• Feb 24th...Come meet Sergio..winemaker and owner of Ettore Germano

    Tasting starts at 4pm
    $5 per person
    Last time Sergio came into town and did a tasting with us...it was more like a party. People were laughing, telling jokes, drinking wines and just having fun! What could happen this time?

    We've been asked by the higher-ups if we wanted to host Sergio for another tasting with his wines and well...I jumped at it. We carry the wines year round including the illusive Riesling that everyone has come to love and cherish.

    Here's the lineup

    NV "Rosanna" Sparkling Nebbiolo Brut Rosé
    2015 Langhe Chardonnay
    2015 Riesling "Herzu"
    2015 Barbera d'Alba
    2015 Nebbiolo Langhe
    2011 Barolo Serralunga
    2011 Barolo "Cerretta"

    Another tasting for the books people. Maybe we'll get a picture of all of posing with myself and Sergio doing what we did last year? Come and find out what!!
  • Feb 23rd...Marques de Murrieta will be here

    Tasting starts at 4pm
    $5 per person
    Remember when I told you all that for 2018 I'd be popping some serious wines? Well, this is one of those times.

    We've never done a Marques de Murrieta tasting and it just happens to be on the same day that I'll be meeting and tasting with their winemaker, Maria.

    Now, one thing you need to keep locked in your noodle is that MdM is considered to be a first growth producer in Rioja and from what I have tasted in the past...I agree. If you're a score-slut and love points...these wines are highly-rated. The '07 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserve Especial picked up 97point...i think.

    Here's the magical Rioja carpet ride I'll be taking you on...oh we'll have a special guest pouring for us as well.

    2012 Marques de Murrieta Capellania Blanc
    2015 Marques de Murrieta Primer Rose
    2013 Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva
    2007 Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Rioja Gran Reserva Especial

    Yes...only four wines but oh what power and grace these four wines have!
  • Welcome Bodegas Marques de Tomares on 2/17

    Saturday at 4pm
    This Saturday we'll be stepping up to some serious Spanish wines. Bodegas Maques de Tomares has been producing Rioja since 1910. We'll be stepping back in time a bit and tasting the 1996 Gran Reserve Rioja this Saturday plus a handful of other wines including a stunning Crianza, an out of sight Rioja & Reserve Rioja plus a bianco.

    We've been waiting for this producer to come in for sometime now and finally...we are the first to present these Spanish delights to you all.

    Be forewarned though...the quantity of the bottles is not what we had hoped. Today I secured another 6 bottles of the '96 Gran Reserva.

    See you Saturday.
  • 2015 Bordeaux Tasting on 2/16

    Friday the 16th at 4pm
    The 2015 vintage from Bordeaux is shaping up to be a stellar one. Rather than tasting a whole bunch of 2nd the 3rd growths I'd like to taste some solid daily drinkers. Wines that can lay down for a few years or you can just pop them tonight. I tried to keep the prices under $30 a bottle and in some cases...a lot lower than that.

    Here's a few of the wines we'll be pouring, I'll leave out the big guys for those who have the barrels to show up and push their palate.

    2015 Chateau du Pin Bordeaux
    2015 Chateau La Croix du Duc Bordeaux
    2015 Saint-Jacques de Siran Grand Vin de Bordeaux (fancy)
    2015 Chateau Cugat Bordeaux Supérieur
    2015 Beau-Rivage Bordeaux Blanc
    2015 Chateau de Parenchere Bordeaux Blanc

    And a special guest at a killer price!!!! Even comes in a wood box people.
  • Aged Old World Wines Aged Correctly! 2/9

    Tasting on Friday the 9th at 4pm
    $5 fee
    How many times have you purchased a few bottles of wine to lay down in the cellar only to find out that a few year later the wine taste like ass? Maybe a winemaker or a wine magazine said it will lay down for 20+ years and to buy up only to find out less than ten years later the wine was already dead!

    Did you know that only around 1% of the wine produced in the world is actually cellar-worthy? Look at it this way...that means that even in countries like France and Italy where they have been producing wines since the 6th century BC, only 1% of that wine will actually age correctly! So you think that local stuff you buy is going to cellar well for 20 years? While you're at it...I have this bridge back east I'd like to sell you...cheap...good deal! You get it now peeps?

    This tasting is about wines we sell that have been aged correctly and that you van actually buy. Now I would love to get my hands on a bottle of Clos La Coutale from the 70s just to prove to you all that a $15 bottle can age very well but...don't have any.

    So here's your chance to experience some older old word wines.

    2002 Chateau Lanessan Haut-Medoc
    2005 Chateau Aney Haut-Medoc
    2006 Chateau Clos l'église Cotes de Castillon
    2006 Chateau Gombaude Guillot Pomerol
    2006 Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape

    Put these in your pipe and smoke em'!
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