Market Street Wineshops

Cville's Best Wine and Beer Selection since 1986

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Special Pet-Nat Wine Tasting

DISCOVER Pet-Nat Wines from Early Mountain Downtown, 5-7 pm, Tuesday 24 January 2017 We scored these cool "Pet-Nat" or naturally pettillant (sparkling) wines from Early Mountain Vineyards. These are their winemakers’ limited edition projects and this is a one-time...
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Taste Wines from Ancient Lands: Armenia & Bulgaria

DISCOVER Wines from Ancient Lands: Armenia & Bulgaria Uptown, 5-7 pm, Thursday 26 January 2017 These wines surprised us, and were uniformly good. Importer Roger Hayak was a diplomat posted to Bulgaria, and saw the recent rise in the quality of Bulgarian wine up...
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Saturday Wine Tasting: Spain!

DISCOVER Spanish wine with Don Rhodes of International Cellars from three major wine regions: La Mancha, Rioja, and Priorat.  Uptown, Saturday. 2-5 pm FEATURING Mureda, Sauvignon Blanc La Mancha – $9.99 Mureda, Tempranillo La Mancha – $9.99 Mureda, Cabernet Sauvignon...
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Friday Night Tasting 1/20/17

MSWS Downtown 5-7:30pm DISCOVER The wines of Bordeaux, France's most famous wine region. (Although the Champenois might dispute that.) There are five red grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, & Petit Verdot) and three white grapes (Sauvignon...
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Rubus Cabernet Sauvignon California 2015 You may have noticed our fondness for the Rubus brand; not hard considering we stock six different Rubuses (Rubi?). Created by importer Fran Kysela, these wines are remarkable values from across the globe; California,...
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Special Pet-Nat Wine Tasting

Special Pet-Nat Wine Tasting

DISCOVER Pet-Nat Wines from Early Mountain Downtown, 5-7 pm, Tuesday 24 January 2017 We scored these cool "Pet-Nat" or naturally pettillant (sparkling) wines from Early Mountain Vineyards. These are their winemakers’ limited edition projects and this is a one-time...

Scottish Ale Tasting

Scottish Ale Tasting

DISCOVER Ales from Scotland This Wednesday ♦ Downtown 5:30-7:00 PM TASTING EVENT This week we remind ourselves that the Scottish know beer. FEATURING  Belhaven Scottish Ale Orkney Skullsplitter Belhaven 90 ~/ Wee Heavy Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Dark Beer Back in the...

You’re Welcome.

You’re Welcome.

Rubus Cabernet Sauvignon California 2015 You may have noticed our fondness for the Rubus brand; not hard considering we stock six different Rubuses (Rubi?). Created by importer Fran Kysela, these wines are remarkable values from across the globe; California,...

Straight Out of Oregon

Straight Out of Oregon

Deschutes Red Chair NWPA Naming this winter/spring seasonal after a ski lift, Bend OR’s Deschutes Brewery hopes this northwestern pale ale will carry you up to new heights. Falling squarely in the “IPA through the backdoor” style of American Pale Ale, the Red Chair...

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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Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours Closing 4 pm 12/24 Closed Christmas Day Resume normal hours Monday 12/26   Closing 5 pm 12/31 Uptown Closing 6 pm 12/31 Downtown Closed New Year’s Day Downtown Closing at 5 pm Monday, 1/2/2017 Uptown Closed Monday,...

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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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