October 3, 2017

We may be wine merchants first and foremost but we get very excited about beer too! Living in the craft beer mecca that is California, it would be nearly impossible not to stumble upon the bounty of outstanding, world class breweries or be wowed by the constant new sty...

September 28, 2017

The critics and wine writers like to talk of the recent Lambrusco revival, claiming that mass production and some overly sweet versions had tarnished the wine’s authentic image since the 1970s up until recently. We at Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant never lost our faith in L...

August 14, 2017

When you think of Vinho Verde, cheap and slightly spritzy probably comes to mind first. Many wine retailers carry a $10-$15 bottle of the slightly carbonated, relatively low alcohol versions which are great, affordable options for picnics and parties, however the Vinho...

July 13, 2017

Grilling season is upon us and while it’s usually not the occasion to overthink anything, here are a few guidelines to matching smoky, grilled foods with wine plus some fun pairings to try out this summer: First off, the smokiness created by grilling in addition to the...

June 15, 2017

Arguably one of the most picturesque wine regions in the world, Liguria is home to seven unique DOC appellations including Riviere Ligure di Ponente, from where one of our tasty June wine club selections hails from. If you haven't had the pleasure of tasting a wine fro...

April 15, 2017

Although Austria is more famous for its peppery Grüner Veltliners and complex Rieslings, its most widely planted red grape "Zweigelt “ (TSYVE-gelt) is a must try! For such a harsh sounding name, Zweigelt can be an incredibly approachable and friendly wine with soft tan...

March 31, 2017

It’s that time of year again when we begin to stock our shelves with a pretty palate of pink wines from all over the world! What’s more, I am thrilled to announce that April marks the start of our 2017 Rosé club which runs through October. If you missed out on this clu...

April 14, 2016

If you love rosé wine, you won't want to miss this! 

Beginning on Thursday, April 7th and running for SIX MONTHS, we are hosting “Think Pink Thursdays.” Let the rosé flow, have a great time, not only with your friends, but with those around you, and do a little good for...

January 18, 2016

As we all ease into the New Year, we wanted to remind everyone about our Wednesday Flight Nights! We have an exciting lineup of winemakers set for the first half of the year who will be in the wine bar every Wednesday from 4:30-7:30 pm to present a flight of their grea...