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Author: Bob Grussing

Celebrate the Birth of Riesling!!!

Riesling [reez-ling]: Germany's most celebrated grape variety. You'll notice that you can't help but smile when you say it out loud. The first evidence of Riesling was recorded on March 13, 1435 in a cellar log near the Rheingau region of Germany, marking today Riesling’s...

A Wine Shoppe Find! Australian Cult Wines by Ochota Barrels

The Ochota Barrels tale began on a surf trip, late 2000 along the Mexican west coast in a Volkswagen campervan. A final destination after traveling some of the world's best wine and surf regions, Taras and Amber Ochota conceived the idea to make super premium...

NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY – Friday February 22nd

Known to be the most common tequila-based cocktail served in the United States, the margarita is a cocktail that consists of tequila, triple sec and lime or lemon juice. A key ingredient is the freshly squeezed lime juice.  In the United States, the most common lime is...

National Drink Wine Day is February 18th!

National Drink Wine Day is celebrated annually on February 18 across the United States. The purpose of National Drink Wine Day is to spread the love and health benefits of wine. Wine has played an important role in history, religion and relationships. We embrace the...

Valentine’s Day Sale!

15% OFF all Champagne and Sparkling Wines. Now through February 14th.  Nothing says “I Love You” better than a bottle of bubbly from The Wine Shoppe! ...

Just Released: 2014 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon!

For 40 years, Silver Oak has been producing exceptional, food-friendly Cabernets that are extensively aged to be drinkable upon release.  The 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception. This latest vintage has a classic opaque crimson color with a purplish hue. The alluring nose draws...

A Beginner’s Guide to Chianti

Chianti’s come a long way from its Italian spaghetti restaurant house wine days.  Few Italian wines trigger nostalgia in American consumers like Chianti.  Many tasted their first sip of tangy Sangiovese from a fiasco, the traditional bottle wrapped in a straw basket.  Over the last...

Continuum Vertical of Dreams!

California collectors, this one is for you… Vintages 2013 + 2014 + 2015. regularly $771.99. Buy all three vertically for just $699.99!!! Continuum was founded by Tim Mondavi, his father Robert and his sister, Marcia in 2005. Continuum remains a family affair, with his children all working...