Star Store-Wine Shop

(360)221-2468 201 1st Street
Langley, WA 98260
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  • MY FIRST VISIT TO BERN'S STEAKHOUSE - Tampa (4/8/2017)Like any true wine geek when I was informed of a trade show in Tampa my first thought was "I'm making reservations at Bern's." I have friends who live in Tampa about 3 min from the restaurant so we hooked up for a fun three top. Rachel came recommended as a Somm so I requested her in advance.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The wine geeks holy grail, I...


  • I mentioned this a while ago, but didn't get around to the post.  We stayed from September to end of December at a condominium in a complex built in the '70s. They've renovated and rebuilt since then (there were several major lawsuits for construction defects--built on fill!), but the architecture and the vibe is still very of that period. Our u... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Taste of California Wine...


  • Montalcino is a beautiful medieval hilltop village just 40 miles south of Siena, on the ancient roadway to Rome. It is dominated by a castle, called La Fortezza, which doubles as an enoteca and wine shop. La Fortezza offers most of the wines of the zone, plus older vintages, as well as honey, olive oil, jams and the like. It also offers a breath... Read More

    From the article Time In a Bottle: 2010 Brunello di Montalcino


  • Insert your own size joke here. This past month magazine Hour Detroit published a story about the small network of wine shops in the Detroit area who carry bottles of wine bigger than the standard 750 milliliter containers. The novelty, many of the shop owners said, maintains a certain staying power. “There's just something about a ginormous bot... Read More

    From the article Bigger Is Better: Detroit Magazine Talks With Wineries About Beefy Bottles


  • Mt. Etna is located in northeastern Sicily in the province of Catania. Viticulture on the lower slopes of Mt. Etna dates back millennia. We live, however, in an age where we want to know what you have done for me lately. That’s good news for Etna’s DOC wines. Winemaking on Europe’s most active volcano is hot, both literally and figuratively. Etn... Read More

    From the article The Magic of Mt. Etna


  • Coming directly off viewing two recent posts in the 'Whatcha drinking tonight?' thread, thought it might be interesting to do a virtual tasting amongst us wide-spread all of, say, a mini-vertical of two different Bourgueil reds vs. a mini-vertical of two different Chinon reds (if each of us could handle the logistics of opening, say, eight diffe... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bourgueil vs. Chinon: Paging...


  • Everywhere I turn, I see people talking about 2010 in the Rhone (both north and south).  Lately, I've been on a mission to taste a lot of these wines and so far I've found some good, some bad and some that really would be better poured over pancakes.  In some cases, I've agreed with some of the wines being pushed by the "wine critic illuminati".... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cotes du Rhone: The good, the...


  • I know there have been at least one or two conversations about buying wines at Costco, but I happened to catch the one hour documentary about Costco on CNBC, last night.  They actually spent a significant portion of the program (8-9 minutes) about wine sales.  Here is the thing that blew me away.  Apparently, annual wine sales at Costco exceed a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Costco Wines


  • Sadly I did Not. I had a busy weekend that involved wine, but sadly that was mostly inventorying, packing, and moving wine around the state of NY! Got about a dozen cases moved closer to home, so now I'm pretty well set for the next few months of drinking! Next bottle up looks like it might very well be 1987 Dunn Napa Valley. Funny how Dunn was ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Drink anything good this...


  • Hi, a good friend will be at SanFrancisco next days, we have shared thousands of good bottles and we have plan to use this work travel to find (and buy) some good wines from California. We are not into California wines, just know and taste some world famous names like Mondavi. I'm asking u some advices about really good bottles, price is not a b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Advice for California


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