Beer and Wine Department

Our Beer and Wine Department features a wide and ever changing selection of products brought to you at outstanding values. In addition to carrying beer and wine from all over the world, City Market is proud to carry a large selection of Vermont made craft beer and fine wines.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always happy to help with food pairings or suggestions, whatever the occasion. If you don’t see what you are looking for, just ask and we will be happy to help you make your selection or special order a favorite. Planning a larger gathering?  We can help you order bottles and cases of your favorites!  Plus we offer bulk savings on wine! If you buy 6 or more bottles of wine, you'll receive a 10% case discount, so stock up today.

Look below for featured wines under $10 or subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest updates.

When do we get Heady Topper? Do we carry Hill Farmstead? Get the answer to these and other Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Beer and Wine Quarterly E-Newsletter Archive

August 2014
May 2014
February 2014
November 2013

Beer and Wine Weekly Update

Beer & Wine Weekly Update: September 29, 2014

By Josh Downs, Beer and Wine Manager

Josh Downs, City Market Beer and Wine ManagerI’d like to start by briefly introducing myself, so here we go: 

Hi, my name is Josh, and I recently began my journey trying to fill the large shoes left by Alison Miner as the Beer & Wine Manager at City Market.  My passion for the beer and wine world started nine years ago when I got my first bartending gig.  Over the course of the nine years that followed, I have managed bars in Alaska, New York, and Vermont; developed beverage programs for multiple restaurants; dabbled in home brewing and wine making; and made it my mission to expand my knowledge about beer and wine at every given opportunity. After a few trips back and forth across the country, the draw of my beautiful home state brought me back to Vermont.  I’m extremely excited to be on the City Market team, and plan to keep the Beer & Wine Department the most bountiful offering it can possibly be.  It is to that end that I’m starting this weekly web update.  Each week, right here, you can find information concerning changes in the department, local beer and wine reviews, details on the Weekly Winner sales products in the department, limited release beer and wine drop dates, and any late breaking news or events in the beer and wine world.  For any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at jdowns@citymarket.coop, or give me a call at 802-861-9730.

September Wine Picks for Under $10

By Josh Downs, Beer and Wine Manager, Beer and Wine Department

September in Vermont is a time of transition, and radical inconsistency.  Waking up to the season’s first frost and then wearing a t-shirt and shorts by noon is quite normal.  It is for that reason we are featuring two Argentinian wines this month that are perfect for any temperature, taste, or time of day.  

Tilia Torrontes features a beautiful floral nose, with hints of jasmine and magnolia.  It is a medium bodied white with notes of citrus, pear, and a crisp finish.  Enjoy a glass of this with sushi, shellfish, salad, or light pasta dishes. 

Vila Reserva Malbec offers a bold scent of cherries and raspberries, which leads into notes of plum and a mellow finish.  It tastes great served alongside lean red meats, and bold cheeses.  Malbec is also a great wine for those end-of-season barbeques!