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Refectory Wine Shop

Saturday Samplings!

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Refectory Wine Shop’s
1 Year Anniversary!

Saturday, July 14th   12pm-3pm

Join us to celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary and Bastille Day in a casual, fun wine tasting
hosted on our patio! Bring your friends or mingle and make new ones
while sipping on exceptional French wines!

The Wines

Montrose Viognier $12.99 – Silvia’s Favorite!

100% Viognier The wine has a light yellow color with hints of green. The nose is a lovely aroma of exotic fruits, mango and cut hay. It is fresh and flavored with a great balance.

Brocard “Kimmeridgien” Chardonnay $18.99

89p Wine Enthusiast: Named for the Jurassic-era Kimmeridgien ridge that runs from northern Burgundy to England, this ripe wine has a touch of minerality as well as spice, rich acidity and juicy white and apricot fruits.

Moulin de Gassac Pinot Noir $11.99

Pinot Noir is the grape behind red Burgundy. Variously described as “Lafite in the Languedoc,” “the only Grand Cru of the Midi,” and “exceptional,” Mas de Daumas Gassac has consistently been the Languedoc gold standard for the past four decades.

Mas des Brousses “Chasseur des Brousses” $13.99 – The Wild Card!

From about 50% Merlot, 30% Grenache with some Syrah; and a surprisingly successful marriage of Bordeaux and the Rhône. A luxurious mouthful of brambly fruit, supple but punchy, with hints of menthol and liquorice and subtle tannins. Very aromatic and long finish.

Duseigneur Cotes du Rhone”La Chapelle” $14.99

50% Grenache, 50% Syrah.  La Chapelle is a fruit driven red wine designed for an instant pleasure. Made naturally from very low yield old Grenache and Syrah, its round and supple tannins fully express red fruit aromas when consumed young.

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

One flight (sample of each wine) – $10  no split tastes

No reservations required. Cash only please.

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Exciting Wines from the
Iberian Peninsula!

Saturday, July 21st   12pm-3pm

The Iberian Peninsula- home of Spain, Portugal- an intriguing combination of wildness and sophistication that is reflected both in its geographies and its wines. Come find a new favorite wine and make new friends in a casual, relaxed atmosphere on our patio!

The Wines

Hoya de Cadenas Cava $9.99

“Best Buy”Wine Enthusiast: Dusty lemon-lime aromas are modest yet clean. This is a highly regular bubbly with a medium-level bead and yeasty, leesy flavors of melon and mild citrus fruits.

Esporao Verdelho $11.99 – The Wild Card!

The Verdelho has vibrant green, grassy aromas and tropical notes with hints of lime and grapefruit. On the palate this wine is fresh and elegant, with intense fruit and mineral notes leading to a long and persistent finish.

Tres Ojos Vinho Verde Rose $9.99

Tres Ojos Rosado Calatayud is fresh, crisp and juicy Rose made of 50% Garnacha and 50% Tempranillo displaying beautiful strawberry and raspberry fruits. Enjoy with salads, chicken or simply with a glass. Serve chilled.

Quinta Garrida Dao Reserva $14.99

A single estate Dao, combining classic Portuguese character with polished, modern winemaking.
Touriga Nacional 75% , Tinta Roriz 25% Vegetarian, Vegan

Noster Priorat $19.99 – Silvia’s Favorite!

Here is a Priorat that is not at all shy or trying to hide its Mediterranean origins, a richer, fuller bodied style especially considering its modest price. This is on the darker-fruited side, generous and slightly savory, a well-balanced, tasty blend of Garnacha, Carignane, and just a tiny amount of Cabernet Sauvignon.

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

Ten for Ten Tasting    French Favorites – January 15                      Click Here

Ten for Ten Tasting    Old World Favorites – February 26              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.”