Welcome to Bothell's Wine Merchant

Welcome to the only wine shop in the state of Washington to specialize in old world wines. Have you been looking for wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Cotes du Rhone & Provence? Maybe you've just discovered the amazing Malbec's of Cahors or the killer Sancerre's of the Loire Valley and nobody you know has them? We do! Have the region of Italy always scared you so you always just go for a "Super Tuscan"? Maybe come by and try a nice Brunello di Montalcino or the king of wine...Barolo? Do you like Cigars? Who doesn't? But what about a nice Port with a cigar? You see where I'm going now? We carry over 100 years of tawny Port in the shop at all times! Why? Cause we are Port nerds! Maybe you want to try an older bottle of German Riesling? We have them. We carry producers that most wine shop owner have never seen or heard of. Come check us out. Our 550sqft shop might be the smallest in the state but with over 1200 producers...there's a reason why so many producers want to come and pour for our customers...it's because we are a real wine merchant...NOT a boutique wine shop! Wines start at $8 and we have a massive collection of wines that are only $13...we call these our daily drinkers. You want something rare...you got it! The Allman Brothers Band is always on! Get on the list for Domaine Tempeir Bandol Rosé, Raveneau & more!

From the blog

  • Tasting some rarities on 12/9

    Tasting is from 1pm to 4pm

    This Saturday's tasting time will be from 1-4pm. I figured it was time for all of you to taste some rarities that are not always around. These wines make people smile, bring out the kid in all of us and most of all...are just different...

    Your palate will thank you and your friends will envious!

    Ratafia de Champagne - Ratafia de Champagne liqueur is made from 100% Champagne grapes but rather than being harvested early, like those used for sparkling wines, the grapes are allowed to ripen to full maturity. They are then left to dry out for several months over winter, rehydrated and fermented in the springtime. It is aged for at least 4 years before being bottled.

    2011 Chateau Loupiac Gaudiet - This vintage delivers a beautiful gold color with notes of passion fruit, dry apricots and honey. The taste is a delicious combination of crispness and fresh fruit.

    G.D. Vajra Barolo Chinato - As Ceri Smith of San Francisco's Biondivino Wine Boutique describes it, Barolo Chinato is "like a smooth, dark, but balanced earthy wine. Dense, without being heavy; strong, without being sharp. It has beautiful Chinese herbal medicinal notes of spices running through....Depending on the producer, different herbs jump out at different times. It starts off with bitter orange notes, then subtle cinnamon spice."

    Trust me when I say...your palate will love the juiciness of these wines.

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