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May 12: An Evening with Skin Contact Wines & Bodega Altolandon (Three Unique Bottles from the Same Producer!)

Join us on Thursday May 12th for this very special tasting with three unique and organic wines from a single producer - Spain's Bodega Altolandon. 6pm-8pm While our tastings usually feature three distinct producers, it can also be enlightening to focus on just one winemaker and highlight smaller differences between multiple wines coming from the same terroir. No better producer to show in this light than Manchuela, Spain's Bodega Altolandon - who craft beautiful, unique, and approachable wines in a number of styles. First off, we will be pouring two different skin-contact white wines (both made in clay amphora) that have been favorites at the shop for some time now. The "Enblanco" is a blend of Grenache Blanc & Grenache...

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Welcoming May with David Bowler Wines & a Trio from the Old World (THU. MAY 5th)

Wow what a way to embrace the warmer weather! You won't want to miss this line-up as we welcome David Bowler Wines into the shop on May 5th with three amazing wines from their impressive portfolio. We begin with a fun, fresh, refreshing white (that has a lovely dash of effervescence) from France before moving to a truly impressive pair of bottles from Spain: a unique, fuller bodied white blend from Anna Espelt, and an iconic Rioja from none other than Lopez de Heredia. Oh, and it's also pretty cool that each of these amazing bottles comes from a female winemaker, which we support in the shop at all times. Mark the calendar and pop in between 6pm and 8pm...

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Join us April 28th: Jenny & Francois Present Three New Arrivals to the Shop!

We hope to see you on Thursday April 28th for our in-store tasting with Jenny & Francois. Between 6 and 8 pm (though we usually keep the tasting going a little later!) we will be pouring three excellent bottles from their portfolio, each is unique, delicious, and very reasonably priced for the quality on display. To start things off we have a very cool Pet Nat from Alsace that has been selling fast since landing in our coolers a few weeks ago. Then we have two reds who could not be more different from one another, so it will be a great opportunity to experience the diverging styles of Old World vs New World. Les Vins Pirouettes - Le Pet...

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A Taste of Croatia & Slovenia with VINIUM! (THU. APRIL 21) 6pm-8pm

We love bringing in new distributors to Dep Wines, so we are extra excited for this in-store tasting with VINIUM. Each of these unique bottles landed in the shop just a few days ago, so what better way to introduce them than through our weekly tasting! Stop by between 6pm and 8pm on the 21st to sample this excellent trio: a rare white from Croatia, a Slovenian orange wine, and finally a very versatile red from Croatia. Vostinic-Klasnic - Skrlet 2021 750ml (11.8% ABV) 100% Skrlet, which is only grown in the hills of Moslavina, a micro-region of continental Croatia. Soil is clay / loam at 160 meters elevation. Practicing organic, dry farmed, hand harvested (no irrigation), vinified in stainless steel,...

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Trio of New Affordable Gems from Polaner Selections! (THU. APRIL 14th) 6pm-8pm

We hope you can join us in-store on Thursday April 14th as we welcome Polaner with three amazing values, and each is a new favorite at the shop! We begin with a classic Vermentino from Italy before moving to California with an unoaked Chardonnay, and finally we return to Italy with a very solid Sangiovese. Our weekly tastings are always free and very casual - just pop in between 6pm and 8pm to try some great wine. Il Torchio - Vermentino Il Bianco 2020 750ml (12% ABV) Beautiful and complex Vermentino from brother & sister team Eduardo & Gilda (the family's 3rd generation) who are committed to natural winemaking and organic viticulture at this historic estate (their grandfather was a...

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