Now available... "liquor"!

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Did you know that by Virginia Law only ABC stores can carry liquor but if it is wine based like your favorite vermouth's… you can get it at a wine shop like ours?! 
By definition liquor is an alcoholic beverage produced by distillation of grains, fruit, or vegetables that have already gone through alcoholic fermentation. The purpose of distillation is to remove the impurities from the liquid, increasing the alcohol content and resulting in those strong spirits you find in your local ABC stores. While state law doesn’t allow the sale of liquor in retail establishments, it does allow the sale of beer and wine, including fortified wine! Now what is fortified wine you might ask? Ever tried Port, Sherry, or Vermouth? Fortified wines are wines that have a distilled spirit added before or after the wine is fermented, producing a fermented (not distilled) wine with higher alcohol content.  Thus giving you grape wine “liquors” that come in competition with your favorite spirits.  Come check out these grape wines for yourself and see how they hold up to the classic vodka, gin, tequila, whiskey, and bourbon! NOW AVAILABLE IN-STORE!
Curious about each? Check out these notes!

Vera Cruz Reserva Especial Grape Wine

Named after a small town in the state of Jalisco, tequila is a Mexican staple that has been enjoyed around the world for generations. Its origins, stretch back even further to the old days of pre-Columbian Mexico, when indigenous people consumed alcohol fermented from the agave plant. The beverage has undergone many changes since then, but tequila's distinct flavor has been central to Mexican culture for over a thousand years. Vera Cruz Reserva Especial embodies the unique taste that made tequila famous, and the essence of old Mexico itself.

Stroyski Russian Style Premium Grape Wine

No drink is more closely associated with Russia than vodka (translated from a Russian word meaning "little water"). Since it was first produced in Russia back in the mid-fifteenth century, vodka has become one of the most commonly consumed spirits in the world. Much of vodka's popularity is due to its neutral flavor, making it the perfect addition to any cocktail. We have sough to capture this classic characteristic with Stroyski. Mix and match in your favorite drink and raise a glass with friends. Cheers!

Old Westbury London Style Extra Dry Grape Wine

Nestled under the bluffs in England's Wlishire County is the small market town of Old Westbury. Old Westbury Extra Dry is a drink crafted in homage to the rich character of the English. It embodies English botanicals and strong Juniper notes making it the perfect addition in any cocktail.

Hobble Creek Blended Special Select Grape Wine

Having been around nearly as long as the country itself, American whiskey has deep roots in both the history and culture of the United States. Whiskey's popularity caught on fast in 18th Century America, and it quickly became the nation's most popular libation. Hobble Creek's carefully blended formula was influenced by some of the earliest American whiskey recipes, giving it the smooth, unmistakable taste that Americans first fell in love with all those years ago. For a drink as true as the red, white, and blue, there's no beating Hobble Creek.

Declan’s Irish Cream Wine Cocktail

For a true tase of Ireland without the travel, look no further than Declan's Irish Cream Wine Cocktail. Inspired by the bold yet tranquil beauty of the Emerald Isle, its rich flavors evoke images of the lush Irish countryside. Delightfully smooth and indulgently sweet, Declan's is easy to enjoy anywhere and anytime. Whether you take it in coffee or by itself, always keep a bottle on your shelf.

Flash Point Cinnamon Grape Wine

Flash point: a point at which someone or something bursts suddenly into action or being. No matter what you're celebrating, the party can't start without a little something to set it off. That's where Flash Point Cinnamon comes in. With a red hot cinnamon flavor and a unique formula, you can heat things up to just the right temperature without burning out too early. Good people and good drinks make a good time. So bring your friends, and we'll take care of the rest. Open up a bottle, find your flash point, and let it burn...

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