Market Street Wineshops

Cville's Best Wine and Beer Selection since 1986

Friday Night Tasting 5/27

Santola Vinho Verde NV – $7.99 Tasting price – $7.19 (Loureiro, Azal, Pedernã; Vinho Verde, Portugal) Vinho Verde has developed a rabid fan club, and when the weather is this hot, it’s easy to see why. Light and slightly spritzy, this crisp white wine from...
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Who’ll Stop the Rain?

Maipe Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013 Maipe was the Lord of the Winds for the Andean people, and Argentines still invoke his name to clear the skies or temper the summer heat. Maybe if we all buy enough of his namesake wine, he’ll do something to break our cycle of...
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Beer Tastings – Wednesdays & Fridays

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – DOWNTOWN – 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (Scroll down for the Uptown tasting list) Lickinghole Creek Farm Brewery Running through Goochland, VA is Little Lickinghole Creek. (No, really. It’s a southern branch of White Hall Creek. Look...
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Friday Night Tasting 5/20

MSWS Downtown 5-7:30 pm Chateau Puy Servain Montravel Blanc 2014 – $10.99 Wine of the Week on sale for $8.96 (50% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon, 10% Muscadelle; Montravel, France) The appellation of Montravel lies just east of Bordeaux, France on a bluff...
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Love In Servain

Chateau Puy Servain Montravel Blanc 2014 The appellation of Montravel lies just east of Bordeaux, France on a bluff overlooking the Dordogne River. Owner Daniel Hecquet is one of the region’s most innovative winemakers with skills honed at superstars Yquem and Figeac....
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Friday Night Tasting 5/27

Friday Night Tasting 5/27

Santola Vinho Verde NV – $7.99 Tasting price – $7.19 (Loureiro, Azal, Pedernã; Vinho Verde, Portugal) Vinho Verde has developed a rabid fan club, and when the weather is this hot, it’s easy to see why. Light and slightly spritzy, this crisp white wine from...
Who’ll Stop the Rain?

Who’ll Stop the Rain?

Maipe Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013 Maipe was the Lord of the Winds for the Andean people, and Argentines still invoke his name to clear the skies or temper the summer heat. Maybe if we all buy enough of his namesake wine, he’ll do something to break our cycle of...
Ain’t No Mountain Hopped Enough

Ain’t No Mountain Hopped Enough

Parkway Get Bent Mountain IPA From Salem, “We’re not Roanoke,” Virginia, it’s Parkway Brewing Company – a happy addition to the Virginia beer scene. Their Get Bent Mountain IPA is as tasty as they come. A West Coast style IPA, it’s packed with a lot of citrusy...

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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