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Frank Cornelissen: Sicilian Winemaker

We just received a remarkable drop of wines from Sicilian cult producer Frank Cornelissen. If you haven’t heard of Frank Cornelissen, have we got a treat for you! If you have, then YOU KNOW! These are highly allocated and beloved natural wines in our small corner of...

Five Food Podcasts Worth A Listen

 (and the wines you’ll want to drink with them!) Check out our favorite food-related podcasts. If you are into food as much as we are, we think you’ll enjoy these five pods. With topics ranging from the hidden history and science behind different foods to the...

Why Natural Wine?

At Small Wine Shop, we specialize in what many refer to as “Natural Wine,” although we prefer to call it “Low Intervention” wine. Unfortunately, “Natural Wine” often has a negative connotation, and people associate it with unpleasant and funky-tasting wines, which...

May Shows We Can’t Wait to Watch

 (and the wines you’ll want to drink with them!) There is a whole slew of new shows coming to streaming, and we’ve picked out a few we can’t wait to watch! May shows offer up a nice mix of romance and thrills, even a laugh or two. As usual, we’ve picked a few wines we...

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Words and Wine: Small Wine Shop June Book Club

Words and Wine: Small Wine Shop June Book Club

Wednesday June 12th • 6:30 pm When: Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30 PMWhere: Small Wine ShopBook of the Month: The Extinction of Irene Rey by Jennifer Croft _______________ Hey there! Do you love reading books and discovering new cultures and perspectives? If that sounds...

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Five Food Podcasts Worth A Listen

Five Food Podcasts Worth A Listen

 (and the wines you’ll want to drink with them!) Check out our favorite food-related podcasts. If you are into food as much as we are, we think you’ll enjoy these five pods. With topics ranging from the hidden history and science behind different foods to the...

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Frank Cornelissen: Sicilian Winemaker

Frank Cornelissen: Sicilian Winemaker

We just received a remarkable drop of wines from Sicilian cult producer Frank Cornelissen. If you haven’t heard of Frank Cornelissen, have we got a treat for you! If you have, then YOU KNOW! These are highly allocated and beloved natural wines in our small corner of...

Frank Cornelissen: Sicilian Winemaker

Frank Cornelissen: Sicilian Winemaker

We just received a remarkable drop of wines from Sicilian cult producer Frank Cornelissen. If you haven’t heard of Frank Cornelissen, have we got a treat for you! If you have, then YOU KNOW! These are highly allocated and beloved natural wines in our small corner of...

Why Natural Wine?

Why Natural Wine?

At Small Wine Shop, we specialize in what many refer to as “Natural Wine,” although we prefer to call it “Low Intervention” wine. Unfortunately, “Natural Wine” often has a negative connotation, and people associate it with unpleasant and funky-tasting wines, which...

Words and Wine: Small Wine Shop June Book Club

Words and Wine: Small Wine Shop June Book Club

Wednesday June 12th • 6:30 pm When: Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30 PMWhere: Small Wine ShopBook of the Month: The Extinction of Irene Rey by Jennifer Croft _______________ Hey there! Do you love reading books and discovering new cultures and perspectives? If that sounds...

Wine Tasting: South Africa

Wine Tasting: South Africa

RESCHEDULED DATE: Thursday, June 20th6:30 to 8:30 pm It’s been years in the making, but we are thrilled to announce our first South African wine tasting! Tim had a very specific vision of the types of South African producers he wanted to bring into the shop, and we...

Wine of Catalonia Mini Wine Tasting

Wine of Catalonia Mini Wine Tasting

Wednesday, June 19th6:30 to 8:00 pm Nestled in the northeast corner of Spain, the picturesque region of Catalonia offers a unique blend of history, culture, and gastronomy. From the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean Sea to the snow-capped peaks of the Pyrenees...

Wines of Mexico, Wine Dinner

Wines of Mexico, Wine Dinner

Friday, June 21st6:30 to 9:00 pm We are excited to share another under-appreciated wine region with you! When you think of American wine, most people think of California or Oregon, but North America has more wine regions to love. Join us for a wine dinner where we...

May Shows We Can’t Wait to Watch

May Shows We Can’t Wait to Watch

 (and the wines you’ll want to drink with them!) There is a whole slew of new shows coming to streaming, and we’ve picked out a few we can’t wait to watch! May shows offer up a nice mix of romance and thrills, even a laugh or two. As usual, we’ve picked a few wines we...

Four Wines We Are Loving This Week: April 30th

Four Wines We Are Loving This Week: April 30th

We’ve been getting so many great wines into the shop, and we have a few new things we love right now. Is it the gorgeous spring weather? Is it the relief that most of the Spring Breakers have left our little corner of paradise? I don’t know, but these wines are...

Four Books You Can Read in One Sitting

Four Books You Can Read in One Sitting

 (and the bottles you'll want to drink while reading) Wine is equal parts art and pleasure. We love to curl up with a great bottle and just RELAX. Let’s be honest; we can’t all do that in the south of France, so today, we’ve got a line-up of shows that will sweep you...

Three Shows to Binge this April

Three Shows to Binge this April

 (and the wines you’ll want to drink with them!) Wine is equal parts art and pleasure. We love to curl up with a great bottle and just RELAX. Let’s be honest; we can’t all do that in the south of France, so today, we’ve got a line-up of shows that will sweep you away...

Rosé Wine: Sip, Savor, and Get Tickled Pink!

Rosé Wine: Sip, Savor, and Get Tickled Pink!

Rosé wine, the delightful and ever-so-pretty libation, is here to tickle your taste buds and add a splash of color to your wine adventures. Don’t let its blushing hue fool you - rosé is not just a summer fling. From traditional styles to surprising twists, this blog...

Chillable Reds: Light and Refreshing Red Wines Perfect for Summer

Chillable Reds: Light and Refreshing Red Wines Perfect for Summer

Do you love red wine but find it too heavy and intense for warm weather? Chillable reds might be the perfect solution! Here's everything you need to know about these light, refreshing wines: What are Chillable Reds? Chillable reds are red wines that are best served at...

Discover the Wild and Wonderful World of Pet-Nat Sparkling Wines

Discover the Wild and Wonderful World of Pet-Nat Sparkling Wines

Fizzy and Funky for Florida: Pet-Nat Sparkling Wines are the Perfect Refreshment for a Humid Day Pet-nat, short for pétillant naturel, is a type of sparkling wine that has gained a decent bit of notoriety in the wine world in recent years. What sets the pet-nat apart...

Unlock the Flavorful World of Orange Wine

Unlock the Flavorful World of Orange Wine

Orange wine is hotter than ever (Tiktok influencers are slinging orange wines from Trader Joe’s, for f’s sake!), and with that comes some…. Let’s call it misinformation. So true to our wine nerd roots, we thought we’d jump in with some information about this style of...

What to Drink this Holiday Season: Fancy Wine Edition

What to Drink this Holiday Season: Fancy Wine Edition

Special occaisions call for special wines. We are happy to present this grouping of wines meant to be shared with people you love. These are some of the most special bottles we have and are worth savoring and enjoying!Living Wine from a Living LegendIf you joined us...

What to Drink this Holiday Season

What to Drink this Holiday Season

Hanukkah has begun, Christmas is six days away and the festivities are in full swing! The big meals are coming and we thought we'd offer a few suggestions for great wines to pair with any meal. These six wines are going to look amazing on your holiday table! Pinot...

Wine Knowledge. A Gift Guide

Wine Knowledge. A Gift Guide

We love a wine book. We love to tell the stories of the people who make the wines we love, the thinkers who are revolutionizing how we make wine today to reflect the past and the land. There are so many stories and details about wine, and we find it endlessly...

A Very Merry Holiday (Wine) Gift Guide

A Very Merry Holiday (Wine) Gift Guide

The Holiday season is upon us! That means that no matter which of the holidays you celebrate at this time, you've got parties, gatherings, and reasons to drink a little wine with your friends and family. So we present you with our second annual Holiday Gift Guide for...

What to Drink on Thanksgiving Day

What to Drink on Thanksgiving Day

2022 has been a fast year for most of us and the holidays are suddenly on the calendar. With everything you have to do (shopping, cooking, traveling, dealing with in-laws, etc.), we are here to make your wine selections super easy! Pick Wine That Complements Your...

Your Greek Wine Guide

Your Greek Wine Guide

4000 Years of Winemaking History The mountainous, Mediterranean country in the sun-drenched southeast of Europe is often considered the birthplace of Western civilization. Archaeological evidence suggests that winemaking  exisited in parts of Greece for more than 4000...

Native Red Grapes of Sicily

Native Red Grapes of Sicily

2500+ Years of Wine History For more than 2500 years Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) has been a significant center of Mediterranean viniculture. Blessed with consistently bright sunshine and reliably moderate rainfall, Sicily's classic Mediterranean climate is ideally...

Frank Cornelissen: Sicilian Winemaker

Frank Cornelissen: Sicilian Winemaker

We just received a remarkable drop of wines from Sicilian cult producer Frank Cornelissen. If you haven’t heard of Frank Cornelissen, have we got a treat for you! If you have, then YOU KNOW! These are highly allocated and beloved natural wines in our small corner of...

Three Wine Nerds We Love

Three Wine Nerds We Love

Here at Small Wine Shop, we love to nerd out about wine. But here is the thing: there are a ton of people who present themselves as experts who are anything but. So, we thought we’d share a few voices in the wine industry that we really enjoy and respect. To call...

Arianna Occhipinti

Arianna Occhipinti

Sometimes we get the pleasure of sharing the wines of some genuinely iconic winemakers with you all, and this is one of those times. Arianna Occhipinti has graced the world with more of her genuinely fantastic wine. As you can see, we grabbed “a few” bottles for you...

Farid Yahimi: Sons of Wine

Farid Yahimi: Sons of Wine

Sons of Wine: About the Founder Sons of Wine was created by Farid Yahimi, a winemaker born and raised in Nancy, France. Farid started a career in digital communications and open-source software before switching to the natural wine movement. Carole Yahimi, Farid’s...

Jean-Marie Rimbert of Domaine Rimbert

Jean-Marie Rimbert of Domaine Rimbert

The Defender of Carignan Jean-Marie Rimbert, the self-proclaimed defender of the Languedoc’s native Carignan grape, is a benchmark grower for the region and also a maverick. As defender and champion of Carignan, his cuvées show just how pleasurable and vibrant this...

Frank Cornelissen Winery

Frank Cornelissen Winery

Cult Darling Frank Cornelissen Getting our Frank Cornelissen allocation is always a special time here at Small Wine Shop. These are cult wines. Small production wines of great quality. Little is imported to the United States and all of his wines are sought out by...

Domaine Christian Binner

Domaine Christian Binner

A Natural Wine Icon In our little corner of the wine world, there are winemakers, growers, sellers, and lovers of natural wines. Those who love wines made without adjuncts and harsh winemaking techniques. Those who want their wines to “taste alive.” Then some stand...

Sylvain Bock: Playful Complex Wines

Sylvain Bock: Playful Complex Wines

Sylvain Bock  Pensive, introspective, yet prone to sudden bursts of enthusiasm, Sylvain Bock the person is much like the wines he makes. His wines project a careful complexity that is belied by their playful labels and Sylvain’s propensity to experiment through...

Franciacorta: The Champagne of Italy

Franciacorta: The Champagne of Italy

Italy Will Save Us from the Champagne Shortage As we head into the holidays, you’ve probably heard that there is a Champagne shortage this year. I’m not talking about all sparkling wines; I’m talking about true Champagne. You know, the real deal from France. Champagne...

The Wines of Valentina Passalaqua

The Wines of Valentina Passalaqua

You only need to spend a few minutes with the innovative winegrower Valentina Passalacqua to be enraptured by her smile and curious nature.  Passalacqua is a visionary vigneron who has overcome many challenges in the patriarchal winegrowing world, especially that of...

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