AWC Blog

Month: June 2017

Weekly Tasting Schedule

Thursday 6/22, 6-8pm: Courtesy of Tara with Blue Danube, we have a stellar lineup to kick off your weekend right! She'll taste us on our Austrian Zweigelt liter, a mineral-driven white from Samuel Tinon in Hungary, DOQI's juicy new vintage of their Saperavi and Gotsa's stunning Saperavi Rosé. Friday 6/23, 6-8pm: Our lovely representative, John,…

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Vive la France!

French wine is often undeservingly perceived as uniquely expensive and I think that drives casual wine drinkers towards countries such as America, South Africa and Argentina that they associate with cheaper options, but you end up missing out on some incredible values. Fear not - there is absolutely stunning French wine for less than $20…

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Connor’s Pick: Abbazia di Novacella Lagrein 2015

The name of above gives little away about this red wine. Lagrein? Is that the region or the grape? It is in fact the grape. Founded by an Augustinian order of monks in the quiet village of Novacella in 1142, the estate sits slightly north of its Lagrein vineyards outside the town of Bolzano in…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule

Tonight 6/8, 6-8pm: With Nick from Polaner, we'll be tasting our delicious Lambrusco, a unique California rosé from Iconic Wines and a biodynamic Chilean red blend that will perfectly compliment your next barbecue! Friday 6/9, 6-8pm: Sal will be pouring Pacherhof's example of Müller-Thurgau from Alto-Adige in Northern Italy, a new richer Italian white to…

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Seth’s Pick: Soliste Narcisse 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Soliste is the word winemakers from Burgundy call their special barrel that they put aside for friends and family and this Californian wine is made with that same philosophy. Enlisting the winemaking talents of Ryan Zapaltas (Siduri, Zapaltas), Claude Keoberle started Soliste in 2005. Claude learned to make wine with the GREAT Henri Jayer as…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule

Thursday 6/1, 6-8pm: It's Chase's first tasting here at the shop and we couldn't be more thrilled to have him! Courtesy of Indie Wines, he'll be pouring our smoky example of Bonarda from Oltrepò Pavese in Northern Lombardy, Eric Demuth's single vineyard California Syrah and a stunning rendition of Chenin Blanc at $21 from the…

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Connor’s Pick: Xabregas Mad Men of Riesling Devolution 2015

The only thing mad about this wine is how easy it is to finish a bottle on a warm spring night. This Mount Barker winery clearly took inspiration from ancient wine making methods, as it utilizes both skin maceration and minimal intervention on this particular bottling. Naturally complex in flavor from their practices in the…

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Carlos’ Pick: Misfit Wine Company Cycle Buff Beauty 2015

What happens when you gather Some Young Punks, Adelina's Colin McBryde, Marquis Sauvage, and VSI's Ronnie Sanders and let them loose in the vinyards? Incredible wine made by a band of Misfits! This dark red creature has killer body.  She's smooth, yet round, supple, yet firm, and an all around great package. She's 90% Shiraz…

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