Market Street Wineshops

Cville's Best Wine and Beer Selection since 1986
Friday Night Tasting 4/29/16

Friday Night Tasting 4/29/16

MSWS Downtown 5-7:30 pm   Bêtes Curieuses la Perdrix de l’Anné Muscadet 2014 – $14.99 Tasting price – $13.49 (100% Melon de Bourgogne; Loire, France) “Two different winemakers, but just one name. Jérémie Huchet and Jérémie Mourat met at an...
Beer Tasting – Wednesday & Friday

Beer Tasting – Wednesday & Friday

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 – DOWNTOWN – 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (Scroll down for the Uptown tasting list) Throw a Dart Tasting How about this one? And how about this one? This one looks good over here. Oops! The dart landed between two shelves. Is that both or a...
Loteta, Light Of My Life

Loteta, Light Of My Life

Bodegas Picos “Loteta” 2015 Campo di Borja is a wine region in northwestern Spain that specializes in the Garnacha grape. It is the source of both the superstar value Borsao/Vinja Borgia line and the luxurious Alto Moncayos. “Loteta” from Bodegas Picos is...
To Wheat, Or Hoppy Wheat?

To Wheat, Or Hoppy Wheat?

Breckenridge Ophelia Hoppy Wheat Ale That is the question … to which Littleton, CO’s Breckenridge Brewery & Pub (part of AB InBev since 2015) says, “Oh, definitely. Hoppy wheat.” They’ve solved the “Wheat-PA” conundrum with their choice of hops. Palisade and...

Pop Up Bordeaux Sale

Happy Birthday Mr. Jefferson! To celebrate this day we are offering a Pop Up Bordeaux Sale in honor of this big fan and great patron of the wines of Bordeaux. In fact, Mr. Jefferson ordered Bordeaux for his fellow founding fathers. His correspondence is littered with... read more

North by Northwest

On today’s Wine Wednesday episode on 106.1, The Corner, broadcast during the 4 o’clock hour, Robert talks about new wines from the Pacific Northwest. Listen to Previous podcasts here. This is the re-imagined transcript. What I thought I said or wanted to say,... read more

Birth Year Wines

Nothing says Happy Birthday like enjoying a bottle of wine made in the year you were born. On my fortieth birthday I was lucky to enjoy a forty-year-old Ficklin Vintage Port from California. Lucky because it was great, and that my birth year was a terrible vintage the... read more

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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