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Author: Bob Grussing

Summer Clearance Sale!!! 25% to 40% OFF Selected Spirits

Our staff is famous for selecting cool, hard-to-find stuff for the store.  We specialize in finding great tasting values for our customers.  But we aren't perfect, and occasional we miss the mark.  As we were looking to make more room for new stuff in the...

Myths about Sulfites and Wine

Last week I had a customer come into the Shoppe and ask about a wine she believed was "sulfite-free" and which didn't give her the headaches she experienced with other wines.  Over the years we have heard hundreds of other customers voice similar beliefs.  You...

International Sauvignon Blanc Day is Friday May 3rd

Friday May 3rd is officially International Sauvignon Blanc Day!  Whether grown in Bordeaux and Sancerre, France; Marlborough, New Zealand; or Napa Valley. California; Sauvignon Blanc is one of the world's most popular wines. Often referred to as “grassy,” it is known for its refreshing crispness,...

The Great Debate: Cork or Screw Cap???

As the saying goes, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But should you judge a wine by its closure? Cultural preconceptions aside, the stopper can tell a great deal about the wine it encloses. It can hint at longevity, quality, culture and history. We...

Malbec World Day is celebrated on April 17

In 2011, Wines of Argentina, responsible for communicating the Argentine wine brand around the world, established April 17 as Malbec World Day. Lis Clément, their Head of Marketing and Communications at the time, founded this day because she was convinced this celebration would help position...

Kosher Wines Now in Stock for Passover

The Passover Seder is a Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. It is conducted throughout the world on the evening of the 14th day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar (April 20, 2019). Seder customs include telling the story, discussing the story, drinking four cups of wine, eating matzah, partaking...

What’s the Difference between Tequila and Mezcal?

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and we have lots of great Mexican spirits to help you celebrate.  But before you do, we thought you might like to know, what is the difference between Mezcal and Tequila.  We get this question a lot. ...

Bartenders and Amateur Mixologists – Up your game with Lillet Aperitifs! Join us this coming Monday April 15th from 5 to 7 PM as cocktail wizard Chandler Buck works his liquid magic with these amazing ingredients!

  Lillet is a French wine-based aperitif from Podensac. It is a blend of 85% Bordeaux region wines (Semillon for the Blanc and for the Rosé, Merlot for the Rouge) and 15% macerated liqueurs, mostly citrus liqueurs (peels of sweet oranges from Spain and Morocco and peels of bitter green oranges from...