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Everything listed under: Wine Spectator

  • Wine Club Options

    Wine Club updateMany Wine Club members are unaware of what our Millennium Club is. Simply put, it is one premium red wine per month. The selected bottle is usually highly rated and has qualities and characteristics beyond what one would expect from everyday wine selections.   Read More...

  • Does Wine Prevent Dementia??

    Does Wine Prevent Dementia?A new analysis of medical research finds that a nightly glass of wine with your dinner could be helping protect your brain from the risk of developing dementia. But scientists have yet to agree on why. Hoping to bring focus to the debate, researchers from Qingdao Municipal Hospital and Ocean University, both in China, conducted a meta-analysis of recent research on the topic. They looked at 11 all-cause dementia (ACD) studies with 73,330 participants, five Alzheim...  Read More...

  • Arrivals and New Favorites

    New arrivalsTwo wines from K Vintners in Walla Walla arrived this week. One of them, the 2014 Motor City Kitty Syrah is an aromatically brooding wine which brings aromas of scorched earth, smoked meat, iron, violets, orange peel and blue and black fruit. The flavors coat the palate from end to end with silky soft, unabashedly appealing fruit and savory notes.   Read More...

  • Wine and Arthritis

    According to Wine Spectator, a team of researchers at Goteborg University in Sweden found that low and steady doses of alcohol slowed the onset of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in laboratory mice. The discovery could prove to be useful in preventing the painful and destructive autoimmune disease in humans. The cause of arthritis is unknown, though theories abound, from family history to long-term knuckle cracking. With RA, the body's immune system turns on itself, confuses healthy tissue wi...  Read More...

  • Wine Spectator Top100

    WWine Spectator Top 100 is revealed, and we are excited to share that we have a few of the selections on our shelves! They will go fast!   Read More...

  • SHAFER... Always a FUN Day When New Vintages Arrive!

    The highly anticipated Shafer Hillside Select 2011 & Shafer Relentless 2012 have arrived! It has been an experience, just as Karen explains in the video, to see how these wines are a true demonstration of extraordinary craftsmanship, and how 'place' plays a huge role in producing a consistent knock-out wine. Year after year, despite the hardships from mother nature, Shafer always comes through!  Read More...