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Saturday Samplings!

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Wines For The Feast!

 

Saturday, November 17  12pm-3pm

With some exceptional recent vintages to choose from, there’s lots to be thankful for!
So…what goes well with turkey?
Here are 5 delicious wines —all $30 or less—that are worthy of your feast!

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 $12.
No reservations required.
Cash only please.

Join us as we sample:

The Wines

St. Roche Touraine, France, 2017    $15.99       The Wildcard!
Always a dry wine, this Sauvignon has a powerful fragrance, a harmony of all the riches of the land with a delicate hint of muscatel.

Sierra Cantabria Rosé, Spain, 2017   $13.99
The aroma is of raspberries and rose petals – delicate and yet with lots of personality. Just the same in the mouth, with superb juicy fruit character, refreshing acidity and superb length on the finish. Fabulous wine!

Walnut City Reserve Pinot Noir, Oregon, 2014     $27.99
An expressive nose of dried rose petal, tart cherry, wild strawberry and raspberry bramble stands prominently and in balance with a palate that is graciously ripe and balanced with bright acidity and a modest alcohol level.

Peñalolen Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile,  2016    $19.99      Silvia’s Favorite!
A great value from Chile vintage after vintage. The aromas offer a wide range of intriguing nuances such as mint, strawberry, red currants and fresh herbs. On the palate, there is considerable weight and texture with ripe dark berry fruit flavors leading the way, enhanced by hints of tobacco leaf and peppery spice.

Elyse C’est Si Bon, California, 2014      $22.99
C’est Si Bon is just way too easy to drink! The versatile nature of this blend makes it a perfect pair with all sorts of cuisine, so use your imagination and enjoy.

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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Owen Roe Winery!

 

Saturday, December 1st  12pm-3pm

After Taking a week off due to the Ohio State-Michigan Game,

we begin December with 5 wines from Owen Roe Winery!

 

Wines will be posted soon.

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

One flight (sample of each wine)
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     French Favorites – January 15                        Click Here

Ten for Ten Tasting     Old World Favorites – February 26               Click Here

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Saturday Samplings   VINO ITALIANO! – 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

Saturday Samplings   Wine, Lennon and Song – September 29        Click Here

Saturday Samplings   Spain – September 22         Click Here

Saturday Samplings   Around the World – September 15         Click Here

Saturday Samplings   Vino Italiano – September 8          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.”