Events & Tastings

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

  • 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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  • Peter Weygandt Tasting!Saturday, April 6 12 to 4pm In our Event Space We’re featuring the wines of one of our favorite importers this weekend, Peter Weygandt. “One of the small specialty importers with impeccable credentials as well as a great palate, the unassuming gentleman, Peter Weygandt, does...

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  • J. Wilkes TastingSunday, March 31 1 to 4pm At the Bar Sample these two new arrivals from Santa Barbara! 2017 J. Wilkes Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills On Sale $14.99 This Chardonnay comes from vineyards where the temperature often swings up to 50 degrees in a single day!...

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  • Molino Barolo TastingSaturday, March 30 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Join us as we welcome special guest Fernando Burani from Mauro Molino Winery for a tasting of modern-style Barolos! Compared to more traditional producers’ Barolo wines, Molino’s versions are designed to bring more pleasure in...

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  • Double Tasting: Bordeaux/Muddy ArchSaturday, March 23 12 to 4pm In our Event Space/At the Bar We’re headed to Bordeaux in about a week so we thought it’d be a great opportunity to pull out all the stops (and the corks) on some of the best this legendary region...

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  • Sheridan Vineyard TastingSaturday, March 16 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Join us as we welcome back our good friend “Big John” Caudill from Washington’s best winery for one of our most anticipated annual tastings! This is some serious juice. If you haven’t experienced it yet,...

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  • Spain Tasting Part DosSunday, March 10 1 to 4pm At the Bar We’re keep with the Spanish theme and popping a few highly rated staff favorites this Sunday! These are prime examples of over made and under priced. 2017 Bodega Valdehermoso “Lagar del Rey” Verdejo, Rueda D.O. On...

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  • Aged Rum TastingSaturday, March 9 1 to 4pm At the Bar We have been long time champions of aged rum! This delicious, dark libation has been overlooked due to too many substandard offerings but things are really starting to change! We have a great store pick barrel...

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  • Best of Spain Tasting!Saturday, March 9 12 to 4pm In our Event Space We’re sampling all through Spain with two tables of amazing wines! Meet Inma Rodriguez from one of Ribera del Duero’s best vineyards, Balbas! We’ll also have a BONUS table with bubbles from Cava, Priorat reds,...

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  • Alsace TastingSunday, March 3 1 to 4pm At the Bar The Best of France tasting continues this Sunday with Alsace! We love Alsace. Seriously! This is one of the world’s greatest white wine regions, and yet it gets very little attention. Well, let’s change that! We...

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  • Gin Raw TastingSaturday, March 2 1 to 4pm At the Bar Sample the most interesting new gin to hit our shelves, Gin Raw Barcelona Gastronomic Gin! From their low-temperature distilling process to their funky bottle design, this gin is memorable and cool.

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  • Best of France TastingSaturday, March 2 12 to 4pm In our Event Space We’re opening bottles from all over France this Saturday! Many of the latest and greatest will be available to sample and we’ll be on hand to answer questions! Taste everything from cool climate Syrah from...

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  • Bordeaux vs. USA TastingSunday, February 24 1 to 4pm At the Bar Stop by the bar to sample a selection of Bordeaux varietals, including a surprise deluxe, limited-quantity selection TBA! 2015 Bonny Doon “De Proprio Gravitas” White Blend, North Coast, California On Sale $9.99 (61% Semillon, 35% Sauvignon...

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  • Tequila/Mezcal TastingSaturday, February 23 1 to 4pm At the Bar Join us to taste two exciting new additions to our Tequila/Mezcal section! Mina Real Mezcal Blanco Arte Nom Selleccion de 1579 Tequila Blanco

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  • Northern Italy TastingSaturday, February 23 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Join us as we taste a series of Northern Italian wines, including a head-to-head comparison of old school and “new school” Nebbiolo! Don’t miss this great chance to taste a 2004 Barolo! 2017 Randi “Il...

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  • Barbera TastingSunday, February 17 1 to 4pm At the Bar Barbera is the most widely-consumed grape in Piedmont, even though Barolo is more famous. The two major regions for Barbera are Asti and Alba. We’ll taste one of each and you pick the winner! And bonus,...

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  • Unusual Bourbon/Rye TastingSaturday, February 16 1 to 4pm At the Bar Stop by the bar to sample two awesome whiskeys! The Bourye from High West is the only one of its kind, a blend of bourbon and rye (hence the name). The Burning Chair bourbon is so...

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  • Leonard Wine Company TastingSaturday, February 16 12 to 4pm In our Event Space Join us as we welcome St. Louis native and owner/winemaker of Leonard Wine Company, Chris Leonard, for a very special edition tasting! Chris is traveling all the way here from California where he and his...

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  • France & Spain TastingSaturday, February 9 12 to 4pm In our Event Space This weekend we’re having a bit of an old world showdown, sampling some delicious wines from France and Spain. From France, we’re featuring three incredibly pleasant, easy drinkers including a lovely sparkling rose from Alsace....

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