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Join us for our

Saturday Samplings!

10 for $15 Wine Tasting

Wine Wars:France VS Italy

Monday, July 8th,  12 pm – 3 pm  $15
Wines will be accompanied by a selection of
cheeses, crackers, artisan breads & olive oil.
The cost for one flight (a sample of each of the wines) will be $15.
Additional glass of wine – $5
No Split Tastes.

Step right up to witness the fight of your life.

Year after year we watch two countries battle it out on the vineyard. When it comes to grape growing, both Italy and France produce their own unique varietals. Some of France’s more popular grapes include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Syrah and Pinot Noir. Meanwhile, Italy’s fondness lies with Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio, Nebbiolo and Barbera grapes

This is the Fight Night all winos have been waiting for: France v. Italy.

Charles Bove Sparkling, Loire Valley $17.99

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Le Colture Prosecco, Veneto $18.99

Chateau Mourgues du Gres  Les Galets Blanc, Rhone $12.99

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Castelfeder Kerner, Alto Adige $15.99

 Chateau Mourgues du Gres  Les Galets Rose , Rhone $12.99

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6.Cantina  del Taburno Rosato, Campania $13.99

Chateau Mourgues du Gres Les Galets Rouge , Rhone$12.99

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Ancora Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Abruzzo $8.99

Domaine Duseigner”La Chapelle” Cotes du Rhone , Rhone$13.99

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 Fattoria di Petrognano Meme Chianti, Tuscany   $14.99

$15 per person plus tax
Please call 614-451-9774
48 hour cancellation policy for full refund
Prepaid reservations required. For online reservations please follow the link.
Limited seats available.
To purchase tickets please click:10-4-$15 Wine Wars


Saturday Sampling!

Lovely Loire (2)

Saturday, July 13th,  12 pm – 3 pm  $15
Wines will be accompanied by a selection of
cheeses, crackers, artisan breads & olive oil.
The cost for one flight (a sample of each of the wines) will be $15.
Additional glass of wine – $5
No Split Tastes.

Only a short train ride south of Paris, the Loire Valley is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Although, the Loire Valley is best known for its beautiful chateaux, it also boasts lovely historical towns such as Chartres, picturesque villages, and many vineyards from which the Loire Valley wine is made. Come and discover with us this beautiful part of France!

1. Chateau de Vaugondy Vouvray Brut $17.99  ~ Silvia’s Favorite
Exquisite fizz at a small price to make your apéritifs a hit!!! Our favorite wine to share!!!

2. Reserve Durand Sauvignon Blanc  $14.99
From a small producer in France’s Loire Valley comes this dazzling white wine, rich
with grapefruit and gooseberry aromas.

3. Jovly Chenin Blanc Vouvray  $15.99
Nuts and lemons are the main flavors of this light and fruity wine.
Acidity cuts through the lightly mineral texture.

4. Chavet Menetou-Salon Rouge  $19.99  ~ The Wildcard!
Fine, racy red wine with a ruby color and a fragrant nose dominated
by ripe cherry and plum fruit. Supple and elegant.

5. Le Grand Bouqueteau Chinon   $16.99
87 p Wine Enthusiast
“This soft, juicy and fruity is full of red-berry flavors that are laced with acidity and
a spicy, smoky edge. The wine is smooth and ready to drink.” 

To purchase tickets please click:Lovely Loire


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 Fifteen Tasting     Vins de Soif!  –   June 10         Click Here!

Ten for Fifteen Tasting     Cabernet ~ A Family Affair!  –  April 17          Click Here!

Ten for Fifteen Tasting     Australia & New Zealand Wine Trails! – March 26        Click Here!

Ten for Fifteen Tasting     Old World  vs  New World! – February 20        Click Here!

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Saturday Samplings    La Vie en Rose – Rosé Wines Festival! – June 1    Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    Summer Sippers!  –  May  25       Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    Remarkable Rijoas!  –  May  18     Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    Terradora di Paolo ~ Italy!  –  May  11   Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    Lovely Loire! –  May  4    Click Here!  

Saturday Samplings   Italian Cruise!  –  April 27     Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    Chateau Kamnik ~ Macedonia! – April 20    Click Here!

Saturday Samplings   Le Vins de Sud de France! – April 13      Click Here!

Saturday Samplings   Viva España! –  April 6     Click Here!

 

 


“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 in 2016.

“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 in October 2016, 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.”