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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
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
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
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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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
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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Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Father's Day

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The wines I selected for this weekend's tasting embody the spirit of a perfect Fathers Day. Apremont is a floral & alpine white reminiscent of a hike through crisp mountain air. Château Pradeaux is a robust & complex rosé from Bandol perfect for a mid-day grill session. And Domaine Chignard has the acid grit to pair with tangy red meats - and just enough rich red fruit to induce an afternoon repose.

If you're reading this, pops, go for a hike, grill some meats & veggies, and take a nap. Happy Fathers Day!

Saturday, June 16
3-5pm @ WWM

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Les Rocailles Apremont
Savoie, France
Jacquère
$16

Château Pradeaux
Bandol, Provence, France
Cinsault, Mourvèdre
$35

Domaine Chignard
Juliénas, Beaujolais, France
Gamay
$22

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Jun
14
5:00 PM17:00

Tasting: Nuit Belge Fortnight

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In anticipation of Nuit Belge, we're hosting a beer tasting at the shop from 5-6:30pm Thursday evening. The event will feature Cantillon Geuze, Lindemans Cuvée René, & Pleiades - a collaboration between Blackberry Farm Brewery, Creature Comforts, Jester King, & NOLA.

Nuit Belge is taking place on Saturday, June 23 at Marathon Music Works. Click Here and enter promo code WWM to save $10 on tickets. And if you drop by the tasting on Thursday (which you totally should - there will be Cantillon!) you can enter a raffle to win 2 free passes to the June 23 event.

Thursday, June 14
5-6:30pm @ WWM

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Cantillon Geuze
Brussels, Belgium

Lindemans Cuvée René
Vlezenbeek, Belgium

Blackberry Farm Brewery Collaboration Pleiades
Walland, Tennessee

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Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Saumon Fishing dans la Loire

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Selection Massale's latest release is a rosé produced by Loire Valley winemaker Frantz Saumon. Layered with minerals, red fruit, & ample acidity, this blend of gamay & grolleau is sure to put a charge into your lazy summer afternoon.

Also from the Loire, AK 400 by Bruno Allion is produced from an ancient offshoot called gamay teinturier, which is deeper, darker, & more tannic than the juicy clones of the Beaujolais. The wine pairs well with spicy dishes and certainly stands up to bbq.

Saturday, June 9
3-5pm @ WWM

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La Boutanche Un Saumon dans la Loire
Vin de France
Gamay, Grolleau
$20

Bruno Allion AK 400
Vin de France
Gamay
$28

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Jun
2
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Qué Pasa?

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Qué Pasa? is a natural wine project by Roussillon producer Domaine Léonine. Imported by our friend Fifi, this winery is quite small and practices a hands-off, terroir-driven approach that allows the land & the vintage to speak for themselves.

I'm eager to try the white blend, which sees a little skin contact, giving the wine texture & complexity that borders on orange. What up?

Saturday, June 2
3-5pm @ WWM

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Domaine Léonine Qué Pasa?
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc, Macabeu
$30

Domaine Léonine Qué Pasa?
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Syrah
$25

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May
26
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Rosé All Memorial Day

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Last weekend we were sipping on complex, challenging orange wine. This weekend we're guzzling dry, refreshing rosé. So it goes in the land of libationary liberty.

Saturday we're opening three rosé, all from southern France, yet each unique in its texture & flavor profile. From pale & mineral to substantial, grill-friendly pink, we're looking out for your holiday weekend needs.

And just a heads up - we'll be open 11am-6pm on Sunday, May 27 and closed Memorial Day, Monday the 28.

Saturday, May 26
3-5pm @ WWM

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Mas Champart
Saint-Chinian, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Syrah
$18

AIX
Coteaux d'Aix en Provence, France
Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan
$20

Château Trinquevedel AutremenTavel
Tavel, Southern Rhône, France
Grenache, Cinsault, Clairette
$20

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May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Orange Wine

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As Rosé Fest guzzles itself asunder down the street, we'll be pouring wines touched with a deep, mystic hue here at the shop. Nothing against the pink stuff, but orange wine offers texture & complexity second to none. It can be assertive, tannic, challenging. I like to call it wine geek wine.

Whether you're into orange wine or not, the bottles we're opening promise to take you on an intriguing trip. From the approachable, fan-favorite Sivi Pinot to the grippy & herbaceous Dinavolino, we're pouring the spectrum. If you want to learn more about how orange wine is produced or what it tastes like, check out this helpful article from Wine Folly.

Saturday, May 19
3-5pm @ WWM

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Slavcek Sivi Pinot
Slovenia
Pinot Grigio
$16

Movia
Brda, Slovenia
Ribolla
$32

Denavolo Dinavolino
Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Malavasia di Candia Aromatica, Marsanne, Ortugo
$29

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May
10
5:00 PM17:00

Tasting: Vom Boden

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Stephen Bitterolf, founder of vom Boden - a small importing company that focuses on small, German producers - realizes that the most meaningful part of his work is "supporting the grower and what they do." His portfolio champions farmers who respect the land and practice non-interventionist methods in the cellar.

This evening Stephen is stopping by the shop to pour five wines, ranging from a pleasantly dry bubbly made from the unsung elbling grape, to a food-friendy pinot noir from the Baden region of southern Germany. Stop by and help support the little guys!

Thursday, May 10
5-6:30pm @ WWM

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Hild Trocken
Mosel, Germany
Elbling
$15

Hild Sekt Brut
Mosel, Germany
Elbling
$18

Brand
Pfalz, Germany
Riesling
$17

Peter Lauer Barrel X
Saar, Germany
Riesling
$20

Lovely Lilly
Baden, Germany
Pinot Noir
$18

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May
7
5:00 PM17:00

Tasting: Clos la Coutale & Champalou

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When drinking wine there are typically several barriers or layers between the glass in your hand and the winemaker who produced it. Importers, distributors, your local wine shop. And in another sense, expectations and the influence of trends. It's a treat when we have a chance to collapse that space and hear directly from the horse's mouth, so to speak, what it's like in the vineyards and why they choose to practice the way they do.

This evening we're hosting two winemakers from France for a special in-store tasting - Céline Champalou & Philippe Bernède. After having interned at wineries across the world, Céline recently joined Domaine Champalou to work alongside her parents. They only produce chenin blanc and this evening Céline is pouring five, showcasing the grape's wide range of expressions, from high tone & acidic to rich & sweet.

In addition to Champalou, we're hosting Philippe Bernède of Clos la Coutale. Philippe only produces one bottle, and he does it well. The Cahors is a blend of 80% malbec & 20% merlot, and it's a solid go-to year round and also has great aging potential.

Drop by the shop and collapse some space with us. Make contact with those who are making the juice. Practice your French. Bisous.

Monday, May 7
5-6:30pm @ WWM

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Clos la Coutale
Cahors, France
Malbec, Merlot
$18

Champalou Brut
Vouvray, Loire, France
Chenin Blanc
$24

Champalou
Vouvray, Loire, France
Chenin Blanc
$23

Champalou Le Portail
Vouvray, Loire, France
Chenin Blanc
$35

Champalou La Moelleuse
Vouvray, Loire, France
Chenin Blanc
$49

Champalou Les Tries
Vouvray, Loire, France
Chenin Blanc
$70

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May
5
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Italy

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After making a life in New York, Silvio and his wife, Catalina, returned to the Massana home in Tuscany when Silvio's mother fell ill in the mid-90s. Signorina Massana had been tending the family vines and selling the grapes off to local negociants. When she passed her son and daughter-in-law decided to take over the family business and bottle their own wine.

From the get go, Catalina wanted to cease using chemicals on the farm. And thus began the conversion to organic farming and natural practices in the cellar, which Silvio rebuilt by hand.

In addition to the Montesecondo Rosso, we're opening Matilde Rosato, a rosé blend of sangiovese & sanforte from Cosimo Maria Masini, a biodynamic producer located on the clay slopes of San Miniato, Tuscany.

There's a great story about the Massana family followed by an interview with Silvio on the Louis/Dressner website. Click Here to check it out.

Saturday, May 5
3-5pm @ WWM

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Cosimo Maria Masini Matilde Rosato
Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese, Sanforte
$20

Montesecondo Rosso
Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese, Canaiolo
$20

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May
3
5:00 PM17:00

Tasting: Jenny & François

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Once a PhD candidate at Harvard studying film, Jenny Lefcourt was destined for a life in academia. Then she met French wine. And her husband. Today she runs Jenny & François Selections from her office in SoHo, importing natural wine from across Europe, championing small producers who "work like artisans, crafting a different wine each year."

This evening Daniel Sutton, who joined Jenny & François in 2014 as National Sales Manager, is making a special appearance at the shop to pour five wines from the portfolio.

Click Here to read a little piece on their website about natural wine.
 

Thursday, May 3
5-6:30pm @ WWM

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Ca' dei Zago Col Fondo
Prosecco, Veneto, Italy
Glera
$25

Strohmeier Sekt Rosé
Steiermark, Styria, Austria
Blauer Wildbacher
$35

Jean-Marie Rimbert Cousin Oscar
Languedoc, France
Cinsault
$16

Les Sablonnettes Les Copains d'Abord
Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Grolleau
$18

Laurence & Rémi Dufaitre
Brouilly, Beaujolais, France
Gamay
$30

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Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Eric Texier Brézème

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Welcome to the steep, limestone slopes of Brézème, where Eric Texier is producing natural wine with meticulous attention to detail in the vineyards and in the cellar. Like Hermitage & Crozes-Hermitage, Brézème sits on the eastern side of the Rhône – unlike the two illustrious appellations, it’s not widely recognized. Texier is helping to change that. He tends old vines, harvests by hand, and ferments whole cluster with native yeasts, adding minimal sulfites at bottling.

Two weeks ago we tasted La Boutanche Rouge, a single varietal cinsault from Eric’s son, Martin Texier. Tomorrow stop by and get to know the OG. We’re pouring a rich & complex roussanne with lively acidity and notes of apple & pear in addition to a seamless syrah marked by smoky minerals, black pepper, & dark berries.

Saturday, April 28
3-5pm @ WWM

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Eric Texier
Brézème, Rhône Valley, France
Roussanne
$29

Eric Texier
Brézème, Rhône Valley, France
Syrah
$30

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Apr
25
5:00 PM17:00

Tasting: Grand Cru Selections

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This is one of those tastings you want not to miss. Tomorrow evening from 5-6:30pm Jay Lathem of Grand Cru Selections - a small importing company that specializes in thoughtful, terroir-driven wines - is pouring four superlative bottles from the portfolio.

It’s not everyday that we get to open up something from Marquis d’Angerville, the Burgundian producer of Volnay fame who’s acquiring vineyards in the Jura, expanding the extent of his notoriety. Domaine du Pélican is a taut & pure chardonnay with fresh acidity and a mineral core, reminiscent of the great whites from Burgundy.

Wednesday, April 25
5-6:30pm @ WWM

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Domaine Bailly-Reverdy Chavignol
Sancerre, France
Sauvignon Blanc
$26

Marquis d'Angerville Domaine du Pélican
Arbois, Jura, France
Chardonnay
$50

Domaine Le Petit Saint Vincent
Saumur Champigny, Loire, France
Cabernet Franc
$25

Fattoria di Sammontana
Sangiovese
Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
$18

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Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Mâconnais Delivers More Than Great Value

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Some of the finest wines of the Mâconnais come from the village of Fuissé, where Domaine Cheveau produces rich, generous chardonnay from 40 year-old vines planted into clay & limestone soils. Raised on fine lees in stainless steel, the Mâcon Fuissé balances round oppulance with taut, laser-sharp acidity.
 
The Mâconnais has long been associated with simplicity & value rather than greatness. In recent years that trend is reversing, although, fortunately, the great value still stands. In addition to “Les Grandes Bruyères,” which delivers well beyond its $22 price tag, we’re opening a bottle of pinot noir from Château de la Greffière this Saturday, showcasing what this dismissed portion of Burgundy is now capable of producing.

Saturday, April 21
3-5pm @ WWM

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Domaine Cheveau Les Grandes Bruyères
Mâcon Fuissé, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
$22

Château de la Greffière Bourgogne Rouge
Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
$22

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