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Refectory Wine Shop

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Italian Spring!

The northern regions of Italy have a wealth of different white-wine grapes and styles that will suit anyone’s palate—and wallet! These crisp, juicy sippers are all $20 and under!

The Wines

Cantine Buglioni “ Il Disperato”  $17.99
A still white wine from pure Garganega grape, fine, elegant and lonely in a land of red wines.

Caldero Pinot Nero  $15.99
High elevation fruit from Northern Italy makes this Pinot Nero lighter in color but with the same raspberry and cherry flavors and hints of rose-hip tea

Cleto Chiarli Vecchia Modena Lambrusco  $13.99
91 p Wine Enthusiast: “Violet, wild rose and woodland berry aromas lead the nose in this lively, polished and joyful wine. The lightly sparkling palate doles out red cherry, crushed strawberry, candied tangerine zest and ginger hints. Crisp acidity lends a clean, dry finish.”

Casanova di Neri Rosso di Montalcino  $19.99
Ruby red with garnet reflections, hints of maraschino cherry, violets and red fruits. Great fineness in the mouth with tannin that is still young but of excellent quality. Long lasting, elegant and persistent finish…

Vietti Barbera d’Alba “Tre Vigne”  $16.99
A dry, medium bodied red wine with refreshing acidity and soft tannins, the Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne is well balanced with good integration of oak, good complexity and a finish of more red cherries.

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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Made in Macedonia!

A glass full of sun is a glass full of good mood and positive emotions! The Macedonian sun shines over the carefully selected grapes that will later become the finest wines… Therefore, every time you taste Macedonian wine, you taste the beautiful Macedonian spirit, climate & optimism.

The Wines

Domaine Lepovo Chardonnay    $19.99  (was $24.99)
Dry white wine with light yellow color with green undertones. It exhibits intense aroma of linden, almond, chestnut and sweet melon aromas, and the taste is harmonious and full bodied with buttery aromas and powerful, intense finish.

Kamnik  Temjanika   $17.99
On the nose wine is soft, smooth floral and fresh with notes of peach, lemon, wet grass, basilic and spring flowers. On palate wine is dry with medium body and it has flavor of ripe grapefruit, soft lemon and fresh spices.

Bovin Alexandar Red Blend    $14.99
A proprietary blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Vranec. Its color is intense purple. The nose is full of red fruit and berries with a wonderful complex aroma and a rich and full taste. Its herbal fruity tones make this wine unforgettable.

Domaine Lepovo Pinot Noir $19.99  (was $24.99)
A refined pinot noir, elegant although with more intensity of colour than one might expect. Aged 14 months in “icon” Burgundy barrels from Seguin Moreau specially sourced by winemaking consultant Phillipe Cambie.

Domaine Lepovo Grand Cuvee  $17.99
This perfectly balanced blend of Vranec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot exhibits pronounced dried plum and black cherry aromas combined with sweet spices and subtle hints of coffee and tobacco.

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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Saturday Samplings   A Beautiful World of Blends – January 6     Click Here

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Saturday Samplings   Cabin Fever – January 20                              Click Here

Saturday Samplings   Legends of Southern France – Feb 24            Click Here

Saturday Samplings   California Dreamin’ – March 3                        Click Here

Saturday Samplings   McNab Ridge Winery – March 10                    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 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.”