Events & Tastings

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

  • BIG Misa Tasting: France, Italy, & Lebanon!Saturday, September 21 12 to 4pm In our Event Space We have an AMAZING tasting this Saturday featuring wines from France, Italy, and Lebanon! Special guest Craig Baker will be pouring a series of delightful wines from Burgundy, Cote Rotie, and Chateauneuf du Pape. And...

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  • Big Piedmont TastingSaturday, September 14 12 to 4pm In our Event Space We have THREE special guests coming from Italy to guide you on incredible tasting journey through the wines of Piedmont! Fernando Burani of Mauro Molino 2018 Mauro Molino Barbera d’Alba On Sale $16.99 A fruity...

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  • Ultimate Beaujolais & Germany Tasting!Tuesday, September 10 5 to 7pm In our Event Space It doesn’t get any better (read: wine-nerdier) than this! We are tasting the best of the best from Germany (Terry Theise Rieslings) and the best of the best from Beaujolais (Kermit Lynch selections) this Tuesday!...

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  • BIG Italian TastingSaturday, September 7 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Meet special guest Marco Zanichelli, brand ambassador for Badia di Morrona, Bricchi Astigiani, Pianirossi, and Manicardi! Hang out with an Italian wine expert and taste a series of delicious wines from these four wineries, along...

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  • Oddball US Wine TastingSaturday, August 31 12 to 4pm In our Event Space We’ve selected some unique wines to sample this Saturday! Some are grapes not typically planted in their region, some are simply made from obscure grapes or lost clones, and a few are made in contrasting...

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  • Natural Wine TastingSaturday, August 24 12 to 4 pm In our Event Space Join us for an amazing tasting of boutique French wines with John-Paul and Julie from F&R Imports! F&R focuses on organic, biodynamic, and natural wine from all over France. This isn’t a bunch of...

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  • Southern Italy TastingSaturday, August 10 12 to 4pm In our Event Space We are going to be exploring the wines of Italy’s southernmost extremes! The Mediterranean basin was for many years devoid of its indigenous varieties. They had been ripped up over the years and replaced by...

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  • New Spain TastingSaturday, August 3 12 to 4pm In our Event Space We’ve been working hard to breathe new life into our Spanish wine section, and we’re ready to show it off! For years Spanish wines have been plagued with too many “drink-alikes.” Heavy handed oak regimens,...

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  • Kysela Imports TastingSaturday, July 27 12 to 4pm In our Event Space We are keeping the importer tasting drum rolling along this Saturday with the wines of Master Sommelier Fran Kysela! His right hand man Mike Kostrady will be our guide through this brilliant portfolio. Importers have...

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  • Gonnet/Baker TastingDouble Tasting: Meet a Winemaker AND an Importer! Saturday, July 20 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Don’t miss this weekend’s double tasting! We’re welcoming special guest Guillaume Gonnet to taste a series of amazing Rhone wines, and Importer Craig Baker to sample several...

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  • Napa & Beyond TastingSaturday, July 13 12 to 4pm In our Event Space We’re featuring great wines from Napa Valley, but also a few gems that highlight unique grapes and regions that warrant your attention! 2016 Anne Amie Vineyards ‘Cuvee A Amrita,’ Willamette Valley AVA On Sale $10.99...

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  • New World TastingSaturday, July 6 12 to 4pm In our Event Space We have a great selection of oh-so-tasty wines from the New World! From big scores to the obscure! Come on down and we’ll show you what’s going down in Chile, California’s Central Coast and more!...

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  • Rosé-a-Rama Part 2!!Saturday, June 29 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Rosé-a-Rama is happening this Saturday! We’re tasting a whole different set of delicious, crisp, dry rosés than we did at rosé-a-rama edition one! Come by from noon until four and drink pink! 2018 Guillaume Gonnet...

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  • Father’s Day Whiskey & Cab TastingSunday, June 16 1 to 4pm At the Bar We love dads and dads love whiskey and red wine! So bring your dad by this Sunday for a special Father’s Day tasting of whiskey and Cabernet! 2015 Inglenook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley On Sale...

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  • Staff Picks TastingSaturday, June 15 12 to 4pm In our Event Space We are often asked what wines we like to drink at home. So we thought it would be fun this week to focus our tasting on wines we love! We’ve asked some of our staff...

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  • Double Tasting: S. Africa/France/SpainSaturday, June 8 12 to 4 pm In our Event Space Join us as we welcome TWO special guests for Saturday’s tasting extravaganza! Chris Boustred, owner/winemaker of Remhoogte Vineyards in Stellenbosch, South Africa will sample a series of incredible wines showcasing the potential of this...

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  • Alsace/Burgundy TastingSaturday, June 1 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Alsace is one of the world’s greatest white wine regions, and yet it gets very little attention. Well, let’s change that! We have a stellar lineup from a new favorite producer, and experts on hand...

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  • Tour of Italy TastingSaturday, May 25 12 to 4pm In our Event Space We are pulling corks on some of our favorite Italian gems, from a bone-dry Prosecco to Barolo with a few years of age. We’ll even sample our staff favorite Amaro. Come on by and taste...

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  • Haden Fig TastingSunday, May 5 1 to 4pm At the Bar Oregon weekend continues as we sample form the exquisite Haden Fig winery! Try their old-world-meets-new-world Chardonnay, an unusual rosé of Pinot Gris (a white grape?!), and their classic Willamette Pinot Noir. These wines are all staples...

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  • Maysara TastingSaturday, May 4 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Join the crazily charming Naseem Momtazi of the Maysara family to taste a crazily good set of wines from Oregon! These are some of the best Oregon wines being made, in our opinions, emulating the...

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  • Piedmont TastingSunday, April 28 1 to 4pm At the Bar Sunday we’re highlighting an awesome Piedmont producer who is doing a lot to highlight this region’s potential BEYOND Barolo! There’s so much Piedmont has to offer and Santa Caterina is doing a delicious job of making...

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  • Best of France Tasting!Saturday, April 27 12 to 4 pm In our Event Space The Wine Merchant has always been a France-heavy shop because, well, we just love the wines of France. There’s so much quality and character and variety packed into a country that is smaller than...

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  • Double Tasting w/ Wilson Daniels & Calluna!Saturday, April 20 12 to 4pm In our Event Space It’s DOUBLE TASTING time! Since we’re all going to be relaxing on Sunday we thought it was appropriate to host a grand tasting event on Saturday! Table One will highlight the portfolio of Wilson Daniels,...

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  • Bargain Cabernet TastingSunday, April 14 1 to 4pm At the Bar We like a bargain wine as much as anyone. Stop in this Sunday to taste a couple of our favorite Cabernets that we have found. Inexpensive wines are a dime a dozen, but really good ones...

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  • Nicholson Jones TastingSaturday, April 13 12 to 4pm In our Event Space It’s going to be a grand ole time this Saturday as we welcome St. Louis native Cal Nicholson and the winemaker for Nicholson Jones, Covert, Purlieu, and Le Pich wineries, Julien Fayard to the store...

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