Wines of the Moment


Wines of the Moment


Current WOTM: Fresh California, Light Reds

Pickup days: September 10-12, 2019

We love California. And everything that the new wave of winemakers embodies. We’re proud that our first offering showcases three of our favorite Cali producers!

It’s the dog days of summer. We all feel it. So white wine, right? Or rosé? You could, but we’re reaching for chilled, light reds; what the French call “glou glou.” Why? Because they’ve got the perfect amount of three key things: light bodied (i.e not heavy, cause that makes me sweat thinking of it), refreshing doses of acidity, and just enough structure. These wines aren’t complicated, but they’re not simple either. Most importantly, they’re delicious and refreshing, in an adult beverage kinda way.

  1. 2018 Amplify Carignane… Carignan, 13.5% alcohol, from the Camp 4 Vineyard in Santa Ynez Valley

  2. 2018 Ruth Lewandowski Feints… a blend of Arneis, Dolcetto, Barbera & Nebbiolo, at 12.2%, from Fox Hill Vineyard in Mendocino, California.

  3. 2018 Iruai “Sylvan"… Trousseau (a favorite around here), 12.5%, from Rorick Vineyard, Sierra Foothills AVA

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We’ve spent 3+ years curating our wine lists, and if you’re reading this, you’re at least somewhat familiar with, and happy that a list like ours exists in the city. Seeing the progression of natural wine in Cincinnati from when we first conceived our concept, to what is available to us now is nothing short of joyful! And this is all thanks to people like you who have come out to all the events, tastings, and both the busy and quiet nights, to support an idea we had 4 years ago – to open a restaurant centered around natural wine. In Cincinnati.

With that, we’d like to offer you the first of what will be a semi-regular offering: Wines of the Moment! On a to-be-determined regular basis, we’ll put together three wines, all with a certain message, all natural like always. The message might be wines of a similar style, producer, region, winemaking technique… the opportunities are endless. And you’ll get them at retail pricing. During the week of pickup, you can enjoy any one of the wines in the pack with a meal in the store, with no corkage and the same retail pricing. And then take the other two home for further enjoyment!

Again, here’s how it works:

1. Purchase a Wine of the Moment package on our website. A purchase will include 3 unique and limited-availability wines with a unifying message, sold to you at retail pricing.

2. Come to Pleasantry during the designated pickup days to get your wines.

3. While you’re here, enjoy one of your wines with a meal and pay no corkage fee.

4. Take your remaining bottles home and share them with people who will appreciate them almost as much as you do.

5. Repeat when the next WOTM package becomes available!