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Feb
16
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Post Valentine's Day Pick-Me-Up

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What makes full-bodied wines from southern France more interesting to me than the rich, lush reds of the new world is the acidity. It gives the wine liveliness up front and structure all the way through.

In the case of La Pinède by Domaine La Tour Vieille, the old-world acidity that entices up front is reminiscent of brambly raspberry & blueberry fruit. The wine fills out into richer notes of chocolate covered cherries, but the acid holds on. It's coating yet it tickles a little.

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In addition to La Tour Vieille, we're opening a chardonnay from Mâcon Farges, Burgundy, and a merlot from the Fronsac of Bordeaux. The Bordeaux is an exceptionally good value at $25.

Saturday, February 16
3-5pm @ WWM

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Perrusset Sélection Vieilles Vignes
Mâcon Farges, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
$22

Domaine La Tour Vieille La Pinède
Colliourre, Roussillon, France
Grenache Noir, Carignan, Syrah, Mourvèdre
$22

Château Haut Lariveau
Fronsac, Bordeaux, France
Merlot
$25

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Feb
12
5:00 PM17:00

Tuesday Tasting: Obrigado Vinhos

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Obrigado means Thank You, but we should be thanking Rui Abecassis, founder of Obrigado Vinhos, for bringing us Portuguese wines of "quality, authenticity and value." Fortunately, we'll have our chance. Rui is stopping by the shop this evening between 5-6:30pm for a special in-store tasting, sharing four bottles from his revealing & expressive portfolio.

Until recently, Portugal has been known by the rest of the wine world for its fortified Port and simple, refreshing Vinho Verde. Thanks to importers like Obrigado, the rest of us are finally getting a taste for the vivid wines and surprisingly diverse range of regions that the small country has to offer. I'm especially excited to try the MJC Colares Branco, a golden, waxy bottle of malvasia from Europe's westernmost appellation that's bottle aged for nearly a decade before release.

Read more about Rui Abecassis & Obrigado Vinhos.

Tuesday, February 12
5-6:30pm @ WWM

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Luis Seabra Vinhos Xisto Ilimitado
Douro, Portugal
Rabigato, Gouveio, Codega, Viosinho
$23

MJC Colares Branco
Colares, Portugal
Malvasia
$34

Compañia De Vinos Del Atlantico Rabelo Roman
Douro, Portugal
Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional
$18

Fitapreta
Alentejano, Portugal
Aragonez, Alicanta Bouschet, Trincadeira
$23

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Feb
9
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: The Withers

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Andrew Tow, founder of The Withers Winery, stopped by the shop last week and tasted us on his current releases. We were already familiar with his love for understated, harmonious wines, and we were excited to see what the new vintage would bring.


To our surprise, the first wine we tried was last year's rosé. Andrew held onto several cases because he was convinced that the wine would benefit from nearly a year of bottle age, and he didn't want it to all get drunk before people had a chance to try it at its peak. Once laser sharp like a young rosé from Bandol, the fruit had matured into fragrant & mellow cantaloupe, apricot. I was game.


In addition to the rosé, we picked up a bright & refreshing counoise marked by strawberry fruit & earthy herbal notes and a red blend of mourvèdre & syrah with spice, earth & red fruit. We're opening all three on Saturday. 

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"We named our winery in the spirit of striving for heights in every aspect of our operation and as as tribute to Mr. Burgess, the Irish Connemara pony who has been a member of our extended family for almost 15 years."

Click here to read what they care about over at The Withers Winery.

Saturday, February 9
3-5pm @ WWM

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The Withers Rosé
El Dorado, Sierra Foothills, CA
Mourvèdre, Grenache
$23

The Withers Counoise
El Dorado, Sierra Foothills, CA
Counoise, Mourvèdre
$25

The Withers In Hand Red
El Dorado, Sierra Foothills, CA
Mourvèdre, Syrah
$25

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Feb
2
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Huge Super Bowl Wines!

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Superlatives aside, I'm excited to share a couple wines from one of the latest portfolios to arrive in our market. Founded by Matt Mollo, SelectioNaturel is "dedicated to selecting and importing small production, naturally and traditionally made wines."

Matt is passionate about his work. The quality & responsible production of the wine he's bringing in reflect his love for the people & places whence it comes. By importing small-production, natural wine, he feels he's sharing a story of family, tradition & locale.

We're opening liter bottles this weekend, supplying plenty of juice to continue that story. The wines are energetic & refreshing, encouraging sip after sip for an elevated Super Bowl experience. In addition to the E! wines we're popping a sangiovese that pairs perfectly with chili. It's quaffable quality in abundance.

Saturday, February 2
3-5pm @ WWM

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Cellario E! Bianco
Langhe, Piedmont, Italy
Muscato Gialla, Arneis
$18

Cellario E! Grino
Langhe, Piedmont, Italy
Grignolino
$18

Montemelino Malpasso
Umbria, Italy
Sangiovese
$18

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Jan
26
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Classic France Keeps Me Coming Back

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When the last bottle of Gros 'Noré Rosé left the building last spring I reached from my knees and cried in despair, "Then we'll never see you again?" And out of the æther a whispered reassurance, checking my adolescence: "Never is a long time, Kevin."

Actually, I've been watching Westerns. Nonetheless, The Gros 'Noré has returned. And at a ridiculous price. In celebration of the rejoinder we're cracking a bottle this Saturday, completing a provocative tasting of classic French wine.

In addition to the Provençal rosé, we're opening Clos la Coutale Cahors & Jean Foillard Beaujolais-Villages, two reds that keep me coming back every time.

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You may have heard of the Gang of Four, the Kermit Lynch coined posse of winemakers who determined to return to traditional winemaking practices in Beaujolais in the early 80s. But have you heard of Jules Chauvet, who inspired the four, especially Foillard, to go back? Click Here to nerd out to an article about the father of natural French wine.

Saturday, January 26
3-5pm @ WWM

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Domaine du Gros 'Noré Rosé
Bandol, France
Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Grenache
$32

Jean Foillard
Beaujolais-Villages, France
Gamay
$25

Clos La Coutale
Cahors, France
Malbec, Merlot
$18

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Jan
19
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Old Habits

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I’m all for New Year’s Resolutions. I made like eight. But let’s be real, none of them concerned the consumption of natural French wine. Or, to be more precise, I never intended to quit wine altogether for a month. Dry out.
 
Instead I’ve resolved to drink responsibly in 2019, more intentionally. In addition to watching intake, that means drinking wine that’s produced responsibly, without the use of herbicides or pesticides in the vineyard, without unnecessary manipulation in the cellar.
 
Drop by and drink responsibly with us. We're opening bottles from Eric Texier & Domaine du Mortier. Unlike flossing, it'll be fun. But you ought to keep flossing, too.

Saturday, January 19
3-5pm @ WWM

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Eric Texier Adèle
Côtes-du-Rhône, France
Clairette, Marsanne
$18

Domaine du Mortier La P'tite Vadrouille
Loire Valley, France
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
$22

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Jan
12
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Wine Yourself

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Envínate (translation: wine yourself) is a collaborative effort to produce site specific wines with Atlantic influenced tone & acidity. Founded by four college friends who met while studying enology at the University of Miguel Hernandez in Alicante, the Envínate lineup is profound & pure.

Benje Blanco & Tinto come from the steep, volcanic slopes of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The Listan Blanco is complex and layered with orchard & citrus fruits, a nutty note & lively acidity wrapped in smokey salinity. Also layered & complex, the tinto is delicate but dense with red & black fruits, peppercorns, violets & racy acidity.

To read more about the project, check out the José Pastor Selections website by Clicking Here.

Saturday, January 12
3-5pm @ WWM

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Envínate Benje Blanco
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Listan Blanco
$25

Invínate Benje Tinto
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Listan Prieto
$25

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Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Turkey Twenty18

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If you haven't figured it out by now, our Saturday tasting the weekend before Thanksgiving is not to be missed. We up the ante year after year, poppin' bubs, poppin' Beaujo.

This year, in addition to store favorites J. Lassalle & Lapierre, were opening a super fun cider from Norther France by producer Domaine J. Cecillon. Produced from ancient varieties of apples from select orchards in Bretagne, the Nantosuelta (Valley of the Sun), with its rich amber color and notes of white flowers, candied fruit, & caramel, is a perfect way to kick of the festivities.

And from there moving onto Champagne proper and one of the biggest names in Beaujolais... whether you're looking for Thanksgiving pairings or simply an opportunity to try some of our favorite wines, drop on by.

If you reserved a Turkey Tote or two or some of our Elijah Craig Private Select, our Saturday tasting would be a great excuse to swing through and pick up your order.

Saturday, November 17
3-5pm @ WWM

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J. Lassalle Brut Préférence
Champagne, France
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
$48

Domaine J. Cecillon Cidre Nantosuelta
Bretagne, France
Apples
$25

Lapierre
Juliénas,Beaujolais, France
Gamay
$35

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Nov
10
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting + Book Signing: Wine Food

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Dana Frank (Bar Norman, Bow & Arrow, Food & Wine sommelier of the year) & Andrea Slonecker (author of six cookbooks, former recipe editor of Kinfolk magazine) are dropping by the shop Saturday afternoon to promote their new book, Wine Food. Part cookbook, part wine-pairing guide, Wine Food captures Dana & Andrea's passion for putting together a stellar, complete meal.
Jon Bonné lauds, "Finally! A book that treats wine as an essential part of the table - by making it the centerpiece of a meal."

As written on the inside cover:

-- Wine Food is a wine course in a cookbook for everyone who wants to learn about wine simply by drinking it. Here, sommelier Dana Frank and wine-loving recipe writer Andrea Slonecker distill the basics - how to buy, how to store, how to taste - and deliver more than seventy-five instant-hit recipes, all inspired by affordable wines made by producers to know. Each recipe opens with a succinct summary of the wine style that inspired the dish and explains the interplay between the wine and the food. Whether you like thinking about which bottle to pour at brunch, with picnic fare, for midweek dinners, at weekend feasts, or for all of those times, Wine Food makes learning about wine flavorful, fun, and easy. --

Stop by between 3-5pm tomorrow afternoon and join Dana & Andrea for a special in-store wine tasting + book signing. We'll have plenty of copies of Wine Food on hand, if you're interested in taking a look or purchasing a copy.

Saturday, November 10
3-5pm @ WWM

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Domaine Mosse Moussamoussettes
Loire Valley, France
Gamay, Grolleau
$30

Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin Clos des Allées
Muscadet Sèvre & Maine, Loire Valley, France
Melon de Bourgogne
$20

Maison Blanche Le Colombier de la Metaire
Montagne Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
$25

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Nov
9
5:00 PM17:00

Tasting: Blackberry Farm

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A couple years ago Blackberry Farm emerged as one of my favorite domestic breweries. Their Classic Saison, inoculated with the same strain of yeast that gets Saison Dupont going, is the closest thing to the Belgian original that I've tasted from the States. It's not completely derivative, however, expressing its own locality with fresh peppery spice & tart edges.

Hitting the market in 6-pack can format, the Classic Saison, along with Belgian-style ales Fenceline & Boundary Tree, is more accessible than ever. And it's cause to celebrate. Join us for a special in-store tasting Friday 5-6:30pm when Matty Hargrove cracks into the new releases from Blackberry Farm. In addition to the canned line, he'll have the Harvest Ale open, a seasonal cork & cage made from wheat, spelt, oats, & rye.

Friday, November 9
5-6:30pm @ WWM

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Blackberry Farm Brewery Classic
Walland, TN
Belgian-Style Ale
$12

Blackberry Farm Brewery Fenceline
Walland, TN
Belgian-Style Ale
$12

Blackberry Farm Brewery Boundary Tree
Walland, TN
Hoppy Belgian-Style Ale
$12

Blackberry Farm Brewery Harvest
Walland, TN
Farmhouse Ale
$14

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Nov
7
4:00 PM16:00

Tasting: Bruce Russell of Wild Turkey

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Bruce Russell - grandson of the legendary Jimmy Russell, son of the stoic & steadfast Eddie Russell - is stopping by the shop Wednesday afternoon between 4-6pm for a special in-store Wild Turkey tasting.

Eight years ago, Bruce officially joined his father and grandfather at Wild Turkey, where he currently works as the national brand ambassador. He's next in line to take Eddie's position as master distiller.

Drop by the shop and hear 3rd-generation Bruce's story. He'll have several bottles of Wild Turkey and Russell's Reserve open. If you reserved a bottle of our Private Select Barrel, this is the perfect opportunity to pick it up and get it signed.

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Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

Saturday Tasting: Zev's Dead

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After having run a wine bar in Park City, UT, Zev Rovine moved back to New York with the intention of working for himself.  Without much money, the only business he could conceive of opening was that of a one-man importer.
 
Zev sought council & guidance from Justin Chearno, the current wine director and partner of Four Horsemen in Brooklyn, and the two traveled to France together to meet a few winemakers. Discovering that he couldn’t make it without speaking French, he quickly learned the language. And then he took a huge risk and signed on a handful of small, natural wine producers to bring back to the States.
 
Several years later and Zev Rovine Selections contains 130 natural wine producers from all over Europe. This Saturday we’re opening three bottles from a few of his most recent producers to arrive in the Nashville market. No, Zev’s not dead. In fact, he’s thriving, growing, making natural wine more accessible and blazing trails for more small importing companies.
 
Click Here and read an interview with Zev from The Vinguard in which he discusses his introduction to wine, his love for natural wine, & the risks he took in starting a small natural wine importing company in 2010.

Saturday, November 3
3-5pm @ WWM

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Les Tètes Tète Red
Vin de France
Cabernet Franc, Grolleau
$18

Domaine Benjamin Taillandier Laguzelle
Minervois, Languedoc, France
Cinsault, Syrah, Carignan
$19

Domaine Grosbois La Cuisine de Ma Mère
Chinon, Loire, France
Cabernet Franc
$22

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Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Comando G & the Old Vine Garnacha

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75 miles west of Madrid, Daniel Landi & Fernando García have been scouring the weathered hills of the Sierra de Gredos for legendary parcels of old-vine garnacha. Earning the trust & respect of old timey farmers & local vignerons, they've been on a quest to rediscover an ancient Spain that had been all but forgotten, left in a state of neglect for decades.

"Talking to old guys in bars," Daniel reminisced in a New York Times article from May of this year, recounting he and Fernando's search for the fabled parcels. "I found when you drink beer, you find good vineyards."

10 years later the two friends are producing some of Spain's most finessed & nuanced garnacha under the label Comando G. La Bruja de Rozas is floral, chalky & mineral - a world away from the boozy, overripe wines that had defined the region for years.

In addition to the collaborative effort, we're opening Daniel Landi's Las Uvas de la Ira, a vivacious & elegant red marked by savory notes & fine tannin.

Saturday, October 27
3-5pm @ WWM

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Comando G La Bruja de Rozas
Vinos de Madrid, Spain
Garnacha
$26

Daniel Landi Las Uvas de la Ira
Mentrida, Castilla y León, Spain
Garnacha
$30

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Oct
22
5:00 PM17:00

Vino Viaggio: Three Italian Terroirs

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After waiting out the hotter months we're geared up to throw another wine party at the Public House. Join us from 5-8pm on Monday, October 22 for Vino Viaggio: Three Italian Terroirs.

Vino Viaggio will feature the regions of Sicily, Friuli, & Emilia-Romagna. We're setting up a station for each region, pouring three wines at each station. There will be whites, reds, oranges, & bubbles. In addition to the wine, Public House is providing snacks.

Like the last couple of events, you'll receive a glass and generous pour of bubbly as you enter the doors. Hold onto your glass from there on and hit each station as you please. Hang out. Make a friend. $30 gets you entry and all the samples. Click Here to Purchase Tickets.

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Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Lapierre & Vieux Télégraphe

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This is one of those tastings that I could only denigrate by adding fluffy language or fanciful turns of phrase. Lapierre & Domaine Vieux Télégraphe are benchmark producers in Beaujolais & Châteauneuf-du-Pape, respectively. Their wines are exquisite and elegant and definitely worth tasting.

An original member of the Gang of Four, Marcel Lapierre - along with Guy Breton, Jean-Paul Thévenet & Jean Foillard - spearheaded a movement to return to traditional grape growing & winemaking practices in Beaujolais. We're opening his Morgon tomorrow, a suave & complex red with sappy black cherry fruit & plush, velvety texture.

On the other side of Lyon from Beaujolais, planted into the sun-scorched hills of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the Brunier brothers tend the legendary vineyards at Domaine Vieux Télégraphe. Télégramme is their more accessible release, produced from 20-year-old vines and marked by notes of spice cake, lavendar, & generous red fruit.

Saturday, October 20
3-5pm @ WWM

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Lapierre
Morgon, Beaujolais, France
Gamay
$35

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Télégramme
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône Valley, France
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault
$36

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Oct
6
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Four From Faury

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Tall & broad shouldered with sun-kissed, downcast features, Lionel Faury is the quintessential farmer. He mumbles awkwardly in social settings, the soft-spoken words rendering his presence timid & uncomfortable. In the vineyards he is at home with the earth, patient with the vines, understanding. His wines are among the best to come from Saint-Joseph & Condrieu.

On Saturday we're opening four from Faury. It's one of those tastings you definitely don't want to miss. The old vine syrah is deep & dark with savory complexity & peppery spice. His viognier is vibrant & powerful with ginger zest & softer notes of orchard fruit. And we've currently got them knocked down to a great, low price.

Saturday, October 6
3-5pm @ WWM

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Faury Syrah
Rhône Valley, France
Syrah
$20

Faury Vieilles Vignes
Saint-Joseph, Rhône Valley, France
Syrah
$35

Faury 
Saint-Joseph, Rhône Valley, France
Marsanne, Roussanne
$30

Faury
Condrieu, Rhône Valley, France
Viognier
$50

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Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

Birichino Pinot, Y'all

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Many of you have tried the incredibly fun and intensely aromatic & floral Birichino Malvasia (still & pet nat). Tomorrow we're opening their vibrant & high-tone pinot noir. Sourced from the warm yet maritime foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Birichino is vinified with wild yeast and no filtration and layered with notes of pomegranate, sage, thyme.

You heard it right, we're leaving the friendly confines of France behind for a weekend. I'm sure I'll feel a moment's separation anxiety, but a glass of wine should clear that up.

Saturday, September 15
3-5pm @ WWM

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Scholium Project VLV Reserve
California
Verdelho
$22

Birichino Saint Georges
Central Coast, California
Pinot Noir
$27

Bedrock Wine Co.
California
Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignan, Alicante Bouschet
$28

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Sep
8
3:00 PM15:00

Late Summer Sips

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Is La Boutanche Trollinger red or rosé? We're chilling it either way. From Württemberg producer Knauß, the latest Selection Massale release is a fruity & grippy natural wine with tons of fresh acidity.

Andi Knauß is only in his early 30s, but he takes winemaking very seriously. Farming organically, vinifying with indigenous yeasts, and adding minimal sulfites at bottling, he's a pioneer in German natural winemaking. Mad eszett props.

Saturday, September 8
3-5pm @ WWM

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Les Capriades Pet' Sec Rosé
Vin de France
Gamay
$32

Knauß La Boutanche
Württemberg, Germany
Trollinger
$22

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Sep
1
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Labor Day Weekend

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This weekend, in celebration of all the hard work you've put in over the last year, we're opening a couple special bottles and selling them for a special price.

Aubert de Villaine is heir to one of the most prestigious wine legacies of Burgundy. In the 1970s he and his wife sought a home in Bouzeron where they could practice making wine without the pressures of an international reputation. Today the Villaines farm three parcels in Côte Chalonnaise where they are certified organic and produce stunning wines that express the complex terroir. This bottle typically goes for upwards of $50 but we're currently selling it for $28.

In addition to the chardonnay from Domaine de Villaine, we're opening a gamay from Morgon producer Guy Breton. An original member of the Gang of Four, Breton has helped re-raise Beaujolais' status by returning to traditional practices in the cellar and refusing to use synthetic herbicides and pesticides in the vineyards. His wines are light spicy and loaded with schist minerals. We've knocked the price down from $33 to $26

Saturday, September 1
3-5pm @ WWM

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Domaine de Villaine Les Clous Aimé
Côte Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
$28

Breton Vieilles Vignes
Morgon, Beaujolais, France
Gamay
$26

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Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

Oui, on n'a pas de tomates, aujourd'hui

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Tomato Art Fest delivered on all fronts last weekend. Foot traffic was bananas, the Nashville & Franklin School of Rock lived up to its name, and it was hot as a seatbelt buckle under the summer sun. I'm already looking forward to next year.

But let's remain in the present for a moment. We've got a tasting this weekend that promises, if not hoards of melting zythophiles, at least some stellar gamay.

Les Capriades is a pet-nat from the Loire Valley. Vinified slightly off-dry with fine bubbles & sleek acidity, la Bulle Rouge is the result of refined winemaking & meticulous attention to detail.

Down from the Côte-de-Brouilly of southern Beaujolais, Chanrion is juicy & vivacious with notes of black tea and old-vine complexity. Nicole, who manages all aspects of the domaine, was elected president of the appellation in 2000.

Saturday, August 18
3-5pm @ WWM

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Les Capriades La Bulle Rouge
Loire, France
Gamay
$28

Chanrion
Côte-de-Brouilly, Beaujolais, France
Gamay
$18

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Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Denver & Liely Bourbon Glass Release Party

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Our favorite Australian glass designers are back in Nashville, celebrating the release of their beautiful hand-blown Bourbon glass. Inspired by their 4-day romp around Kentucky & Tennessee last summer, Denver & Liely crafted a gorgeous vessel specifically designed to deliver the aromatics and enhance the drinking experience of Bourbon.

Join Denver & Liely at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery in Marathon Village Friday, August 17, 7-9pm for an evening of history, insight, & Belle Meade Bourbon. $50 gets you your own Denver & Liely Bourbon Glass (retail $50) and a sample of 5 Bourbons from Belle Meade.

Click Here to purchase tickets.

Friday, August 17
7-9pm @ Nelson's Green Brier Distillery
$50

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Denver & Liely Bourbon Glass

Belle Meade Bourbon
Belle Meade Bourbon Reserve
Belle Meade Bourbon Madeira Finish
Belle Meade Bourbon Cognac Finish
Belle Meade Bourbon Sherry Finish

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Aug
4
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Age-Old Bordeaux

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It's not everyday you get to taste 14-year-old wine. Most of the bottles we champion are bright & fresh - characteristics of youth. Tomorrow, however, we're opening a bottle of 2004 Château de Bellevue that shows the elegant signs of aging. Mellow fruit, herbaceous undertones.

Château de Bellevue is situated on clay & limestone soils in Lussac, a satellite site of Saint-Emilion on the right bank of Bordeaux. Vines are over 40 years old, only native yeasts are used to start fermentation, and wines are aged two years in subterranean cellars before bottling.

Mineral to the core, the 2004 is firm and full bodied with muddy purple fruit and grippy tannin. At $22, it's going for a ridiculously low price right now. Get some while supplies last.

Saturday, August 4
3-5pm @ WWM

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Domaine Maestracci E Prove
Calvi, Corsica, France
Vermentinu
$18

Château de Bellevue
Lussac Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
$22

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Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

Tasting: Friday Mai Tai

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Considering the cocktail's history & contentious origin story, the Mai Tai is the perfect beverage to tinker around with and riff on. Classically comprised of aged rum, orange curaçao, orgeat, & lime juice (or were Herbsaint & falernum original ingredients?), the Mai Tai is refreshing & floral with citrus notes of orange & lime.

For our Friday Cocktail Hour, Mike Wolf is riffing on the 1944 recipe, calling his concoction the Trader Will. With a splash of Allspice Dram & Batavia-Arrack, the TW adds spicy depth to the invigorating libation. Shaken and served over crushed ice with mint & lime wedge.

Join us for another tropical retreat at the shop!

Friday, August 3
5-6:30pm @ WWM

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Mai Tai

Diplomático Mantuano
Venezuela
$22

Giffard Orgeat
France
$20

Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
France
$32

Angostura Aromatic Bitters
Trinidad & Tobago
$9

Fresh Lime

Woodland Additions

St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
Austria
$32

Batavia-Arrack van Oosten
Indonesia
$32

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Jul
28
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: New Arrivals from France

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When I selected the wines for this weekend's tasting, I completely forgot that I'll be out of town and won't get to try the bottles we open. If I had been thinking cleary, I would have put together something humdrum & lame. Instead I pretty much picked the three wines that I'm most excited to try. Not that I'm complaining about a few days in Cincinnati.

I'm most excited for y'all to try the Jean-Paul Thévenet Vieilles Vignes Morgon. One of the OG Gang of Four, Jean-Paul turned back to traditional & natural winemaking practices - away from the mass production by which Beaujolais had made a vapid reputation for itself.

The Vieilles Vignes is produced from 70-year-old vines grown in sand & decomposed granite soil. After a long fermentation in concrete cuve, the wine is aged on fine lees in old Burgundy barrels and then bottled without fining or filtration.

Saturday, July 28
3-5pm @ WWM

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Complémen'Terre La Croix Mericeau
Muscadet, Loire, France
Melon de Bourgogne
$22

Jean-Paul Thévenet Vieilles Vignes
Morgon, Beaujolais, France
Gamay
$26

Château la Roque
Pic Saint Loup, Languedoc, France
Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Grenache
$18

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Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Storming the Stodgy Laws of Yesteryear

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Dominique Lucas is a renegade. Born into a family of Burgundian winemakers, he decided to abandon the illustrious AOC status in order to commit his time & energy to the bright, zesty, & mineral-laden Chasselas grape of the Savoie.

Producing outside the strict law of Burgundian AOC, Dominique has had the opportunity to experiment vinifying with an array of different amphorae, barrels, & concrete eggs. His act of insurgence against tradition qualifies his wine as quintessential Bastille Day tasting.

Vive la France ! Vive la révolution ! Allez les Bleus !

Saturday, July 14
3-5pm @ WWM

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Les Vins du Léman Quintessence
Savoie, France
Chasselas
$22

Hervé Villemade Rosé
Cheverny, Loire, France
Gamay, Pinot Noir
$22

Domaine Le Briseau Patapon
Loire, France
Pineau d'Aunis
$27

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Jul
10
5:00 PM17:00

Tuesday Cocktail Hour

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We're thrilled & fortunate to have Mike Wolf working with us over the summer, helping to elevate our spirit game and cocktail knowhow. Mike is the former bar manager at Husk and has most recently been mixing drinks at Kuchnia & Keller. Next up he'll be running the bar program at Chopper, the new tiki bar slated to open this August.

In the spirit of his new endeavor, Mike is mixing up a rum-based cocktail that he's going to share with you fine people on Tuesday, July 10 at the shop. Between 5-6:30pm Mike will be pouring Diplomático Planas along with samples of the refreshing Cuban cocktail, El Presidente. In addition to the free tastes, he'll share knowledge concerning the cocktail's constituent parts and teach you how to make your own El Presidente.

Tuesday, July 10
5-6:30pm @ WWM

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El Presidente

Diplomático Planas
Venezuela
$28

Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
France
$32

Dolin Blanc Vermouth
Chambéry, France
$10

Jack Rudy Grenadine
Charleston, SC
$16

Luxardo Maraschino Cherries
Italy
$16

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Jul
7
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Ostertag & Co.

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André Ostertag is a revolutionary winemaker, avid environmentalist, & poetic, philosophical thinker. After studying in Burgundy, he took local innovative winemaking techniques back to his home in Alsace where he lowered yields considerably and converted to biodynamic practices.

In André's words, "…true quality is that which succeeds in surprising and moving us. It is not locked inside a formula. Its essence is subtle (subjective) and never rational. It resides in the unique, the singular, but it is ultimately connected to something more universal. A great wine is one in which quality is contained. Such a wine will necessarily be uncommon and decidedly unique because it cannot be like any other, and because of this fact it will be atypical, or only typical of itself."

On Saturday we'll have Les Vieilles Vignes de Sylvaner open from Ostertag. Additionally, we're pouring a rosé from Corsican producer Clos Marfisi and a red cabernet franc from Domaine de l'Oubliée.

Saturday, July 7
3-5pm @ WWM

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Domaine Ostertag Les Vieilles Vignes
Alsace, France
Sylvaner
$20

Clos Marfisi Rosé d'une nuit
Patrimonio, Corsica, France
Niellucciu, Vermentinu, Muscat Blanc
$24

Domaine de l'Oubliée Merci la vie
Vin de France
Cabernet Franc
$25

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Jun
30
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Bandol Rosé & Rouge

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With aspirations to elevate Bandol's status to that of neighboring appellations such as Châteauneuf du Pâpe, Baptistin Bronzo and his two sons, Michel & Louis, acquired the property at Bastide Blanche in the 1970s. Vintage conditions in '93 finally won the region and the estate the recognition they had been seeking for a couple decades.

Soils at La Bastide Blanche vineyard sites are rich in limestone, which, in combination with high proportions of mourvèdre, give the domaine some of the most ripe & expressive wines in Bandol. On Saturday we're opening the rosé & rouge.

Saturday, June 30
3-5pm @ WWM

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La Bastide Blanche (Rosé)
Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault, Clairette
Bandol, Provence, France
$25

La Bastide Blanche (Rouge)
Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Carignan
Bandol, Provence, France
$30

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Jun
25
5:00 PM17:00

Pet-Nat Party

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On Monday, June 25 we're taking over the Public House where at 5pm the doors will open for a night of natural wine, snacks, & revelry. All for $30.

Pet-Nat - short for pétillant-naturel - is a natural method of producing bubbly where the juice undergoes one interrupted fermentation (first in tank, then in bottle) instead of one complete fermentation in tank followed by a second - jump-started by the addition of sugar - in bottle.

Although the method has been around for centuries in regions such as the Veneto (where Prosecco is produced), pet-nat is just recently reaching the American consciousness as a trendy, natural alternative to méthode traditionnelle. At Pet-Nat Party we'll be pouring several slightly bubbly wines from the world round.

Pet-Nat Party is a ticketed event, and to insure that the setting feels intimate, we're capping it at 50 heads. Since the Public House is closed to the general public on Mondays, access to the space will be exclusive to those who purchase a ticket.

Click Here to get yours.

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Jun
23
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Oh My! Ioppa!

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In the village of Romagnano Sesia, draped by a dramatic view of the Alps, Azienda Agricola Ioppa was established in 1852 on soils of granite, quartz, & iron. Nebbiolo is called spanna here, in the Colline Novaresi of Alto Piedmont - an appellation that finally achieved DOC status in 1994 after centuries of wine production.

The soils and Alpine atmosphere of Colline Novaresi reveal nebbiolo's floral side. And Ioppa produces the red traditionally with long maceration & light extraction, contributing to a juicy & generous expression of the grape. The rosé comes from young nebbiolo grapes, which are crushed, drained, & quickly pressed. 

Also from the Colline Novaresi, we're opening a bottle of vespolina from producer Boniperti. The Favolalunga is medium-bodied with juicy red fruit and notes of cinnamon, black pepper, & sandalwood.

Saturday, June 23
3-5pm @ WWM

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Ioppa Rusin
Colline Novaresi, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
$18

Ioppa
Colline Novaresi, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
$20

Boniperti Favolalunga
Colline Novaresi, Piedmont, Italy
Vespolina
$22

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