October 2021 Events

This Month in Wine

Every Wednesday - One Wine, One Dish with Julia Coney; Each week Julia highlights a new food and wine pairing, discussing a single wine and how it can enhance a specific dish. Check out what she's got coming up!

Friday, October 1, 2021 - BOXtoberfest!; There are any number of interesting and delicious wines out there that now come in the very convenient Bag-in-Box format, and we've brought some new ones into the shop in the past couple of months. We'll be showcasing those, as well as some standbys, and making a pitch for why you need more boxed wine in your life. Join us!

Friday, October 8 2021 - Riesling; Fall is the perfect season for aromatic wines, and Riesling is the queen of aromatic varietals. With a wide range of expressions, from bone dry and floral, to full and fruity, to rich, honeyed, and unctuous, Riesling has a trademark aromatic character and vibrant acidity that make it unique—and well-suited to the season.

Friday, October 15, 2021 - Terres Blanches Wine Merchants; They're a small, local importer/distributor, with a tightly-curated portfolio, focused on wines from southern France. We really love their wines, and apparently you guys do too, because some of our new favorites from them are clearly yours as well. We'll be chatting with them about their portfolio and what inspires them.

Friday, October 22, 2021 - Bonfire Wines; We celebrate the season and take a look wines that are perfect for crisp nights around a fire with friends.

Friday, October 29, 2021 - Wines of Rioja; We'll be exploring the wines of Rioja, perhaps Spain's most famous wine region. Tempranillo is the star here, with supporting roles played by Garnacha (Grenache), Mazuelo, and Graciano, making wines of great depth and ageability.

This Month in Beer

Every Tuesday - New Arrivals; Join The Beer Geeks every week to learn more about their favorite new arrivals.

Thursday, October 7 - Turn of the Seasons; As we head into cooler weather, it's time for darker beer to have its moment in the increasingly limited sunlight. Ambers, reds, porters, and stouts are all on the menu this week, as the Beer Geeks dip their toes in the dark side.

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - Fabulous Flagships; The Beer Geeks will be taking a look at the beers on which some of their favorite breweries built their brands and reputations.

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - Blind Tasting: Lager Edition; It's time for another episode of Beerfoolery™, and this time, the Beer Geeks are actually setting a challenge for themselves. Join them on Instagram for some true beergeekery as they blind taste six golden lagers.

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - Spooky, Scary Skeletons; In other words, large format and high-ABV beers. And if that connection confuses you, you'll just have to tune in to learn more!