22 Oak Tree Road, Southbury,
Connecticut 06488

(203) 405-6593
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January 2022

12:30 -4:30 Spring Offerings  Saturday, May 21st - How low can we go?  Let's explore wines from the southernmost reaches of the planet. You have no idea how low we'll stoop for a tasty bottle.  Saturday, June 18th - It doesn’t have to be expensive to be good – Grillin’ and Chillin’ edition Saturday, July 16th - Beach Bottles – Perfect wines to sip while watching the surf or pool, lake, water sprinkler, garden hose, etc…

When it comes to wine, there’s an important concept that we try to adhere to when we’re deciding what wines to stock in our shop.  Terroir (pronounced “tare-WAHr”) used to be a pretty novel concept reserved for wines of elevated status and most likely from traditional, old world wine growing regions.  I mean, how difficult can it be to grow a grape vine?  They’re pretty vigorous, meaning they will pretty much flourish anywhere.  Well,

If you have been following our previous versions of ‘Uncorked’ you know I am an Italian wine lover who borders on being obsessive. However, a varietal I hold in high esteem is Merlot.  Merlot was my father’s favorite red and without his interest and passion for the grape, I may never have gotten involved with wine professionally.  These days Merlot suffers from a condition known as ‘The Sideways Effect.’  The 2004 film Sideways has

We all try to make a New Year’s resolution to varying degrees of success.  If you’re trying to (like me) to lose some extra pounds, here are the things to look for in a bottle that is “healthier”.  Two of these things are easy to identify, the third is a little more in depth. Sugar (I know, I know) – how “sweet” is the wine you are drinking? Riesling and Moscato generally are the

It is a conversation I have quite a bit when discussing wine.  Is sulfur dioxide (SO2) the reason I get headaches when drinking a glass or three of wine?  The answer?  Maybe (Isn’t that always the case?).   It is true that some people have a sensitivity to SO2 and can have negative reactions to ingesting it including headaches, coughing and irritation of the eyes.  However, most wines do not pass the smell test (no

  It’s a new year and that means one thing in the retail trade…inventory. While taking our inventory we noticed something, we have a surplus of wines from the Côtes du Rhône. This wasn’t by design; it was an unconscious decision. We ended up with a lot of choices from the Côtes du Rhône region because, they are good, versatile and offer great value for your dollar. What is it about the Côtes du Rhône