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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

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

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

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...

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Greek Wine; Classic Region, Natural Style: A Wine Tasting

Greek Wine; Classic Region, Natural Style: A Wine Tasting

Thursday, March 7th6:30 to 8:30 pm   Join us for a fantastic tasting of our March wine club selections as we continue our journey to the oldest wine regions with a focus this month on the wines of Greece. Greece is often considered the birthplace of Western...

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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...

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The Italian Dispatch #4

The Italian Dispatch #4

Inspiration and Contraband Whenever I am fortunate enough to return to Italy for a month or a week, I always return inspired and ready to hop behind the stove. Usually, this means a few tricks up my sleeve and some contraband rice or tuna in my suitcase. One of my...

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...

Greek Wine; Classic Region, Natural Style: A Wine Tasting

Greek Wine; Classic Region, Natural Style: A Wine Tasting

Thursday, March 7th6:30 to 8:30 pm   Join us for a fantastic tasting of our March wine club selections as we continue our journey to the oldest wine regions with a focus this month on the wines of Greece. Greece is often considered the birthplace of Western...

Portuguese Night: Featuring Wines of Quinta do Romeu

Portuguese Night: Featuring Wines of Quinta do Romeu

Thursday, March 14th6:30 to 8:30 pm with special guests: Joào Menéres, co-owner Quinta do Romeu and Kate Mellinger of Sojourn Pottery   Join us for a night of wine, food, and surprises! This is a wine tasting, but it’s oh so much more than that. We are excited to...

Volcanic Wine Mini Tasting

Volcanic Wine Mini Tasting

Wednesday, March 20th6:30 to 8:00 pm   Get ready for an exciting wine-tasting experience! Join us in exploring the world of volcanic wines, where the unique terroir tells a story of ancient eruptions and unparalleled flavors. We'll take you on a journey from the...

The Prince Experience with Professor Dink

The Prince Experience with Professor Dink

Friday, March 22th6:30 to 8:30 pm   A “B.Y.O.C.” (Be Your Own Critic) Wine Tasting Event w/ Professor Dink Featuring Music by the legend, The artist formerly known as Prince B.Y.O.C. (Be Your Own Critic) is a music-driven, multicultural wine-tasting experience...

Back to Basics: A Beginners Guide to Natural Wine Part 2

Back to Basics: A Beginners Guide to Natural Wine Part 2

Saturday March 23rd • 2:00 to 3:30 pm Are you ready to time travel back to the very beginnings of winemaking? No, you will not need a DeLorean or a blue English police box. We will spend our time traveling through a tasting of six wines, and Tim's fun knowledge will...

Words and Wine: Small Wine Shop March Book Club

Words and Wine: Small Wine Shop March Book Club

Tuesday March 26th • 6:30 pm When: Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30 PMWhere: Small Wine ShopBook of the Month: Enchanted Hill by Emily Bain Murphy _______________ Hey there! Do you love reading books and discovering new cultures and perspectives? If that sounds like you,...

Alsace Baby! Mini Wine Tasting

Alsace Baby! Mini Wine Tasting

Wednesday, March 27th6:30 to 8:00 pm   Alsace, France is home to Christmas markets that draw in visitors by the 1000’s and mouth-watering foods like Flammekueche (French flabread covered in creme fraiche, caramelized onions and BACON!) But for our money, the best...

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...

Your Piemonte Wine Guide

Your Piemonte Wine Guide

More than Barolo and Barbaresco When wine geeks think of Piemonte, they immediately think of Barolo and Barbaresco, which are famous for their Nebbiolo-based wines. Surprisingly, Barolo and Barbaresco only account for 3% of Piedmont’s production, so there’s quite a...

Future Noble Grapes

Future Noble Grapes

What Are Noble Grapes? Noble wine grapes. Have you ever heard that term before? For decades, generations of wine authorities referred to a group of six grapes considered to stand above the rest: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and...

The Italian Dispatch #4

The Italian Dispatch #4

Inspiration and Contraband Whenever I am fortunate enough to return to Italy for a month or a week, I always return inspired and ready to hop behind the stove. Usually, this means a few tricks up my sleeve and some contraband rice or tuna in my suitcase. One of my...

The Italian Dispatch #3

The Italian Dispatch #3

Cellar Stank and Citric Acid I left you on a harvest break, relaxing in the grass with an overstuffed mortadella panino and a sawed-off plastic water bottle of crisp, orange wine. Not a terrible way to unwind before moving from the field to the cellar, where things...

The Italian Dispatch #2

The Italian Dispatch #2

Goats, Biodynamic Apples, and Drought Upon arriving in Northern Italy, I found a frighteningly arid landscape dotted with obvious signs of drought. Half the country had received no more than two solid rainfalls throughout the entire calendar year. Climate change is...

The Italian Dispatch #1

The Italian Dispatch #1

Introductions and Footwear Preferences My name is Evan, and you may know me from the shop where I hold down the fort on weekends, espousing my love for all things natty, usually in a reissued vintage pair of Nike Air Max. I recently spent the harvest season in...

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...

Chris Miller of Bold Wine Company

Chris Miller of Bold Wine Company

Bold Wine Company Earlier in December, Tracy and I had the pleasure to visit with Chris Miller of Seabold Cellars. Located in the small town of Marina, California, Seabold Cellars was established in 2014. The origin goes back further, to a shared bond between Chris...

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