Humane Society of Broward County Fundraiser

Wednesday September 22nd • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pmAs you all probably all ready know, Tim and I are animal lovers. If our hearts are going to melt it will be because you brought in your beautiful pup or shared a kitten meme with us. So how could we not say YES when we were...

Tessier Winery

What do you want to be when you grow up? I was always perplexed by that question when I was younger. I think I still am to this day. When you are five, you may want to be a fireman, a ballet dancer, or an astronaut. As a teenager, you may wish to be a rockstar or a...

Why I Love Chenin Blanc

I love chenin blanc. I should get a tattoo that proclaims this. You have your cult wine snobs. People who only drink cabernet sauvignon or malbec. Those that swear by buttery chardonnays or grassy sauvignon blancs. Not me. Give me chenin blanc anytime and I will be a...

Common Wine Faults and Flaws

Is a Natural Wine Always a Flawed Wine? I love natural wines. Heck, I sell natural wines! It is my job to promote natural wines. Most customers I sell to are very open to trying something new, whether it is a new grape, region, or wine style for them.  I answer...

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Humane Society of Broward County Fundraiser

Humane Society of Broward County Fundraiser

Wednesday September 22nd • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pmAs you all probably all ready know, Tim and I are animal lovers. If our hearts are going to melt it will be because you brought in your beautiful pup or shared a kitten meme with us. So how could we not say YES when we were...

FOOD & DRINK

Why I Love Chenin Blanc

Why I Love Chenin Blanc

I love chenin blanc. I should get a tattoo that proclaims this. You have your cult wine snobs. People who only drink cabernet sauvignon or malbec. Those that swear by buttery chardonnays or grassy sauvignon blancs. Not me. Give me chenin blanc anytime and I will be a...

People

Tessier Winery

Tessier Winery

What do you want to be when you grow up? I was always perplexed by that question when I was younger. I think I still am to this day. When you are five, you may want to be a fireman, a ballet dancer, or an astronaut. As a teenager, you may wish to be a rockstar or a...

Humane Society of Broward County Fundraiser

Humane Society of Broward County Fundraiser

Wednesday September 22nd • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pmAs you all probably all ready know, Tim and I are animal lovers. If our hearts are going to melt it will be because you brought in your beautiful pup or shared a kitten meme with us. So how could we not say YES when we were...

Humane Society of Broward County Fundraiser

Humane Society of Broward County Fundraiser

Wednesday September 22nd • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pmAs you all probably all ready know, Tim and I are animal lovers. If our hearts are going to melt it will be because you brought in your beautiful pup or shared a kitten meme with us. So how could we not say YES when we were...

Bubbles on Bubbles:  Sunday School

Bubbles on Bubbles: Sunday School

Sunday October 17th • noon to 1:30 pm Learn all about sparkling wine! From Champagne to Pet-nat and everything en between. It is time to explore the bubbly. This is a fun, casual class about wine. Interaction is the name of the game. Taste wine, ask questions and...

Why I Love Chenin Blanc

Why I Love Chenin Blanc

I love chenin blanc. I should get a tattoo that proclaims this. You have your cult wine snobs. People who only drink cabernet sauvignon or malbec. Those that swear by buttery chardonnays or grassy sauvignon blancs. Not me. Give me chenin blanc anytime and I will be a...

Common Wine Faults and Flaws

Common Wine Faults and Flaws

Is a Natural Wine Always a Flawed Wine? I love natural wines. Heck, I sell natural wines! It is my job to promote natural wines. Most customers I sell to are very open to trying something new, whether it is a new grape, region, or wine style for them.  I answer...

Basque Country Wines and Such Round 2!:  Sunday School

Basque Country Wines and Such Round 2!: Sunday School

Sunday September 5th • noon to 1:30 pm We had quite the waiting list for our original session in August so we decided to do it again! The Basque country of Spain is truly special and we want to celebrate all the bounty of this special region.  As frequent travelers to...

BYOV (Bring Your Own Vinyl) Every Thursday!

BYOV (Bring Your Own Vinyl) Every Thursday!

EVERY Thursday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (ish) Let's breakout those record collections! Dust off your old faves and bring them into the shop so we can all enjoy them. If you don't have a record collection of your own choose a record from our collection and we will play...

The Flamingo Flea’s Makers Collective New Residency Kick-off

The Flamingo Flea’s Makers Collective New Residency Kick-off

Wednesday September 15th • 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Hosting the Flamingo Flea's Makers Collective here at Small Wine Shop has been such a joy. We got to know the makers and even aquired a few gorgeous pieces of our own. I can't believe the first four month residency is...

It Is a Bojo Wonderland:  Sunday School

It Is a Bojo Wonderland: Sunday School

Sunday September 19th • noon to 1:30 pm Sunday School is back in session on September 19th. This month we are headed to Beaujolais, France. Forget what you think about Beaujolais... all the marketing you have ever heard is a lie. The wines of Beaujolais are actually...

The Dogs of Small Wine Shop Photoshoot

The Dogs of Small Wine Shop Photoshoot

Wednesday September 8th • 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm You know how much we love our Augie and we love it when you bring your pups around to say hello! So we decided it was time to celebrate all the pups and their people. You all help make Small Wine Shop the happy community it...

For the Love of Obscure Grapes

For the Love of Obscure Grapes

Why Drink the Same Ole Same Ole? Why I love obscure grapes I have a hard time having or doing  the same thing over and over. I’m not one for leftovers. When traveling, I like to go somewhere new rather than somewhere I have been. I watch most movies and tv shows just...

Basque Country Wines and Such:  Sunday School

Basque Country Wines and Such: Sunday School

Sunday August 29th • 5:00 to 6:30 pm The Basque country of Spain is truly special and we want to celebrate all the bounty of this special region. In this special "night school" session of Sunday School our special guest, importer Dave O'Brien, will give you an...

What Did I Just Drink?

What Did I Just Drink?

What Happened to Me? A Wine Reaction... Thats what! This week I planned on writing about some often overlooked grape varieties, but something happened to me last night that changed my focus for this week’s post. One night a week I meet with a group of local wine...

The Flamingo Flea’s Daisy Doo: August Meet the Maker!

The Flamingo Flea’s Daisy Doo: August Meet the Maker!

Wednesday August 18th • 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Itis time for all the baubles! For the August Meet the Maker we have two wonderful jewelry artists. Carla Poma and Nomad Soul are joining us with new pieces you usually don't get to see here at the shop. So don't miss out on...

Our First Year PARTY!

Our First Year PARTY!

Saturday August 21st from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm (ish) ONE YEAR! Can you believe it? One year ago  we got our license and we flung open the doors to our little shop. It is time to celebrate everything that this year has brought us. We love you all! Thank you for this...

Orange Wines: Gimme that Skin Contact!

Orange Wines: Gimme that Skin Contact!

Let's Chat About Orange Wines Our most popular wine category here at Small Wine Shop is orange wine. It is a distinctive style of wine that just screams low-intervention/natural to our customers. Orange wines may seem new to wine drinkers, especially here in the...

BYOV (Bring Your Own Vinyl) Night at Small Wine Shop

BYOV (Bring Your Own Vinyl) Night at Small Wine Shop

Thursday July 29th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (ish) Well we've got a new toy here at the shop and we thought we'd play around with it a bit! Yep, Tim got us fancy new speakers and a beautiful new turntable set up! So in celebration we thought it would be fun to play some...

First Anniversary Favorites:  Sunday School

First Anniversary Favorites: Sunday School

Sunday August 15th • noon to 1:30 pm Sunday School is back in session on August 15th. August also marks the first full month that Small Shop opened. Which means it is time to celebrate all the amazing bottles we popped this year.  Yep, this is your chance to try our...

Work and Wine Wednesdays at Small Wine Shop

Work and Wine Wednesdays at Small Wine Shop

Every Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm Work from Home? Pack up that laptop and join us for Work and Wine Wednesdays!$5 wine by the glass and $2 snacks!Come on by and read that report you've been putting off with a glass of wine in your hand. What better way to get...

What the Heck are Conservas?

What the Heck are Conservas?

I distinctly remember sitting/standing at a tapas bar in Sevilla many years ago. I was chatting with the nice couple next to me about all the shellfish available in the city. The quality and variety of shellfish in Spain blew me away. I had even eaten tiny little...

Perfect Summer Wine: Sunday School

Perfect Summer Wine: Sunday School

Sunday July 18th • noon to 1:30 pm Sunday School is back in session on July 18th. Enjoy some of the most refreshing wines of the season. Whites, rosés, skin contact whites and chillable reds. Everything you need for that perfect day on the boat or by the pool. Tim...

Tessier Winery

Tessier Winery

What do you want to be when you grow up? I was always perplexed by that question when I was younger. I think I still am to this day. When you are five, you may want to be a fireman, a ballet dancer, or an astronaut. As a teenager, you may wish to be a rockstar or a...

Bodegas y Viñados Pigar

Bodegas y Viñados Pigar

If you are a wine nerd like me, looking for low-intervention natural wines in Spain will take you to many different areas. Catalunya, Andalucia, and Castilla y Leon are a few regions to find such wines. One region that usually does not stand out is Valencia. Valencia...

Meinklang Farm: In the Garden

Meinklang Farm: In the Garden

In the past year since we moved to Florida, opened Small Wine Shop, and had to deal with the pandemic, there have been a few things Tracy and I truly missed doing. One of those is meeting and talking with winemakers. Because of pandemic fear and travel restrictions,...

Lo-Fi Wines

Lo-Fi Wines

Low Intervention Wines of California Let's talk music In the world of music, lo-fi is a term to describe a musical quality in which elements usually regarded as imperfections of a recording or performance are audible, sometimes as a deliberate aesthetic choice. I dig...

Sébastien Dervieux

Sébastien Dervieux

and the Wines of Les Vignes de Babass Sébastien Dervieux, better known in the vinous circles under his surname Babass, is an icon in the natural wine movement. For over 20 years Babass has produced fresh and wild red and white wines grown from a small organic vineyard...

Clos de la Roillette

Clos de la Roillette

...the Gamays of Alain Coudert Winemaker Alain Coudert uses a farming method called “Lute Raisonnée” or the reasoned struggle. Growers who practice this kind of viticulture use chemicals less often and less aggressively than conventional growers. For Alain that means...

Alice Bouvot

Alice Bouvot

...and the Wines of Domaine de l’Octavin Every day we get asked what our favorite wine is. This is a hard question to answer. We love all wines. All styles and colors. Still wines and bubbles. But there are some winemakers and regions we truly adore. One of those...

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