Weekend Tastings

We have some quite special treats in store at the wine shack for your FREE sampling pleasure. This will be a great way to keep your weekend groove going, and I highly encourage you to carve out some time for these fabulous examples of the winemaking craft. Stop by to say hello and discover some great wines  on Saturday from 10:30-6:30 or on Sunday from 12:00-5:00.

Featured Wines
Savory Savoie: 2011Philippe Ravier Roussanne

We’ve been seeing plenty of roussanne based wines coming from various NW wineries. They are usually fairly good, but unfortunately priced at about $15-$20 or more. Now here’s the thing: they are n[more]

This hasn’t happened in a long time: a wine comes in from an area that I like but have never really been overly impressed with, and WHAM!, suddenly my palate pops open, my mind’s expectati[more]

Cellers Santamaria: Spanish wine from the Old School!

Describing a wine as sexy seems to be a bit pandering. What does that mean exactly? Then I took a taste of this sensual red from Spain’s little explored Emporda region in the northeast corner of[more]

Baby Barbaresco!

I’ve been amazed at the values from Franco Serra’s small Piedmontese operation in the village of Mombaruzzo a few km’s from Alba. Whether it was a killer Barbaresco for around $25 or[more]

2013 Love & Squalor Pinot Gris: leave bland behind!

Floating like a delicious life preserver in a sea of innocuous pinot gris comes this latest zesty white from winemaker Matt Berson, who seems to have knack for making whites that refresh, satisfy, and[more]

Piedmontese Pleasures!

Piedmont Pleasures Individually or together, these are world class red wines that have all found their way into my basement. Absolutely stellar winemaking involved here from one of the places in the w[more]

Burgundian Bargain!!

Cue question for the ages: “Why, when we have world class pinot noir vineyards less than an hour away from my front door do I have to go several thousand miles to get a bottle of classic pinot n[more]

Owen Roe Cabernet Franc ON SALE!!

What can I say about David O’Reilly’s wines that I haven’t said over these last 14 years. Fabulous, satisfying, impeccably made. What I haven’t been able to, and never thought [more]

August 30th, 2014

FREE Weekend Wine Tasting

Unknown-1Seeing that VINO will be closed from Sunday, 8/31, through Monday, 9/8, I think it is only appropriate to go big this last Saturday of the month. With that I will be pouring between 11:00-5:00, for our usual very affordable cost of FREE, the following fabulous finds that are maybe a wee step above the usual weekend fare, and certainly worth a few minutes of your valuable 3 day weekend time! Think about these….
-2008 RUGGERI CORSINI Barolo “San Pietro” $37.95…fabulous single vineyard Barolo for the $$, and everything the nebbiolo grape should be!
-2011 RENWOOD Zinfandel “Amador Old Vine” $17.95
-2013 DOMAINE SORIN Bandol Rosé $18.95
-2012 LEON BOESCH Edelzwicker $16.95/1 liter
….a ridiculously delicious, quaffable white that I swear everyone loves!