Inventory Clearance 1/4 & 1/5

by Mark Patykewich on January 4, 2019

Let us bring a little brightness to your rainy day with our annual inventory clearance sale.

Once a year we do a thorough inventory counting all the bottles and finding some hidden treats here and there.  We’ve collected them and put them on the table, all clearance wines are 20% off their normal price.

With wines from Kermit Lynch, Neal Rosenthal, Piedmont Wine Imports, De Maison and others, these are some delicious bottles and a great opportunity to pick up some delicious wines at a discount and help us plan for the coming years new arrivals.

Hope to see you soon.


Russ and Mark

Bubbles Tasting Rescheduled for Saturday, December 29th

by Mark Patykewich on December 28, 2018

Well the weather outside is frightful . . . and since Russ is under the weather, the bubbly tasting has been RESCHEDULED to tomorrow (Saturday, Dec 29 – starting at 2pm). Stop by to taste some wines and stock up for your new years eve festivities!

We will be pouring the following delightful bubblies tomorrow:

Alla Costiera Prosecco – All the hubbub about organic, natural, small batch wines crystalizes in this little gem of a Prosecco made by Filippo Gamba, using biodynamic methods and allowing that 100% Glera bust out in a fun, fresh sparkly for these festive times. A perennial favorite in the Caviste family for large or small parties, delicate fruit, clear and bright, and peachy notes will jumpstart any palate for the season. Small batch, indeed (we’re talking about 3,000 bottles), also makes this a stock-up-on-yo-provisions kind of thing as this gem runs out quickly.

Avinyo Cava – Another practicing organic sparkly, made in Penedes, Spain, just north of Barcelona, where traditional grapes of Macabeo, Parellada, and Xarel-lo are blended to produce a vibrant, stone fruit depth of flavors. Made in the traditional method, these bubbles are great for those apps you’re serving, whether a cold-smoked salmon or cheese.

Riofavara Sicilian Sparkling – Introducing our newest addition to the sparkling wine collection, we are excited to share this southern Sicilian bubbly from a passionate, dedicated family of wine growers who harvest by hand, energetically cultivate and produce organic grapes such as the Nero d”Avola, and protect the integrity of the terrain’s rocky limestone and marl terrains by allowing the elegance, fresh minerality, and bright fruit shine through the wines.

Domaine Saint Landor Cremant – This sparkling wine from the Loire is a delicious salmon colored sipper, perfect as a well chilled aperitif or even with a light chocolate dessert.

Mosse Moussemoussettes Pet Nat – our Loire Valley sparkly with Grolleau Gris and Gamay grapes, giving you that fruity, aperitif-y, but dry, taste. Slightly frizz ante from the pet nat method and slightly substantial from the grapes, you can easily drink this on its own for a party of four or one. This is a “pet-nat” or petillant naturel where the second fermentation (the source of the bubbles) takes place in the bottle.

Triolet – Champagne from the cote de Sezanne, it is a blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. It is blended from mature wines and usually comprised of at least three vintages. There is a floral nature to the palate that makes it a delightful starter and a fine pairing with appetizer and other light fair.

Chartogne Taillet Cuvee St Anne – This champagne is a rock star made by Alexandre Chartogne, an ambitious, young producer leading the charge on letting the soil do its thing with the grapes with natural methods- hand harvest, horse ploughed, we’re talking serious farming methods. But Alexandre also likes to experiment with yeast and barrel, giving this St Anne cuvee a robust, solid, meaty, burst of flavor that just keeps you wanting to go back for more. A wonderful way to ring in the new year.

Mark and Russ

Tonight’s Tasting & Holiday Hours

December 20, 2018

Hello From The Caviste, The holidays are rolling along and we wish everyone the best. It is a cold and rainy day, just perfect for coming out and tasting some delicious and warming Italian wines with Jay Murrie tonight, starting at 4.  Then next Friday, we will have a bit of a bubble fest at […]

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This Week’s Tasting and Next Monday’s Meet and Greet

December 13, 2018

We have some great tasting lined up in the next couple of weeks.  This Friday we will explore some of the breadth in the wines world.  Damon Haynes will be here to pour wines from California, France, Spain and Italy.  A great little tasting to sample the variety available in the wine market today.  This […]

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A Delicious Pinot Noir

December 13, 2018

Good Day from The Caviste As we dig or melt our way out from all of the snow, the holidays continue to creep closer. In the spirit of the holidays, we have a couple of great wines, a delicious sparkler and a fantastic Pinot Noir. In addition, we have a great in store tasting this […]

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December 4, 2018

Hello from The Caviste, Now that it is December, we are focusing our store tastings on celebratory and gift wines, so be sure to join us for one or all of these special tastings.  This week, we will start with some fabulous selections from the Kermit Lynch Portfolio.  As many of you know, there are […]

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Evening Reading – Upcoming Events at the Caviste

November 29, 2018

Hello from The Caviste, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.  Although sunny, it has gotten cooler and red wines are really hitting their stride now. We have some more great tastings lined up in the store, so be sure to join us soon, the first is tomorrow. Upcoming In Store Tastings We have […]

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Holiday Delivery 

November 21, 2018

For the Holidays we are going to be offering delivery on wine purchases of a case or more.  So, if you need to stock up for the party but are running short on time, let us help!  Call or email the store for more details. (Common sense says this will be within a certain range of Winston-Salem, but […]

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Holiday Gift Idea – #1 – Stocking Stuffers

November 21, 2018

For the holidays we have some great stocking stuffer ideas but also items that may come in handy next week for Thanksgiving, delicious beans and/or artisinal pasta.  We regularly stock a wide range of Ranch Gordo beans.  If you haven’t tried them, it is hard to understand just how delicious they are.  They are simple to […]

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Thanksgiving Wine Selections

November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving Wine Selections  At Thanksgiving, we have so many different foods and food preparations on the table, it can be hard to find a single wine to choose.  In situations like this, Beaujolais really shines.  In fact, few wines work better than Beaujolais. For whites, consider this wonderful Sauvignon Blanc from the French region of […]

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