For those looking to explore wine by theme, we offer a large selection of wine flights. Each of our flights offer three 2 oz. pours of wines selected by our team of sommeliers. They will work with you to determine your preferences and deliver you a customized flight based on the following themes.
Sommelier’s Blind Flight
One of the three parts of the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Advanced and Master Exams is a blind tasting of 6 wines. Candidates are asked to describe the Sight, Smell, Taste, Initial, and Final Conclusion (with many more parts within each of those categories) within 25 minutes. The wines chosen are all considered “classic” examples that sommeliers should have knowledge of. This is your chance to see how you might do in one of these exams. While we won’t have a panel of Master Sommeliers writing down everything you say and critiquing your calls, you will be able to fill out a card with the age range, grape variety, and country of origin, and if you’re right, the flight’s on us!
Three white and three red wines chosen at random by our team of sommeliers (every flight is different).
36 or Free
Your Mother's A Cahors!
Malbec is one of the most popular red grape varietals in the world and most people associate this wine with Argentina. However, the birthplace of Malbec is Cahors, a small region in France that doesn’t get nearly enough respect (much like your mother.) Get to know the different styles of Malbec in this delicious flight featuring great wines from both regions. Also, call your mother.
Three examples of the Malbec grape, at least one of which will come from the region of Cahors. $18
Rocks, Rocks, Rocks
An often confusing quality in white wines is something referred to as “minerality”. In other words, the reflection of the rocks and sediment found in the various soil types the wines are grown in. It may be the cool blueish sensation of slate or the slightly chalky white sensation of limestone. Minerality is one of the least understood aspects of how a wine’s environment contributes to a wine’s “terroir”, or “sense of place”. These wines are great examples that highlight minerality in wine.
Three wines that exhibit the minerality often associated with rocks. This could be river rocks, granite, slate, or other examples that demonstrate this sense of place. $20
Flowers & Dead Things
Two of the most polarizing and exciting attributes in some wines are unusual flavors beyond fruit — the big floral bouquet of a Gewurztraminer, the savory gaminess of a French Syrah, or the sultry notes of desiccated leaf in a Pinot Noir. Explore these daring flavors and perhaps a new appreciation for a touch of the macabre.
Three wines selected by our sommeliers that showcase the characteristics of flowers & dead things. $20
Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles
This one is pretty self-explanatory. If it bubbles, we’re here for it. Learn a bit more about sparkling wines from around the world, the range of wonderful flavors they present, and the different methods by which they are made. Find a new favorite to treat yourself with and know that every day is a cause for celebration.
Three examples of sparkling wines from around the world. $24
What the Funk Am I Tasting?
Wine is a weird and wonderful thing. So many flavors and aromas from something as simple as juice from a grape. What’s even more amazing is when those are flavors of petrol, tar, pencil shavings, beeswax, saddle leather, or tobacco that are hallmarks of some of the most revered wines in the world. (We told you it was weird). Explore these “non-fruit” notes and many more in this oddly delicious flight that will have you saying “What the funk is that?!”
Three examples of earthy, funky wines. $20
A Tour of Pinot Noir
Few grape varietals inspire the level of obsession that Pinot Noir does. This grape is notoriously difficult to grow and one of the most sensitive to climate conditions. It is also a wine that enjoys one of the widest and varied spectrums of style and flavor in all the wine world. This flight highlights beautiful examples of Pinot Noir from around the world. Will you find a new obsession?
Three classic examples of Pinot Noir from around the world. $28
I Come from The Land Down Under
Of all the winemaking regions in the world, there are none as wild and experimental as the Australians. From crazy wine names to styles of famed varietals that are as unique to them as a fingerprint, Australia produces some of the most exciting wines in the world. Join us as we take a tour of these wines from the infamous Aussie trailblazers.
Three wines from the Southern Hemisphere. $21
Taste through three exceptional wines from Champagne, France, the standard-bearer of sparkling wine. Taste and learn the differences between Prestige Cuvée, Non-Vintage, and Rosé Champagnes from Premier Cru and Grand Cru Villages! See why Dom Pérignon is credited with saying "Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!"
Three exceptional wines from Champagne $32
La Tour de France
Not a bicycle race, but an exploration of wines from around the most famous winemaking country of all. We can follow the path of the race and start in Southwest France, moving up to Bordeaux, over to Beaujolais, Burgundy, and the Rhône Valley, then up to Alsace before clipping the corner of the Loire Valley and ending in Paris.
Three classic examples of wines from France. $28
Summer of Riesling!!!
In 2005 Paul Greico of Terroir Wine Bar and Hearth Restaurant, in NYC, introduced what he dubbed "The Summer of Riesling", where he only offered Riesling. We aren't quite that extreme, but we feel that Riesling is one of the most versatile wines and definitely worth exploring. This flight features five Rieslings from around the world in dry, off-dry, and sweet styles!
Five classic examples of Riesling $36
Talk Dirty to Me...
Soil. We're talking about soil types and their character showing through in wines. These are wines with "forest floor", "Rutherford Dust", "earthy", and even (af the French say) "shitty". Think of this as the red wine counterpart to our "Rocks, Rocks, Rocks" flight.
Three earthy, dirty, dusty character wines. $29
Do blondes really have more fun? We don't know about that, but they sure are popular. In fact, Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most popular white grape varieties, second only to Chardonnay. These wines are known for their racy acidity and wild herbaceousness. Sauvignon Blanc is grown all over the world and offers a variety of styles to explore and enjoy. Find one you love? Go wild and have the whole bottle!
Three popular styles of Sauvignon Blanc from around the world. $20
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Spoil Me (Nobly) Rotten
The term “sweet” when it comes to wine is a rather contentious subject. After all, most wines are considered “dry”, and the perception of sweetness is really just fruit-forward flavors. Our brains do the rest. A truly sweet wine contains leftover sugars and the amount can vary depending on the varietal and the style of wine. But the secret to truly delectable, sweet wines is balance. In this flight we explore some great examples of the sweet life.
Four wines with residual sugar (four 1oz. pours). $26
A Century of Port
Port is considered by many to be the perfect wine to end a meal with. While Vintage Ports and other Ruby Ports are delicious, they express a particular vintage character, whiile Tawny Ports showcase the house style. This is a Tawny Port flight of 10-, 20-, 30-, and 40-year-old Tawny Ports from Taylor Fladgate, one of the most prominent houses in the Douro.
10-, 20-, 30-, and 40-year-old Tawnies (four 1 oz. pours). $35
You Say You Want a Revolution...
Few wines are as misunderstood as Madeira. It is grown on an island off the coast of Africa and it has a style that is wholly unique in the wine world. The style ranges from dry to sweet (depending on the grape/style), and the wines are intentionally heated (cooked) and oxidized. This gives these magical wines a character called "Rancio", which can be hard to describe until you try the wines for yourself. These wines were a favorite of our founding fathers, particularly Thomas Jefferson, and are seen in paintings of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Sercial, Verdelho, Bual, and Malmsey Madeira (four 1 oz. pours). $24