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Author: Bob Grussing

What’s a Methuselah?

Yes, size matters…in wine bottles!  At the Wine Shoppe we love large format bottles!  Check out this 3L and 6L pair of Hourglass Blueline Cabernet bottles that just arrived.  They are going to be the centerpiece of a really fun party in the Mid-State very...

The 9 Styles of Wine

At the Wine Shoppe we love helping customer’s explorer the wide world of wine!  One resource we steer customers to who are interested in learning more about wine is a website called Wine Folly This site does a great job simplifying and educating novices on...

“There is no place like Rhône”

The Rhône Valley has been a hub of wine culture since ancient times.  Viticulture as we know it arrived in Southern France with the Greeks in the 4th century BC.  But it was the Romans who really established the vineyards and reputation of the area...

A Beginners Guide to Bordeaux…

Bordeaux can be a very confusing place for wine newcomers!  With its diverse, high-quality terroirs, Bordeaux is a region that yields a broad range of wines, from outstanding collectible bottles to everyday drinking wines, celebratory sparklers, and sweet dessert sippers. While best known for its...

Back to School Sale! Save BIG on Rosé this Weekend

Hey Moms (and Dads too) celebrate the kids going back to school with great wines from The Wine Shoppe! To help you prepare for the school year we are offering 15% OFF all Rosé wines this weekend from Friday August 9th to Sunday August 11th. ...

Volume 2 of “Tasting with Tony”

2018 Tendu Cortese Steve Matthiasson is arguably one of the most influential winemakers from California. He and his wife Jill began producing wines in 2003 in Napa. Steve has a background in organic farming, and treats winemaking like an extension of working the land. His farms...

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Voting is now open for the Nashville Scene's annual Best of Nashville poll.  Please favor us with your vote in the Best Wine Store category.   Click here to Vote Now!...

Introducing “Tasting with Tony”

TONY AQUILINA (aka Tony the Somm) recently joined our team and he has a great palate…so we thought it would be fun to share with our patrons a new regular feature to our website: “Tasting with Tony” Tony recently moved to Nashville from Minneapolis to pursue a...

What is a Cru?

Old World wine labels can be incredibly confusing. The labels indicate the region a wine was produced, but not always the grapes used. For instance, the words “Grand” and “Premier” are used a lot, but even though premier means first in French, grand usually appears...