Nunya Business, It’s Theirs

April 16th, 2024

Back in roughly 2012 when I was a dozen years younger and two dozen pounds lighter I had decided it would be fruitful to take a series of courses at the Philly Wine School. This was back in the days when they were up on Fairmount Ave and I was parking by the Eastern State…

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Seated Tasted- Sake with Monica Samuels

April 16th, 2024

Vine Connections Saké Tasting Featuring Monica Samuels 6:30 to 8:30pm – Thursday, May 2nd $15 / Person – Limited Seating Available Call to Reserve (800) 446-9463 It’s that time of year again, the daffodils have bloomed, the tulips are right around the corner, and the fresh round of unpasteurized saké has arrived. Join us on…

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Seated Wine Tasting- Weingut Max Ferd. Richter

April 16th, 2024

Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Featuring Constantin Richter 6:30 to 8:30pm – Tuesday, April 30th $15 / Person – Limited Seating Available Call to Reserve (800) 446-9463 Keen eyed observers may notice that this tasting is on a Tuesday, a night that we don’t typically have wine tastings. However when I was told that Constantin Richter,…

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Wine of the Week- Hubert Meyer Pinot Blanc 2021

April 9th, 2024

Hubert Meyer 2021 Pinot Blanc Sale Price: $9.99 Regular Price: $14.99 Like all good European wine growing families, the Meyer family has been in the trade since the 1600s. The winery’s namesake, Hubert, took over the estate from his father André in 1976. In 2011 Hubert’s son Pierre took over allowing his father to spend…

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Aging Like a Fine Wine

April 2nd, 2024

About ten or so years ago, maybe 2012-ish, man of mystery and friend of the store Frank opened a bottle of wine with some of us back at the bar on a quiet weekend evening. This wine was a humble Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge by Domaine Charvin, in fact it might have even carried an even less…

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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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Sale Bin Specials- End of Vintage Sale Pricing

March 27th, 2024

Ferraton Pere & Fils 2019 Crozes-Hermitage Sale Price $19.99 (Reg. Price $27.99) Albert Bichot 2019 Macon-Lugny Les Charmes Sale Price $17.99 (Reg. Price $27.99) La Chablisienne 2019 La Pierrelée Chablis Sale Price $14.99 (Reg. Price $29.99) Some of the wholesalers that we work with wanted to make some room in their warehouse, so I was…

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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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