Alpine Whites Wines: Chateau or Chalet

“Reisling is sweet” 

Cooler climates, difficult soils and unconventional wine makers all add up to splendid and out of the box wines. Reisling, Gewurtztraminer, Sylvaner and Pinot Blanc are varieties that attract the most creative iconoclastic wine makers both in their birth places and around the world.

Explore Germany with Schieferkopf

Take a fresh look at the wines of Germany with one of their most charming and sophisticated producers. The attention to detail and special terroir bring a freshness and joy to these wines. 

Why do I like this wine? A class in palate and preference: White Wine

How many times have you gone out, had a fantastic wine and had no idea why you liked it?

The point of this class is to break down major categories and flavors of wine. First and foremost we want to help you understand why you like the wines you like and how to find them again.

We will be trying a series of wines and discussing the major characteristics from a consumer viewpoint. We will also discuss how to communicate to be sure you get something you enjoy.

Ultimately it will give you tools to hone your palate and start your exploration.

Old World and New with Maison L’Envoye

Necociant, or a broker, has long been a term that carried a certain lack of cache. Today’s negociant is a careful curator and presenter of regions and styles. Let Maison L’Envoye take you on a journey from France to Oregon. See what a great negociant brings to the table!

Lord of the Grapes; New Zealand

“New Zealand is not a small country but a large village.” Peter Jackson

New Zealand has an unbelievable ecological and geographical richness. This allows an incredible variety of grapes and flavours. It’s not just Sauvignon Blanc anymore!

Delaire Graff and New Classics from the Cape

South Africa is a new horizon for rich reds and structured white wines. Delaire Graff is one of the shining lights of the Stellenbosch. Let us show you why South Africa is a region you should be exploring.

Under the Tuscan Sun

It is the birthplace of the Renaissance. Home of magnificent art, vibrant history and treacherous politics; Oh, and amazing wines!

We will be exploring the wines of this vibrant and storied part of Italy. Hopefully you will start a love affair of your own!

The Return of Smith Devereux

Our great friend Steve Smith will be back with us for a special #TasteThursday. Besides his charm and wit, he’ll be bringing some special vineyard exclusives for us all to enjoy!

Dont miss it!

Why do I like this wine? A class in palate and preference. Red Wine

How many times have you gone out, had a fantastic wine and had no idea why you liked it?

The point of this class is to break down major categories and flavors of wine. First and foremost we want to help you understand why you like the wines you like and how to find them again.

We will be trying wines and discussing the major characteristics from a consumer viewpoint. We will also discuss how to communicate that to be sure you get something you enjoy.

Ultimately it will give you tools to hone your palate and start your exploration.

Taste the Rhone with Chapoutier

Chapoutier is one of the most important names in the Rhone. Producing wines as deep and dark as their famous Syrahs and as diaphanous and delicate as the roses. Join us and experience a little piece of the beauty their vineyards produce.