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Refectory Wine Shop

Saturday Samplings!

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Wines of Austria!

Saturday, August 11th  12pm-3pm

Austria’s vibrant wine scene has earned a worldwide reputation for quality and innovation, and is paired wonderfully with Austrian cuisine.

Join us as we sample:

The Wines

Gobelsburg Riesling $19.99
90 p Wine Enthusiast: “A mellow hint of green apple plays on the nose before all the customary Riesling citrus flavors kick in on the palate: ripe lemon zest and zippy, pink grapefruit. This has lightness, ease and a wonderfully slender, dry, refreshing body.”

Hofer Gruner Veltliner $18.99 ~ Silvia’s Favorite
A creamy, rounded note hits the nose first, followed by aromas of green apple and pear. The palate presents lemony freshness that makes this an easy, dry and refreshing white with a lovely green-apple finish.

Huber Sparkling Rose  $17.99
A delightful blend of Zweigelt and Pinot Noir macerated for six hours on the skins, this has the heft for the dark meat of a turkey, with a slight sweetness and spice to its cranberry fruit.

Sattler St. Laurent $19.99  ~ The Wildcard!
This traditional Austrian variety is an offspring of the Pinot Noir grape. Elegant structure, Morello cherries flavors and pleasant acidity. It is a seductive wine with a memorable finish

Huber Zweigelt $17.99
Great food wine; fruit driven, a juicy red wine style with great drink ability!

Sample five wines accompanied by

a selection of cheeses, canapes, artisan breads & olive oil.

One flight (sample of each wine) – $12
no split tastes

No reservations required. Cash only please.

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New Arrivals!

Saturday, August 18th  12pm-3pm

We are constantly on the lookout for new and exciting wines
to add to our selection. Here are some of our favorites!

Join us as we sample:

The Wines

Forge Cellars Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes $19.99
#31 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2017    The Wildcard!
92 p Wine Spectator  “Weighty for a Riesling, with a rounded feel and layers of creamed yellow apple, white peach and persimmon flavors. Delivers energy and cut throughout, with lemon pith, citrus oil and chamomile accents filling in. Shows length and range through the finish.“

Trentadue OPR Sauvignon Blanc, California $14.99
Lovely notes of citrus, apple, apricot and traces of melon. Enjoy this wine chilled with your favorite seafood or fruit and cheese plates.

Masciarelli  Rose , Italy $11.99
Fresh and lively yet full of fruit and flowers, a perfectly balanced rosé that is seamless, energetic and interesting.

La Atalaya Del Camino, Spain $17.99   ~ Silvia’s Favorite
The grapes of Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell come from vineyards located in the area of Almansa between 700 and 1000 metres of altitude planted on sandy soils and high amount of limestone on his bed. Fermented separately to obtain a very complex wine after 12 months of maturing in French oak barrels.

Chateau Pirouette Bordeaux, France  $19.99
Youthful, dark and bright, purple color; clean nose of ripe dark berries; the palate is medium bodied with high acidity and note of freshly crushed berries; attractive and straightforward with a long finish.

Sample five wines accompanied by
a selection of cheeses, canapes, artisan breads & olive oil.

One flight (sample of each wine) – $12
no split tastes

No reservations required. Cash only please.


Wines from recent wine tastings are still available to order at
the Refectory Wine Shop!

For each of our wine tastings, our wine experts put together a listing of 5-10 wines that are unique, delightful and affordable!

If you missed the tasting, you can still take advantage of the special selection and pricing of the wines
– just email us to place your order!

wineorder@refectory.com

Ten for Ten Tasting     Best for your Budget – January 8                Click Here

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“Refectory to debut new Wine Shop
with 100 labels at all price points”

June 14, 2017   |   Dan Eaton, Columbus Business First

As several area wine retailers — most notably The Andersons — have closed, a Columbus dining institution that knows a thing or two about vino is uncorking a new business.

The Refectory is opening a small retail wine shop in its 1092 Bethel Road restaurant that its owner thinks can grow to something bigger.

“It’s going to start off very humbly in our lobby,” owner Kamal Boulos told me Wednesday. “If it catches on in the way we hope, we will add on to the building. We already have some preliminary plans.”

He expects the shop to open in July.

“Over the years we’ve built a reputation for being known for wine,” Boulos said. “It’s clearly a world we live in. We have relationships, we have the research, the knowledge.”

The restaurant has been honored by Wine Spectator with a Best of Award of Excellence every year since 2003 for its more than 600 bottle wine cellar. It is the only Central Ohio restaurant to hold that honor. It has a reputation with and connections to wineries and distributors from all around the world as well, he noted.

There certainly could be wine fans looking for a new place to shop. The Andersons, which was noted for its wine department, closed its stores in Dublin and off Brice Road. The Wine Bistro in Clintonville and Tutto Vino in Dublin are two other wine bars/stores that are now gone.

The benefit to The Refectory has been more direct than a reduction in potential competition. The four wine racks that will make up the initial shop all were purchased from The Andersons. It also hired Silvia Silver, sommelier and wine buyer for The Andersons Inc., to run its shop.

“We’ve been able to add staff,” Boulos said. “We were able to look at and buy racks in person without having to go on the internet. The racks (from The Andersons) were actually built by a guy who worked in the garden center.”

Boulos said they expect to carry more than 100 different wines at first spanning price points and styles.

“We don’t want people to think we’ll only have expensive wines,” he said. “While we’ll have that, we’ll have value wines, we’ll have closeouts. We’ll still do events at a variety of price points.”

Retail sales aren’t totally new to the business. Customers are able to buy bottles from the restaurant during its wine tasting events, which range from its 10 for $10 tastings to its Winemaker Dinners. The restaurant also has assisted customers in wine purchases for events, even ones The Refectory didn’t cater.

“This is making the activities we do in a small way more public,” Boulos said. “You don’t need a special relationship with us to purchase wine. You don’t need to dress up. If you want to dine here in the bistro or the restaurant, that’s great, but you don’t have to.”

While a retail wine shop makes for a natural business extension, the final driver of the decision was more emotional. Long-time General Manager Jeff Elasky died last year.

“Jeff and I talked about this for years,” Boulos said. “He was the architect of our list. He really took it over the top. When he passed last October, I wasn’t sure I wanted to go on with anything, to be honest. But when I got my head on right, I wanted to see this come to fruition.”