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Proving natural doesn't have to mean funky

This week’s set of wines had us deep diving into just two producers, but the three wines that we tasted were explosive in flavor, quite varied in their styles and a perfect example of what careful natural wine production can yield. Tricot is one of our favorite French producers and their rosé Pet Nat surprised us. At only 8% [...]

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To France and Spain We Go

As January slowly moves forward, we’re excited that things have finally warmed up a bit and we’ve got a bevvy of new wines in stock. This week we decided to focus on three French wines and one Spanish wine, all emphasizing natural winemaking styles, many of them unfined, unfiltered and with only minimal amounts of sulphur. One is a [...]

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Unconventional Wisdom For That Winter Chill

Since we can’t detox while working at wine shop, we wanted to keep things bright and fun as we moved into the new year. Lighter reds, sparkling rosés and white blends are typically not imagined as perfect for the height of a polar vortex, but we think otherwise. They cheer us up and transport us to that #tbt place, [...]

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New Year, New Wines

Happy 2018! We hope you’re well rested after your New Year’s Eve shenanigans. (We know we had a great end to 2017.) With this cold snap still in full force, the weather remains perfect for wine and the next season of Black Mirror’s technological ennui.For this week’s wine tasting, we keep it varied, focusing on a structured and complex [...]

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2017's Last Hurrah!

This is our last set of tasting notes from 2017! We were excited to go out with a bit of a bang, full of surprises from Catalonia, the Willamette Valley, Jura, and the Languedoc. Just in time for all of those New Year’s Eve parties are two Pet Nats that are perfect if you’re not willing to drop Champagne [...]

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A Little Bit of Vino For Everyone

With just a few weeks left in 2017, we wanted to give you tasting notes on four different wines! Three out of the four are recent arrivals and the other we’ve had in stock since last month. Yet again we’ve managed to make it to three different countries; this time France, Greece and Chile. Though the climates and varietals [...]

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Warm Up In Winter

Winter is finally starting to settle in, as we hobble outside, bracing ourselves against an Arctic wind. But there is a decided advantage to this: many more nights in, watching Netflix, playing games and especially drinking wine! As we’ve flown past Thanksgiving, we’re in the thick of the holiday season, which means a ton of new offerings. During any [...]

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Holiday Wines That Are Budget Friendly

As the holiday season is in full swing, we’ve been receiving a steady stream of new wines in stock. This week we have four exciting wines to wine about, from the Czech Republic to Spain to France. With the exception of the Robinot, all of these wines retail for under $25, including a full liter of the Nestarec. With [...]

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Wine, Through a Nomadic Lens

Now that we’ve finally slept off our Thanksgiving food comas, we’ve been eager to catch up with all of the new offerings that have arrived in the shop, just in time for the holidays. For this week’s tastings, we’ve wanted to pick out some of our more demanding offerings. By which we mean wines from the Czech Republic, the [...]

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Big Meals Equal Vibrant, Lively Wines

The holiday season has officially kicked off and there is no better way to start the next month and a half than Thanksgiving. Excess is the name of the game but wines and ciders should uplift any fatty rich meal. Though the selections we’ve tasted this week sit well without any kind of food, they’re particularly well-suited to all [...]

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