Author: Samantha Bales

Tasting 3/29: WindRacer Wines, 5:30-7

It's not that Anderson Valley and the Russian River Valley are in competition because they are so recognizably different from one another in the glass, but it is true that some of the fiercest debates we've had at tastings over the last few years were...

Tasting 3/23: Skylark Wine Company, 5:30-7

So many of the greatest adventures in West Coast wine have started in the minds of sommeliers. Skylark is one of them. Begun with an idea to create a single barrel of wine from Syrah, John Lancaster and Robert Perkins who were colleagues in wine at...

Tasting 3/17: The [Mystical] Iberian Peninsula, 5:30-7

We’ll also be tasting some beautiful Sherry and Red Douro and Alentejo wine tonight, but first, here are a few things I don’t normally associate with Vinho Verde: In Dante’s Divine Comedy, the river Lethe flows from the Earthly Paradise at the top of the mountain...

Tasting 3/7: Sean Minor Family of Wines

Sean Minor Family of Wines offers wine under three labels: Four Bears – California Sauvignon Blanc, Central Coast Chardonnay, Central Coast Pinot Noir and Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon; Sean Minor – Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Carneros Pinot Noir, Napa Valley Red Blend; and Point North – Oregon...

Tasting 3/8: Indie Wineries Portolio

We will be tasting four big-time favorites, The "Indie Cuvees," and adding some new selections for discounted pre-order, all presented by Christian Troy, Indie Wineries co-owner and Growers/Winemakers Francois Decombe and Renan Cancino Abarza! Presented by Christian Troy, co-owner of Indie Wineries: Cantine di Indie-Vino del Popolo...

NEW Cab Franc & More: Michael Corso Selections

Michael Corso learned how to select wines that sing for their supper the old-fashioned way-- from the ground up. He started as a retailer in Chicago's oldest fine wine shop and moved through every conceivable position in wine sales from restaurants to import management. To the...

We’ll Be Your Valentine

And we'll help you select the perfect Champagne to toast your other Valentine. Through 2/14 at close of business, all the pink sparklers are still 15% off, too. Bourbon, Whiskey, and Scotch are for lovers, too. We have some beautiful gift sets from Arran and Glenmorangie....

Blue Hour Tequila Tasting 12/10 at Noon

Join us Saturday 12/10 at Noon to experience Blue Hour Tequila and La Hora Azul!  Blue Hour Tequila offers Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo Tequila crafted in the Volcan Tequila highlands and honed by over 100 unbroken years of tradition by master blenders who are committed...

2017 Wine Club is Here

ANNOUNCING OUR 2017 WINE CLUB! JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: The perfect gift for friends, family . . . or yourself. Each month our expert staff will select two fantastic wines, one red & one white (or pink or sparkling), & members may choose to receive...

Thanksgiving Pairings Extravaganza 2016

Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau 2016 Since Beaujolais Nouveau is harvested less than two months before it’s ready to be consumed, its makers send out little updates throughout the summer months to let everyone know how the grapes are doing, what the weather has been like, and...