Saturday, July 1, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, July 2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
When you think of Spain you probably conjure up images of bullfighting, flamenco dancing and paella. These are as iconic as the two grapes we are focusing on this month -- Albariño for the white and Tempranillo for the red.
The wine regions of Northwest Spain include the lush corner of Galicia, known as “Green Spain.” Galicia is bordered to the north and west by the Atlantic Ocean, which keeps the region cool and damp. Galicia is best known for the Rías Baixas DO, where the native white grape, Albariño, produces delicious and refreshing wines with floral aromas and mineral flavors. Albariño pairs perfectly with basically anything that is pulled from the ocean; here or in Spain!
A bit to the south and east lies the Spanish wine region Toro, where Tempranillo shines brightly. Toro is a Spanish wine region in Castilla y León, situated west of Ribera del Duero and Rueda, near Portugal. This sunny, dry region produces powerful, even massive red wines, typically blends of Tempranillo and Garnacha. Toro has a specific clone of Tempranillo called Tinta de Toro, which must account for at least 75% of the blend and possesses a distinctive spice and mineral character. Enjoy Tempranillo with grilled meat (especially lamb) and grilled veggies.
Friday, July 7, 4:30pm- 6:30pm
We are singing in Sancerre! Two of our all-time favorites from Sancerre have just arrived and we were too excited to keep it quiet. Stop by tonight for a special pop-up tasting of the highly anticipated Alphonse Mellot La Moussière Sancerre Rosé and our most popular Sancerre - the Lauverjat Sancerre Reserve "Perle Blanche". Come join us and taste this duet of rare and limited Sancerre at prices that are music to your wallet!
Saturday, July 8, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Every region of France boasts its own unique wines that express something special about the area’s character. With crisp whites from the Loire Valley and dry rosés from Provence, to the supple reds from Rhone and the hearty wines of Bordeaux, the wine from each region reveals the true heart and soul of France!
Friday, July 14, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Join us today as we celebrate Bastille Day by popping open one of our most popular French Rosé - the 2016 Domaine Lafage Miraflors Rosé! Pop-in and cool down with this crisp, refreshing rosé from Cotes du Roussillon. Rosé for the People!
Saturday, July 15, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
It's that time of year again. Aurelio Cabestrero, President and Importer of Grapes of Spain, is making his annual visit to Wine Cellars, bringing with him an incredible array of hand selected wines that reflect the true personality, quality and character of each vineyard, grape and people who make it. The wines are modern but not international with a balance between fruit and oak, where oak frames fruit flavors. Aurelio declares "2015 is the best vintage since 2010!", so you definitely won't want to miss these Spanish bargains!
Named one of Robert Parker's "Wine Personalities of the Year."
DOUBLE POP-UP Tasting: Meet the Winemaker, New Zealand Superstar Steve Bird AND Stunning Values from Lustau
Friday, July 21, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Meet Winemaker Steve Bird
Steve Bird is one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed winemakers. His wines have won numerous gold medals and other awards, both in New Zealand and abroad. Indeed Steve is the maker of Wine Spectator magazine’s highest-scoring Sauvignon Blanc ever – at 93 points. His wines have also been featured on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list.
“My name is on every bottle and our family is dedicated to growing the best grapes our pristine New Zealand environment can provide. My determination is to craft wines that capture place and time and let nature be the hero.” Steve Bird
Saturday, July 22, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
If you're like us, we think everything tastes better outside. That's why this week we are featuring an awesome line up of wines that are perfect for alfresco dining, picnics or just sipping on the patio. From grilled summer veggies and Caprese salads, to steamed crabs and burgers, our wines this week hit all the bases. Come by…there will be something for everyone!
Saturday, July 29, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Summer...the time when no one seems to care what day it is, every night seems like a weekend, and we love to sip wine without worries. If this sounds familiar and friends and family have enjoyed a little too much of your stash recently, you may be looking to re-fill your cellar. That's why this week we've got a special line up of rare and limited wines with incredible price tags up to 50% off that are perfect to stock up on and ensure the summer nights never end.