Wine Merchants

Wine We have been known as Wine Merchants Gourmet for several decades in the Triad area.We are still all about wine and gourmet food.Our shelves are lined with hundreds of wines from all over the world. Each wine in our store can be had with dinner in our Vin205 Bistro, making our wine list quite an extensive one.We do many tastings, wine and food pairing seminars. Come and relax at the wine bar and have a few tapas or a full dinner! Food Vin205 has a menu that features Farm to Table locally sourced, antibiotic and hormone free ingredients with a definite casual wine country cuisine influence.We also have the area’s best selection of great wines by the glass, North Carolina craft and artisan beers on draft. Beer 20 Craft Beers Now On Tap And 150 More By the Bottle Follow our current beer selection right here!The best place for food and wine is now the best place for food and craft beer. We see your “99 bottles” and raise you with 150 bottles available plus 20 beers on tap everyday!wine merchants 1Wine We have been known as Wine Merchants Gourmet for several decades in the Triad area.We are still all about wine and gourmet food.Our shelves are lined with hundreds of wines from all over the world. Each wine in our store can be had with dinner in our Vin205 Bistro, making our wine list quite an extensive one.We do many tastings, wine and food pairing seminars. Come and relax at the wine bar and have a few tapas or a full dinner!wine merchants 2I opened Italian Wine Merchants so that I could bring great Italian wines to people who love them–and to educate people who didn’t know much about Italian wines to love them too. More than 2,000 grape varietals, more than 1,500,000 acres of vines, more than 350 types of wines, and lots of hard-to-pronounce names, Italian wine can feel intimidating. The good news is that you can start your wine tour of Italy anywhere, including in your Aspen house or New York office. The simplest, the best, and perhaps the only way to understand wine is to understand the taste and smell of its territory, to see that the obscure, tannic Sagrantino of Montefalco shouldn’t taste like the highly lauded, jammy Syrah of Santa Barbara. Rather, it should taste of the land upon which its grapes were grown. Today, I’m very proud to present three wines that could come from nowhere but Italy–even though two of them contain international grapes. First, there’s an outrageously good 10-year-old Barbaresco Riserva from the Piemonte collective Produttori del Barbaresco. Barbaresco sits next to Barolo in Piemonte, and both wines are mono-varietal Nebbiolo, but Barbaresco is very much its own entity. The dizzying number of microclimates in Barbaresco’s swirling hills lend Nebbiolo grace and delicacy. Lots of people refer to Barolo as the “king” and Barbaresco as the “queen,” but this comparison fails to show Barbaresco’s elegant strength. Today’s cru Barbaresco Riserva is an affordable, seductive bottling. It’s a great wine to begin your Barbaresco introduction, or to indulge your love. I’ve paired this Barbaresco Riserva with two Super-Tuscan wines, both a little different from the ones you might already know and love. Cerbaiona, located in Montalcino, is best known for its Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino wines, but I managed to score a few bottles of the estate’s Super-Tuscan IGT wine, a blend of Sangiovese Grosso and Merlot. I don’t choose many Montalcinese Super Tuscans, so you might want to jump on this one to see why I selected it. Castello del Terriccio’s Lupicaia, Bordeaux-style blend, is a more traditional Super Tuscan, but this estate is under the radar, sitting on the Maremma Coast. If you love Ornellaia, Sassicaia, or Giusto di Notri but want to venture out into new territory, try this wine. You’ll be very glad you did. Enjoy! Today’s Featured Sections Include:wine merchants 3I opened Italian Wine Merchants so that I could bring great Italian wines to people who love them–and to educate people who didn’t know much about Italian wines to love them too. More than 2,000 grape varietals, more than 1,500,000 acres of vines, more than 350 types of wines, and lots of hard-to-pronounce names, Italian wine can feel intimidating. The good news is that you can start your wine tour of Italy anywhere, including in your Aspen house or New York office. The simplest, the best, and perhaps the only way to understand wine is to understand the taste and smell of its territory, to see that the obscure, tannic Sagrantino of Montefalco shouldn’t taste like the highly lauded, jammy Syrah of Santa Barbara. Rather, it should taste of the land upon which its grapes were grown. Today, I’m very proud to present three wines that could come from nowhere but Italy–even though two of them contain international grapes. First, there’s an outrageously good 10-year-old Barbaresco Riserva from the Piemonte collective Produttori del Barbaresco. Barbaresco sits next to Barolo in Piemonte, and both wines are mono-varietal Nebbiolo, but Barbaresco is very much its own entity. The dizzying number of microclimates in Barbaresco’s swirling hills lend Nebbiolo grace and delicacy. Lots of people refer to Barolo as the “king” and Barbaresco as the “queen,” but this comparison fails to show Barbaresco’s elegant strength. Today’s cru Barbaresco Riserva is an affordable, seductive bottling. It’s a great wine to begin your Barbaresco introduction, or to indulge your love. I’ve paired this Barbaresco Riserva with two Super-Tuscan wines, both a little different from the ones you might already know and love. Cerbaiona, located in Montalcino, is best known for its Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino wines, but I managed to score a few bottles of the estate’s Super-Tuscan IGT wine, a blend of Sangiovese Grosso and Merlot. I don’t choose many Montalcinese Super Tuscans, so you might want to jump on this one to see why I selected it. Castello del Terriccio’s Lupicaia, Bordeaux-style blend, is a more traditional Super Tuscan, but this estate is under the radar, sitting on the Maremma Coast. If you love Ornellaia, Sassicaia, or Giusto di Notri but want to venture out into new territory, try this wine. You’ll be very glad you did. Enjoy!wine merchants 4Downtown Wine Merchants sounds like a place to buy a bottle of wine, and it is, but it is so much more. Offering perfectly curated wines by the bottle and glass, weekly flights, farmer’s market inspired food and a healthy dose of atmosphere, Downtown Wine Merchants is the perfect wine bar, restaurant and bottle shop, all rolled into one. We are in a great, BARTable location, in a historic building, in one of the hottest neighborhoods in the world and we recently won a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. We happen to be the only Oakland venue on the list.wine merchants 5We have been known as Wine Merchants Gourmet for several decades in the Triad area.We are still all about wine and gourmet food.Our shelves are lined with hundreds of wines from all over the world. Each wine in our store can be had with dinner in our Vin205 Bistro, making our wine list quite an extensive one.We do many tastings, wine and food pairing seminars. Come and relax at the wine bar and have a few tapas or a full dinner!wine merchants 6I opened Italian Wine Merchants so that I could bring great Italian wines to people who love them–and to educate people who didn’t know much about Italian wines to love them too. More than 2,000 grape varietals, more than 1,500,000 acres of vines, more than 350 types of wines, and lots of hard-to-pronounce names, Italian wine can feel intimidating. The good news is that you can start your wine tour of Italy anywhere, including in your Aspen house or New York office. The simplest, the best, and perhaps the only way to understand wine is to understand the taste and smell of its territory, to see that the obscure, tannic Sagrantino of Montefalco shouldn’t taste like the highly lauded, jammy Syrah of Santa Barbara. Rather, it should taste of the land upon which its grapes were grown.wine merchants 7It’s a return of one of IWM’s favorite tastings, the Mini Grand, featuring wines from Italy, along with select bottles around the world. This mini grand tasting will pour twenty wines–red, white and rosé–primarily from Italy, alongside special global wine surprises. Join us and let IWM’s team of sommeliers will fill your glass with wine and your mind with knowledge as you walk around sampling wines from some of the finest producers on the face of the planet. Complemented by meats and cheeses, and sweetened by preferential pricing on the featured wines, this tasting is a rare treat. Join us and travel the world of wine, without ever leaving glamorous New York City.*Wine list to be announced. For more information, please visit our website Wine Events Page.wine merchants 8“Terriccio” means soil in Italian, and Castello del Terriccio, owned by Dr. Gian Annibale Rossi di Medelana, is devoted to creating wines that speak eloquently of the estate’s roots and its vineyards’ unique terroir. Looking to Sassicaia for inspiration, Rossi sourced the vines for his Maremma estate from top Bordeaux estates, and Rossi and his team employ traditional Bordeaux protocol to craft the estate’s complex, age-worthy wines. Although only founded in the 1980s, Castello del Terriccio has agricultural history that stretches back to the Middle Ages; today, this estate crafts beautiful Super-Tuscan wines from its 148 acres in Maremma that range along the Tyrrhenian Sea. IWM is pleased to present Terriccio 2010 Lupicaia, a terrific Super Tuscan that fans of Sassicaia, Tignanello, or Ornellaia owe it to themselves to try. Darkly delicious, Lupicaia is a wine that has so consistently wowed clients at tastings that we were moved to secure another allocation. Why Buy This Wine: – Fans of Super-Tuscan stars Sassicaia, Giusto di Notri and Ornellaia will love Terriccio’s Lupicaia, a beautifully crafted Bordeaux-style blend that marries international grapes with Italian style. – Opulent, structured and energetic, the ’10 Lupicaia holds its sweet red and brambly black fruits in tension with its sturdy tannins; dark chocolate, sun-warmed earth, crushed rose petals and fresh-cut herbs flesh out the aromatic profile of this exceptional Bordeaux-style blend. – This is a dark, structured vintage that handles its power with finesse, and as seductive as this wine is in its youth, it’ll be even more remarkable decades down the road. – A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot, Lupicaia’s makers age the wine in barriques to complete its international profile, yet its terroir is pure Maremma Coast. – IWM’s clients love Super-Tuscan wines, and we love introducing new wines to Super-Tuscan enthusiasts; don’t hesitate to secure your Castello del Terriccio Lupicaia at special, time-sensitive pricing.

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