About Kevin Tenney

Kevin generally manages all the people, places and things involving wine, beer, and spirits. His education is from the streets, alleys, kitchens, bars and everywhere people have been gracious enough to share. He likes pilsners, Rieslings and cats.

*MORE* Haunted Wines of the Month from Dracula!

Don't forget about our October wines of the month, which are all haunted. Here are four *MORE* of them. As is evidenced by the extremely untouched photo below, Dracula keeps some very nice wines with him in his casket, and he holds his wine bottles between his pinky and ring finger, as is the Transylvanian way. Look below the photo to see what Dracula has to say about these four wines. And because we're not 100% afraid of Dracula, we carry these Dracula-endorsed wines (we surrounded the shop with garlic or rutabagas or something). "Pablo Claro Sauvignon Blanc, Castilla-La Mancha, [...]

By | 2021-10-27T21:23:24+00:00 October 26th, 2021|

Haunted Wines of the Month from Dracula!

Don't forget about our October wines of the month, which are all haunted. Here are four of them. Just when you think it's safe to cross your living room so you can take two new bottles of wine to your guests, Dracula appears with two bottles that you must try, "Or else." Dracula realizes that the two bottles you have are really good, but Dracula has to be Dracula and force his wine selections on everyone. Look below the photo to see what Dracula has to say about these four wines, and then grab them for yourself.   "Domaine Barou [...]

By | 2021-10-28T21:08:50+00:00 October 26th, 2021|

Wines from the Creature of the Black Lagoon!

Two more of our October wines of the month, suitable for drinking on their own, at dinner, or in a haunted swamp. Do you ever get the vacant stare that the Creature from the Black Lagoon has when deciding on a wine (see photo below)? It's understandable. However, we taste every wine we carry, and if it's not up to our standards — and we have very high standards — we won't carry it. So you can get rid of that vacant, lagoon-like stare when choosing one of our wines, because they're all fantastic. Look below the photo to [...]

By | 2021-10-28T21:09:08+00:00 October 26th, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Gilles Gelin Beaujolais Villages

Kevin is pairing Beaujolais with Bach, among other things. Gilles Gelin Beaujolais Villages - Beaujolais, France When most people think of Beaujolais, they think of Nouveau. When most people think of Burgundy, they think of Pinot Noir. This isn't either of those, but it's fantastic! Try this 2018 Gamay from Gilles Gelin. It goes with all of the foods, but this is especially great with pork and dishes with lots of herbs. We are all pretty obsessed with this. Now you get to see why. Gilles Gelin Beaujolais Villages - Beaujolais, France Friends & Family: $19.99/btl (reg. $24.99/btl) ORDER [...]

By | 2021-10-25T20:33:37+00:00 October 22nd, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? River Sail Sauvignon Blanc

Kevin is concerned that you're not sufficiently refreshed. He has a solution. River Sail Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough, New Zealand We are on the tail end of the dog days of summer and it's still so hot! You deserve refreshment. You deserve relief. You deserve River Sail Sauvignon Blanc. This wine has everything: great acidity, beautiful aromas, and vibrant flavors. Plus, it's sustainably farmed. Literally everyone wins. River Sail Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough, New Zealand $24.99/btl ORDER ONLINE (Order online if you'd rather not come into the shop. We'll have your order ready within an hour, we'll bring [...]

By | 2021-08-10T20:36:41+00:00 August 6th, 2021|

Refresh with these Spanish Pét-Nats

Pét-Nats are the way more fun and wilder version of French Champagne. Petulante White Pét-Nat & Petulante Rosé Pét-Nat - Spain Despite its recent surge in popularity, Pét-Nat is actually far from being the new hipster kid on the block. A Pét-Nat (short for the French pétillant naturel, which means "natural sparkling") is a wine made according to the ancestral method. Developed in the 16th century, this is the oldest way of making sparkling wine. But don't let its trendiness scare you away. Pét-Nats come with a much smaller price tag than French Champagne, and they are way more [...]

By | 2021-07-26T23:42:58+00:00 July 22nd, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Klet Brda Fritzz Elderflower & Lime

WARNING: You may find this to be extremely refreshing. You have been warned. Klet Brda Fritzz Elderflower & Lime - Slovenia We have found the perfect libation for Jazz in the Park, Botanic Gardens Concerts, and everything else: Klet Brda Fritzz (there are no typos there) has a base of sparkling wine from Slovenia with elderflower and crisp lime zest added. Our recommendation is to pour over ice, add a twist of fresh lime and get after it. Then repeat, because it comes in four packs. Klet Brda Fritzz Elderflower & Lime - Slovenia $2.99/can & $11.99/4-pack ORDER ONLINE [...]

By | 2021-07-26T23:33:09+00:00 July 22nd, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Domaine Bardin Pouilly Fumé

Forget New Zealand, Spain, and Cali; Kevin is opting for Loire Valley Sauv Blancs. Domaine Bardin Pouilly Fumé - Loire Valley, France Sauvignon Blanc has become one of the most popular wines out there. Beautiful examples come from all over — New Zealand, Spain, California — but my personal favorites hail from the Loire Valley. You may be familiar with Sancerre, the most famous Sauvignon Blanc from the region. Pouilly Fumé is yet another stunning example of how amazing Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc can be. The Cedrick Bardin Pouilly Fumé is fairly typical, combining ripe fruitiness with crisp freshness. [...]

By | 2021-07-26T23:24:12+00:00 July 21st, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? 2001 Salexis Napa Valley Merlot for Father’s Day

Kevin has a vintage Merlot for your classic Dad. 2001 Salexis Napa Valley Merlot Yes, you read that correctly: It DOES say 2001. This beautiful Napa Valley Merlot was made by John Gibson, who earned his stripes working for Chappellet, Stag's Leap, and Vin Cliff before starting this project, Salexis. The wine shows its age in the color (a dark garnet) but all of the aromas of raspberry, blackberry, coffee, and chocolate still remain. A super-big wine at 14%, this should be the anchor to that special Father's Day meal, especially if there's a giant hunk of red meat [...]

By | 2021-06-18T18:51:59+00:00 June 17th, 2021|

Whiskey for Dad for Father’s Day!

Whiskey and Dad. Dad and whiskey. A power duo no matter how you put it. Most people think that most dads are fairly easy to shop for. That may be so, but it's always good to have options. We have provided a small list of some of our favorite local distilleries so you can make your shopping for dad even easier. You can even order a bottle of whiskey (or two) online and have us bring it out to your car for you. Leopold Bros. The products from Leopold Brothers have graced the shelves at this store for [...]

By | 2021-06-18T18:56:41+00:00 June 15th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Belle Pente “Cuvée Classé” Pinot Noir

When you're serving salmon, you'll be wanting this Pinot. 2018 Belle Pente "Cuvée Classé" Pinot Noir Willamette Valley If you have ever come to our shop looking for an Oregon Pinot, chances are we may have pushed a bottle from Belle Pente into your hands. We have loved their products for so long and this new offering is no exception. This is a new product for us, a blend of only 26 extremely high-quality barrels — 2/3 from the Belle Pente Estate of Yamhill-Carlton and 1/3 from Murto Vineyard in Dundee Hills. These barrels are usually reserved for fancy [...]

By | 2021-05-27T22:15:43+00:00 May 27th, 2021|

What Are Drinking Now? Huia Sauvignon Blanc

This Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc will intensify your love affair with Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs. Huia Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand Celebrate spring blossoms (and Earth Month) with this floral Sauvignon Blanc. One of the most famous New World regions for Sauvignon Blanc is Marlborough, New Zealand, which produces wines that are concentrated and clean in expression. Huia is an organic and biodynamically farmed wine that delivers on all levels. This wine is bursting with elderflower, gooseberry, and lime zest, finishing with balanced acidity and minerality. Perfect for welcoming spring. Cheers! Huia Sauvignon Blanc $23.99/btl ORDER ONLINE Order online [...]

By | 2021-05-26T22:40:40+00:00 April 19th, 2021|