Upcoming Tastings – Tomorrow & Next Thursday

by Mark Patykewich on August 1, 2018

Hello from The Caviste,
I hope every one is having a good week and off to a good start for August.  Hard to believe but that must mean Fall is around the corner.  We’ve got two more great tastings lined up to help you explore the diverse and intriguing world of wine.  Plan on joining us for one or both.  Here are the details.

Tasting Tomorrow​, August 2nd​

Tomorrow, Damon Haynes is visiting the store and pouring an interesting, diverse and tasty selection of wines from their portfolio allowing us to taste wines from the US, Italy, France and Spain.  These are some delicious wines and give a great overview of the diversity in the portfolio Damon represents. We enjoy and appreciate the diversity of wines the world has to offer and a tasting like this allows us to find the different dinner time applications the wines have and which pairings might be best.  Plan on joining us tomorrow afternoon to explore these wines.

    Nanclares Albarino
    Alice Tajad “Rosado”
    Majas Cotes Catalanes Rose
    La Stoppa Trebiolo

Tasting Thursday, August 9th

Next week, with the help of Laurie Cole and wines from the Kermit Lynch portfolio we are going to explore some of the delicious offerings from the French region of Alsace.  This region is on the border of France and Germany and the wines are reflective of this location and the areas history.  This selection demonstrates the delicious range of whites coming from this region.  The wines are aromatic and provide delightful drinking in the fall.

    Meyer-Fonne Cremant
    Meyer-Fonne Edelzwicker
    Kuentz Bas Riesling
    Kuentz Bas Muscat

We wanted to let you all know that we will be closed for the Fourth of July here at the Caviste! We will be open normal hours beginning again on Thursday.
We are excited about getting to spend the day with friends and family, but wanted to let you know what we will be drinking to celebrate!
Cheers and have a happy Fourth!

Berangerie Malbec Rose

The Berangerie is a perfect celebration wine and a true crowd pleaser! It has a spectacular deep pink hue and is deliciously dry and fruity on the palate. This wine comes from one of the most highly regarded Cahors producers and they really knock this rose out of the park. At $14 per bottle its a great wine you can bring to the BBQ to impress family and friends! Price: $14

Domaine les Aphillantes Cotes du Rhone Rose

I think you would be very difficult to find a better Rose for the Fourth of July! The Domaine les Aphillantes is a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Mouvedre, and Counoise. The vineyard is maintained organically and they are even still using horse drawn plows! The wine has great fruit density on the palate, particularly strawberry and raspberry, without being sweet. The Aphillantes is a perfect BBQ wine as it pairs beautifully with grilled meats and vegetables! Price per bottle $15.

While Russ is away…

June 28, 2018

Hi Everyone! After last week’s introduction and while Russ is away, I wanted to take the chance to introduce myself further by sharing some of my favorite wines in the store. One of my favorite aspects of being at The Caviste is the unique and delicious wines I am able to offer the Winston Salem […]

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Thierry Germain’s Cabernet Franc

June 14, 2018

Cabernet Franc is an often under appreciated grape in the wine world. Getting lost in the shadows of Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon this grape is a little more unassuming and few people realize the deep and elegantly delicious wines it can produce. If poorly handled it may sometimes show a slight vegetal side, in […]

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Bastide Bandol Blanche Rosé

June 14, 2018

Each year it seems as if this rosé cannot arrive soon enough only to pass through the store equally quickly. It has been a perennial favorite at home and in the store since we opened our doors. As you explore rosé you learn that they are not all simply “pink wine.” There is a range […]

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March 22, 2018

Many people mistakenly think rosés are a new phenomenon, but they have long been popular in Europe, especially in the south of France. Rosé, rosato, rosado, etc has been drunk for years, usually a dry wine that gives some feel for the vintage and provides a wonderful bridge for what I call the “in between.” […]

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White Burgundy = Chardonnay

March 16, 2018

Most people don’t know white Burgundy is predominantly made from Chardonnay.Still some of the most striking whites made today they satisfy those looking for less oak influence on their white wines. I thought it would be fun to explore these wines by also exploring the regions of Burgundy. Today we will start with the southern […]

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Two Rose Favorites

March 10, 2018

Houchart – Provence Rosé It’s not just a pretty label, this is a delicious bottle of wine and the best selling rose in the store. Whatever quantity we are able to get this year will probably, like last year, move quickly. Houchart – Cotes de Provence (France) From the sunny hillsides of Provence comes this […]

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Featured Wines

February 6, 2018

Gaston Chiquet Champagne One benefit of running an independent wine shop, is “extra” inventory taste incredibly good sometimes. This past weekend, we were lucky enough to share a bottle of Gaston Chiquet Champagne with some friends that more than demonstrated this fact. First a note on “grower” Champagnes, they truly reward a year or two […]

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Champagne for the Holidays

December 29, 2017

In the northeast corner of France, and at its closest, only 100 miles from Paris, is one of the best known wine regions in the world – Champagne. Originally a home for still wines, it is now known almost solely for its sparkling wines, certainly they are the most celebrated. For much of the production […]

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