Events & Tastings

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

  • 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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  • DOUBLE Tasting Sat. 5/12!! Santa Barb/PiedmontSaturday, May 12 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Join us Saturday as we host not one, but TWO winemakers! Mauro Manzone is making more 95+ point wines in Barolo that you can shake a stick at. And from Martian Wines, Nan Helgeland and...

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  • Oregon Pinot Noir Tasting Sun. 5/6Sunday, May 6 1 to 4pm At the Bar Warm weather means we’re in the mood for lighter red wines! Sample two delicious Oregon Pinot Noirs this Sunday! 2014 Colene Clemens Pinot Noir Dopp Creek, Chehalem Mountains AVA On Sale $23.99 Firm and focused, with...

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  • Tequila/Mezcal Tasting Sat. 5/5Saturday, May 5 1 to 4pm At the Bar For Cinqo de Mayo we’re sampling the signature spirits of Mexico, Tequila and Mezcal! These boutique producers are making some of the best craft spirits we’ve tried. If you want to step up your margarita game...

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  • Sicily & Rioja Tasting Sat. 5/5Saturday, May 5 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Along with other treats, this Saturday we’re pouring new labels from one of our favorite Italian wineries….Scarpetta. These stunning wines are created by rock star chef Lachlan Patterson and legendary Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey. This...

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  • Ginworld Pre-Event Tasting Sat. 4/28Saturday, April 28 1 to 4pm At the Bar Join us this Saturday as we welcome the experts from Natasha’s Gin Room to educate and taste some of the finest gins we carry! They’ll even be bringing some of their house-made tonic for your tasting...

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  • Italy North to South Tasting Sun. 4/29Sunday, April 29 1 to 4pm At the Bar We’re excited to taste from Friuli on the extreme north all the way down to Sicily in the extreme south! And bonus, we’re sampling the incredibly delicious blood orange Amara we’ve been in love with for...

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  • Best of Spring Tasting Sat. 4/28Saturday, April 28 12 to 4pm In our Event Space We’re pulling corks on wines we think are essential for springtime weather and cuisine! Swing by between noon and four to taste and be inspired! 2016 Weinschlossl Steinschaden Gruner Veltliner Kamptal DAC, Austria On Sale...

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  • Sheridan & Neal Family Tasting Wed. 4/25Washington vs. Napa “Big & Bold Reds” Tasting Wednesday, April 25 5 to 7pm In our Event Space We’re excited to welcome our very good friend and partner in crime “Big John” back for a sampling of Washington’s BEST! Additionally, we’re hosting Mark Neal, owner...

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  • Rosé-a-Rama Part Deux: Sparklers! (Sun. 4/22)Sunday, April 22 1 to 4pm At the Bar No rosé weekend would be complete without a few sparklers, so on Sunday we’re popping a couple of really delicious pink bubblies. These two are very different from each other, one very light and the other...

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  • Koval Whiskey Tasting Sat. 4/21Saturday, April 21 1 to 4pm At the Bar Come taste organic whiskeys from Koval Distillery, including the incredibly unique and delicious “4 Grain,” made from oat, malted barley, rye, and wheat! We’ve been loyal fans of this Chicago distillery for about four years now...

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  • Rosé-a-Rama (& Bonus Burgundies) Tasting Sat. 4/21Saturday, April 21 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Regardless of us experiencing all four seasons this month, we’re ready to drink pink!! Come on by Saturday and load up on brilliant, new “patio pinkies” (TM The Wine Merchant LTD.), along with a few...

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  • Rhone Blends Tasting Sun. 4/15Sunday, April 15 1 to 4pm At the Bar It’s a battle of the Rhones! Come see who does it best, France or Australia. We’re pitting Guillaume Gonnet against one of our fave Aussie GSM producers, Kilikanoon. Gonnet’s wine hails from the sub-region of the...

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  • Barrell Bourbon & Rye Tasting Sat. 4/14Saturday, April 14 1 to 4pm At the Bar At the bar we’ll be sampling three whiskeys from Barrell Craft Spirits! These folks are blending up some knockout bourbons and ryes and we’re excited for you to sample them! Barrell Bourbon Batch 014 We reserved...

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  • Folded Hills Tasting Sat. 4/14Saturday, April 14 12 to 4pm In our Event Space We are so excited to welcome Kim and Andy Busch (yes, that Busch family), St. Louis natives and owners of Folded Hills Winery, for a very special appearance! This relatively new winery does incredible work...

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  • Portugal Tasting Sun. 4/8Sunday, April 8 1 to 4pm At the Bar Join us this Sunday to explore the unique wines of Portugal! 2016 Anselmo Mendes “Muros Antigos” Alvarinho, Moncao e Melgaco, Portugal On Sale $16.99 The 2016 Alvarinho Muros Antigos is unoaked and comes in at 12.5%...

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  • J Rieger Spirits Tasting Sat. 4/7J. Rieger & Co. Spirits Tasting Saturday, April 7 1 to 4pm At the Bar Join us at the bar for a tasting from the 1887 Kansas distillery, J. Rieger & Co.! This boutique distiller brings us several tasty spirits, but we’re most excited by...

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  • Double Tasting Saturday: Champagne & Pinot Noirs!Double Tasting: Meet the Winemaker: Champagne Edition AND Siduri Pinot Noirs Saturday, April 7 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Join us this weekend to taste some delicious Champagne with Jean-Benoit Henry from Champagne Moutard. This highly regarded grower-producer in the Cote de Bar...

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  • Custom Bourbon Tasting Sat. 3/31Saturday, March 31 1 to 4pm At the Bar Stop by the bar while you’re here and sample our custom single barrel Knob Creek! Knob Creek Bourbon “Barrel #5619” On Sale $46.99 Deep mahogany in color with delicious aromas of vanilla, caramel and maple sugar....

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  • Easter Wine Tasting Sat. 3/31Saturday, March 31 12 to 4pm In our Event Space It’s Easter weekend and for this tasting we’re focusing on wines that will perfectly complement your holiday meals! 2016 Weinbach Sylvaner Reserve, Alsace, France On Sale $19.99 From old vines picked end of September, the...

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