New shipment of wine kits in!

We just got in a new shipment of wine kits this week. Just to mention a few:

Winexpert Limited Edition: Italian Nebbiolo

Winexpert Eclipse Series: Italian Piedmont Barolo, Lodi Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Stag’s Leap District Merlot

En Primeur: Australian Shiraz

Just a little reminder of our Fruit Wine class with the good folks from Buddha Kat is coming up Saturday, May 11th. Call us to register.



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Limited Edition Wine Kits & Fruit Wine Class!

Wine Experts Limited Edition Series March and April selections are coming in soon. There may be an extra one or two, just in case you didn’t pre order. Contact us a to check on the availability of these two wonderful selections:

Washington Riesling Chenin Blanc

Italian Nebbiolo

Do you have more blackberries then you know what to do with? Maybe you have some grapes growing in your yard and can only make so much jam. Why not make more wine? We will be holding a fruit wine class on May 11th (10am -12pm) instructed by the folks at Buddha Kat winery

Contact us to register. Cheers!

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Limited Edition Wine Kits

If you missed your chance to get one of the 2012 Limited Edition Series kits, we only have one of each in stock so you may want to call to reserve.

Argentine Malbec Bonarda: This Malbec-dominated blend exudes the new world southern hemisphere style of wine: deep reddish purple in the glass, with aromas of dark fruit, black currants and plums. $139.00

Portuguese Aragones Cabernet Sauvignon: The wine has an aromatic profile of mulberry, blackberry currants, black cherry and cedar—and in time, a hint of rockrose and spice. $139.00



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Bottles, bottles, and more bottles!

Wine bottles on sale! $8.00 per case for the following:

750mL Clear claret, 750mL Champagne green claret and 750mL Antique green Burgundy bottles. They are moving out!

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More bottles on sale!

We have champagne green claret / bordeaux 750 mL wine bottles in for $8.00 per case. With a screaming hot deal like that, they won’t last long. Its time to start thinking about making room in those fermenters and barrels.

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New Winemaking book in!

We just got this book in the shop. A great read and resource for the upcoming wine season.


The Way to Make Wine by Sheridan Warrick


Written by a vintner and science editor with twenty-five years experience, The Way to Make Wine is the most readable and reliable handbook among the many winemaking guides. In engaging conversational prose, Sheridan Warrick shows that making your own wine is not only easy, but also fun. Geared to everyday wine lovers who want to drink well, save money, and impress their friends, this book reveals everything needed to make delicious wines—both reds and whites—from start to finish.

Warrick demystifies winemaking by explaining the nuts and bolts and demonstrating that if readers can replace a faucet washer or cook a pasta sauce, they can make food-friendly wines that cost less than the bottles they’re now opening. He enables amateur vintners to equip a home winery, procure top-quality grapes, run a flawless fermentation, and enjoy their wine—its nose, its body, and finish—with renewed awareness and appreciation. At the same time, the author points experienced home vintners to new skills, describing top wineries’ techniques. Rich with insiders’ know-how, this book also divulges the many advances that have been made in the past few decades and makes clear that, with enologists’ innovations, home winemaking is easier than ever. With straightforward illustrations of key steps, this book offers one-stop shopping for anyone who’s ever dreamed of making table wines at home.

* two step-by-step sections: one for beginners, one for experienced home vintners

* sidebars offer quick tips and key elements of winemaking lore

* includes the only clear and comprehensive guide to minimizing the use of sulfites in wine

* section on suppliers and labs provides a wealth of information on sources of fine wine grapes

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Wine Bottles On Sale!

Just in! 750 mL antique green wine bottles are $8.00 per case. Get ’em while we got ’em.

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