Market Street Wineshops

Cville's Best Wine and Beer Selection since 1986

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You Can Gdańsk If You Want To

Devils Backbone Danzig Devils Backbone (a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch) is known for their lagers. Thus it’s no surprise to see them brewing a Baltic style Porter, the Porter that is often a lager and not an ale. A whole load of malts come together for this lager --...
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Quadrupel Tasting

DISCOVER Belgian Beer February continues ... This Wednesday ♦ Downtown 5:30-7:00 PM TASTING EVENT This week we taste some quadrupels. FEATURING  St. Bernardus Abt 12 Gulden Draak 4000 TBD TBD TBD In 1836, the Abdij van Westmalle (The Abbey at Westmalle, Belgium)...
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Uptown Saturday Wine Tasting

DISCOVER Delicioso Vini l'Italiano et Bon Vin de la France Uptown, 2-5 pm, Saturday 18 February 2017  With Dave Jone of Downey Selections FEATURING Azienda Viniviticola Orsolani, Erbaluce di Caluso 2015 (100% Erbaluce; Piedmont, Italy) Michel Chapoutier, Les Vignes de...
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Friday Night Tasting 2/16

MSWS Downtown 5-7:30 pm Chateau de Fontenille Entre-deux-Mers 2016 - $13.99 Tasting price - $12.59 (40% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Sauvignon gris, 20% Sémillon, 20% Muscadelle; Bordeaux, France) “The vines of Château de Fontenille have flourished on gravel terroirs bathed...
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February Wine Features

Broc Cellars, Love White 2015 - $19.99 (90% Marsanne, 7% Roussanne, 3% Viognier; Berkeley, California) “Broc Cellars fits hardly anybody’s idea of a California winery. You won’t see any cellars, for one thing, or anything remotely pastoral, like a vineyard. The...
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Uptown Saturday Wine Tasting

Uptown Saturday Wine Tasting

DISCOVER Delicioso Vini l'Italiano et Bon Vin de la France Uptown, 2-5 pm, Saturday 18 February 2017  With Dave Jone of Downey Selections FEATURING Azienda Viniviticola Orsolani, Erbaluce di Caluso 2015 (100% Erbaluce; Piedmont, Italy) Michel Chapoutier, Les Vignes de...

Quadrupel Tasting

Quadrupel Tasting

DISCOVER Belgian Beer February continues ... This Wednesday ♦ Downtown 5:30-7:00 PM TASTING EVENT This week we taste some quadrupels. FEATURING  St. Bernardus Abt 12 Gulden Draak 4000 TBD TBD TBD In 1836, the Abdij van Westmalle (The Abbey at Westmalle, Belgium)...

Smoke on the Water

Smoke on the Water

Barnard Griffin Fumé Blanc 2015 - $12.99 In 1968 Robert Mondavi changed the style of his Sauvignon Blanc from fruity to dry. He called the new wine Fumé Blanc, after the great French region of Pouilly-Fumé, and its signature grape Sauvignon Blanc. Fumé translates to...

You Can Gdańsk If You Want To

You Can Gdańsk If You Want To

Devils Backbone Danzig Devils Backbone (a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch) is known for their lagers. Thus it’s no surprise to see them brewing a Baltic style Porter, the Porter that is often a lager and not an ale. A whole load of malts come together for this lager --...

February Wine Features

Broc Cellars, Love White 2015 - $19.99 (90% Marsanne, 7% Roussanne, 3% Viognier; Berkeley, California) “Broc Cellars fits hardly anybody’s idea of a California winery. You won’t see any cellars, for one thing, or anything remotely pastoral, like a vineyard. The...

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Winter Wine Dinner at Vivace

Vivace Winter Wine Dinner January 25th, 2017 6:30 pm, $75/person   Add some light and warmth to these long winter nights by joining us for superbly-crafted cuisine featuring dishes from Rome to Northern Italy. There will be cheer, story-telling, and of course,...

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Great Red Wines We Love

Ampeleia, Costa Toscano Rosso Un Litro 2015 - $19.99 (Grenache, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Alicante Bouschet; Tuscany, Italy) Elisabetta Foradori, one of Italy's top superstar winemakers, famous for her work with Teraldego in the Alto Adige has come together with 2 friends,...

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Market Street Wineshop

has been selling a large and carefully chosen selection of wines and beers in Downtown Charlottesville since 1986 and at our Uptown location since 1996.  For the last 12 years we’ve been voted “Best Wine Shop” by the readers of C-VILLE Weekly. Our staff is passionate about wine and beer and we love hunting down inexpensive deals for dinner as well as helping you select something extraordinary for a special occasion. In addition to wine and beer we have a small but quality selection of specialty foods, coffees, teas, gifts and hand woven baskets. If you want to try before you buy, we have our Wines of the Week open to taste every day. We also have free tastings at both stores; beers Wednesday evening and wine Friday evening at our Downtown store, and wine Saturday afternoon at our Uptown store.   We provide these services:

  • Over 1200 wines and 400 beers in stock, with tens of thousands more available on a week’s notice.
  • Free gift wrapping for bottles in our signature bright red bag.
  • Help selecting gifts and putting together gift baskets.
  • Delivery to anyone in our local area.
  • Shipping to 29 states and the District of Columbia. We also sell wine shipping boxes.
  • Gift Cards in any amount. Call with your credit card and recipient information. We are happy to mail them to the recipient for you. (They never expire and have no future fees.)
  • Free chilling service. Our “Wine Well” chiller will chill any bottle in seven minutes. Wine or beer. If you want to pickup something in particular, just call and we will drop it in the chiller and have it waiting for you.
  • Cork recycling. Carpets Plus has provided us a cork recycling bin from which they obtain corks to make cork flooring.
  • Moving boxes. We keep a stack of cardboard wine and beer boxes that are perfectly-sized for moving. Feel free to take what you need.

Free Tastings Wines of the Week open every day at both stores (one white and one red) Wednesday Beer Tasting Downtown 5:30-7 pm Friday Wine Tasting Downtown 5-7:30 pm Saturday Wine Tasting Uptown 2-5 pm   We offer these discounts: 15% off a full case of any 12 non-sale wines. 10% off a half case of any 6 non-sale wines. 5% off a case of any non-sale beers. (A case of beer is 4 six-packs, 6 four-packs, or any mixed combination adding to 24 single bottles.) (A case of beer is also 12 of the 22 oz or 750 ml bottles.)  Sale wines or beers count toward your number. Items do not need to be all the same. They can be mixed.   We provide information on our weekly tastings, events, and other specials in our e-newsletter. Sign Up today!

Wine Wednesdays on 106.1 The Corner

Every Wednesday, Robert talks with Jeff Sweatman about all things wine on The Corner 106.1 radio station. Once a month, Clinton talks about beer. The piece airs between 4:00 and 4:30 pm. For your convenience, and driving safety, we post a list of the wines discussed here. Click the link to the right to listen to the podcast of this and past discussions. After the broadcast, we showcase the wines mentioned and mark them with 106.1 The Corner signs.
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