There is more to running a wine and liquor shop than punching register keys and checking off invoices. Every week there are hundreds of decisions to be made on what products to carry, and we are constantly faced with the existential question “Who are we?” Do we want to buy every product our vendors bring out to us, and be a discount liquor store with brands our customers can find anywhere they go? . . . Or, do we want to joyfully pursue our passion for wine and spirits, tracking down amazing products with interesting stories – – wines and spirits made by talented people who are just as passionate about this business as we are?
If you have been to the shop lately, we hope you will find we have chosen the latter as our answer. We spend many hours each week researching and tasting products from all over the world. (Yes, it’s a tough job, but we are willing to make that sacrifice on your behalf.) We then have the often-difficult task of deciding on what products we think you will enjoy as much as we did. Your feedback helps immensely as we dial in our collection to bring the maximum pleasure and value to all the wine and spirits enthusiasts of Lebanon and Wilson County. Keep on telling us what you like!
On Tuesday we visited the warehouse of one of our favorite distributors and spent some time exploring a fantastic array of wines. Here are some of the wines we selected: they will arrive at the shop today, and we think they are some of the best products in the county.
- Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2009
- Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre Veronese 2008
- Insoglio Campo di Sasso Bibbona 2009
- Azienda Agricola la Torre Rosso di Montalcino 2007
- Austin Hope Troublemaker Blend 3, Paso Robles
- Small Gully “The Formula” Shiraz 2006
- Small Gully “Mr. Black’s Concoction” Barossa Shiraz 2006
- Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (we will also carry their historic Chardonnay)
- Alto Moncayo Veraton Garnacha 2009
We are proud to carry these stunning wines, and we hope you will enjoy exploring them as much as we did!