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 Join us for our
Saturday Samplings!

 

Taste of Tuscany!

Italian wines are among some of the most famous in the world, and Tuscan wines include some of the best wines in Italy. Join us as we taste some of the most representative grape varietals and learn about the difference between DOC and DOCG accompanied by Daniel Duica- WSET Diploma, Sommelier and Chef de Cuisine.

Saturday, September 21st,  12 pm – 3 pm
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 $20.
Additional glass of wine – $5*
No Split Tastes.
No reservations required.
Cash only please.

Taste of Tuscany!

Come and Taste:

1. Bibi Graetz Toscana Casamatta Bianco 2016      $14.99   ~  The Wildcard!
91 p James Suckling
Bright, fruity aromas of lemon zest and green apple. The Vermentino brings clean, fresh acidity with structure; Moscato adds floral notes; and Trebbiano balances and smooths this wine giving way to a medium-bodied mouthfeel.

2. Rocca di Montemassi Renaissance Rosato 2018      $12.99
Best Buy! Wine Enthusiast
Fresh and elegant with a delicacy deriving from floral tastes and refined red fruit flavors tailored to its balanced acidity and crisp finish.

3. Tenuta Torcalvano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015       $28.99
*additional glass $7                                               ~  Silvia’s Favorite!
91 p Wine Spectator, 91 p Wine Enthusiast
Silky smooth with elegant, juicy cherry and berry fruit; lush, earthy, a classic example of this fine, underappreciated appellation.

4. Tenutta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2015       $24.99
93 p Wine Spectator,92 p Robert Parker
Crisp, ripe, red berry and cherry aromas and flavors and earthy undernotes are shaped by vibrant, fresh acidity and a backbone of firm yet elegant tannins.

5. Castello Banfi Bolgheri Aska Rosso 2016         $29.99
92 p Wine Spectator                                            *additional glass $7  
90 p Robert Parker
Red berries, blueberries and plum jam are followed by hints of tobacco and licorice. The wine is well rounded, with velvety tannins and a persistent finish.

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 $20.
Additional glass of wine – $5
No Split Tastes.
No reservations required.
Cash only please.


Saturday Sampling!

 

South American Stars:
Bodega Mi Terruno – Argentina!

“Through our winery name, MI TERRUÑO,
we express the love for our unique land
and the passion for the creation of Premium wines
generation after generation.”

A true family enterprise which dates back to 1960. Originally the Baigerria family bought
and planted vineyards in some of Argentina’s top growing regions
until in 2004 they started producing their own wines.

The company is based in San Roque in the Maipu region of Mendoza with the
winery originally being a glass factory hence the many glass mosaics – glasiris-
which adorn the building. The vineyard holdings are based in several areas,
all of which are noted for the production of exceptional fruit.

Saturday, September 28th,  12 pm – 3 pm
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.
No reservations required.
Cash only please.

South American Stars:
Bodega Mi Terruno – Argentina!

Come and Taste:

  1. Expresion Extra Brut 2018       $16.99
    90 Points, James Suckling
    Light salmon pink coloration, with elegant and persistent bubbles. Very aromatic and fresh, with strawberries, cherries, and red fruit. Smooth on the palate, good acidity and very voluminous.
  2. Uvas Chardonnay 2018      $14.99
    90 Points, James Suckling
    Brilliant yellow with olive tones. Delicate combination of pineapple, banana, and citrus tones. Fresh and bold with an elegant and persistent finish.
  3. Uvas Bonarda 2017     $14.99        ~ The Wildcard!
    Lively morello red. Cherry jam and ripe plum, touched off by herbs. Strong personality with round tannins.
  4. Expresion Cabernet Franc 2018      $16.99
    93 Points James Suckling
    Intense red coloration with violet hues, this wine offers a medium body with gentle tannins. It offers violet, raspberry and tart cherry aromas. Combining toasted scents, vanilla, and chocolate.
  5. Limited Reserve  2013     $29.99      ~  Silvia’s Favorite
    93 p James Suckling      
              *additional glass $7
    Delightful complexity with ripe plum, dry fruit, and dark raspberry combined with aromas of spiced plum, dark berries, mocha and herbs. 55% Malbec & 45% Cabernet Sauvignon

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.
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 Fifteen Tasting     Wine Wars – France vs Italy!  –   July 8      Click Here!

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!

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Saturday Samplings    Splendid Sicily! ~  July 27     Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    Bodegas Norton! (Argentina)  ~  July 20    Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    Lovely Loire 2!  ~  July 13      Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    Best of Paso ~  July 6    Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    La Dolce Vita ~  June 29     Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    Ohio Wine Month  ~  Harpersfield Vineyards! – June 22    Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    Vino Italiano!  ~  June 15    Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    Made in the USA!  ~  June 8    Click Here!

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 1! ~  May  4    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.”