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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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Oct
19
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Cider Shop Rules

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If the shop were stage for a drama, the supporting role would be played by the cider. It's refreshingly unassuming like Linda Cardellini. Markedly rugged like Viggo Mortensen. Tart as hell and (sometimes) hairy as a morally ambiguous situation. Actually, J.K. Simmons probably best personifies the libation.

Join us for a tasty production as we celebrate the characters on the side shelf. They're a little looked over and a touch misunderstood. But given the opportunity, they shine just as bright as the stars, in their own, corky way.

Saturday, October 19
3-5pm @ WWM

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Domaine J. Cécillon Divona
Sévignac, Brittany, France
Indigenous Briton Apples
$20

No Control HellCider
Auvergne, France
Indigenous Norman Apples
$25

Christian Drouin Poiré
Normandy, France
Indigenous Norman Pears
$11

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Oct
17
5:00 PM17:00

Tasting: Alto Piemonte

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We've got a special one Thursday! Henri Gabriel, owner of Advintage Distributing, is pouring a rare collection of wine from the Alto Piemonte.

Alto Piemonte (High Piedmont, named for its elevation in relation to Piedmont) was once the most important nebbiolo producing region in the world. Then vineyards were decimated by phylloxera and farmers left the rustic hills for the booming industry of the city.

Today Alto Piemonte is resurfacing. A new generation is connecting with its past, revitalizing abandoned vineyards with a combination of traditional practice and modern technique. The results are stellar! Highly aromatic, terroir-driven & cellar-worthy wine.

One highlight from the tasting is a Library Release of the Vallana Campi Raudii from 2007. Antonio Vallana's wines are extraordinarily complex and absolutely true to their sense of place & history. But really, all five of these wines are must-try!

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We often praise the importers who work hard to bring us honest, small-production wine from all over the world. I want to take a moment and give a shoutout to Advintage for stepping up the game on the distribution front. Since expanding from the Carolinas into Tennessee, Advintage has made great strides in bringing the best available to our market. We're very excited to host Henri and discover the lost & found region he's bringing into the shop!

Thursday, October 17
5-6:30pm @ WWM

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Vallana Rosato
Colline Novaresi, Alto Piemonte, Italy
Nebbiolo
$19

Vallana Campi Raudii
Vino da Tavola, Alto Piemonte, Italy
Nebbiolo, Uva Rara, Vespolina
$30

Castaldi Francesca Valceresole
Colline Novaresi, Alto Piemonte, Italy
Uva Rara
$18

Tenute Sella
Lessona, Alto Piemonte, Italy
Nebbiolo, Vespolina
$38

Le Pianelle
Bramaterra, Alto Piemonte, Italy
Nebbiolo, Vespolina, Croatina
$54

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Oct
5
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Staples Is Not an Office Supply Store

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Tomorrow's tasting is a great exercise in French dynamics. France has pedigree in the esteemed appellations of Côte de Brouilly & Sancerre - and pedigree doesn't equivocate filigree when it comes to Thivin & Riffault, whose collective works embody the antithesis of stodgy.

France also champions the more experimental, natty banks of Roussillon & Muscadet, where clout-less farmers are producing pure, unadulterated wine because they love it and they love the earth and they want to share it. It'd be a bright idea to stop by and taste the intricacies of French wine for yourself.

Saturday, October 5
3-5pm @ WWM

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Pépière Les Gras Moutons
Muscadet, Loire, France
Melon de Bourgogne
$20

Claude Riffault Les Chasseignes
Sancerre, Loire, France
Sauvignon Blanc
$33

Château Thivin
Côte de Brouilly, Beaujolais, France
Melon de Bourgogne, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
$24

Domaine du Possible Le fruit du hasard
Côtes du Roussillon, France
Carignan, Syrah
$25

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Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

Tasting: Tennessee High Malt w/ Chattanooga Whiskey

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Chattanooga Whiskey is distilling their own stuff! The new signature recipes are malt forward and made in small batches at the Riverfront Distillery.

91° utilizes Chattanooga's version of the Solera system, bringing together nearly 100 barrels in a 4,000-gallon finishing barrel. 111° is the unfiltered, barrel-strength expression of the Tennessee High, their signature recipe of yellow corn, malted rye, caramel malted barley & honey malted barley.

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

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Chattanooga Whiskey Barrel 91
Chattanooga, TN
91°
$35

Chattanooga Whiskey Unfiltered Barrel Proof
Chattanooga, TN
111°
$46

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Sep
21
to Sep 22

Tasting: Greece Is Ready to Go

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I was not surprised to read that Lefteris Glinavos founded Domaine Glinavos after having studied enology in Bordeaux - when we first tasted the Vlahiko, we were immediately struck by its resemblance to a fine Left Bank wine with a little age.

Firm red fruit was laced with energetic acid. In addition to granitic minerality, the flavor profile was marked by notes of cassis, currants & herbs. The wine had great structure & weight, but wasn't so serious that it required several hours to decant or several more years to age in bottle. It was ready to go!

I guess it makes sense that after a couple millennia of neglect from the wine-drinking world, that Greek wines would be ready to go. They're here! And they're very decently priced!

Saturday, September 21
3-5pm @ WWM

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Domaine Zafeirakis
Tyrnavos, Greece
Malagousia
$20

Troupis Winery
Fteri, Greece
Agiorgitiko
$20

Domaine Glinavos
Zitsa, Greece
Vlahiko, Bekari
$35

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Sep
7
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Ostertag & Very Good Co.

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André Ostertag is a pioneer winemaker, ardent environmentalist, and passionate sculptor. He's been practicing biodynamics in Alsace for over 20 years, where he brought viticulture and vinification techniques back from Burgundy. His approach is wholistic and spiritual and I love it. He even - in an act of rejecting traditional AOC law - created his own classification system based on fruit, terroir & weather.

I'm very excited to try Les Vieilles Vignes de Sylvaner, Ostertag's 2016 bottling from 55 year-old vines planted into clay, granite, & gravel soils. And I'm no less excited to get into the tempranillo from the José Pastor portfolio and a funky red blend from the Rheinhessen of Germany.

Saturday, September 7
3-5pm @ WWM

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Domaine Ostertag Les Vieilles Vignes de Sylvaner
Alsace, France
Sylvaner
$20

Weingut Schmitt Rot
Rheinhessen, Germany
Cabernet Mitos, Dornfelder, Merlot, Portugieser, Regent, Spätburgunder, Sankt Laurent
$26

Alfredo Maestro Viña ˜˜Almate
Castilla y Léon, Spain
Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)
$18

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Sep
5
5:00 PM17:00

Tasting: José Pastor

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When Laura Lorenzo enrolled in enology school at the age of 16, the wines of Galicia were mostly recognized as cheap table wines – if they were recognized at all. Today Laura has pieced together 4.5 hectares of owned & rented vineyards, and the majority of the vines are 80-120 years old. And Galicia is now lauded for its exceptional landscapes and small-scale producers making singular wines from minuscule parcels.

Laura describes her farming as “agro-ecology with minimal impact.” She’s a non-interventionist who ferments with native yeasts and uses minimal sulfur in the cellar. “We seek for the future through agriculture, which means years of work in the vineyard… Our grapes give good information, and let us know where the wine wants to go.”

Her non-traditional path and dedication to sustainable farming is typical of the winemakers that make up José Pastor’s portfolio. Thursday evening is a great opportunity to get a taste for the Pastor and the New Spain that’s emerging from unlikely places with bright, natural wines.

Thursday, September 5
5-6:30pm @ WWM

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Alfredo Maestro Perdigón
Castilla y Léon, Spain
Pinot Noir, Garnacha Tintorera
$28

Viña de Martin Os Pasás
Ribeiro, Galicia, Spain
Treixadura, Lado, Albariño, Torrontes
$32

Oriol Artigas El Rumbero
Alella, Cataluña, Spain
Syrah, Merlot, Garnatxa Negra, Sumoll
$35

Daterra Viticultores Azos da Vila
Riberia Sacra, Galicia, Spain
Mouraton, Mencía, Garnacha Tintorera, Merenzao, Gran Negro
$38

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Aug
31
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Get 'Em While They're Hot!

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The unofficial end of summer is here. So pull out the seersucker button down one last time, go get yourself a new mattress, and pop open some Txakolina!

We've got a feeling you might be trying to beat the heat this Labor Day Weekend, which is why we're pouring cool wines from Basque Country, Umbria & Loire Valley.

The white & rosé are singular & refreshing, and each makes for a great way to pass a warm afternoon with friends & family. And Les Terres Rouges from Saumur Champigny has energetic red fruit and mineral background - the perfect companion for something off the grill.

Saturday, August 31
3-5pm @ WWM

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Doniene Gorrondona
Bizkaiko Txakolina, Basque Country, Spain
Hondarrabi Zuri, Hondarrabi Beltza, Munemahatsa
$20

Collecapretta Il Rosato
Umbria, Italy
Ciliegiolo
$25

Arnaud Lambert Terres Rouges
Saumur Champigny, Loire, France
Cabernet Franc
$25

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Aug
24
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Sick Lineup, Signor!

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Last month we hosted a SelectioNaturel tasting at the shop to great reception. "Dedicated to selecting and importing small production, natural and traditionally made wines," SelcetioNatural is bringing it again.

Saturday we're pouring four wines from the portfolio: two from shop-favorite Tiberi in addition to a red and rosé from Il Signore Kurtz, whose bottles we’re thrilled to have on the shelf. It's a sick lineup and a very cool venture into Umbria!

Saturday, August 24
3-5pm @ WWM

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Tiberi 'l Bianco
Umbria, Italy
Grechetto, Trebbiano, Malvasia
$26

Il Signor Kurtz Milton Rosato
Umbria, Italy
Sangiovese
$32

Tiberi 'l Rosso
Umbria, Italy
Gamay del Trasimeno, Ciliegiolo, Canaiolo
$26

Il Signor Kurtz l'Essenziale Rosso
Umbria, Italy
Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Malvasia, Trebbiano, Grechetto
$30

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Aug
17
3:00 PM15:00

Blind Tasting

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Be not afraid! Tis not a wolf in sheep's clothing, but only a bottle of wine ensconced in brown paper bag enigmatically stamped with cryptic question mark!

Blind tastings are scary, but they're also mad fun! They have potential as the proving grounds for deductive tasting, for the awkward exposure of a snooty sniffer, and to occult wine as something you can't quite put your finger on until it's revealed that you knew exactly what it was all along!

Whether you're studying for certification or just interested in taste and learning about wine, blind tastings are great practice and worth the experience. Plus, for every grape variety you correctly identify, you'll be awarded a 5% discount applied to the testable bottles you purchase. Identify all three and save 15% on the wines from Saturday's tasting!

Saturday, August 17
3-5pm @ WWM

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Aug
8
5:00 PM17:00

Tasting: Kermit Lynch

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David Bonin is stopping by the shop for a special Thursday tasting to pour 4 wines from the Kermit Lynch portfolio!

I'm pumped to get the white & red from Maestracci back in the shop - the island wines should be singing through this heat & humidity. And I'm SUPER pumped for some Bandol rosé & rouge!

As stated on the KL website: "Of all of the domaines we represent, no other serves more as our cornerstone, stands more in the defense of terroir, and is more intricately interwoven with our own history, than that of the iconic Peyraud family of Domaine Tempier."

Thursday, August 8
5-6:30pm @ WWM

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Domaine du Gros Noré Rosé
Bandol, Provence, France
Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Grenache, Clairette
$38

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

Domaine Maestracci Clos Reginu Rouge
Corse Calvi, Corsica, France
Niellucciu, Grenache, Sciacarellu, Syrah, Mourvèdre
$17

Domaine Tempier Rouge
Bandol, Provence, France
Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan
$52

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Aug
3
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Las Horas del Vermut

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The Spanish are pretty smart. On the way home from work they stop off at one of the local bodegas for a dram of Vermouth hit with a splash of soda and a citrus twist.

It's hot enough to make believe we're in Spain, so let's build castles in the sky and do as the Spaniards do. Ashley is pouring 4 traditionally produced Spanish Vermouths Saturday from 3-5pm. To put an American twist on the tasting, we're making it bigger. 2 hours. ¡Las Horas del Vermut!

Saturday, August 3
3-5pm @ WWM

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Lustau Vermut Blanco
Andalucia, Spain
Palomino Fino, Moscatel
$22

Casa Mariol Vermut Negre
Calatayud, Spain
Macabeu
$25

Cruz Conde Rojo Reserva Vermouth
Montilla-Moriles, Spain
Palomino Fino, Pedro Ximenez
$26

Primitivo Quiles Vermouth Rojo
Alicante, Spain
Monastrell
$24

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Jul
27
3:00 PM15:00

Tasting: Bases Covered

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Maxime Magnon is one of my all-time favorite producers. His vines are located on the steep, rocky slopes of Hautes Corbières, a sub-appellation of Corbières in Languedoc, France where the sun scorches the earth and there is virtually zero topsoil. It’s incredibly difficult terrain to farm.

The harsh conditions, in addition to Maxime’s non-interventional approach, encourage the berries to reach the ideal level of ripeness for juicy, concentrated wine. La Démarrante is a crunchy blend of carignan and cinsault. It’s wonderfully slick with herbal notes and great acidity.

In addition to La Démarrante, we're opening a pet-nat from the Veneto of Italy and a rosé from Corsica. Bases covered!

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Click Here to read my blog post from 2017 on Magnon's La Bégou, which also landed last week.

Saturday, July 27
3-5pm @ WWM

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Vignato Primo Incontro
Veneto, Italy
Garganega
$20

Clos Marfisi Cuvée Julie
Corsica, France
Niellucciu, Vermentino
$24

Maxime Magnon La Démarrante
Corbières, Languedoc, France
Carignan, Cinsault
$30

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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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