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Holiday Gifts – 2019

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, which means it can also be one of the busiest times of the year – shopping, planning, parties, out-of-town guests, and cooking, all creates holiday stress. Let The Refectory Wine Shop take some of that planning away and let us help you get the perfect wines for all of your celebrations this Holiday Season!

The right wines bring joy and celebration to this busy season! Browse wine hand-picked by our Wine Shop Manager, Silvia Silver! From Formal Holiday Parties to Gifts for friends or co-workers, there is something for everyone at every budget in The Refectory Wine Shop this season!

View our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide (PDF) >

Do you know which wines you would like from our Wine Shop Gift Guide? We like to provide a personal touch and service here at the Refectory and some of the wines within the Guide have limited availability. For those reasons we prefer to review your selections and have our Wine Shop contact you once we have ensured availability or prepared any suggested alternatives in the unlikely case that your selection is not available.

Please fill out the form below by entering the quantity desired next to your selections and our Wine Shop will review and be in touch with you shortly.





 

Join us for our

Saturday Samplings!

Weekly Wine Deals!

Who doesn’t love good deals? Just in time for the holiday season we tasted and selected for you some of our favorites.

Stop by on Saturday and taste some of our best deals– 5 amazing wines at a discounted price!

Saturday, December 7th,  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.
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Come and Sample:

1. Avinyo Cava Brut Reserva, Spain $17.99

A traditionally made French sparkler from the Loire Valley. Plenty of invigorating bubbles to delight all your senses with zesty aromas of fresh, yeasty bread, quickly followed by the citrus and honeysuckle flavors Chenin Blanc is known for.

2. Moulin de Gassan”Guilhem” Blanc, France  $12.99- Silvia’s Favorite!

Variously described as “Lafite in the Languedoc” (Gault & Millau), “the only Grand Cru of the Midi” (Hugh Johnson) and “exceptional” (Robert Parker), Mas de Daumas Gassac has consistently been the Languedoc gold standard for the past four decades. The 80-hectare, organically-farmed estate is located deep in the sultry Midi, but enjoys a temperate microclimate as a result of altitude.

3. Coupe  Roses “La Bastide “ Minervois, France  $16.99 – The Wildcard!

The palate is dry and bright with soft acidity, tannins and a smooth, round mouthfeel leading into a complex finish with motes of herbs and leather.

4. MWC Pinot Noir, Australia  $15.99

The aroma is enticing with intense plum, cherry and strawberry fruit with a hint of spicy oak. The fresh fruit momentum continues on the palate with vibrant plum and dark stone fruits finishing with some firm acid, beautiful tannins and integrated oak.

5. MWC Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia  $15.99

Inviting aromas of black currant and vanilla lead to flavors of ripe blackberries, raspberries, and tobacco. This Cabernet Sauvignon finishes with soft, velvety tannins.

Tickets available at:Tickets Eventbrite


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 our

Saturday Samplings!

 

Eastern Europeans Gems

As the gateway between East and West, Eastern Europe has been largely defined by invasion, occupation and alliances despite thousands of years of winemaking. Uncover the hidden gems of Eastern Europe’s wine scene in this in depth wine tasting experience with Soroca Imports owner Brandon. Check it out!

Saturday, December 14th,  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 $17
Additional glass of wine – $5*
No Split Tastes.

 

Come and Taste:

1.Matic Kerner , Slovenia $14.99

Across between Riesling and Schiava, showcases beautiful floral notes and bright acidity.

2.Tchotiashvili Khikhvi Qveri, Georgia $24.99- The Wildcard!

Dry, amber wine aged in Qvevri(clay amphora). Well balanced with roasted nutty aromas in front both in palate and nose.

3.Vinarija Citluk Blatina, Bosnia&Herzegovina $19.99- Silvia’s Favorite!

Aromas of dark berry marmalade, a trace of vanilla, carob, roasted almonds, and chocolate. Noble, nicely developed, typical of the deep and warm lasting aroma, fruity and spicy character.

4.Chateau Vartely individo Cabernet/Merlot Blend, Moldova $14.99

This wine, aged for 12 months in barrels, has outstanding character, combining the richness of Cabernet Sauvignon and the velvety taste of Merlot.

5.Janko Zavet Red Blend, Serbia $29.99

Aromas of red and black berries, coffee, tea,and forest floor. Zavet is harmonious, perfectly balanced, with soft tannins and acidity, with a long final taste.

Tickets available at:Tickets Eventbrite

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 $17
Additional glass of wine – $5*
No Split Tastes.

 

 



Join us for our

Saturday Samplings!

 

California Dreamin’

Did you knew that California produces close to 89% of the wine made in the U.S. ?

 It’s hard to believe that up until the 1970s, California wines were cast aside by experts in the industry. Since then, the region has made quite a name for itself, and winemakers in the area have become some of the most renowned in the world.

Saturday, December 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 $25
Additional glass of wine – $5*
No Split Tastes.

 

Come and Taste:

1.Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc $37.99- The Wildcard!

Bright and fresh aromas of green apple, apricot and orange blossom. The fruitful fragrance intermingles with hints of honey, and lemon zest.

2.Hess Collection Chardonnay $17.99

Aged for 9 months in barrels and sur lie results in a rich, complex wine that shows aromas and flavors of apple, white pear and a slight touch of tropical fruits, accented by aromas of honeysuckle.

3.Titus Zinfandel $22.99- Silvia’s Favorite!

 The flavors remind the senses of candied cherry, autumn spice, cracked pepper, and horehound. This Zinfandel has a refreshing mouthfeel that makes it an excellent wine for enjoying anytime or with your favorite grilled meats

4.Ferrari Carano Merlot $17.99

This is a velvety wine with a complex nose of plum, chocolate spice, dark berries, coffee, caramel and cedar. Impressive length and a lasting, elegant finish.

5.Faust Cabernet Sauvignon $54.99

Intense yet fresh with juicy blue and black notes. Notes of dark chocolate and dried herbs seduce the palate while silky tannins and lifting acidity leads to a layered and lingering finish.

Tickets available at:Tickets Eventbrite

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.




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     Europe ~ Off the Beaten Path!  –  October 1      Click Here!

Ten for Fifteen Tasting     Meet & Greet Patrick Allen! – August 12     Click Here!

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

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Saturday Samplings    South American Stars: Bodega Mi Terruno ~ Argentina ~ Sept 28    Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    Taste of Tuscany ~  Sept 21    Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    Rhone Revisited  ~  Sept 14  Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    Mary Hill Winery ~ Washington State  ~  Sept 7    Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    Sunny Sonoma  ~  August 31       Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    Graziano Family of Wines  ~  August 24       Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    Focus Series: Trentino-Aldo Aldige ~  August  17   Click Here!

Saturday Samplings    Discover Series: Greece ~  August  10   Click Here! 

Saturday Samplings    Discover Series: South Africa ~  August 3    Click Here!

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!

 

 


“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.”