Wine doesn’t have to be expensive to be good! We live in a Golden Age of Wine and we’re constantly looking for the great wine values of the world for you. Based on the fact that we’ve been open for over 4 years and have a loyal and loving customer base, we assume we’re doing a pretty good job of finding them. Guess what, we’ve found some more! When we speak of value, we’re not just talking about cheap wines that you can put up with because of their cheapness. We’re talking about good, characterful wines that don’t cost a ton of money. It’s called QPR (Quality to Price Ratio), and we find it for you and when you come in the store, we explain why the wines we select are such good values and why you’d be troubled to find them anywhere else. Join us this Saturday, November 8th for a free wine tasting from 2 to 5 featuring a trio of wines that offer tremendous QPR.
The wines range in price from $9 to $14 and all of them are on sale during the tasting at 10% off by the bottle, 15% off if you mix six of them and 20% off if you mix twelve of them.
1. 2013 Nals Margreid Pinot Grigio: From the higher altitude vineyards of Italy’s Alto-Adige region, this is one of the best Pinot Grigios we’ve ever stocked for less than $15. It comes from vineyards that were planted back in the 1940’s, and there’s a serious presence to the wine. Fuller bodied, creamier, riper and richer than most Pinot Grigios at this price point, this one offers up round notes of ripe apple, pear, tangerine, nectarine and spice. You won’t believe how good this is for the price.
2. 2013 Coto de Hayas Garnacha/Syrah: This one comes from the Campo de Borja in North-Central Spain, a hotbed of Garnacha activity.
It recently scored 89 points with The Wine Enthusiast and was their #14 wine on their Top 100 Wine Values of 2014 list. Ripe, rich, balanced and spicy, this one displays smoke accented notes of cherry, raspberry, plum and milk chocolate. For less than $10 a bottle, you’d be hard pressed to find a better wine.
3. 2012 Domaine Amido Cotes du Rhone Villages “Signargues”: Along with the Cercius Cotes du Rhone, this is one of the best selling red wines in the history of the store. 70% Grenache and 30% Sryah from older vines planted in rocky, well drained soils, this is a big, plush, mouthfilling Cotes du Rhone. Baked raspberry, blueberry, kirsch, smoked meat and white pepper all arise out of the glass and continue onto the palate. Again, at under $15 a bottle, this is a no brainer.