Grand Cru Wines of Burgundy – 2/20/17

What is Grand Cru?

It will come as no surprise that the French take their wines very seriously. More than any other wine country they are almost compulsive about culling out the very best from the best and the mere very good. To this end they have devised several ‘classification’ systems to put the spotlight on their finest wines. In this system the very best wines are referred to as Grand Cru and few would argue that these are among the best wines made anywhere.

The Class

In our class on Monday we will taste and explore the the Grand Cru wines of Burgundy. We will learn about the classification system and how these elite wines have qualified for the status. While price alone is never the sole arbiter of quality some of the wines to be studied have price tags of several hundred dollars. This is a rare and special opportunity to not only taste a Grand Cru wine but to compare it to others of the same caliber.

You really do not want to miss this opportunity.

Annual Wurst Roast/Super Bowl Party and Big Sale

February 5th 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For twelve years now I have been hosting a party on Super Bowl Sunday. I pile lots of brats onto my smoker/grill right in the parking lot of the Wine Outlet and let them get all smoky and delicious and then I open bottles of wine. And what kind of a Wine Outlet party would it be if I didn’t put some
great wines on sale at ridiculous prices? So there will be lots of great smokey brats, cheap wines and plenty of fun. Kids and friends are welcome and you can be home in plenty of time for the kick-off. No reservations are needed just stop by when you can (early if you want the sale wines). There is no charge.

Black Friday Sale

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Friday November 25th.

Our Black Friday Sale! is always one of the biggest sales of the year for us.  Right up there with our Annual Pig Roast in March.

We will be updating you soon on the sale wines.  Plus, all sale wines will be available to preview starting Monday, November 21st.  Come by during the week to taste and make your Black Friday shopping even easier!

Wine Class: Mastering the Art of Wine Tasting

Mastering the Art of Wine Tasting

If you are serious about pursuing an education in wine, Mastering the Art of Wine Tasting is the most important wine class you may take. It is a thorough grounding in the skills necessary to taste wines like a professional. There are 3 parts to the class: part one teaches the basic principals of tasting wine including how the olfactory system functions, the language of wine, identifying aromas and flavors, detecting off odors and, most importantly, how to approach a glass of wine for tasting. Part two focuses on the components of wine. The components are the basic make-up of wines and they include acid, tannin, sugar and alcohol. We will learn how to identify each component and what its function is in a wine. This information is critical to being a good wine taster. Part three is a smell lab where we will sharpen our skills for identifying aromas.

$175

($105 Wine Club Members)

To register for classes, give us a call at (206) 285-1129

Labor Day Weekend Sale! Sep. 2-5

The Labor Day Weekend Sale! is one of our biggest sales of the year. I’ve been shopping for weeks to find the best deals to offer and I’m very happy with what I’ve found. I have wines from Italy, Spain, France and even California and Portugal. I have yet to seal the deal on a few of the wines so I don’t want to publish a list until I do, which should be early next week. Once I have the wines secured they will then be open for tasting the week prior to the big event.

Labor Day Sale!

All Weekend.  September 2nd through 5th.

Stay tuned for more detials!