Wow What a Pace!

On February 1st, we will celebrate our 250th Wednesday presentation!  Over the years we have covered topics like Women in Wine, The State of the States, Friends in Low Places, Cab Fair, Club Med & Blend me Your Ear.  Fun nights also as in Gameshows, Blind tastings, and Aroma Diploma series.  And three of our faithful were given "Diplomas" for attending more than 200 nights!

What should I do for the big Celebration? Comments here and on Facebook shall bring us to something awesome - and of course, it will include Great Wines!  Thanks to all for a run through these five plus years!  Ciao M

Additions to the PreSale Area!!!

Those of you who peruse the Presale page to the left know we constantly change with the seasons.  Many of these end on the New Arrivals page also!!  A couple of newer items on the horizon were interesting enough to paste into this spot - for anyone who may not have checked in recently!

PRESale in Progress: Mollydooker on several levels, orders by 12/8 for presale pricing.  Two left feet shiraz/cab/merlot (92 points), The Boxer shiraz (91 pts), The Scooter Merlot (90 pts), Gigglepot Cab (93 pts), Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz (92 pts), Enchanted Path Shiraz/Cab (93 pts) & the Carnival of Love Shiraz (93 pts)!!!  Velvet Glove (98 pts) by conversation only.  How fun to see these out there!

Bodegas El Nido "Clio" 2009:  Again the team of Juan Gil and Chris Ringland produce another 94 pointer!  70% Monastrell, 30% Cabernet - the "Baby" sister to the huge El Nido.  In stock now yet only the few cases available.  Crushed rocks, blueberries, subtle campfire, briar, insane length and beauty - although Miller said what "light feet" it had for such a big wine.  We can drink it now!

Max Ferdinand Richter Estate Rieslings from the Mosel, 2010 Vintage, arrived!!:   Braunberger Juffer Kabinett, Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese, Braunberger Sonnenuhr-Juffer Auslese, and Mulheimer Helenkloster Eiswein Cask 73!!!  Requests by 9/1 ensured the import pricing - we will have some left in store at regular pricing this holiday season. By his own claim when he came to the store, the highest vintage acidity since 1980!  Dirk Richter is known for fermentation in neutral oak (10 years of water soak first!) and a modest skin contact regimen to balance the acidity.   Lively barely describes the reality of these wines!  I chose the WS Spatlese, Tim the BJS Auslese.... and what a treat the Eiswein!! This Estate is proud to have contributed the needed innoculation of proper molds into the rebuilt winery portion of Schloss Schonborn!!  What a compliment to the Doctor - who doubles as the Mosel Valley historian!!

Dal Forno Romano (can you believe this?) Valpolicella 2005!  Serious inquiries only please.  These wines are 95 to 98 pts each year, this the most coveted firm in the area, and we can get forward pricing for those who wish - the Valpo for about $90!!!  Blueberries, crushed rocks, minerals, violets, leather.... oh the heaven - Galloni admitted it was a wine he didn't spit when he reviewed! These two are only babies, to be opened 2012 to 2020, although a few hours on the counter and why not now too?

Everyday Low Prices for You!

The Wine House has made some deep inventory buys typically only available to big-box retailers, so that we are able to offer you over 30 well-known and loved wines at low, very competitive prices! We are proud to pass on our savings and offer you great deals on wines such as J Lohr, Ravenswood, Villa Maria, La Crema, Smoking Loon and more! As part of our ongoing commitment to you, our valued guests, we will be keeping the prices low on these trusted names through the end of the year!

Check out a few of the prices: J Lohr Cab - $12.99, Ravenswood Zinfandel - $9.99, Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc - $11.99, La Crema Chardonnay - $14.99, Don David Malbec - $13.99...Stop in to see our complete selection!

Will these wines still qualify for the case discount? Absolutely! Work up a case including any or all of these great wines and you will still receive our 10% case discount on top of the everyday low price! You can't beat that!

The Wine House...We Bring the World to Your Table...

Local ~ Knowledgeable ~ Competitive ~ Convenient

WINE EDUCATION CLASSES BEGIN Week of 1/10!!

Our next session of Wine Education classes will begin January 10th; Stay Tuned!

These are 6 week semesters run 5 times a year.  Sign-up now as spaces fill quickly!

Please call, email or stop by to add your name to the list!

  

Tuesdays starting 1/10, 6:30 pm

Our "short" presentations begin again - individual, intense, one topic nights!

Order of topics TBD; six singular presentations, non-contiguous so as to allow flexibility in scheduling for our busy guests!  Sign up only for the nights that interest you the most and best fit your schedule!  Tim & Matt begin down a route full of information, then let the crowd roll where it may!  Seminar style with open discussion, bolder versions of our course level wines.  Previous areas include Cooking/Eating with wine; Collector's Corner; Spain intensely; & Blind Tasting techniques.  Courses will be posted this month - or drop us a line!

  

Thursdays starting 1/12, 6:30 pm

Wine 101!

Our Wine 101 course covers the major wine-producing regions of the world and reviews the influences of terroir and climate within each region. We discuss the history of wine, the basic grapes, how to detect balance within wine, rules and regulations in the world of wine, the grape growing and wine making processes, how to read labels, storage of wine, classic food and wine pairings, and more! (Yes, more if you can believe it!)  We will sample and evaluate 4-5 wines each week that represent the particular region we are discussing.This course is a great way to begin your wine education process!

Wine Classes, Tastings, and Events

In-Store Wine Tastings - We host wine tastings in our store every Wednesday evening and Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday tastings

Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm (and usually lasting until 8pm), we host a free wine tasting. Join our informal discussion as we sample wines that represent a featured region, varietal or topic. Very informative and lots of fun!  Our upcoming Wednesday schedule is listed below.

September 6th...Back to School!

September 13th...French

September 20th...Wine House Favorites

September 27th...West Coast

Saturday tastings

Saturday afternoons from 4 - 6 pm, we host a free wine tasting where wine selections are based on seasonally relevant wines, new wine introductions, and emerging trends in wine. This is a great way to try some new wines in a fun, relaxed environment while you shop.

Wine Education Classes and Seminars

Throughout the year, we offer either wine education classes or wine seminars, focussing on a specific topic or region. Watch your email and Facebook posts for current schedules. Sign-ups are taken for these events, and spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Ask us for more details!

Wine 101

Stay tuned for dates for our next session of Wine 101!


Special Events

Intermittent Winery and/or Distributor tastings are offered throughout the year. Some will replace our regular scheduled Wednesday night tastings, and some will be on a sign-up basis. Watch email for notices of special events! 

Wednesday Tasting Schedule - March

Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm (and usually lasting until 8pm), we host a free wine tasting. Each week will include a short wine-related presentation and informal roundtable discussion led by owner, Tim Buckles. The topics as well as the wines will vary each week...join us and learn about the wine regions and grape types and have some fun with our weekly discussions! Our upcoming Wednesday schedule is listed below.

March 11th...Think Spring (lighter reds, crisp whites)

March 18th...Wine House Favorites (higher-end wines!)

March 25th...French Tour

April 1st...April Fools (wines that may trick you for one reason or another!)

THANK YOU!

A Big THANK YOU to everyone who came out and supported our 5th Anniversary Wine Tasting this past Saturday! Thanks so much for your continued business and support. We look forward to our next 5 years here at The Wine House!

Don't forget to join us for one of our weekly wine tastings - every Wednesday evening at 6:30 (themed round table discussion/tasting) and Saturday afternoons (informal chat and sip!)

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

The Wine House 5th Anniversary Wine Tasting!

The Wine House 5th Anniversary Wine Tasting!

Saturday, October 15th, 2-6 pm

It has been 5 years since we opened the doors for the first time at The Wine House!  As a THANK YOU to you...our valued guests, customers, and friends, we invite you to share in our celebration on Saturday, October 15th, anytime between 2-6 pm.

Free Wine Tasting representing four of our distributors with over 30 wines available to sample!  Join our representatives from Empire Distributors, Martin Scott Wines, Southern Wine & Spirits, and Verity Wine Partners as we sample wines, gain some knowledge and have a great time! Music and snacks will certainly add to the festivities and fun!

Mark your calendars...and bring a friend!

Scotch Rides Again! & Again!

Yes it is true the rumors - Ed Kohl, the Scotch guru, is coming to our house for another great presentation!  The lineup is always down to the last minute - as Ed can bring his ownership skills to the table - but never has it been short! Remeber, he actually choses the barrels himself prior to bottling! This event is on Wednesday, 10/5, at 6:30pm and FREE as always - so seats go immediately - stop in or call/write soon.

Additionally, many of you remember that I have been working on another small batch bottler to bring his presentation to us - and he has said yes - though the date will be finalized.  We will be doing this fun within the Oct/Nov first range - So it's TWO SCOTCH tastings with speakers to remember!!  Stay tuned here, in house or on Facebook for the exact Bat time.  Gordon & McPhail brings alot to the table in our market, so Tim & I are pleased to hand over the reins!!  Ciao

Another Great Tasting is on the Way!

Oh Boy is it hot this last week! Whites from all over have flown into the chiller as we all enjoy summer.  New Zealand is no stranger to great Sauvignon Blanc - so wines from down under have sold well!  It seemed like a great time to ask one of the more known wineries in NZ to bring on a tasting event!  On August 24th (Wed) @ 6:30pm, Chris Alton will bring in a line from Craggy Range!

Although we usually let Wednesday nights go free form - this tasting is by reservation only due to seating availability - yet it is still FREE!  Try the Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling & 90-92 pt "Kidnapper's" Chardonnay!  There's going to be a great 91 pt Pinot Noir from their Te Muna Road vineyard - and wait for it.... Chris is willing to share the Le Sol Syrah 95 pts & the Sophia Bordeaux Blend 94 pts!!  Sure we normally open wines of easier stature and price (these will be about $20 to $55) but why not perk up the late summer days?

www.craggyrange.com/

There's an excellent way to do a little research and get thirsty!  Then Chris can tell us all about it!  Ciao M

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