late as possible in the season to achieve maximum ripeness. The result is a wine with a beautiful nose of cherry, pomegranates and slight floral nuance.

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