Its the last week of April and spring is teasing us. It'll be here eventually, right? Maybe one more snowstorm? 2018 ros é s are in stock and we have 50+ on the shelf with more on the way!
The North Loop is hopping this weekend and are kicking it off with a triple tasting starting tonight !!!


WHEN : Sunday, May 5th at 1:30pm
If you are reading this, we will open the doors at 1:00 pm!!
WHERE: The North Loop Wine and Spirits Cellar Space
WHAT : A Walk-Around Wine Tasting with 40+ Wines with great Italian Producers in person!!

Thursday's Tasting: Special Guest Pourer- Ryan from World Class Wines, 4-8pm:

  • Poema Cava
  • Silverado Sauvignon Blanc
  • Louis Latour Ardeche Chardonnay
  • Caposaldo Rosé
  • Trinity Hill Pinot Noir
  • Cuvelier Los Andes Malbec
  • Secret Sipper - Graham's 20yr Tawny Port

Friday's Tasting: Special Guest Pourer- Logan from Tradition, 4-8pm:

  • Vaugn Duffy Sauvignon Blanc
  • Illahe Viognier
  • Field Recordings 'Freddo' Rosé
  • A Tribute to Grace Rosé
  • Domaine de Piaugier Sablet
  • The Fableist Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Secret Sipper - to be determined

Saturday's Tastings - there's two of them!

1-4pm-Bourbon Tasting with Belle Meade Bourbon
the usually scheduled wine tasting from 3-7 pm with guest pourer Amanda from Rootstock Wine:

  • Zahel Orange T Orangetraube
  • Antonelli Grechetto
  • Rouge Bleu "Dentelle" Rosé
  • Gran Sasso Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
  • Chateau de Hauterive Cahors
  • Ian Brand 'Petit Paysan' Cabernet Sauvignon

Dave's Wine Review's :
Champalou Vouvray Methode Traditionnelle Brut, $25.99
Spring wine picks phase one: I firmly believe that most wine drinkers underestimate the emotional lift provided by a good bottle of bubbs. I try to always have some on hand especially in Spring and summer. Chenin Blanc based bubbly is a great choice if your looking at a price point under that of true Champagne. The Champalou is fresh and racy with ripe fruit and leesy complexity. Try with seafood dishes and any brunch like activity.

Doug's Wine Reviews :
Estate de Wetshof, Limestone Hill Chardonnay, 2017 South Africa, $17.99  - This is easily the most overlooked Chardonnay in the shop. It has everything that I personally love in a chard - bright acid, mineral backbone, touch of lees, and hints of flowers. Kind of sounds like Burgundy doesn't it? Well that would make sense as this is planted on the same type of soil except on the other side of the planet where the land prices are but a fraction of their French counter-parts and the price of this wine reflects exactly that. 

Vinchio Vaglio Serra, Barbaresco, 2012 $28.99
Yup, a Barbaresco from a good vintage for under $30. Need I say more? What's even better about this particular bottle is that it's generous, aromatic, and the tannins are incredibly silky. If you're not familiar with the Langhe area and all of the amazing wines produced with in it, this would be a fantastic place to start and if you are already a fan of the region, you'll find this bottle absolutely pleasing and acceptable at it's young age.
Patrick's Wine Review :
Borne Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, 2015 $24.99
Committed to sustainable farming, native yeasts from the field, and as little manipulation as possible, the boutique winery of Borne harvests its grapes from 2 vineyard sites in the often overlooked AVA for great Pinot Noir, the cool climate and fog blanketed Anderson Valley, in Mendocino.
Redolent of orange peel, red cherry, and fresh peppercorns, followed by silky tannins and bright cranberry fruit on the palate, the racy acidity will match beautifully with salmon or chicken dishes. May I recommend a salute to the French and enjoy this Pinot Noir with the classic Burgundian dish of Coq au Vin. A great value for such quality!

Madison's Wine Review :
Jean Foillard Beaujolais Villages, 2017 $27.99
Foillard is undisputedly one of the greats of Beaujolais. One of the OG's of the natural wine movement, Foillard bucked the commercial trend and went back to the basics: old vines, organic viticulture, ripe harvest, rigorous sorting, no chaptalization or filtration, minimal doses of sulfur (or none at all). These are real expressions of Beaujolais. This Villages bottling is an excellent introduction to Foillard - its mineral, fruit, spice and downright deliciousness. Foillard only makes 2500 cases of very in demand wine per year, so anytime we get anything on our shelves we count ourselves as blessed. Other Foillards on the shelf right now: Cuvee 3.14 (!!!), Eponum, Cuvee Corcelette
Thank you to all who attended the event last week with winemaker Robert Sinskey. It was a fantastic event!!

Stay tuned as we have additional wine makers visiting us in June!! More to follow next week!