I recently ran across a small wine merchant located next to a bike store across from a major chain grocery store. I know that sounds sketchy, but it isn’t at all. I really liked the clever name – Grateful Red – so I decided to venture in to see what it was all about.
Well, they’re primarily about wine along with some beer, too. The offerings there are not the labels one finds in the typical wine and liquor stores in the area. That’s good! Of course, the prices are a bit higher than the usual bottle I blog about here on Oenophilogical. I mean the ones that can be considered “budget-friendly,” aka cheap. Even so, I like the variety of offerings Grateful Red has on the shelves. So I plan on grabbing some of their selections now and then for tasting and blogging.
One of the best things about the Grateful Red store, though, is that they do a wine & beer tasting every Saturday from 1 – 4 p.m. They open 3 wines and 2 beers for folks to sample. When I was in they had a Riesling from Germany, a Blush wine from South America, and a French red (as well as two artisanal beers) available for tasting. What a great discovery!