Events & Tastings

Check back often to find out about our weekly open house tastings, as well as special events and wine dinners!

  • Sparkling Wine Tasting Sun. 7/15Sparkling Wine Tasting Sunday July 15 1 to 4pm At the Bar Come by Sunday to try two of the best deals in sparkling wine we’ve ever found! NV Domaine des Granges “Yannick Paquet” Cremant de Bourgogne AOP On Sale $16.99 All the vineyards are...

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  • Local Spirits Tasting Sat. 7/14Saturday, July 14 1 to 4pm At the Bar Come taste (very) local spirits with Spirits of St. Louis! JJ Neukomm MO Malt Whiskey A full-flavored, complex American whiskey made with cherry wood smoked malt and aged in Missouri oak barrels. Vermont Night A unique...

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  • West Coast Wine Tasting Sat. 7/14West Coast Wine Tasting Saturday, July 14 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Join us as we welcome special guest Kelly Sapot for a tasting of wines perfect for patio sipping and summer cuisine pairing! 2016 L’Ecole No. 41 “Old Vines” Chenin Blanc, Columbia...

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  • Haden Fig Tasting Sun. 7/8Sunday, July 8 1 to 4pm At the Bar We’ve just received some new wines from one of our FAVORITE Oregon producers and we’re tasting them on Sunday from 1 until 4! This is a favorite label of ours, which began as a side project...

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  • Champagne & Napa Cab. Tasting Sat. 7/7Saturday, July 7 12 to 4pm In our Event Space We’re going to pop bottles of Terry Thiese Farmer Fizz this Saturday. DO NOT MISS OUT! To round out the bubbles we’ve also selected some stunners from Robert Craig winery up on Howell Mountain. We’re...

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  • Natural Wine Tasting Sun. 7/1Natural Wine Tasting With the Biodynamic/Organic Specialists at Claverach Farm! Sunday, July 1 1 to 4pm At the Bar Natural wine importers Claverach Farms will be on hand to pour and answer questions this Sundays as we sample amazing wines from Austria, Croatia and Spain....

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  • New Ryes from Rossville–Come Tasting Sat. 6/30Saturday, June 30 1 to 4pm At the Bar We’re opening up bottles of the new Rossville-Union Rye whiskey. This is the latest offering from distilling giant, MGP. We sampled them recently and were blown away with the quality. Come on in and taste for...

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  • USA’s Old Vineyards and Ancient Vines Tasting Sat. 6/30Saturday, June 30 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Join us this Saturday as we taste and explore many of the OLDEST vineyards in the USA! This tasting will feature wines from vineyards so old they’re not even sure what exact grapes are planted...

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  • Boxed Wine Tasting Sun. 6/24Boxed Wine Tasting Sunday, June 24 1 to 4pm At the Bar Boxed wines are definitely more and more of a “thing” as people are starting to appreciate what this cool packaging actually does. The boxes keep light off the wine, and the inner bag...

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  • Scotch Tasting Sat. 6/23Alexander Murray Single Malts Tasting Saturday, June 23 1 to 4pm At the Bar Alexander Murray is a new independent bottler for the Merch, founded by longtime whiskey professional, Steve Lipp. Due to good access to older casks because of his private label whiskey business...

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  • Best of France Tasting Sat. 6/23Best of France Tasting Saturday, June 23 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Join special guest Craig Baker, the importer who is also Jason’s travel buddy on his annual trip to Bordeaux and Burgundy, for a Best of France tasting! This guy is responsible...

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  • Chappellet & Bourbon Tasting Sun. 6/17Cabernet & Bourbon Tasting for Father’s Day! Sunday, June 17 1 to 4pm At the Bar Don Chappellet founded this Napa icon in the late fifties. At that point in time his wines were being made by none other than Philip Togni! Much has changed...

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  • Wine & Scotch Tastings Sat. 6/16Wine & Scotch Tastings Saturday!! Saturday, June 16 12 to 4pm In our Event Space It’s a double header tasting this Saturday with wines of California and Scotches from Bunnahabhain! Big California Wines We’re focusing on California wines that Dad will love! Full-bodied whites and...

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  • Organic Wine Tasting Sun. 6/10Organic Wine Tasting Sunday, June 10 1 to 4pm At the Bar We’ve found some new new favorite organic wines and they are drinking beautifully! These are produced with very little intervention both in the vineyard and in the winery. 2013 Ziobaffa, Toscana Rosso IGT...

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  • Gin & Tonic Tasting Sat. 6/9Saturday, June 9 1 to 4pm At the Bar Sample a new and delicious tonic along with two very good gins (one local!!) and be ready for hot weather cocktails!  

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  • West Coast Tasting Sat. 6/9Best of the West (Coast) Tasting! Saturday, June 9 12 to 4pm In our Event Space We are going to be pulling corks on some great wines from the west (i.e. Washington, Oregon and California)! This is a great lineup, from nice everyday drinkers to...

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  • Portugal Tasting Sun. 6/3Portugal Tasting Sunday, June 3 1 to 4pm At the Bar Holy values, Batman! These inexpensive gems are some of our TOP summertime picks for red and white from Portugal! We love these dry wines and they’re chronically underrated. 2016 Grand’Arte Alvarinho, Lisboa On Sale...

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  • Laird Family Tasting Fri. 6/1Napa Valley Tasting with Laird Family Vineyards! Friday, June 1 5 to 7pm In our Event Space We’re hosting Ty Lopez from Laird Family Vineyards this Friday from 5 until 7! Laird has been made by none other than Paul Hobbs since their first vintage...

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  • Italy Tasting Sat. 6/2Northern Italian Tasting Featuring Friuli, Piedmonte, & Veneto! Saturday, June 2 12 to 4pm In our Event Space We’re pulling corks on bottles from some of our favorite Italian regions up north. This tasting will change your mind on Pinot Grigio and also we’ll show...

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  • Perfect Pairing Wines Sun. 5/27Sunday, May 27 1 to 4pm At the Bar We’ve selected some of our FAVORITE wines for summer fare. From a simple grilled burger with friends up to a 12 hour smoked brisket you babysat all day long, these wines are pairing perfection! 2016 Caymus-Suisun...

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  • Craft Beer Tasting Sat. 5/26Saturday, May 26 1 to 4pm At the Bar Come chat with Katie Herrera from Craft Republic and taste some awesome craft brews! Stillwater Stateside Saison from Stillwater (Baltimore, MD) Naturally brewed with the finest European malts & fresh aromatic hops from the United States...

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  • Rhone/Bordeaux Tasting Sat. 5/26Saturday, May 26 12 to 4pm In our Event Space We’re SUPER excited for this weekend’s tasting! Sooooooo many things we love will be open for your drinking pleasure… rare white Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 20 year old Sauternes, 2015 red Bordeaux and more! This is one tasting...

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  • Yes I CAN Tasting Sun. 5/20Sunday, May 20 1 to 4 pm At the Bar We (especially Danny) CAN’t believe how good these new canned wines are! Alternative wine packaging is gaining a lot of steam because it eliminates cork problems, sunlight exposure, and also offers more alternatives for transport...

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  • Sherry Cask Spirits Tasting Sat. 5/19Saturday, May 19 1 to 4pm At the Bar Sample the world’s greatest barrel of rum (yes, the greatest in the whole world, we stand by that hyperbole!), alongside a brand new sherry cask single malt Scotch! Papa’s Pilar 24 Year Solera Rum Spanish Sherry...

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  • Best of Europe Tasting Sat. 5/19Saturday, May 19 12 to 4pm In our Event Space We’re sampling stunners from France, Italy, and Spain this Saturday! From Priorat in Spain to Beaujolais in France you’ll get to learn about many of the Merch staff’s favorite regions and producers…plus we’ll sample a...

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