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Wines of Israel!

 

 

Saturday, January 19th  12pm-3pm  $15

Wines of Israel

Israel- a country that’s rich in wine history, yet its wines remain largely misunderstood and underappreciated by the U.S. market. Stop by, taste a few of our favorites and find out why you should be paying more attention to Israeli wine.

One flight (sample of each wine)  $15
no split tastes

Join us as we sample:

Mount Hermon White 2016  $14.99 ~ The Wildcard!
A well-balanced white wine, the pleasing Yarden Mount Hermon White shows great energy on the palate. The wine’s ripe apple flavors, smooth textures, and bright finish make it a versatile food-pairing wine.

Gilgal Chardonnay   2016  $21.99
A nose of grapefruit and lemon with a hint of thyme sets the stage for flavors of lemon-lime, pineapple, vanilla and white flowers. This wine is bright from first sip until lingering citrus finish.

Gilgal Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot  2014   $19.99
The Gilgal Cabernet-Merlot presents pleasing raspberry and cherry fruit notes, along with attractive characters of spice, tobacco and orange blossoms.

Mount Hermon Indigo   2016 $14.99 ~ Silvia’s Favorite!
The Mount Hermon Indigo opens with aromatic ripe plum and berry notes rounded out with hints of spice and cocoa. This medium-bodied wine is pleasingly flavorful and very drinkable.

Dalton Cabernet Sauvignon 2017   $30.99
This wine has a nose of raspberry and fennel bulb. It offers pomegranate, cherry, orange zest, juniper and licorice flavors.

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

One flight (sample of each wine)  $15
no split tastes

No reservations required. Cash only please.

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Wines of Chile!

 

Saturday, January 26th  12pm-3pm  $12

Wines of Chile!

Extremes exude excellence.
Whether you are considering the extreme nature of Chile’s diverse geography, or the adventurous spirit and character of the people who live there, Chile is one of the most extreme countries and stunning wine regions on earth.

Join us as we sample a few fabulous finds, this Saturday from 12-3 pm.

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

Join us as we sample:

Vina Calina Sauvignon Blanc     $10.99 
Aromas of fresh citrus, peaches, melons, tropical fruit and hints of minerality. On the palate, the wine is lush and crisp, with bright fruit followed by hints of butter and light oak on the lingering finish.

Siegel Crucero Chardonnay $10.99 
Siegel Crucero Chardonnay has an attractive yellow color with some green tones. Its intense varietal character evokes ripe citrus fruits, with floral and honeyed tones along with well integrated wood. In the mouth it is rich, round and fruity with some creamy notes.

Siegel 1234 Reserva Red Blend     $11.99
This is 50% Syrah, 30% Carmenère and the rest Petit Verdot and Cab Franc. In the mouth, this feels pulpy but dry. Leafy herbal plum and olive flavors finish firm but with continuous herbal flavors.

Vina Calina Carmenere    $9.99    ~ The Wildcard!
The Calina Carménère has a dark, inky color with intense aromas of ripe black cherries, fresh berries, spice and fresh herbs. The tannins are well-integrated, providing underlying structure to support the wine’s opulent fruit.

Ventisquero Grey Glacier Cabernet Sauvignon  $19.99     ~ Silvia’s Favorite!
90 p Wine Enthusiast
Spicy aromas of eucalyptus, juniper, asphalt, toasty oak and berry fruits are textbook for the Maipo Valley. This is tight and focused on the palate but a bit rough. Rooty spice, chocolaty oak and herbal berry flavors finish full and with tannic scratch.

Sample five wines accompanied by
a selection of cheeses, crackers, 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 Fifteen Tasting     New Month – New Wines – October 15            Click Here!

Ten for Ten Tasting      Thank You for Being A Blend – September 24        Click Here!

Ten for Ten Tasting    Off The Beaten Path – September 10               Click Here!

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Saturday Samplings    West Coast Wine Trail! – January 5      Click Here

Saturday Samplings   Buena Vista Winery! – December 29         Click Here

Saturday Samplings    Wine Wars: France vs Argentina! – December 22     Click Here

Saturday Samplings   Made in Moldova! – December 15    Click Here!

Saturday Samplings   Best of 2018! – December 8     Click Here!

Saturday Samplings   Wines for the Feast! – November 17    Click Here!

Saturday Samplings   Mediterranean Wine Cruise! – November 10     Click Here!

Saturday Samplings   Vino Italino! – November 3      Click Here!

Saturday Samplings   Hallo-Wine! – October 27       Click Here

Saturday Samplings   Pinots: A love story! – October 20       Click Here

Saturday Samplings   Australia: d’Arenberg Winery – October 13       Click Here

Saturday Samplings   California Wine Country – October 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.”