Friday Night Wine Tasting -- Natural Wines!!
May
25
5:00 PM17:00

Friday Night Wine Tasting -- Natural Wines!!

This Friday we will be joined by Virginia Samsel of Native Selections
If you have been curious about our new focus on "natural wines," you will want to make sure to stop by our tasting this Friday. "Natural wine" is a broad category and many of the importers we work with have wines that would fit under this heading, but! Native Selections based in Richmond have built an entire portfolio on natural wines, and each one is more delicious than the next. So come taste what we are pouring! We will have two Spanish wines from Vegas Altas (organic), a new-to-us Muscadet Sevre et Maine (organic) and one of our favorite new grenaches: the Celler Les Foes "L'Adolescent" (organic, biodynamic).  This one's a can't-miss.  Free and informal as always.

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Wednesday Night Beer Tasting - Starr Hill
May
23
5:00 PM17:00

Wednesday Night Beer Tasting - Starr Hill

Starr Hill Tasting (with guest pourer Skip Roberts)

Starr Hill Brewery is Charlottesville's oldest continual brewery. Starting in 1999, it's the actually the second oldest existing brewery in Virginia. As our new shop turns our eyes to new and esoteric options, we're pleased to have Starr Hill as part of our backbone 'cause, you know, they just make good, solid, beer. This week, it's time to remind ourselves why we should remind ourselves about Starr Hill.

To taste:

Starr Hill The Love

Starr Hill Grateful Pale Ale

Starr Hill The Hook

Starr Hill Northern Lights

Starr Hill Double Platinum

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Special Wine Tasting  - Listen along at home!
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Special Wine Tasting - Listen along at home!

We are excited to announce a special tasting with Edacious (Food Talk for Gluttons) podcast and local wine makers! We will be tasting wines selected by our guests and talking about Virginia Terroir. It is a great chance to learn directly from those coaxing beautiful wines from our own little AVA what the land here is teaching them. We will be doing this tasting a bit differently than our weekly tastings. We will be recording this tasting for the podcast and so will begin at 6pm and move through the tasting together. We will also hear from our guests (including Ben Jordan of Early Mt and Lightwell Survey) as we go. More information can be found here.

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Beer Tasting May 16th, 2018
May
16
5:00 PM17:00

Beer Tasting May 16th, 2018

 

We love our local breweries. Fortunately for us we have an expansive definition of "local."  And why not? That broad outlook gives us more beer to love! Hardywood Park Craft Brewery is close to our hearts if not close to our houses. (Hey! Richmond is only an hour's drive away!) So, you can bet that when we started up the new store we made sure that we had a hearty dose of Hardywood on hand. The beer is here. Now, there's nothing left to do but drink some. This week, beers from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery!

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Beer Tasting May 9
May
9
5:00 PM17:00

Beer Tasting May 9

For this week's beer tasting, the hops are back on top! We've curated an interesting collection of IPAs and Double IPAs for the new store. But what's the point of having these beers if we can't taste them? Remember, today's craft IPAs favor taste over bitterness. So get ready for some fun and fiery flavors that won't punish your palate. This week, it's our first IPA tasting!

Clown Shoes Lemon Drop Space Cake
Bells Hopsolution
Tröegs Crimson Pistil IPA
Captain Lawrence Tears of Green
South Street Hop Grove

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Grand Opening Open House
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

Grand Opening Open House

We couldn’t be more thrilled to invite you to our grand opening celebration!

We have been hard at work for the last several weeks giving the cellar at 311 East Market a spring cleaning for the record books! We hope those of you who have been visiting this space for years will see that it has the same heart. We hope those of you who are visiting for the first time will be excited to find a new Charlottesville gem. We look forward to showing you around our freshened up space and our shelves full of treasures.

We will be tasting wines, of course! We have done the sprucing and cleaning. Now all the shop needs is you!

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