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SPOTLIGHT WINE: 2015 Domaine Agape Pinot Noir (Alsace, France) *2R*

This week’s spotlight wine is a light and fresh Pinot Noir from the Alsace region of France! Rarely exported to the United States, Alsatian Pinot’s are a rare treat that offer up a whole new look at what Pinot Noir can be. Subtle and restrained, offering a departure from more modern American Pinot Noirs, but much lighter and brighter than a lot of the classic French Burgundy offerings, this Pinot is totally unique.
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  • 10.19.17 Slane and Wines of the Southern Hemisphere! 5-8PM

    Alex Coyningham drops by for a visit all the way from Slane Ireland, where his family owns the famous concert venue – Slane Castle. The grounds have become home to their exciting distilling project, where they are working in partnership with Brown Forman, to produce mind-boggling, sustainably-produced Irish Whiskey’s to which all others pale in comparison.

    Additionally, Jackie from Masterbrands will be sampling some fresh and vivacious wines of the Southern Hemisphere, including offerings from Hentley Farm, Asara, and Nitida.


  • 10.20.17 Hot & Fresh New Finds From Winebow! 5-8PM

    This Friday we are hosting Molly from Winebow, who will be pouring a lineup of some of UG’s newest wines, all of which over-deliver on value! From Gruet‘s unbelievable sparkler ‘Sauvage’ to a sumptuous old-vine Gamay from Eugene Carrell – this tasting offers a little something for everybody!

  • 10.21.17 Must Have's from Piedmont & Bully Boy Spirits! 3-6PM

    It’s no secret that we have a love affair with all things Piedmont. This Saturday James from MS Walker will be pouring a handful of our favorite selections that we always keep in stock from wineries like Vietti, la Spinetta and Produttori de Barbaresco! These classics are show-stoppers, but wallet-friendly enough to open on pizza night!

    Our friends from Bully Boy will also be jumping in on the fun to pour some of their tantalizing local spirits! Don’t miss out!


  • 10.26.17 Sweater-Weather Burgundy! 5-8PM

    While we will happily drink Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Burgundy all year round, there is no better time to tuck your nose into these terroir-driven beauties than when the leaves have changed and the temperature starts to drop. With the holiday season upon us, it’s the perfect time to open up some dinner-worthy and gift-able wines from off-the-beaten-path climats that are to die for! Nick from Vineyard Road will be pouring offerings from Montille, Genot-Boulanger, Jean Marc Boulay and more!

  • 10.27.17 'Au Naturel' Biodynamic Wines from MISE! 5-8PM

    This Friday, Michael from MISE brings in a lineup of organic and biodynamic wines from France and Portugal! Don’t miss out on this hand-picked selection from producers who craft wines with conscientiously grown grapes using traditional methods and favor a hands-off approach to manipulation.

  • 10.28.17 Supple and Savory Reds! 3-6PM

    We are bidding October adeiu with a progressive style line up of exciting new reds we can’t wait for you to taste! Tom from Hangtime will be featuring a dramatic range – from a delicate Ploussard from Domaine de la Touraize, to a wallop-packing Petit Sirah from Shannon Ridge!

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There is nothing that UG owner TJ Douglas loves more than working with clients one-on-one. When he’s at the store he’s always swarmed with people looking for wine recs, but TJ is also available for private consultations – at no cost to you! Shoot him an email to learn more about how he can help you fill your wine cellar, set up a wine wedding registry, or build cases of new arrivals that get delivered on a regular basis. TJ is the wine concierge you’ve been waiting for!

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