Specializing in Old World Wines

When was the last time you tasted vintage Madeira at a wine tasting while listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd? We carry over 1000 different producers from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, & one producer from Lebanon. Yup...Lebanon. We try to update our website daily but what can we say...we're busy and we are a one man show w/ the exception of our 2-year-old who comes in to move bottles around for us. Weekly tastings on Friday & Saturday from 4-7pm. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11AM to 7PM. We carry some of the more sought after producers, as well as your daily drinking wines. We have a few wine clubs, and a Japanese Chin who will sit in your kid's lap on the floor while you taste wines. Welcome to Rain City Wines

From the blog

  • Global Champagne Day Tasting on 10/19

    Friday at 4pm till 7pm
    When you pop a bottle of Champagne...do you open the bottle with a small hiss like they teach us in Sommelier school or do you pop that sucker and make some noise? I say...make some noise! Global Champagne Day is upon us this Friday and we'll be popping some farmer fizz for you all. Katie and I will be on hand to talk shop, pour Champagne, laugh and have a good time. People still walk into the shop and tell me they need a wine to celebrate with...Champagne it is, but why wait for a celebration?

    We've picked out 5 bottles of Champagne that are great for any celebration but do nicely for a Wednesday fizzy when you just wanna put your feet up and have a glass of Champagne.

    Champagne Tribaut Blanc de Chardonnay - This mineral, floral cuvée, produced with 20% old Chardonnay vines from Aÿ, aged in foudres, exhibits aromas of toast and honey. It is a perfect foil for fish or a seafood platter.

    Champagne Copinet Integral Brut Blanc de Blancs - This is by far one of the most impressive Champagnes I've had in a long time. Easy to drink yet complex enough for a true Champagne nerd to gulp down. This is one fine-ass grower Champagne.

    Champagne Bernard Gaucher Brut NV - The classic of the house characterized by its fruity, freshness and regularity.

    Champagne Tribaut Cuvée Rene - The Cuvée René, blended with 50 % reserve wines aged in large oak casks (foudres), reveals a lovely complexity with notes of brioche and hazelnut. Ideal as an aperitif or enjoyed with white meat.

    2009 Champagne Copinet Monsieur Leonard Blanc de Blanc - Now approaching maturity although certainly not leaving its fruit behind, this is a fine structured wine. It has hints of toastiness as well as spice while keeping bright acidity and a tangy texture. The wine is rich still tense and ready to drink.

    Get ready to pop some bottles!
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