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Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday, Friday & Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Kansas City's Best Wine Merchant
by KC Magazine in the 'City's Best' 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 "Best of Hall of Fame".

Wine Of the Week

Tasting Schedule

January 2016 WINE CLUBS

Cellar Dweller

Rat Pack

Fat Rat

  • TASTE THE (February) $100 CASE

  • TUESDAY: 2/2/16: 5:00pm-7:00pm
    SATURDAY: 2/20/16: 2:00pm-4:00pm
    Come see for yourself. Each month we hand select twelve great new wines for our FAMOUS $100 case.
    The Case is a fantastic way to experience unique wines from all over the world.
    Stop by anytime between the scheduled hours to sample the wines and pick up a case of your own.
    Taste before you buy, you can mix & match any of this month's featured wines in the $100 case for $100!
    $5 includes sample pours of all twelve featured wines


    All classes are $40 per person
    Please call the store at 816.221.9463 for details and reservations.

    Whether you are just discovering wine or an enthusiast who needs a refresher course, our Wine Essentials Course will provide you with the building blocks. You will learn the five S's of wine tasting as you explore seven different wines. This class focuses on the 'classic' grapes, where they grow and why they grow there.

    The 'Old World' is the birthplace of most noble grape varieties we know today: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and others. These same varietals have shown to do very well in the 'New World' regions of North America, South America, Australia & New Zealand. We will taste, compare and discuss many of these wines which have all been grown in their respective regions throughout Europe as well as their New World counterparts. This class will taste and evaluate six wines with the focus on the stylistic differences in the wines and discuss terroir, regional classifications, and winemaking traditions and innovations.

    $10 VS. $100
    This class should really be called "Is it really worth it?". This blind tasting is the ultimate test - we taste & discuss six wines ranging in price from $10 to $100 and see if you can tell the difference. This is an opportunity to taste some really special wines right next to some of the best value wines in the world!

    Tasting a wine blind is one of the best ways to formulate an unbiased opinion about the wine. Any knowledge that you have about a wine can cloud your judgment or influence your assessment. Perhaps you don't like Merlot? Any Merlot you taste will already have one strike against it before it even hits your lips. There is another reason to taste blind. Tasting a wine blind forces the taster to concentrate on every tiny aspect of the wine. Since he or she may be struggling to pinpoint the style or origin of the wine they will try even harder to identify aromas, flavors or styles. This class will teach you how to taste like a pro.

  • WE DO!!

  • Gift Cards...available in any amount!
    Private in store events: customized tastings, food & wine pairings
    RIEDEL wine glass rental
    Artisan cheese & gourmet meat plates
    Tasting events at your home or office
    Gift registry for weddings, events & parties
    Wine & beverage consultation & planning for parties of 10 to 1000
    Wine Cellar consultation
    Delivery (for orders of $400 or more, restrictions apply)
    Shipping (restrictions apply - see store for details)

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