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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
2013 Buckman Wine Co. Pinot Noir- the return!!

I may have hoped, but I never thought that this would be the wine I get asked about more than other. For all of who’ve been asking when we’ll have more, here’s your answer… Three y[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]

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]

Sept. 26 & 27, 2014

FREE Weekend Wine Tasting

*** SATURDAY/SUNDAY SAMPLING ***
New Ca del Sarto Barbera dAlba frontSpeaking of taking up your free time, I assume you’re somewhat curious as to what got me all excited this past week with our VINO E-Special blast. If that might be the case then I can promise your curiosity will be well rewarded as we explore some amazing wines this Saturday from 11-6 and Sunday 12-5 during our FREE weekend tasting. Not just incredible quality to be had, but ridiculous value across the board. Here’s what you need to be filling your glasses with….
-2012 DOMAINE LA GARRIGUE Cotes du Rhone $17.95
-2012 CA DEL SARTO Barbera d’Alba $12..95
-2012 ERCOLE Monferrato Rosso (100% Barbera) $13.95/ 1-liter
-2013 DOMAINE DE LA BREGEONNETTE Gros Plant $14.95…this is my personal wine crush right now!