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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. Check back for constantly changing events

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Jul
20
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Chemin de fer

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I'm kinda jelly y'all are going to pop these bottles without me. Béton & Les Petits Fers from Division Wine Co. were two of my favorites from last year, and we got such a limited supply that I only had the chance to try them once. And the Massican wines are named after the coastal mountain range in southern Italy where the founders are from.

Béton is French for concrete and refers to the vessels in which the wine is aged. The red blend is stylized after the French bistro wines that inspired Kate Norris & Thomas Monroe to found the urban winery in Portland, OR. And Les Petits Fers is a juicy & herbal gamay that proves the Willamette Valley is an ideal domestic site for the Beaujo grape.

The Massican wines from Napa are super enticing. With mythological origins in the land of Bacchus & Falernus, the two white blends channel the Italian style of refreshing Mediterranean wines. Let me know how they are!

Saturday, July 20
3-5pm @ WWM

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Massican Annia
Napa Valley, California
Ribolla Gialla, Friulano, Chardonnay
$40

Massican Gemina
Napa Valley, California
Pinot Grigio, Greco
$40

Division Wine Co. Béton
Oregon
Cabernet Franc, Gamay, Pinot Noir, Côt
$28

Division Wine Co. Les Petits Fers
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Gamay
$28

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Jul
17
5:00 PM17:00

Tasting: SelectioNaturel

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We're incredibly excited to host Eric Brown Wednesday evening for an in-depth look into the SelectioNaturel portfolio. SelectioNaturel exploded onto the scene with a bonanza of natural, unfined & unfiltered wines from a handful of small-production Italian producers.

Wednesday evening Eric is popping 5 bottles, ranging from a hazy pet-nat from Umbria to a direct-press Montepulciano d'Abruzzo that picks up a pretty pink hue reminiscent of melon fruit.

Click Here to learn more about SelectioNaturel and read into the deep connections the company has made with the producers they import.

Wednesday, July 17
5-6:30pm @ WWM

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Furlani Macerato
Trentino, Italy
Pinot Grigio
$30

Tiberi Il Musticco
Umbria, Italy
Gamay, Ciliegiolo
$26

Tanganelli Anatrino
Tuscany, Italy
Trebbiano
$24

Lamoresca Rosato
Sicily, Italy
Frappato, Zibibbo
$33

Rabasco Cancelli Rosato
Abruzzo, Italy
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
$30

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Jul
13
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Bastille Day Eve

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'Twas Bastille Day Eve and all through the shop not a bottle was open, there wasn't a drop; the glasses were washed and polished with care, in hopes that libations ver' soon would be there.

The patrons were waiting - would not be misled, as visions of French wine danced in their heads; I popped Peybonhomme to speed things along, but really to conclude the spoof of this song.

A wink of Will's eye and a twist of the key, two reds and a white, and all three are free; so drop by the shop, French pride on your sleeve, and enjoy natty wine this Bastille Day Eve.

Saturday, July 13
3-5pm @ WWM

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Les Cortis Astrome
Bugey, France
Chardonnay, Altesse, Gamay
$26

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

Château Peybonhomme Les Tours
Côtes de Blaye, Bordeaux, France
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
$20

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Jun
29
3:00 PM15:00

Saturday Tasting: Skin Contact

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It'd be a jerk move to name Saturday's tasting "Skin Contact" and then not open any orange wines. Well, consider me a real Steve Martin.

But worry not! We are opening cool kid stuff this weekend. Mosel rosé with snappy acidity and mineral drive. Energetic syrah farmed biodynamically and bottled without the addition of sulfites. Volcanic island wine produced from 100-year-old vines. And a sur lie sparkler made by an agronomist who set his sights on working the land as naturally as possible.

These are refreshing, warm-weather wines. Grilling wines. 4th of July wines. And yes, technically, skin contact wines.

Saturday, June 29
3-5pm @ WWM

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Stein Rosé Trocken
Mosel, Germany
Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon
$22

Domaine Léonine Qué Pasa?
Languedoc, France
Syrah
$25

Dolores Cabrera Fernández La Araucaria Rosado
Valle de la Orotava, Canary Islands, Spain
Listan Negro
$22

Furlani Rosato
Trentino, Italy
Pinot Noir
$30

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Jun
22
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Salvaged Loire Valley Variety: Romorantin

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Romorantin is an ancient variety that went all but extinct before François Cazin and a few fellow farmers & producers salvaged some old vines in the Loire Valley. Nervy & high-toned, this grape can error on the acid side. When its showing well, the acid pulls through rich texture & fruit, giving backbone & taut structure.

Today Romorantin is found exclusively in Cour-Cheverny, and Cazin is recognized as one of the appellation's top producers. His wines (in addition to the Cour-Cheverny, we're opening his Cheverny Blanc & Cheverny Rouge) are a ridiculously great value, going for $17 on the shelf. Don’t miss this trip through Salvaged Ancient Vines of the Valley Loire!

Saturday, June 22
3-5pm @ WWM

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François Cazin Le Petit Chambord
Cheverny, Loire, France
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay
$17

François Cazin Le Petit Chambord
Cour-Cheverny, Loire, France
Romorantin
$17

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Jun
8
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Orange & Pink & Red All Over

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Saturday's tasting is a mouthful. The wines themselves are on the lighter & brighter side (the most robust of the bunch is an orange wine produced from the trebbiano grape), but for the life of me, I can't pronounce a single one of them. I even manage to make La Staffa sound stiffly foreign, like an American tourist with wooden jowls.

Fortunately, you don't have to pronounce the wines correctly in order to sample them. And even better, they taste amazing! They arrived with the latest shipment from SelectioNaturel, a tidy collection of "real wine that is naturally made," mostly coming from Italy. So bring your passport and travel all over Italy with us. And test Kelly's pronunciation.

Saturday, June 8
3-5pm @ WWM

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Tanganelli Anatrino
Tuscany, Italy
Trebbiano
$24

Guglierame Sciac Trà
Ormeasco di Pornassio, Liguria, Italy
Ormeasco (Dolcetto)
$33

La Staffa Rosso Conestabile
Umbria, Italy
Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo
$22

Lamoresca Nerocapitano
Sicily, Italy
Frappato
$33

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May
25
3:00 PM15:00

Memorial Day Weekend Tasting: Hot Dog Rap

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It’s a damn hot weekend in the month of May,
And I’m grillin’ out hot dogs with my bae.
 
Hot dog rap, hot dog rap
 
Top it with mustard, more relish please,
Wrap it in bacon, dip it in cheese.
 
Hot dog rap, hot dog rap
 
I eat hot dogs two at a time:
Chicago, Sonoran, blowin’ my mind.
 
But what to pair with such a splendid treat,
That won’t wear me out in all this heat?
 
White, rosé, natty red, too:
I’m talkin’ Texier and his little Chat Fou.
 
So bring your appetite to the shop,
Wiener wine tasting, watch the microphone drop.
 
*Hot dogs not included*

**We will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Don't forget to pick up your weekend libations before it's too late!**

Saturday, May 25
3-5pm @ WWM

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Gobelsburg Cistercien Rosé
Kamptal, Austria
Zweigelt, St. Laurent, Pinot Noir
$19

Tajinaste
Canary Islands, Spain
Listán Blanco, Albillo Criollo
$22

Eric Texier Chat Fou
Côtes du Rhône, France
Grenache, Clairette, Roussanne
$17

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May
18
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Sweet, Not Sweet

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Would it surprise you that one the staff favorites is a riesling? Peter Lauer produces pure & precise wine in the Saar of Germany. The Barrel X is his entry-level release, showcasing textured fruit, chiseled frame, mineral core - and yes - a little residual sugar. It's our hot chicken wine. And our, I want a tasty bottle with acidic drive balanced by stone fruit & ginger spice wine

Riesling ranges from sticky sweet to racy & bone dry. It also ranges from terribly over produced & one dimensional to incredibly complex & awe inspiring. Like bad chardonnay, bad riesling is really, really bad. Like great chardonnay, great riesling is about as good as wine can get. And the metric isn't based on sugar levels. It's based on balance, harmony, character, precision, depth.

Find out why we love a little RS and a little Peter Lauer in our life. In addition to the Barrel X, we're opening Brand Riesling and two bottles of chenin blanc - another highly misunderstood & overlooked grape. Don't worry, they're not all sweet. But then again, wine is grownup juice fermented from grape must...

Saturday, May 18
3-5pm @ WWM

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Brand
Pfalz, Germany
Riesling
$17

Peter Lauer Barrel X
Saar, Germany
Riesling
$20

François Pinon Silex Noir
Vouvray, Loire, France
Chenin Blanc
$22

Le Sot de l'Ange Sec Symbole
Touraine, Loire, France
Chenin Blanc
$25

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May
4
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Kerner Burner

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Saturday we're not just going old world - we're going old, old world. Ancient world. We're opening four bottles from the obscure, the metaphysical Balkan Peninsula.

Like Florida, the Balkans kinda does its own thing. The wines are zesty & refreshing, yet there's a rich quality to them. They're great warm-weather wines, yet they can stand up to a substantial meal. They're like Aristotle on the beach, preaching in plain speech, Drink Balkan wine because it will make you happy & better.

Saturday, May 4
3-5pm @ WWM

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Gönc Winery Pavel
Slovenia
Kerner
$18

Movia
Brda, Slovenia
Pinot Grigio
$32

Alexakis
Crete, Greece
Assyrtiko
$18

Troupis Winery Fteri
Greece
Moschofilero
$20

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Apr
27
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Bye Bye, Jami!

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Not to be overshadowed by Friday's tasting, Saturday is Sarah & Jami's last day at WWM. We're losing two staples at the shop, and even though they are each moving on to do exciting things in the world, they will certainly be missed.

The Saturday tasting is a great opportunity to drop in and say goodbye. Jami is pouring two natural reds imported from France by Fifi. Additionally, she's got free rein to crack open whatever her heart desires to share with you fine folks.

Saturday, April 27
3-5pm @ WWM

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Domaine Ledogar La Mariole
Languedoc, France
Carignan
$22

La Grange aux Belles Le Vin de Jardin
Anjou, Loire Valley, France
Grolleau
$22

**Special fare thee well surprise**

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Apr
26
5:00 PM17:00

Tasting: Fords Gin

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Once upon a time, bachelorettes binging on Tito's and dragging oversized luggage in hungover droves was all we had to worry about around these parts. This weekend a different beast altogether has descended over Nashville, replete with an army of Birds swooping over city streets like a reconnaissance mission from honky tonk hell.

Yes, the stage is set for a monster weekend downtown. I might recommend staying clear. Dodge the draft and drop by the shop for a taste of Fords Gin.

Simon Ford is posting up from 5-6:30pm this evening, pouring Officer's Reserve in addition to the flagship bottle. Simon was recently featured in Imbibe Magazine where he describes the process of "reverse engineering" that led to the juniper-forward, classically-styled spirit he produces.

Friday, April 26
5-6:30pm @ WWM

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Fords Gin
London, England
$27

Fords Gin Officer's Reserve
London, England
$33

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Apr
20
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Epithelium Enlightenment

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Just look at the color of the Koppitsch Rosza! Our aim is true this weekend - we're pouring vibrant, invigorating, chillable quaff.

All four bottles are new to the shop as of this week, and they span the likes of France, Germany, Austria & Italy as their respective birthplace. It's a cross section of old-world regions meeting - aye, crushing! - present-day demand & expectation. A little taste of European Enlightenment.

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Heads up! We'll be closed Easter Sunday, April 21. Operating regular hours Saturday & Monday.

Saturday, April 20
3-5pm @ WWM

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Koppitsch Rosza
Burgenland, Austria
Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, St. Laurent, Pinot Noir, Syrah
$20

Beurer
Württemberg, Germany
Trollinger
$20

La Ragnaie Rosso Troncone
Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
$25

Bartucci
Bugey-Cerdon, France
Gamay, Poulsard, Chardonnay
$30

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Apr
6
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Domaine Charles Audoin

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Cyril Audoin is an outgoing, refreshing counterpoint to the serious reputation Burgundy has earned. His father was a visionary, selecting some of the best vineyards in the '70s before Marsannay was an appellation. Today fifth-generation winemaker Cyril emphasizes traditional winemaking with a disarming, jolly wink & smile. He farms responsibly, focusing first & foremost on vineyard health & pure varietal expression.

Saturday we're opening a pinot noir & aligoté from Domaine Charles Audoin. The pinot has great structure & underlying acidity, with red cherry & cranberry fruit, a touch of oak & lingering spice. The aligoté is more concentrated & weighty than you might expect from the high-toned grape, with peach fruit, floral notes & fresh acidity.

Saturday, April 6
3-5pm @ WWM

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Domaine Charles Audoin
Burgundy, France
Aligoté
$28

Domaine Charles Audoin
Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
$35

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Mar
30
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Pax Mahle Wines

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Pax Wines is a vineyard-focused project that sustainably produces site-specific wines expressive of place, poppin' California fruit & rustic affinity for France. Initially tapping into the potential of the syrah grape in Sonoma & Mendocino, Pax & Pam Mahle's winemaking process is holistic, responsible - no chemicals are used in the vineyards, all grapes are hand or foot crushed, and fermentation occurs naturally without the addition of commercial yeasts.

Presently the Mahles work with an array of French varieties, and in addition to the North Coast Syrah, this weekend we're opening the Trousseau Gris & Valdiguié. We got to sample all three earlier this week and were very impressed with their structure & individual character.

The trousseau gris was creamy yet high-toned with musky melon fruit and great drive. Reminiscent of Cru Beaujolais, the valdiguié had nervy, snappy red fruit & mineral firmness. And the syrah was unbelievably savory for a new-world wine, with a distinct note of olive brine.

Saturday, March 30
3-5pm @ WWM

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Pax Mahle Wines
Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard, Sonoma, CA
Trousseau Gris
$30

Pax Mahle Wines
Suisun Valley, Sonoma, CA
Valdiguié
$29

Pax Mahle Wines
North Coast, CA
Syrah
$32

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Mar
23
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Broc Cellars

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Even with the welcome competition of new & interesting wines in the market, Broc Cellars continues to stand out as a favorite in the shop. It's a testament to how great the wines really are.

This week we received a shipment of the latest from Broc. It'll be cool to return to the OG after our sojourns in France and the long layover with José Pastor in Spain. It's a revolution around the natural wine world, a return to the benchmark.

Will the wines taste the same? Have our palates changed? One thing's for sure, Broc's graphic design game is still on point.

Saturday, March 23
3-5pm @ WWM

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Broc Cellars Love Rosé
Suisun Valley, CA
Valdiguié, Zinfandel, Trousseau
$20

Broc Cellars Valdiguié
Green Valley, Solano County, CA
Valdiguié
$23

Broc Cellars Nero d'Avola
Mendocino, CA
Nero d'Avola
$25

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Mar
16
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Bichi Winery

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With the help of Chilean (French-born) natural winemaker Louis-Antoine Luyt, the Tellez family is producing incredible, terroir-driven wine in Baja California, Mexico.

Mexico has a long winemaking history that dates back to the Spanish Conquistadores, but until the arrival of Bichi all that was available in our market were the over-extracted, over-ripe oak bombs reminiscent of '90s California. No more! Bichi is on trend, producing site-specific, well-structured wines with refreshing acidity and funky, earthy, floral notes from the dry-farmed hills of Tecate.

Call it Part III of our José Pastor Selections Series if you like. Or just come because you want to taste some awesome wine coming from our neighbors to the south.

Saturday, March 16
3-5pm @ WWM

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Bichi Listan
Tecate, Mexico
Misión
$26

Bichi Flama Roja
Tecate, Mexico
Nebbiolo
$29

Bichi No Sapiens
Tecate, Mexico
Unknown Variety
$29

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Mar
9
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Spring Forward

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I am willing Spring. The clocks are skipping an hour ahead this weekend. Let's skip right ahead with them, to the cool hillsides of the Alto Adige where Erste + Neue produces bright & zesty müller-thurgau & ruby red schiava.

Erste + Neue translates as "first & new," referring to the merger of the area's first co-op with that of a more recent venture. But let's pretend the name is in reference to the first wine of the new season. Cuz seriously, I'm through with winter.

Do a dance. Drink some wine.

Saturday, March 9
3-5pm @ WWM

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Erste + Neue
Südtirol, Alto Adige, Italy
Müller-Thurgau
$20

Erste + Neue
Kalterersee Classico Superiore, Alto Adige, Italy
Schiava
$20

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Mar
1
5:00 PM17:00

Special Tasting: Banhez Mezcal

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Banhez is a cooperative in Oaxaca that works with 36 families, helping to secure steady work for the farmers by getting their product out to markets like ours. Founder Francisco Javier Perez Cruz knows what it's like to leave family behind in order to find work - Banhez is an effort to "keep them together, working towards a common goal."

Kate Houser is pouring several mezcal from the Banhez portfolio at the shop tomorrow. Don't miss out on the opportunity to try single village, family-produced mezcal that express the distinct characteristics of agave variety & terroir.

Friday, March 1
5-6:30pm @ WWM

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Banhez
Oaxaca, Mexico
Espadin, Barril
$30

Banhez
Oaxaca, Mexico
Cuishe
$88

Banhez
Oaxaca, Mexico
Tepeztate
$90

Banhez
Oaxaca, Mexico
Arroqueño
$100

Banhez
Oaxaca, Mexico
Tobala
$110

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Feb
28
5:00 PM17:00

Special Tasting: Celler De Les Aus

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In an amphitheater facing the Mediterranean, just beyond the outskirts of Barcelona, the vines of Alta Alella bask in the Spanish sun.

The winery is family-run and organically farmed, producing "transparent wines that reflect soil and vintage characteristics." Run by Josep Maria Pujol-Busquets, Cristina Guillén, and their daughters, Mireia & Georgina, Celler De Les Aus (The Bird's Winery) is the first from DO Cava to produce with no added sulfur.

The former assistant winemaker and current brand ambassador, Laura Bret, intimated during her visit to the shop Wednesday morning that the family is dedicated to organic farming, but it's not the certification that really matters - it's the work done in the fields that counts. Cleverly, she stated that they don't care about biodynamic certification, because they "produce dynamically." There is so much attention to detail in the vineyards that the juice doesn't require tampering or synthetic manipulation.

Laura is dropping by again this evening from 5-6:30pm to share the wines of Celler De Les Aus. They are a brilliant sparkling & still white made from the pansa blanca grape (xarel-lo) and an edgy, pure red made from mataró (monastrell). The wines are named after the birds of the Serralada de Marina's Natural Park, where the vines are located, and they make an exemplary addition to our current sojourn in Spain.

Thursday, February 28
5-6:30pm @ WWM

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Cellar De Les Aus Bruant
Barcelona, Spain
Pansa Blanca (Xarel-Lo)
$35

Celler De Les Aus Tallarol
Barcelona, Spain
Pansa Blanca (Xarel-Lo)
$30

Celler De Les Aus Merla
Barcelona, Spain
Mataró (Monastrell)
$35

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Feb
23
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: José Pastor Selections, Part 1

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A few weeks ago we featured two wines from Envínate, an Atlantic-inflected red & white from Spain imported by José Pastor Selections.

Last week we received several new labels from the portfolio, whose "winemakers emphasize Iberia's indigenous grape varieties and, above all else, work with their land to handcraft honest wines with a sense of place."

We're showcasing the new arrivals in a 2-Part Tasting. Saturday, February 23 we're opening two whites and two reds from the portfolio, vibrant wines that express passionate work in the vineyards - severe pruning & vigorous sorting. These wines are a world away from the over-extracted bruisers of Spanish yore. They're structured & lively with snappy fruit, zest & great minerality.

Stayed tuned next week for Part 2 when we feature four more from the portfolio!

Saturday, February 23
3-5pm @ WWM

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Isaac Cantalapiedra Cantayano
Castilla y Léon, Spain
Verdejo
$20

Viña de Martin
Ribeiro, Galicia, Spain
Treixadura, Albariño, Torrentés, Lado
$32

Akutain
Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo, Grenache
$20

4 Monos
Sierra de Gredos, Vinos de Madrid, Spain
Grenache, Carignan, Morenillo, Syrah
$22

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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
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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