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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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Apr
14
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: La Boutanche

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Jump on board the natty wine train this Saturday and chug on some gluggable juice that completely over delivers. We're opening two bottles of La Boutanche, a project by importer Selection Massale that's bringing affordable, naturally produced wine to the States.

In its current expression, La Boutanche is a dry, richly textured chenin blanc from Loire producer Frantz Saumon and a thirst quenching, savory cinsault from Martin Texier, son of famed natural wine producer Eric Texier.

Saturday, April 14
3-5pm @ WWM

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Frantz Saumon La Boutanche
Loire, France
Chenin Blanc
$20

Martin Texier La Boutanche
Vin de France
Cinsault
$20

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Apr
13
4:00 PM16:00

Tasting: Chattanooga Whiskey Co.

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When Chattanooga Whiskey Co. first opened their doors in 2012 - distilling in Indiana - "Hamilton County laws prohibited the manufacture of intoxicating liquors." Their arrival served as a catalyst to change prohibition-era distilling laws.

Flash forward to 2018 and they're producing the first (legally) distilled whiskey in Chattanooga since the early 20th century! From their 46,000 square foot Riverfront Headquarters, the company is now capable of producing up to 14 barrels a day.

Join us at the shop for a special Friday evening tasting and discover for yourself why Chattanooga Whiskey is steaming ahead so quickly.

Friday, April 13
4-6pm @ WWM

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Chattanooga Whiskey Co. 1816 Reserve
Chattanooga, TN
$34

Chattanooga Whiskey Co. 1816 Cask
Chattanooga,TN
$46

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Mar
17
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Portuguese Pairing

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Medieval de Ourém is a wine of translucent cranberry hue that pops under light somewhere between rosé & gamay. Its method of production was introduced by Cistercian monks in the 12th century, and the tradition is protected by law to this day.

The wine is made up of the white-skinned grape fernão pires & the red-skinned grape trincadeira. The fernão pires is pressed and transported into oak, filling the barrel to 80% capacity. Fermentation begins. Meanwhile, the trincadeira is pressed and fermented in contact with its (red) skins for 4-10 days. The fermented must from the trincadeira grapes is then used to cap off the barrel of fernão pires, skins and all. As the skins sink through the wine, they work as a natural fining agent, pushing organic particles to the bottom of the barrel.

In addition to the Medieval de Ourém from Quinta do Montalto, we're opening a white from Vihno Verde by producer Quinta da Palmirinha. The Portuguese pairing promises to make for an interesting tasting this Saturday.

Saturday, March 17
3-5pm @ WWM

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Quinta da Palmirinha
Vihno Verde, Portugal
Louereio
$18

Quinta do Montalto
Encostas d'Aire, Lisboa, Portugal
Trincadeira, Fernão Pires
$20

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Mar
15
5:00 PM17:00

Tasting: Clos de l'Elu

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Jon David Headrick imports mineral-driven wines of extraordinary purity & soul. His portfolio offers a comprehensive look into the Loire Valley, where he ventures outside the celebrated appellations of Sancerre & Muscadet in order to bring back a collection of gems rarely seen in the US.

Thursday's tasting is a perfect example of JD's pursuit of purity. He's pouring four wines from Clos de l'Elu, a small winery located on the schist banks of the Layon River in Anjou. At the crossroads of oceanic & continental climates, Clos de l'Elu focuses on indigenous Loire Valley varieties, producing incredibly elegant wines with little intervention.

Thursday, March 15
5-6:30pm @ WWM

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Clos de l'Elu Bastingage
Anjou, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
$32

Clos de l'Elu Maupiti
Val de Loire, France
Gamay, Cabernet Franc
$30

Clos de l'Elu l'Aiglerie
Anjou, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
$32

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Mar
14
5:00 PM17:00

Tasting: Eric Railsback of Lieu Dit

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Eric Railsback emerged on the wine scene in Santa Barbara a decade ago. In 2011, after countless trips to France and several stints in the restaurant industry, he co-founded Lieu Dit with longtime friend Justin Willett. Together they produce around 2,500 cases annually, centering around sauvignon blanc & cabernet franc, which thrive in the various micro-climates & marine-based soils of Santa Barbara County. Eric will be pouring four of his wines tonight from 5-6:30pm at the shop.

Wedneday, March 14
5-6:30pm @ WWM

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Lieu Dit
Santa Ynez Valley, California
Sauvignon Blanc
$22

Lieu Dit
Santa Maria Valley, California
Melon (de Bourgogne)
$22

Lieu Dit Rosé
Santa Ynez Valley, California
Pinot Noir
$25

Lieu Dit
Santa Ynez Valley, California
Cabernet Franc
$30

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Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Natural Domestic Wines

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We pop open a lot of natural wine from France. As it turns out, however, you needn't leave the country in order to find a great bottle that doesn't contain all those noxious additives & overbearing oaks.

You know we love us some Broc Cellars & Swick. We're also opening a wine you might not be so familiar with - a soft & cloudy pet-nat from Birichino. Produced from the fragrant malvasia bianca, this subtle bubble boasts of flowers, honeysuckle, & nectarine blossom.

Saturday, March 10
3-5pm @ WWM

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Birichino Pétulant Naturel
Monterey, California
Malvasia Bianca
$25

Broc Cellars
California
Chenin Blanc
$25

Swick Sec Siemefe
Columbia Valley,  Washington
Touriga Nacional
$30

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Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Corsica Ties It All Together

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In the far northeast reaches of Italy, on undulating hills whose crests catch glimpse of the Slovenian border, the Zanusso family farms two of Friuli's best zones, practicing organics in the vineyards and natural winemaking in the cellar. Friuli is where the complex & distinctive ribolla gialla finds its home. And the I Clivi by Zanusso is one of the region's greatest, expressing notes of herbs, citrus, almond, & flowers.

In addition to the white from Friuli, we're opening the Domaine de Fontsainte rosé that we promised last week before we called a last-minute audible due to lack of inventory. And tying it all together is a Corsican red from Domaine Maestracci. Because what's more French & Italian than the island of Corsica?

Saturday, March 3
3-5pm @ WWM

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Domaine de Fontsainte Gris de Gris
Corbières, France
Grenache Gris, Grenache Noir, Carignan, Cinsault, Mourvèdre
$18

I Clivi
Friuli, Italy
Ribolla Gialla
$25

Domaine Maestracci Clos Reginu
Corse Calvi, Corsica, France
Grenache, Nielluccio, Sciacarello, Syrah
$15

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Feb
28
5:00 PM17:00

Tasting: Patricia Green

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Join us for a special weekday tasting as Melissa Groshong of Patricia Green Cellars is dropping by the shop to pour four wines between 5-6:30pm Wednesday night.

From the foggy hills of the Willamette Valley, Patricia Green produces site-specific pinot noir that expresses the nuance of a few of the region's premier appellations. Her Old Vine Estate cuvée from Ribbon Ridge is elegant and silky in texture with notes of red berry fruit, Asian spice, & rose. In addition to three pinot noir, Melissa will be pouring the sauvignon blanc.

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

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Patricia Green
Willamette Valley, OR
Sauvignon Blanc
$25

Patricia Green Reserve
Willamette Valley, OR
Pinot Noir
$25

Patricia Green Lia's Vineyard
Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, OR
Pinot Noir
$35

Patricia Green Old Vine Estate
Ribbon Ridge, Willamette Valley, OR
Pinot Noir
$38

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Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Sextant Aligoté & Gamay

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The son of a dairy farmer in Auvergne, Julien Altabar never dreamed he would one day produce wine. After studying viticulture - at his mother's insistence - Julien made the acquaintance of organic viticulture pioneer Dominique Derain in Saint Aubin, Côte d'Or. The two struck a deal - Julien would give a helping hand in the vineyards & cellar, and Dominique would allow him to produce a couple barrels in the basement.

Since then Julien has found an old-vine parcel of aligoté outside of Puligny and established a hands-on relationship with a tight circle of growers around Burgundy from whom he demands organic farming.

Julien's wines combine the traditionally subtle style of his mentor Dominique Derain with the energy & vibrancy that results from his hands-off approach in the cellar. On Saturday we're opening his Pet-Nat aligoté, which he calls Skin Bull, and Le Pilou Pilou, made from 100% gamay.

Saturday, February 24
3-5pm @ WWM

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Sextant Skin Bull
Vin de France
Aligoté
$33

Sextant Le Pilou Pilou
Vin de France
Gamay
$30

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Feb
17
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Languedoc Gold

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Having forecasted that Nashville would come by a fortuitous taste of spring this week, our friends in southern France went ahead and sent a preliminary shipment of rosé. And we’re jumping right on that wave. The first two rosés of the season hit the shelves on Tuesday, and we’re popping one open for our Saturday tasting.
 
Happily, the original estate at Domaine de Fontsainte was constructed around a thermal spring in an area known as the Golden Crescent. Bruno Laboucarié farms the silica, clay, & limestone soils there according to lutte raisonnée principles, encouraging biodiversity and using natural composts to fertilize the vines.
 
In addition to the rosé from Corbières, we’re opening a deep yet vibrant red from Saint-Chinian. The temperatures are dropping again, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend we’re in the Languedoc-Roussillon, sipping wine on the Mediterranean.

Saturday, February 17
3-5pm @ WWM

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Domaine de Fontsainte Gris de Gris
Corbières, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Grenache Gris, Grenache Noir, Carignan, Cinsault, Mourvèdre
$18

Mas Champart Clos de la Simonette
Saint-Chinian, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Mourvèdre, Grenache, Carignan
$20

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Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Natural Romance

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All three wines featured in our Saturday tasting are produced thoughtfully with minimal intervention in the cellar and no herbicides or pesticides in the vineyards. The Partida Creus is especially natural and expresses that cloudy funk that all the kids are 'gramming about these days. Stakes are high on Valentine's Day. We want to offer you something pure to share with your loved one.

Saturday, February 10
3-5pm @ WWM

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Broc Cellars Pet-Nat
Santa Barbara County, California
Cabernet Franc
$30

Partida Creus CV
Massis de Bonastre, Catalonia, Spain
Cartoixa Vermell
$30

Pierre Chermette
Beaujolais, France
Gamay
$18

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Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Super Wine Saturday

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Everyone knows that Super Wine Saturday precedes the day of the big game. I’m just here to remind you. Tomorrow, in the name of tradition, we’re opening a food-friendly white and red that will help set the weekend in motion.

The white is from Vaucluse in the Rhône Valley. It’s medium-bodied with great acid, tropical fruit, honey, & flowers. Think chicken (grilled or fried), nachos, & fishes. For your heartier dishes, we’ve got a biodynamic Bordeaux blend from the right bank. With juicy dark fruit, spice, & a gravely torso, this is the prefect pairing for chili.

Let’s be honest. I don’t care who wins the Super Bowl. I’m just hoping for good wine.

Saturday, February 3
3-5pm @ WWM

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Domaine Alary La Grange Daniel Blanc
Vin de Pays Vaucluse, Rhône Valley, France
Roussanne
$18

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

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Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Four Roses Private Select Barrel

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One of our dear customers, who will remain anonymous, went so far as to state, after having tasted our latest Four Roses Private Select Barrel, that it "had nothing that I don't like about whiskey." I'd take the claim a step further, into the positive. The OESF has everything I do love about whiskey.

It's deep & rich with notes of salty caramel. The nose is woody & floral, a profile that continues onto the palate with an herbaceous edge. For 55 bucks it's a tremendous buy.

But don't take my word for it. We're cracking a bottle on Saturday to share with you fine people. Stop by and taste for yourself why we keep going back to Four Roses. And let us know, does it have everything you love about whiskey? Or does it have nothing you don't love?

Saturday, January 27
3-5pm @ WWM

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Four Roses Private Select Barrel
Lawrenceburg, KY
OESF
$55

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