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An Evening of Art & Wine in Avondale Estates

Please join us this Friday, December 12th, at The Little Wine Shop as we welcome your talented neighbors to our beautiful loft for a local artists market.

Enjoy a glass of wine while perusing the works of Wendy Tonsils, Lylia Giraldo, Sylvia Kay, and Sara Castro.  You’ll also find the handy work of K Body Creations and Felted Hearts.

The holidays are coming up quickly and shopping is better with a glass of wine, so drop by between 5 – 9 to finish your shopping and mingle.

Art and Wine

Holiday Baskets Now Available!

We have officially entered the most hectic time of the year packed full of cocktail parties, holiday gatherings, and dinner invitations.  Our festive holiday baskets are an easy way to thank your hosts and the perfect last minute gift for the person who has everything.

Each basket is individually made with your choice of wine, accessories, and gourmet treats including Pine Street Market cured meats!  The best part is that you’ll pay just $3-$5 extra depending on your choice of a small gold box or a larger basket.  That’s right – pick out and pay for your selections and we’ll wrap it up for less than the price of a fast food dinner!

Call us ahead at (404) 294-3675 and we can pack up your gift ahead of time or stop by the shop and we’ll help you pick out the perfect items for your gift.

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Mercat Brut Nature Cava

Mercat Brut Nature Cava

Let’s celebrate the season with an affordable and absolutely delicious cava from Mercat!

In The Glass:  Pale straw in color with a complex nose of ripe pear and brioche. Zesty minerality dominates the palate with note of the chalky soil on which the grapes are grown. Stone fruits like apricots and nectarines are framed by a structure of acidity and limestone that show through due to the lack of dosage.

The Wine:  Mercat is a selection of plots between 15-40 years old, planted on calcerous and clay soils. The wine is vinified in the traditional method, aged for 18 months (twice the minimum for the DO), hand riddled, and disgorged to order.

50% Xarel.lo, 40% Macabeo & 10% Parellada

The Growers: Inspired by Barcelona’s Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria – the quintessentially Catalan market destination where locals (and tourists alike) gather to eat, shop and gossip. Mercat Cava aims to evoke the same spirit of community, liveliness, and tradition. The Cava is made using traditional methods in the cellars of El Xamfra, where Francisco Dominguez hand crafts every bottle with the utmost attention and care. The Mercat Cava spends a minimum of 18 months aging on its lees and is finished with a very low dosage, allowing the chalky soils on which the old indigenous vines are grown, to shine through on the palate.

Press: 

91 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

**Highest Rated Cava under $25**

It has a wonderful peachy bouquet that blossoms in the glass with hints of dried apricot and honeysuckle. The palate is very well-balanced with crisp acidity and a fine thread of bitter lemon that lends tension and poise, leading to a very champagnois finish. Excellent!”

 

 

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