Events & Tastings

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

  • unnamed (12) Cali. Pinot Noirs TastingSunday, July 23 1 to 4pm At the Bar We like light-bodied reds for summer, and these two are new arrivals we think are drinking really well. The Cherry Pie “Three Vineyards” is the newest version of last year’s “Cherry Tart,” a more modestly-priced companion...

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  • unnamed (11) Sparkling Cocktails TastingSaturday, July 22 1 to 4pm At the Bar It’s HOT!!! And nothing helps beat the summer heat better than sparkling cocktails. Join us as we mix up two delicious cocktails, a classic French 75 and a simple spritz with Cartron Grapefruit.  

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  • 7.22tasting_lo_res Tour of Italy TastingSaturday, July 22 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Sample this whole range of Italian favorites on Saturday! This charming tasting will feature wines from all over Italy, including our favorite value-priced Barolo and Barbaresco from Araldica! It wraps up with a stunning Amarone-style...

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  • 7.16_lo_res Spanish Reds TastingSunday, July 16 1 to 4pm At the Bar Join us to taste two new Spanish arrivals, including the triumphant return of the Crapula! 2015 “OGV” Old Vines Garnacha, Calatayud On Sale $9.99 There is a new 2015 OGV Old Garnacha Vine, sourced from different...

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  • mastermind_lo_res Mastermind Vodka TastingSaturday, July 15 1 to 4pm At the Bar Join us as we welcome the fine folks at Mastermind Distillery in Illinois to taste some semi-local vodka, both on its own and in some tasty cocktails. This vodka is creamy with a touch of sweetness...

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  • 7.15tasting_lo_res Burgundy & Rhone TastingSaturday, July 15 12 to 4pm In our Event Space It’s no secret that we love France at the Merch. This Saturday we’re sampling a collection of beautiful bottlings from Burgundy’s Maison Chanson along with some killer deals from the Rhone Valley. Sample two delicious...

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  • 7.9tasting_lo-res Sparkling Rosé TastingSunday, July 9 1 to 4pm At the Bar   Nothing says summer like sparkling rose! And maybe rum cocktails. Sample two delicious bubbly rosés, one from Italy and one from Spain! NV Elocuente Brut Rosé Cava, Spain On Sale $8.99 This tasty bargain Cava...

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  • Pilar_lo_res Rum Cocktails Tasting!Saturday, July 8 1 to 4pm At the Bar Nothing says summer like rum cocktails! And maybe grilled hot dogs. But we don’t sell hot dogs, so we’re focusing our attention on the cocktails. Sample a few delicious, summery, rum-based cocktails featuring our custom barrel...

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  • 7.8tasting_lo_res Double Tasting!! California and New ZealandSaturday, July 8 12 to 4pm In our Event Space This Saturday we’re having a double header tasting! Sample California highlights alongside a selection of small-production, delicious wines from New Zealand! 2016 Summer Water Rose, California On Sale $16.99 It’s more than the rosé of...

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  • 7.2tasting_lo_res Rioja Rosé Tasting Sun. 7/2Sunday, July 2 1 to 4pm At the Bar This Sunday we’re featuring two awesome rosés from Rioja! These Tempranillo rosés are peppery and delicious, and very different from each other. The Rio Madre is more toward the red wine end of the spectrum, while...

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  • wildsour_lo_res Destihl Brewery Tasting Sat. 7/1Saturday, July 1 1 to 4pm At the Bar Beer lovers, this one’s for you! We’re excited to welcome Chris Boron from Illinois’ Destihl Brewery for a tasting of their “Wild Sour” series! Destihl is one of our current favorite craft breweries, doing a lot...

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  • 7.1tasting_lo_res Grower Champagne Tasting Sat. 7/1Saturday, July 1 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Join us for one of our most anticipated tastings of the year, Terry Theise Champagnes! “Sunny” Brown will be our special guest for this free event. These estate-made Champagnes, affectionately called “farmer fizz,” are among...

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  • underwood_lo_res Yes I Can! (Canned Wine Tasting) Sun. 6/25Sunday, June 25 1 to 4pm At the Bar Sample two new canned wines from Union Wine Co. in Oregon! Wine in a can is a relatively new thing, and we think it’s cool. These wines require no corkscrew (you “can” even do without a...

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  • northshore_lo_res North Shore Distillery Tasting Sat. 6/24Saturday, June 24 12 to 4pm At the Bar Drink (Semi) Local! This weekend we’re welcoming Sonja Kassenbaum, owner of Illinois’ North Shore Distillery, for a tasting of their signature spirits. North Shore makes gin, vodka, and aquavit of the highest quality and we will...

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  • 6.24tasting_lo_res Tour of Italy Tasting Sat. 6/24Saturday, June 24 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Join us for a tour of Italy tasting! We’ll sample two wines each from the three major winemaking areas of Italy: Veneto, Piedmont, and Tuscany! NV Collevento “921” Extra Dry Prosecco On Sale $14.99 Exclusively...

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  • rieger tasting flyer J. Rieger Spirits Tasting Sat. 6/17Saturday, June 17 1 to 4pm At the Bar For part one of our Father’s Day weekend, we’re sampling spirits from J. Rieger & Co.! This 1887 boutique Kansas distillery brings us several tasty spirits, including the amazing Caffé Amaro that we can’t stop talking...

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  • 6.18tasting_lo_res Father’s Day Whiskey Tasting 6/18Sunday, June 18 1 to 4pm At the Bar We love dads, and dads love whiskey. So for this Father’s Day tasting we’re breaking out a Scotch, a custom barrel Rye, and as a bonus, our custom barrel rum! Compass Box Great King Street Artist’s...

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  • 6.17tasting_lo_res Spire Collection Tasting Sat. 6/17Saturday, June 17 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Join us for a very special tasting of spectacular wines from The Spire Collection. The wines in this collection are selected for their quality and sense of place. As a special treat, we are including...

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  • Division white Division Winemaking Co. Tasting Wed. 6/14Wednesday, June 14 5 to 7pm In our Event Space Meet Tom Monroe, owner and winemaker of Division Wine Co., and someone with a lot of ties to St. Louis! Tom grew up here and still roots for the Cardinals! Nowadays he’s making a series...

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  • benanti logo “Volcano Wine” Tasting Tues. 6/13Mount Etna Tasting With Salvino Benanti Tuesday, June 13 5 to 7pm In our Event Space We are thrilled to welcome special guest Salvino Benanti of the historic Sicilian winery Benanti! This is the family that put Etna wines on the map. Using vineyards owned...

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  • 6.11tasting_lo_res Summer Quaffers Tasting Sun. 6/11Sunday, June 11 1 to 4pm At the Bar Beat the heat with three of our favorite warm weather quaffers! 2015 Boutinot Cuvee Jean Paul Gascogne Blanc On Sale $8.99 Made from quality grapes selected from Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne, this is...

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  • 6.10tasting_lo_res Huge York Creek Tasting Sat. 6/10Saturday, June 10 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Join us for a rare chance to enjoy a BIG vertical tasting from York Creek Winery in Spring Mountain! This area, located along the Mayacamas Mountains that separate Napa and Sonoma, has been planted with...

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  • craggy_lo_res Craggy Range Dinner at ParigiThursday, June 22 at 7pm At Parigi Restaurant 8025 Bonhomme Ave. $100 per person (includes tax & gratuity!) Call 314-863-6282 for reservations Join us and special guest Janet Pouchet from Craggy Range Vineyards, one of New Zealand’s finest wineries, for a very special event! We...

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  • gonnet_lo_res Meet Guillaume Gonnet Thurs. 6/8!!Thursday, June 8 5 to 7pm In our Event Space We’re extremely excited to be hosting Mr. Gonnet himself for this incredible tasting. Guillaume Gonnet is a high-quality Rhone producer we’ve been in love with for a few years now, and this is your chance...

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  • heirloom_lo_res Shrub Cocktail Tasting Sat. 6/3Saturday, June 3 1 to 4pm At the Bar Join us to sample a brand new line of shrubs from Heirloom Bottling Co.! Shrubs are sweetened vinegar-based syrups that can do very exciting things when mixed into cocktails. We’ll sample a variety of serving suggestions,...

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