Market Street Wineshops

Cville's Best Wine and Beer Selection since 1986

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DISCOVER Screwtop Allstars with Kyle Boatright of The Country Vintner We are living in a golden age of wine. Especially with the rise of a free market in wine bottle closures and packaging. This free market solved the epidemic of "cork taint" that infested the wine...

Lord of the Dansk Mjod Mead Tasting

Lord of the Dansk Mjod Mead Tasting

DISCOVER The world's best meads from Dansk Mjod of Denmark. The Vikings were great seafarers, terrified Europe for centuries, and had great hair. They also drank excellent mead (Mjod). Come taste the beverage that made them so fearsome. Maybe it will give you great...

Lost & Found

Lost & Found

Crucero "Collection" Carmenere 2015 Crucero, Spanish for "crossroads," is named after the winery's main vineyard which sits at a prominent intersection in the heart of the Colchagua Valley. Carmenere, Chile's distinctive grape, is often called the lost grape of...

Firestone Walker, Luponic Distortion IPA

Firestone Walker, Luponic Distortion IPA

Firestone Walker, Luponic Distortion IPA  “Revolution No. 005 is driven by a mix of five different hop varieties, led by an emerging American cultivar from the Yakima region. Together, these hops deliver a complex spectrum of ripe tropical fruit aromas with notes of...

Durin Winery of Liguria, Italy

This is a nice Ligurian primer. Especially the page on the cuisine of Liguria. Listen to the Wine Wednesday podcast about Scacciadiavoli on 106.1 The Corner Tasting notes by Laura and Antonio Basso, owners and winemakers of Durin Winery Durin, Riviera Ligure di...

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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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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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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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