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Saturday Samplings!

 

Summer Sippers

Saturday,May 25th 12pm-3pm
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.

A chilled white wine says summer like no other, it’s true, but there is still room for reds during this sizzling season. Here are our top picks for this month:

1.Clavelin Brut- Comte Cremant du Jura NV   $19.99

90 p Wine Advocate:” With fine mousse and impressive vinosity, this coats the palate with zesty piquancy and saline, mineral-meaty savor of scallops and bacon. Both fascination and versatility are guaranteed for the coming year.”

2.Brick& Mortar Blanc 2017 (4 pk cans) $6.99/can

90 p Wine Enthusiast: “Apple, melon and citrus combine with aplomb, refreshing in focus and light style.”

3.Enfant Terrible Cotes du Rhone Rose 2018 $11.99

embodies the rebellious spirit of a new wave of passionate winemakers in the Rhone Valley. The wine is aromatic and seductive with tart notes.

4.Domaine des Nugues Beaujolais Villages 2016  $13.99

89 p Wine Enthusiast:” It is rich with red berries and structured with a series of fine tannins and acidity. It offers weight, plenty of fruit and is ready to drink.”

5.Felline Sinfarosa Zinfandel 2016   $18.99

This is an ultrafruity—almost New World—expression of Primitivo, plush and soft on the midpalate with aromas of ripe red cherry and sweet baking spices.

 

Wines will be accompanied by a selection of cheeses, crackers, canapes, artisan breads &olive oil. The cost for one flight (a sample of each of the wines) will be $15.

To purchase tickets please follow the link:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saturday-samplingssummer-sippers-tickets-61305034007

 


La Vie en Rose!

Rose Wine Festival

Saturday,June 1st  12pm-3pm
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 $25.
Additional glass of wine – $5
No Split Tastes.

If summer were in a glass it’d definitely be in the form of a rose wine. Join us and taste refreshing roses from all over the world- carefully selected for you for our Rose Wine Festival !

 

1.Domaine Collin Cremant de Limoux, France $19.99

2.Carl Erhard Rose of Pinot Noir, Germany $15.99

3.Aviognesi Contaloro Rose, Italy  $17.99

4.Breca Rose, Spain $12.99

5.La Petite Perierre Rose, France $9.99

6..Skouras Zoe Rose , Greece  $12.99

7.Boony Doon Vin Gris de Cigare Rose, Washington St. $14.99

8.Domaine Petroni Corse Rose, France $15.99

 

9.Chateau de Berne Romance Rose, France $14.99

10.Matchbook Tinto Rey Rose, California  $15.99

11.DeMorgenzon DMZ Rose, S. Africa $13.99

12.Domaine de Terrebrune Bandol Rose, France 39.99

 

Wines will be accompanied by a selection of cheeses, crackers, canapes, artisan breads &olive oil. The cost for one flight (a sample of each of the wines) will be $25.

To purchase tickets please follow the link:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-vie-en-rose-rose-wine-festival-tickets-61888716818

 


Made in USA

Saturday, June 8th,  12pm-3pm
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.

Join us for a fun, casual, wine tasting hosted on our patio! Bring your friends or mingle and make new one while sipping on this week’s bargains from West Coast: California, Oregon and Washington State.

1.Kate Arnold Sauvignon Blanc, California   $13.99

Bountiful citrus, hints of fresh cut hay and tropical undertones. Focused, crisp, and balanced with a plush entry that builds into the mid mouth with a sensationally clean finish.

2.Camp Chardonnay, California $17.99

Fermented in stainless steel followed by 10 weeks in old oak, this is a fresh, fruit-forward no nonsense style. Fresh tropical fruit salad, lime and a hint of creamy vanilla are accompanied by a very refreshing acidity.
3. Sean Minor Rose  $16.99

Light watermelon and canteloupe flavors and a soft texture highlight this medium-bodied wine.

4.Kate Arnold Pinot Noir $19.99

Vanilla bean, plum and rose water, touch of star anise, cardamom, and vanilla. Soft velvety beginning, medium weight mid-palate. Soft skin tannins on the finish.

5Kate Arnold Cabernet Sauvignon $19.99

Everyone’s favorite go-to weeknight Cab! Bright aromas of blackberry, candied fruit, vanilla and brown sugar leads to a more savory palate of pomegranate, green pepper and oil cured olives.

 

Wines will be accompanied by a selection of cheeses, crackers, canapes, artisan breads &olive oil. The cost for one flight (a sample of each of the wines) will be $15.

To purchase tickets please follow the link:


10 for $15 Tasting: Vins de soif!

 

Monday June 10th,  5:30pm–7:30pm
The cost for one flight (a sample of each of the wines) will be $15.
No Split Tastes.

 

Wine can do a lot of things- it can entice or seduce or offer comfort. It can make joyous occasions even more festive but above all wine must always refresh. This week we will taste thirst quenchers, or,as the French say-“Vins de soif”, which essentially means easy drinking wines that are measured not by their complexity, length or ageability but by the joy and refreshment they provide.

 

Table 1:

1.Compte de l’Aube NV $11.99

2.La Croix Gratiot Picpoul de Pinet  $14.99

3.Aix de Provence Rose $18.99

4Pallus Mesanges Chinon $15.99

5.Chateau Vieilla Madiran Tradition  $14.99

Table 2:

6.Le Hameau Sauvignon Blanc $9.99

7.Domaine de Cassagnoles Blanc  $10.99

8.Ferme De Gicon Rose  $9.99

9.Paul Ponelle Pinot Noir $13.99

10.Domaine du Tabatau Saint Chinian Los Costos $12.99

Reservations required. 

To purchase tickets please follow the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/10-for-15-tasting-vins-de-soif-tickets-61890388819


Vino Italiano

Saturday, June 15th,  12pm-3pm
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.

Meet Lisa Boise of Solo Vino Imports and taste the wines she  selected for us while learning everything you ever wanted to know about Vino Italiano including the meaning and importance of the IGT, DOC, & DOCG classifications and the way in which wines from different regions pair with regional foods

 

1.Bollicinne Prosecco  $11.99

Aromas of apples, pears and melons with a fresh floral acacia note on the nose, its palate t is fresh, fruity, soft and pleasant with a round flavorful finish.

2.Collefrisio Pecorino  $14.99

The bouquet is fragrant with ripe peach, banana and green tea. The wine has a soft, long-lasting taste with low acidity.

3.La Meridiana Rosato  $15.99

An iconic rosé made of 100% Barbera grape, this wine speaks loudly for not only the Piemonte Region, but specifically for the Monferrato terroir.

4.Uggiano Chianti Classico Riserva  $17.99

A ripe, generous Riserva from the emerging Uggiano estate – characterful and concentrated, combining classical structure with fresh, vibrant sour cherry fruit.

5.Marchese Biscardo Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso   $27.99

Full-bodied and soft, with lovely velvety tannins and a long finish. A perfect complement to highly seasoned first courses as well as roasted meats or steak.

Wines will be accompanied by a selection of cheeses, crackers, canapes, artisan breads &olive oil. The cost for one flight (a sample of each of the wines) will be $15

 

 


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     Old World vs New World – February 20              Click Here!

Ten for Fifteen Tasting     Wines of Iberian Peninsula – January 14              Click Here!

Ten for Fifteen Tasting     New Month – New Wines – October 15            Click Here!

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

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Saturday Samplings   Wine & Food Challenge! – March  2         Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    West Coast Wine Experience! – February 23    Click Here!

Saturday Samplings   France…off the beaten path! – February 16    Click Here!

Saturday Samplings   Latin Lovers! – February 9    Click Here!    

Saturday Samplings   Que Syrah, Syrah! – February 2    Click Here!

Saturday Samplings   Wines of Chile! – January 26  Click Here!

Saturday Samplings   Wines of Israel! – January 19      Click Here!

Saturday Samplings   Vins de France! –  January 12      Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    West Coast Wine Trail! – January 5      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.”