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Refectory Wine Shop

Saturday Samplings!


Saturday, March 17   12pm-3pm

Old World Tour & Taste!

 Here’s your chance to try these fabulous French and Italian Wines we’ll be pouring from selected regions! Come find a new favorite wine and new friends in a casual, relaxed atmosphere in our Lounge!


The Wines

Klaus Lentsch Muller Thurgau, Italy   $16.99
Good acidity, with pronounced aromatics — florals, yel low fruit Wine maker notes Run by two generations of the Lentsch family, Hartmann Lentsch and his grandson Klaus, the winery has been making wine for over 120 years. The estate covers 12.5 hectares of vineyards in the sun drenched Sud Tirol strewn with porphyry rock and sandy clay.

Val di Toro Vermentino, Italy  $16.99
Refreshing Vementino- Grechetto blend .Match this herbaceous and nutty Tuscan white with veggies, fish and lighter meats.

Domaine De Boissan Cuvee Prince d’Orange Cotes-du-Rhone  $13.99
Inviting nose, full bodied and tannic structure. This is not an austere CDR. Full dark fruit with a spicy hint towards the rear of the palate.

Cantine Danese Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Italy   $8.99 
Intense ruby red with slight violet highlights with delicious aromas of black cherries, strawberries, and herbs. It’s full-bodied and robust, fresh plums on the palate, nicely balanced by food-friendly acidity and soft tannins.

Chateau Beauvillage Medoc, France   $18.99
Offers  a nice mix of blackberries, cassis, toast, spices, sweet pipe tobacco all take shape in the glass. Medium bodied, balanced and velvety with plenty of sweet cassis and spices which work their way through the finish. A lovely showing which is accessible now and should also handle some short-term cellaring.

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.


Saturday, March 24   12pm-3pm

Rhone Revisited!

Join us for a fun, casual, wine tasting hosted in our Lounge! Bring your friends or mingle and make new ones while discovering superb offerings from Rhone Valley!
While a good 20+ grapes are permitted to be used across the appellations, the majority of Rhone wines focus on four varieties: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Carignan. Plush fruit, well-balanced spice and smooth, velvety tannins are hallmarks of these blends, allowing Rhone wines to pair perfectly with a variety of poultry, fatty fishes (like tuna), red meat and mushroom dishes.


The Wines

Andre Brunel Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc   $16.99
A beautiful blend of 50% Roussanne, 30% Grenache Blanc and 20% Clairette. Its medium-gold color is followed by outstanding notes of ripe peach, melon, pineapple and a touch of honey. Medium-bodied, rich, textured and still lively and fresh, it sells for about 15 bucks but tastes like it cost two to three times that.

M. Chapoutier Crozes Hermitages Les Meysonnieres Blanc    $39.99
90 P Robert Parker: Medium-bodied, fresh and elegant, with building richness and notes of toasted hazelnuts, sautéed peach and hints of orchard fruits.

Andre Brunel Grenache   $10.99
In the glass this wine is grapey and easy drinking with very primary notes of cherry and blackberry along side of cracked black pepper. Perfumed black raspberry, fennel, and wild herbs jump out from the glass.

Andre Brunel Cuvee Sabrine   $15.99
This wine displays notes of black cherry, minerality, licorice, and wild herbs. Earthy and rich, it is a full-bodied fleshy wine fashioned in a supple open style. Blend: 75% Grenache, 25% Syrah

M. Chapoutier Crozes Hermitages Les Meysonnieres Rouge    $34.99
The red Crozes-Hermitage “Les Meysonniers” comes from vines which are at least 25 years old. The slight slopes are directed to the South. Great classic and testimony to a long history represents its unique terroir. Certified organic and biodynamic wine.


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.

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!

Ten for Ten Tasting   Best for your Budget – January 8                Click Here

Ten for Ten Tasting   French Favorites – January 15                        Click Here

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


Saturday Samplings   A Beautiful World of Blends – January 6       Click Here

Saturday Samplings   Italian 80’s Throwback – January 13               Click Here

Saturday Samplings   Cabin Fever – January 20                                 Click Here

Saturday Samplings   Legends of Southern France – Feb 24              Click Here

Saturday Samplings   California Dreamin’ – March 3                         Click Here

Saturday Samplings   McNab Ridge Winery – March 10                      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 last year.

“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 last October, 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.”