Free wine tastings every Saturday. A calendar of special events. Wine dinners at restaurants & bars across Nashville. Craft beer festivals throughout the year. We are the official title sponsor of the East Nashville Beer Festival and the Winter Warmer.
Last month David Kemmerer of Olé Imports stopped by with several wines that had not yet entered our market. Three bottles particularly intrigued our palates and resonated with the shop's vibe. David offered to kickoff their Nashville release with a special in-store tasting. Come share in his enthusiasm and insight!
Founded in 1999, Olé is an intentional, small importer of Spanish wines. In the words of co-founder Patrick Mata, “I have searched the Spanish peninsula for wines that share four fundamental elements: terroir, quality fruit, exceptional winemaking and, last but not least, wines that present an exceptional value.” It’s not difficult to see why Patrick's wines thrive here.
On Thursday we’re opening a zippy, aromatic white from Basque country. As singular as the region it comes from, this wine blends riesling and folle blanche with the native hondarribi zuri, offering round texture that complements the racy indigenous variety. We’re also opening a mencía from legendary winemaker Raúl Pérez and a garnarcha and cariñena (aka grenache and carignan) blend from the Montsant region.
Olé Imports Tasting
Thursday, May 25
5-6:30 @ WWM
Txakolí de Bizkaia, Basque, Spain
Hondarribi Zuri, Riesling, Folle Blanche
Raúl Pérez Gus
Les Argiles D'Orto Vins Negre
We go big when the warm weather rolls around. And what’s more savage than Muscadet bottled as if it were Colt 45? It’s tighter than a laminated hall pass. Fresher than Lonzo Ball’s new kicks.
Memorial Day Weekend is fast upon us. We’re talking pool parties, cookouts, & epic jam sessions. Sun's out guns out, and we're packing the new glue. The only question that remains - is it still called Edward Forty Hands if you’re drinking Muscadet?
Julien Braud Forty Ounce
Muscadet, Loire, France
Melon de Bourgogne
El Jefe [grande]
Castilla y Léon, Spain
Cacique Maravilla Pipeño
Bío Bío, Chile
From the wild mountain outpost of their Home Vineyard, La Clarine Farm crafts the surprising Piedi Grandi, made from nebbiolo and mourvedre, two grapes that normally stand far apart, glaring at each other from across a flavor divide, but that in the hands of the husband-wife duo Hank and Caroline come together like sugar and spice, with a very pretty nose of dried fruits and a fine-grained, complex umami finish.
Palate fatigue is real. It’s that moment – around drink three or four – when the nerves in your tongue sense the fried state of things up top and stop sending messages to the brain. Your taste buds max out. Sips of Mint Julep slip into thoughtless gulps.
Don’t succumb to palate fatigue this weekend. You know juleps will be in the mix, but switch things up a bit. Keep the connection alive with a clean godello from Spain. Refreshen the senses with a lively rosé from California. Then cool off with a chilled pinot noir from Germany. If at any point you feel your taste buds are beginning to wear, find an open space to perform a series of tongue exercises. Swoosh, swoosh, swallow. Swoosh, swoosh, swallow.
Saturday, May 6
3-5pm @ WWM
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Counoise
Shelter Lovely Lilly
Join us Saturday afternoon for a special appearance by Nicole Ciani of Haus Alpenz. She's concocting a seasonal variation of the Negroni and then breaking down the cocktail into its constituent parts, showcasing each ingredient in a simple, salutary spritz. When you're playing with gin, bitters & aperitivo, the possibilities are as endless as the warm weather.
We've teamed up with the Better Beer Brigade (aka BountyBev) to show off some of our favorite spring beers this year. Come by Friday for a taste of the goods, and get ready to stock up on some sensational seasonal offerings.
Almanac Peach de Brettaville
6.8% ABV | 375 ml | part of their limited farm to barrel series!
Bell's Oberon Ale
5.8%ABV | 12 oz cans + bottles | the annual spring wheat classic
5.6% ABV | 12oz | crisp dry-hopped farmhouse mmmmmmmhm
Founders PC Pils
5.5%ABV | 12 oz cans | hoppy pilsner, last year's new kid on the block
Many small producers practice sustainable farming without applying for organic certification, which is expensive and often impractical. But that doesn’t mean these agronomists aren't fighting the good fight.
Celebrate small, conscientious farmers by stopping by and drinking their wine. We’re showcasing three producers from the Loire Valley, all imported by Kermit Lynch.
To read more about winegrowers committed to protecting the environment, CLICK HERE.
Jasnières, Loire Valley, France
Domaine du Salvard
Cheverny, Loire Valley, France
Pinot Noir, Gamay
Domaine de la Chanteleuserie Cuvée Beauvais
Bourgeuil, Loire Valley, France
New vintage of rosé rolling in just in time for the holiday weekend.
Château des Annibals Suiviez-moi-jeune-homme
Coteaux Varois en Provence, France
Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Rolle
Mendocino County, California
Château de Trinquevedel
Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Clairette, Syrah, Mourvèdre
Underwood Rosé in a Can
Robert Moncuit Brut - Blanc de Blancs
Domaine du Pélican Trois Cépages
Arbois, Jura, France
Pinot Noir, Trousseau, Poulsard
Fattoria di Sammontana
Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Weingut Gunther Steinmetz
The crew from Letherbee is on tour with their limited release Vernal Gin. In addition to the southeast Asian inspired libation, they'll have several of their standbys open. Letherbee has quickly emerged as one of the nation's premier craft distillers. Just don't tell them that.
Seventh annual East Nashville Beer Festival featuring local and domestic craft beers. Taking place at East Park, rain or shine. Stop by the Woodland Wine Merchant tent for new arrivals from the Shelton Brothers portfolio, in addition to old favorites like Etienne Dupont Cidre.
For more information, including a full list of what we're pouring, visit the Woodland Wine Merchant blog.
This weekend we celebrate the Nashville launch of Zev Rovine Selections. Zev has been a leader in the wine world for the past decade or so, especially in New York, helping boost the notoriety of a handful of hugely talented producers whose hooch might otherwise never have reached our shores. We're nothing short of giddy about this portfolio's arrival, and we're dying to share the wealth.
Select Wines from Zev Rovine Selections
Saturday, March 25
3-5pm @ WWM
Domaine Philippe Tessier Cour-Cheverny
Domaine Philippe Tessier Cheverny Rouge
Pinot Noir, Gamay
Fabien Jouves Le Vin Qui Rap
In coordination with Indie Wineries & 100% Italiano, WWM presents Woodland Wine Fair: A Natural Throwdown. The evening will feature 7 winemakers & 20 wines from 10 estates across Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, France & Chile.
This event will be hosted in Parlor of the Mansion at Urban Cowboy B&B. Snacks provided by Public House at Urban Cowboy B&B.
6pm - 8pm
Urban Cowboy B&B
East Nashville, USA
Woodland Wine Fair is the first of its kind, a chance for you to raise a glass with an international cohort of winemakers, right here in East Nashville. Bring a crew. Learn some new curse words in Italian. And drink some damn good honest wine!
- $ 2 5 -
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Vermouth is back and crushable as ever. In Spain they celebrate la hora del vermut, dropping by the neighborhood bodega for a splash of cold, sweet aromatized wine. In Italy they take it slow, kicking back on the veranda. Saturday we’re pouring two red vermouths and one white, each produced in accordance with an old family recipe. After tasting through, we’ll stir you up a little mixture of vermouth and soda, with a citrus twist. It’s how the locals drink it.
------Bèrto Aperitib dla Tradission (white)
------Bèrto Ross da Travaj (red)
------Primitivo Quiles Vermouth Rojo
What is Pét-Nat and why should you care? Super soft bubbles, fresh fruit vibes, DIY attitude. It's the perfect wine for day drinking! It's also an intensely rewarding style.
Taste 3 new favorites at our free event this Saturday.
------Ca' dei Zago Prosecco Col Fondo
------Croci Campedello Frizzante Naturalmente
------Viña Enebro Rosé (pictured above)
Arianna Occhipinti is one of the most exciting producers in the industry, and on Saturday we’re opening three of her wines. Since releasing her first vintage in 2006 – at the age of 24 – the rock-star Sicilian winemaker has blazed her way onto the scene. SP68 is a fresh, lively blend of nero d’avola and frappato. The name is in reference to the highway where the winery is located. Tami is her side project - an effort to introduce young drinkers to simple, delicious wine.
TAMI Nero d'Avola
Occhipinti "SP68" Nero d'Avola/Frappato
We're delighted & humbled to be hosting three of our favorite winemakers — Ghislaine Dupeuble, Cyriaque Rozier & Lionel Faury — for a night of affordable, traditional French wine.
----Domaine Dupeuble | Beaujolais | 2 wine
----Château Fontanès | Languedoc | 2 wines
----Domaine Faury | Northern Rhône | 3 wines
We're keeping this incredible event free of charge. So, please, help us anticipate how many people to expect. Share this with your friends. And let us know if you think you'll come.
Winemaker and all around oenophile extraordinaire Joe Swick will be in the shop on Wednesday evening, pouring a couple of his delicious west coast wines for us and giving us the down low on all things raw wine.
High and low. It's a great American tradition, bringing together disparate elements and finding beauty in the tension between them. Something to do with our origins, maybe, a people forever reinventing themselves in novel contexts. In that spirit, we're throwing down at Dino's with burgers and Beaujolais. I'd like you to join us.
This week, Brad Thomas Parsons will drop by to talk amari and autograph copies of his latest book, Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs. Unfortunately, he won't have enough time to hang out long. But, in honor of his brief visit, we will crack some bottles of some of Brad's faves on Saturday. Signed copies of his book will be available.
//At the Bearded Iris taproom//
Win a chance to buy a pair of tickets to the year's most beloved beer festival, the 12 South Winter Warmer! Last year the entire allotment of tickets sold out in under 15 minutes. To give you a chance at beating the mad rush, we're throwing a party and holding a raffle at the Bearded Iris Brewing taproom.
//How it works//
Show up between 5pm and 6pm and get a free raffle ticket. Starting at 6pm we'll pick random winners, who will then be able to purchase tickets to the festival, on the spot.
Cards only, no cash.
We'll also be giving away door prizes, provided by us, Woodland Wine Merchant. Stick around for the end - we're giving away one free pair of tickets to the fest!
In addition, Bearded Iris has just told us they will be releasing a brand new porter for the occasion. If you haven't had their beers, they are killing it. You're in for a treat.
A tasting of several bottle conditioned beers from the portfolio of B. United. Import rep Paul Taddei will be in the shop pouring up samples and walking us through the stories of each of the brews.
Local point-man Matty Hargrove will pour up a spate of newly released brews from Blackberry Farm Brewery. From the classically styled Saison to their adventurous collaborations with big-name players, Blackberry Farm does not miss. We're thrilled.
Three newly arrived wines from outspoken and playful winemakers who believe strongly in the pure expressions of place. Eric Texier brings us his village wine Brézème (syrah) and his pet nat Roulletabulle (chasselas), unlike any wine I've ever had.
- Erix Texier Brézème
Côtes du Rhône, France
- Eric Texier VDF Rouletabulle
Rhône Valley, France
- Domaine du Possible Le Fruit de Hasard
Côtes du Roussillon, France