Whenever I'm in town to visit family and friends in Baltimore, I'm sure to check out the Wine Source. Particularly if my dad requests that I mix up a case, which often times he does since he and my mom do enjoy a few glasses of wine with dinner most evenings.
After a number of years (not sure quite how many) in operation, the Wine Source continues to offer a strong selection of wines and beers, with really good pricing. That's without qualification, notice I did not say a strong selection for Baltimore, or anything like that. I'd be very happy to have this as a local go to wine shop even if I lived in New York. They carry a good, smaller selection of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, olive oils and a few other food items as well.
Here's what I bought for the parents today. You can see the case discount working its magic.
Check it out:
2008 Trebiac Graves Blanc - $8.80
208 A to Z Pinot Gris - $12
2008 Ostatu Rioja Blanco - $9.60
2007 JP Brun Beaujolais Village "L'Ancienne" - $11.99 (pretty good closeout, no?)
2006 Joguet Chinon "Petite Roches" - $10.98 (another solid deal)
Vajra Langhe Rosso - $11.20 (don't recall the vintage, excited to try this though)
2007 Domaine Charvin A Coté Rouge - $10.99
2008 Pampano Rueda - $8.79
2008 Ameztoi Rubentis - $14.99!!
2007 Alary Grange Blanc - $11.99 (discounted Roussanne for the Dads, who requested medium-full bodied white wine)
2007 Quinta do Feital "Auratus" Vinho Verde - $14.99
As a treat for myself, I even found a bottle of the rare Cantillon St Lavinus, 2 year old lambic brewed with Merlot grapes! (from St Emilion, I belive they were sourcing from Chateau Bel Air at one point).
Happy Labor Day weekend everyone. Relax and drink the good stuff.