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Wine of the Week- Chateau des Trois Tours

March 28th, 2024

Château des Trois Tours Regular Price: $11.99 Château des Trois Tours is a castle located in the Entre-Deux-Mers southeast of the city of Bordeaux owned by the Lumeau family, now in their 8th generation of being in the wine business. Entre-Deux-Mers is not known for being home to the great first growths of Bordeaux, however…

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There’s Crud in My Wine!

March 27th, 2024

Have you ever purchased a bottle of white wine and you notice what look like little crystals at the bottom of the bottle? Or opened a nice 20 year old bottle of Barolo from your cellar and noticed as you pour the last glass out of the bottle that there are gritty bits in the…

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T’ain’t Good Wine

March 20th, 2024

It’s an iconic scene, a server at a restaurant pours about an ounce of wine for the person who ordered wine for the table. The diner looks at the wine in the glass, swirls it, sniffs it, takes a small sip, and quietly nods. The server pours a glass for the other guests, and finally…

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Emily Post, Eat Your Heart Out

March 14th, 2024

With this month marking the return of our more casual wine tastings, and some tasting events coming up in the next few months, I decided that now would be as good a time as any to discuss etiquette at wine tastings and tips for a more enjoyable experience. Of course I know that everyone reading…

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Gourmet Dept. Alert!- Tinned Fish

March 13th, 2024

Tinned Fish – It’s Back! For all of you tinned fish enthusiasts out there, Matiz of Spain is back and Da Morgada is brand new to the store with tasty treats from Portugal. Stop by and pick some up today! -Joe Buchter, Tinned Fish Enthusiast

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What a Pest

March 7th, 2024

Over the weekend friend, and long time customer, Chris was in the store and we got talking about some wine literature that we’ve read. One of the books Chris had recently read referenced phylloxera, and it occurred to me that it’s a subject that comes up frequently at tasting events and in wine writing, but…

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