Wine Offering: Faury Saint Joseph (Syrah)

October 10, 2018

As we head in to fall, oh I am wishing for cooler weather.  Not cold, just a little cooler to enjoy grilling without sweating.  Anyway, I digress! As the weather cools and the holidays approach, I love a nice bottle of Syrah.  I enjoy the rich fruit notes, the deep brambly texture, just a hint […]

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World Class Wines of Saumur-Champigny

October 5, 2018

One of the top regions for Cabernet Franc is Saumur Champigny.  This region gained renown at the estate of Clos Rougeard and the Foccault brothers.  They and others in the region craft wines that show elegance and finesse that brings to mind fine red Burgundy.  Unfortunately, the Clos Rougeard wines are now highly allocated and […]

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Upcoming Tastings – Tomorrow & Next Thursday

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 […]

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Closed July 4th and What Rosé We’ll Be Drinking on the Fourth of July!

July 4, 2018

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 […]

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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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