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Inventory Reduction Sale - California

Posted by Tom Kisthart on

Save big on these wines this week. Prices are marked down significantly, no need to use code at checkout. 

New additions:

Melville Pinot Noir Estate Sta. Rita HIlls 2014 $24.99 was $29.99 compare at $36 - 94 Points Wine Enthusiast 

Melville Syrah Estate Sta. Rita Hills 2015  $19.99 was $24.99 compare at $35 - 92 Points Vinous 

Melville 'Terraces' Pinot Noir 2014  $47.99 was $54.99 compare at $69 - 95 Points Wine Advocate 

Dutton Goldfield Pinot Noir 'Dutton Ranch' RRV 2014  $31.99 was $36.99 compare at $43 - 92 Points Wine & Spirits 

Patz & Hall 'Hyde Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2013  $44.99 was $58.99 compare at $67.99 - 95 Points Wine Enthusiast 

David Bruce 'Russian River Valley' Pinot Noir 2015 $29.99 was $34.99 compare at $39.99 

Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2013  $18.99 was $22.99 compare at $29.99

Moss Roxx Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi 2015 $15.99 was $19.99 compare at $24

Inglenook Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford 2015  $19.99 was $24.99 compare at $40

Chardenet 'Durell Vineyard' Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2013 $16.99 was $19.99 compare at $30 - 93 Points Wine Enthusiast 

Domaine de la Cote Bloom's Field Pinot Noir 2014  $49.99 was $59.99 compare at $70

Chateau St. Jean Belle Terre Chardonnay 2013  $9.99 was $12.99 compare at $25 - 91 Points Wine Advocate 

Candor Merlot Lot 5 Central Coast  $9.99 was $13.99 compare at $20 from same winery as Austin Hope 

Announced Monday:

Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) Napa Merlot 2013 $10.99 was $13.99 compare at $20

The Federalist Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi 2015 $10.99 was $13.99 compare at $16 - 2 left!

Talbott Kali Hart Chardonnay 2015 $14.99 was $17.99 compare at $19

Imagery Chardonnay California 2016 $10.99 was $13.99 compare at $17 - 4 left! 

Qupe 'Marsanne' Santa Barbara County 2012 $13.99 was $17.99 compare at $21 

Sandhi Chardonnay Rita's Crown 2012 $39.99 was $47.99 compare at $56

Kesner Chardonnay 'Bacigalupi Vineyard' RRV 2013 $29.99 was $34.99 compare at $50 

Brick & Mortar 'Cougar Rock' Chardonnay Napa Valley 2014 $34.99 was $39.99 compare at $47

(Duckhorn) Migration Chardonnay 'Charles Heintz' Vineyard 2014 $29.99 was $39.99 compare at $50

Fisher Mountain Estate Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 $44.99 was $55 compare at $75

Sojourn 'Durell Vineyard' Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2014 $24.99 was $34.99 compare at $55 - 2 left!

1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel 2015 $14.99 was $16.99 compare at $20 

Cooper & Thief Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Blend 2014 $19.99 was $26.99 compare at $32 - 4 left! 

Swanson Merlot Napa Valley 2015 $19.99 was $23.99 compare at $30 

St. Supery 'Dollarhide Vineyard' Sauvignon Blanc 2016 $19.99 was $24.99 compare at $35 


Tampa BYOB

Posted by Tom Kisthart on

We put together this list of Tampa restaurants that will let you bring your own bottle of wine for a fee. Remember to 1. always buy the wine from us. 2. Tip your server as if you purchased the wine from them. May want to call ahead to confirm. Info is accurate to the best of our knowledge.

In no particular order:

Pane Rustica 

$15

Elevage 
$25

Haven
$25 for normal 750ml, bigger $45

Mise-en-Place
$30

Sakana Sushi
$15

Spain Restaurant & Toma Bar 
$15

Restaurant BT
Not allowed

Roster & The Till 
$20 for the first, $25 for the second, $30 for the third, etc

The Refinery
$15

Ruth Chris Steakhouse (Westshore. Locations may vary)
$15

Charlies Steakhouse
$20

Seasons 52
$30

Noble Rice 
$25

Edison Food & Drink Lab 
$20; if you buy one there, its waived, 1bottle limit per table of 4

Cena 
$20

Osteria Natalina
$20

Yummy House South
$0

Ava 
$15

Byblos
$30

On Swan
$25

Donatello Italian Restaurant 
$35

717 South
$20

Timpano Italian Chophouse
$25

220 East 
$10

Shula's Steakhouse 
$25 (usually don't charge)

Columbia Restaurant (Ybor) 
Not allowed

Bavaro's Pizza (downtown Tampa) 
$0

Fabrica 
$15

Fly Bar & Restaurant 
$15

Eddie V's Prime Seafood
$25 per bottle

Ocean Prime
First $0, second and third $20 each, no more than 3

The Capital Grill (International Plaza) 
$25 per bottle

Ulele 
$20

Cafe Dufrain
$15

Malio's 
$25

Del Frisco's Grill 
$25

Anise Global Gastrobar 
$20

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Wine Shipping Boxes Available In Store

Posted by Tom Kisthart on

For some reason sales of our shipping boxes spike during Tampa Bay Beer week. Who knows. We're all stocked up and shouldn't sell out. This year we're making some styrofoam shippers available as well. If you need to place an order for 10 or more boxes please send message beforehand. Here's the sizes:

Pulp 1 bottle $3
Pulp 2 bottles $4
Pulp 3 bottles $5
Pulp 6 bottles $6
Pulp 12 bottles $10
Styrofoam 6 bottles $13
Styrofoam 12 bottles $16

This Month's Hot New Arrivals

Posted by Tom Kisthart on

We're always taking advantage of the great deals available to us. Here's some of this month's top arrivals at big savings: 

92 Points Wine Enthusiast 
92 Points Wine Advocate 
92 Points James Suckling 
90 Points Jeb Dunnuck
93 Points James Suckling 
92 Points James Suckling 
92 - 94 Points Wine Advocate 
93 Points James Suckling 

2015 Red Burgundy Arrivals

Posted by Tom Kisthart on

From our email newsletter so please excuse the irreverence: 

2015 Red Burgundy

Burgundy is a hell of a drug man. The 2015s will set you back some serious money but compared to Bordeaux I don't think Burgundy is overpriced yet. Unless your some crusty British man that can't live without purchasing their preferred clarets to lay down each year there are good alternatives to Bordeaux. Napa is king of the Cabernet world (I wouldn't say that with such conviction if top Bordeaux was a fourth of the cost. The price makes it irrelevant. If we really felt so inclined most of us could splurge $200 - $350 for a top Napa Cab and be alight. Most of us couldn't justify spending $1200 on a single bottle regardless of financial position). I'd even say that Rioja or top Chianti Classico make for good alternatives to Bordeaux - hope I didn't break anyone's monocle with that statement. But Burgundy man, there is only one Burgundy. Sure Willamette, Sonoma Coast and Santa Barbara are making world class Pinots but they ain't Burgundy Jack and never will be. People spend entire lifetimes obsessing over these vineyards. Rudy Kurniawan ripped off an entire industry and is doing 10 years for the stuff.

Here's Master of Wine Jeannie Cho Lee on the vintage:

The best red Burgundies are at a different level. They are sensual, seductive and ripe – a true hedonist’s wine. The nose is intoxicating, with its exuberance and exotic sweet spices and ripe berry flavors; but it is the intensity, concentration and the lingering finish that suggests they will age and evolve beautifully over the coming decade or two.

Dugat Py - I literally got lucky in scoring these bottles from a top cult producer. Saturday I was scrol
ling through all 10,555 skus from my main distributor as I do at least once a month and noticed them. After my order arrived on Monday they were all gone. To my rep Ian you owe me at least half your commission on these.

Bernard Dugat-Py Bourgogne Rouge 2015 $69.99 
Dugat-Py Bourgogne Cuvee Halinard 2015 $84.99
Dugat Py Gevrey-Chambertin 2015 $149.99
Dugat-Py Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée Coeur de Roy 2015 $169.99
Dugat-Py Vosne-Romanee Vieilles Vignes 2015 $229.99

Next up another impeccable domaine:

Meo-Camuzet Fixin 2015 $59.99 
Meo-Camuzet Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Boudots 1er Cru 2015 $189.99
Meo-Camuzet Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Murgers 1er Cru 2015 $189.99
Méo Camuzet Nuits-Saint-Georges aux Argillas 1er Cru 2015 $169.99 
Méo Camuzet Vosne-Romanée les Chaumes 1er Cru 2015 $189.99

Meo-Camuzet Echezeaux Grand Cru Les Rouges du Bas 2015 $469.99 (1 bottle available)

Plus this guy: Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Chaignots 2015 $139.99

And I want to mention two 2014s from this excellent winery at discounted prices because change of importer:

Jean Grivot "Les Charmois" Nuits-St-Georges 2014 $59.99
Jean Grivot 'Clos de Vougeot' Grand Cru 2014 $179.99 

I hope to score some 2015 Grivot next month. The Charmois will probably be at least a hundred bucks in that vintage.

If you have any 2015 Burgs on your wishlist let me know and I'll try to sniff out for you. Email Tom@craftcurd.com.