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Wine Tasting on April 13, 2015

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Wine Tasting

Monday, April 13 (7:30pm)

River & Rail | 2201 Crystal Spring Ave, Roanoke

RSVP: (540) 400-6830

Topic: Aeration

Please join us for our 2nd Wine Tasting, hosted at River & Rail. This is an intimate affair- a great opportunity to ask questions, try new wines and meet other local people in the area! Light food samples provided by Chef Aaron Deal.

Please contact River & Rail to sign-up. Seating is limited, so reserve your seat now! $30 per person.

Like the wines you taste? Pre-order wines from Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar at the event.

Sometimes Wines need to breathe! We will taste wines at different levels of Aeration and discuss how it has affected the flavors, mouthfeel and more.

Learn. Indulge. Enjoy.


2015 Pre-Order for Kosher Wines for Passover



Ein Karem kosher wine

CLICK HERE to preview a long list of Kosher Wines that may be available to order for Passover. Wines are subject to availability from the distributor and must be ordered by the case. Please select a few wines of interest, then call or email us to inquire about pricing and availability.





The list of Kosher wines has continued to grow and we are proud to offer this special pre-order opportunity for you! Instead of us choosing your wine, you can research the wineries and different varieties and choose something of your liking. This years wines are available from all over the world: Israel, Bordeaux and other regions of France, Italy, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand and more! Some wineries available include: Ariel, Ein Karem, Hai, Terra Vega, Ugav and many more.


For Pricing and Availability:

-Visit the store at 2825 Brambleton Avenue, Roanoke VA 24015. Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm

-Call us (540) 400-7771

-Email us:


Make sure to order enough wine for Four Cups!

March 2015 Issue of Wine Spectator Now Available

Information from

Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain’s life took a turn when he decided to write about the true goings-on inside the restaurant world. His strong attitude and fearlessness was a departure from the norm, and turned him into a celebrity who now tells his story by traveling the globe in search of different cultures and culinary adventures.

FREE Wine Charts:

2012 Bordeaux: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all 2012 Bordeaux wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

California Rhône: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all California Rhône wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

Cover Story

The Cooked and the Raw – In his journey from bistro chef to celebrated food-and-travel pundit, Anthony Bourdain has carved out a unique position in the culinary world. The bad boy of Kitchen Confidential now shares the stage with his gastronomic heroes—and a few of his targets. Through it all he has remained committed to broadening palates and expanding minds, using food to get to the heart of the people, places and cultures he visits

Curriculum Vitae – From his early works of crime fiction to cookbooks of classic French cuisine to TV cooking competitions, Bourdain’s output is as far-ranging as his tastes and travels


Current and Archived Issues available at Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar!

German/Austrian Winemaker Tasting February 26, 2015

Special Winemakers Tasting!

Thursday February 26th


Dear Customers,
 We are privileged to welcome Thomas Hansen from Weingut Hansen-Lauer in Bernkastel-Kues, Germany, and fellow winemaker Martin Hugl from Hugl-Weine located in Ketzelsdorf-Poysdorf, Austria this Thursday for a special tasting featuring some of their delicious wines! You won’t want to miss this. They will be pouring from 4-6:30pm. Hope to see you here.
Mr. Bill
Thomas Hansen is the third in the generation of the Hansen family to produce top quality wines at Weingut Hansen-Lauer in Bernkastel-Kues, overlooking the picturesque Mosel River in Germany.
Weingut Hansen-Lauer, with its perfect blend of soil and climate, produces white wines exclusively of the Riesling grape, carefully crafted by master winemaker Thomas Hansen. His expertise assures exquisite wines for the most discriminating wine lover.
Hansen-Lauer’s two hectares of vines are situated amid the Germany’s finest growing region which produces many of the best and costliest white wines in the world. Bernkastel-Kues, a picturesque village and tourist mecca overlooking the Mosel River, has long been the home of the finest Rieslings in Germany. Home of Germany’s famed Wine Symposium, Bernkastel is a community famed for its celebration of winemaking and good living.
For you Gruner Lovers…
Come meet Martin Hugl!

Martin graduated from the AGRO-HAK Agricultural College and subsequently studied at the University of Applied Sciences for International Business Relations. Since 2007 he has been responsible for quality control in the vineyards and for wine-making and he is the first point of contact for sales.Hugl-Weine is a young, family-run winery, it’s located in the north-east of Austria, in Ketzelsdorf-Poysdorf. The owners, Sylvia and Martin Hugl, make use of the experience of their parents and combine it with their know-how and modern techniques to create high-quality wines. They combined their family estates, Hugl and Wimmer, with the 2013 vintage.

Their main focus is on Grüner Veltliner in all its diversity.  Their goal is to produce easy-drinking wines suitable for every occasion, with fruity, fresh white wines and elegant, classic red wines.

We hope to see you on February 26!