Market Street Wineshops

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Wine Camp: Lovely Liguria, Italy’s Riviera

DISCOVER Wine Camp: Lovely Liguria, Italy's Riviera Uptown, 5-7 pm, Thursday 23 January 2017  This is a nice Ligurian primer. Especially the page on the cuisine of Liguria. FEATURING Wine Descriptions by Laura and Antonio Basso, owners and winemakers of Durin Winery...
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What’s in a Name?

Alain Treille Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2015 Muscadet gets no respect. An undervalued dry white, it's usually mistaken for the sweet Muscat due to the similarity of the name. It could not be more different. Hailing from the mouth of the Loire River, Muscadet is a...
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You Can Gdańsk If You Want To

Devils Backbone Danzig Devils Backbone (a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch) is known for their lagers. Thus it’s no surprise to see them brewing a Baltic style Porter, the Porter that is often a lager and not an ale. A whole load of malts come together for this lager --...
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Quadrupel Tasting

DISCOVER Belgian Beer February continues ... This Wednesday ♦ Downtown 5:30-7:00 PM TASTING EVENT This week we taste some quadrupels. FEATURING  St. Bernardus Abt 12 Gulden Draak 4000 TBD TBD TBD In 1836, the Abdij van Westmalle (The Abbey at Westmalle, Belgium)...
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Uptown Saturday Wine Tasting

DISCOVER Delicioso Vini l'Italiano et Bon Vin de la France Uptown, 2-5 pm, Saturday 18 February 2017  With Dave Jone of Downey Selections FEATURING Azienda Viniviticola Orsolani, Erbaluce di Caluso 2015 (100% Erbaluce; Piedmont, Italy) Michel Chapoutier, Les Vignes de...
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Uptown Saturday Wine Tasting

Uptown Saturday Wine Tasting

DISCOVER Delicioso Vini l'Italiano et Bon Vin de la France Uptown, 2-5 pm, Saturday 18 February 2017  With Dave Jone of Downey Selections FEATURING Azienda Viniviticola Orsolani, Erbaluce di Caluso 2015 (100% Erbaluce; Piedmont, Italy) Michel Chapoutier, Les Vignes de...

DISCOVER Belgian Beer February: Abbey Dubbels This Wednesday ♦ Downtown 5:30-7:00 PM TASTING EVENT Originally European monks started brewing beer for the same reason everyone else brewed beer. It was tasty, gave you your grain fix, and was safer to drink in medieval...

Smoke on the Water

Smoke on the Water

Barnard Griffin Fumé Blanc 2015 - $12.99 In 1968 Robert Mondavi changed the style of his Sauvignon Blanc from fruity to dry. He called the new wine Fumé Blanc, after the great French region of Pouilly-Fumé, and its signature grape Sauvignon Blanc. Fumé translates to...

Double IPA Unplugged–Beer of the Week

Double IPA Unplugged–Beer of the Week

South Street Brewery, Acoustic Kitty – 6 packs The thing that separates South Street’s Acoustic Kitty from other Double IPAs is its malt bill. Dark copper, Maris Otter Pale, Vienna, Caramel Munich, and Special W malts are joined with flaked oats to make a Double Oat...

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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Thanksgiving, The Wine

"What to serve with Thanksgiving" A question we are asked continually this time of year. These are wines we've been recommending. More will be added each day... Chateau de Vaux, Pinot Noir Moselle 2014 - $21.99 (100% Pinot Noir; Moselle, Lorraine, France) Those of us...

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Bordeaux: A Primer

Bordeaux is the world’s most famous wine region. It is home to the world's best red wines: the “First Growths” of Latour (Pauillac), Lafite-Rothschild (Pauillac), Mouton-Rothschild (Pauillac), Margaux (Margaux), and Haut Brion (Graves). And also the world's best...

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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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