AWC Blog

Month: December 2017

Spotlight: Champagne

“I drink Champagne when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it -- unless I'm thirsty.” ― Lily Bollinger House of Bollinger Champagne…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule

Thursday 12/28, 6-8pm: Tad with Skurnik will pour some bubbles and fun wines for the New Year Friday 12/29, 6-8pm: Aaron from Massanois will be pouring some bubbles and surprises as well. Saturday 12/30, 4-6pm: NO TASTING

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Wishing You A Happy Holiday Season!

Another year has rocketed past and we'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our loyal customers.  We appreciate your ongoing support that allows us to do what we love - talk about wine and share our passion with you on a daily basis. From our families to yours, we wish you…

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Spotlight: Meet The Big Boys

Every holiday season, we all tend to put on a little girth around the middle. And the bottles in the store are no exception. From the garden variety 1.5L "mags" to the downright obese 3L (Jeroboam) bottle of Silver Oak, we have options for you at every price point. This holiday, whether you want to…

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Spotlight: Behind The Glass

For our final installment of *Behind the Glass,* we are featuring the great wines of Italy. Again, these wines that live in our temperature-controlled glass case at the rear of the store may not be for everybody's wallet, but there are plenty back there that could be your one splurge for the year. Most are…

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Spotlight: Behind The Glass

For our second installment of *Behind the Glass,* we are featuring the great wines of France. Again, these wines that live in our temperature-controlled glass case at the rear of the store may not be for everybody's wallet, but there are plenty back there that could be your one splurge for the year. Most are…

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Spotlight: 97 Pt Barbaresco!

Here's a treat.  2013 was an outstanding vintage for both Barolo and Barbaresco - the best since the great 2010s.  And when the vintages are strong, so too are the price tags for most of the blue chip producers.  But the highest scoring Barbaresco of the vintage didn't come from the powerhouse names like Gaja…

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This Week’s Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays! Sunday (Christmas Eve) from 11:30am - 5:30pm Monday (Christmas): CLOSED Tuesday 12/26 (Boxing Day): 1pm - 9pm

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Weekly Tasting Schedule

Thursday, December 14th 6-8pm: Nick from Polaner will pour a fizzy white from Spain, a Rioja and a Napa Cab. Friday, December 15th 6-8pm: Icey from Bonhomie will pour a Loire Valley white and a Piedmontese red. Saturday, December 16th 4-6pm: Brittany from Grand Cru will pour a Gamay and a white blend from California.

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