Join us for TASTE THURSDAY every week from 6-7:30 pm in the retail side.

Our goal is to share with the community and to provide an inviting environment to experience the diversity of wines available globally.  We will be hosting weekly tastings to provide an opportunity to sample a wide variety of wines for finding the one’s that best fit your palate.  You will have access to the winemakers or distributors to learn more about the personality behind what’s in the bottle.  Because we believe in the social aspect of food and wine, we will share recommended recipes or food pairings when possible.

We sometimes feature tastings on other nights when a special winemaker comes into town. Times may vary as noted in tasting descriptions below.

Join us in our redesigned front space where you can now sit and sip on wines ‘by the glass’ any time we’re open. Swing on in to check out the new digs and enjoy a glass of vino!

weekly tastings


02.04.2016 - CHAMPAGNE TASTING - w/ visiting producer Lallier (6-7:30 pm)

The first bottle labels signed by Champagne LALLIER date back to 1906, when the Champagne house was founded by René LALLIER (1861 – 1938). LALLIER has been deeply rooted in the village of Aÿ ever since. The shield that proudly adorns its labels symbolizes the historical roots of the Lallier name.

In 1996, René-James Lallier, the founder’s grandson, took the brand in a new direction. He carried out major modernization work on the production facilities in Aÿ and refurbished the cellars in which LALLIER champagnes are left to age for many years. In his quest for outstanding quality, he enlisted the help of Francis Tribaut, who worked at the time as advisor to some of the most prestigious names in Champagne, as well as managing his family’s wine domaine in Romery. As a result of their relationship of trust and their common desire to see their work carried forward, when René-James Lallier wanted to sell his business, he naturally sold it to Francis. After many years, he has firmly established the reputation for excellence which LALLIER Grand Cru Champagnes enjoy, year in, year out.

An exceptional terroir
In 1936, Aÿ was one of the seventeen villages to be classified as ‘‘Grand Cru” in Champagne, a clear indication of the quality of the grapes that grow on its famous hillsides and the remarkable wines they produce. The vineyards cover just over 15 hectares of vines, most of which are Grand Cru and located in the Aÿ region. Francis Tribaut practices ”sustainable” viticultural methods to protect and respect the environment. 

02.11.2016 - BORDEAUX TASTING - w/ Nadege Sabras da Fonseca from France (6-7:30 pm)

The importer of some of our favorite Bordeaux's we carry in the bin is in town next week. She'll be joining us at the bin for our weekly tasting to share a line-up of their delicious wines with you. Mark your calendars and join us in the bin for a great tasting!

02.18.2016 - EVENING LAND TASTING - w/ Sarrah Torres from the winery (6-7:30 pm)

We met Sarrah at the bin last fall to try through the latest vintages of wines from Evening Land. We found out she’s in town later this month for a couple of days and booked her for a tasting at the bin so she can share some new wines including a new label the winery has been working on. Be one of the first to try these and show Sarrah a big Seattle welcome by filling the bin!

($5 tasting fee, excluding club members unless noted otherwise. Tasting fee is refundable with a bottle purchase of the featured wines).