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

Un Autre Monde…translated means “Another World”…which is about how I’m feeling right now about this wine. Another world meaning, oh, say, buying Oregon pinot noir in the early to mid-1990’[more]

Casa Contini’s Sublime Salento!

2013 CASA CONTINI Salento Rosso “Verso” $14.95 bottle/ $144.00 case You want to know what grapes that have ripened to perfection in the warm southern Italian sun taste like? Pop the cork on this d[more]

Wow! I just tasted this about 5 minutes ago with one of my reps and was absolutely blown away that a Priorat this good was available for so little and had to sit down and share immediately! This is as[more]

Dolcetto Gets Real!

Ascheri is renowned for producing Barolos that are classics. Unyielding, bold, traditional nebbiolo that come from their impeccably maintained cellar in Bra. Their attention to detail, and the intense[more]

I don’t usually do things prompted by reviews I read in The Wine Spectator, especially wines that are made in the several thousand case quantity, but I know on this bottle when word hits the gen[more]

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]

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]

April 25 & 26, 2015

FREE Weekend Wine Tasting

173053I do feel somewhat guilty about leaving you all high and dry last weekend. The thought of your crushing thirsts and the crap shoot of you shopping for your wine elsewhere made being away slightly less relaxing. I got through it, though, and I’m sure you all did quite well, too.So I will make it up to you this weekend as we pour,as always for free, more VINO fun Saturday 11-6 and Sunday 12-5. We’ll explore a couple of our rosé offering from this week’s E-Special, along with some other red wines that just might make firing up your grills at home a bit more exciting. To the wine…
-2014 BOEDECKER CELLARS Pinot Noir Rosé $15.95
-2014 DOMAINE MONTROSE Cotes de Thongue Rosé $12.95
-2012 DEL RIO VINEYARDS Claret $16.95
…you’ll see this around town for about $20 a bottle. We are very happy to have gotten a bit better price and are happy to pass it along!
-2013 MAS DEL METS Montsant $9.95…a perennial Spanish Best Buy that so over delivers. A patio party perfect pleasure!