Market Street Wineshops

Cville's Best Wine and Beer Selection since 1986

Glass Sipper

Albada Macabeo Viñas Viejas – 2015 Wine writer Jancis Robinson calls Macabeo (aka Viura) “the Cinderella grape” for its “virtue of being capable of making dry white wines, often blends, with real nerve and character that improve with age.” Many have tasted...
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Beer Tasting – Wednesday & Friday

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 – DOWNTOWN – 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (Scroll down for the Uptown tasting list) New Leaf from Lagunitas Lagunitas started in West Marin, California in 1993 (quickly moving to Petaluma – north of San Francisco). They’ve built a...
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Friday Night Tasting 8/18/16

MSWS Downtown 5-7:30pm Olivier Riviere “Rayos Uva” Rioja 2015 – $16.99 Tasting price – $15.29 (Grenache, Graciano, Tempranillo; Rioja, Spain) “Rayos Uva is a young red wine crafted by the respected French winemaker Olivier Rivière, who arrived...
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Special Saturday Italian Wine Tasting

Uptown, Saturday 8/20, 2-5 pm With importer and Cviile resident Diego DeCorte. A good part of this business is when you are able work with an importer who passionately educates you on the wines, winemakers, and wine regions he represents. Even better when they do it...
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My Third Palace is a Wine

Tres Palacios Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013 Viña Tres Palacios is the only winery in the Cholqui region of the Maipo Valley, southwest of Santiago, Chile (Cholqui means “bird’s head” in the native language.) Owner Patricio Palacios pioneered the planting of...
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Friday Night Tasting 8/18/16

Friday Night Tasting 8/18/16

MSWS Downtown 5-7:30pm Olivier Riviere “Rayos Uva” Rioja 2015 – $16.99 Tasting price – $15.29 (Grenache, Graciano, Tempranillo; Rioja, Spain) “Rayos Uva is a young red wine crafted by the respected French winemaker Olivier Rivière, who arrived...
Glass Sipper

Glass Sipper

Albada Macabeo Viñas Viejas – 2015 Wine writer Jancis Robinson calls Macabeo (aka Viura) “the Cinderella grape” for its “virtue of being capable of making dry white wines, often blends, with real nerve and character that improve with age.” Many have tasted...
On The Other Hand …

On The Other Hand …

Left Hand Extrovert IPA Many craft breweries are reexamining their good old IPAs as bitter tastes change and the market looks like a hop flood. Thus you have Longmont, CO’s Left Hand Brewing Company replacing their 400# Monkey with the Extrovert IPA. A complex and...

Wine Wednesday: Travel Tips

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... read more

Barboursville Fiano Release

Announcing the release of Virginia’s newest white wine, Barboursville Vineyards, Fiano 2015 – $22.99 Over the last few years Barboursville Vineyards returned to its Italian roots by planting uniquely Italian grapes and producing great wines from them. First the... read more

This Week’s Splurge!

Accordini, Amarone Classico “Le Bessole” 2008 – $49.99, on sale at $29.96 (70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 10% Corvinoni; The Veneto, Italy) Limited Availability. Amarone is the noble red wine of the Veneto and one of Italy’s great wine treasures.... 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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