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April 2019

7 of Our Favorite Porch Sippers

It's rolling into that time of year... where it's warm enough to start sitting on porches at the end of the day and enjoying the longer daylight hours.  We think that crisp, refreshing, easy-drinking and affordable wines make the best porch-sippers. After all, you shouldn't have to think too hard about what's in your glass [...]

March 2019

Discovering Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

The Willamette Valley  If you're a Pinot Noir lover then Oregon's Willamette Valley is probably on your short list of the best places in the world of wines. And with good reason! Almost three quarters of the vineyards in the region are devoted to Pinot Noir and Willamette Valley is widely recognized as one of [...]

Five of Our Favorite Dishes Paired With Wine

The only thing better than a good glass of wine, is a meal paired with good glass of wine. At Foxcroft we make an effort to select food-friendly wines in a variety of styles and at a variety of price-points. And with a selection of 40+ wines by the glass and a list of thousands [...]

January 2018

Shopping for Wine by the Back Label…

'What is your favorite wine'? This is one of the questions I've gotten most often from customers over the years. But.. .my reply is always "I don’t have a favorite wine but..." There are things that I commonly look for when choosing a wine. But, to choose a 'favorite' wine would be impossible. I remember [...]

June 2016

A Tale of Two Burgundies

When the word "Burgundy" is mentioned in wine circles it conjures up images of quaint Medieval walled towns with cobblestone streets, miles of vines stretching to the horizon and most importantly the world's greatest (and most expensive) wines. A world closed off to all but the privileged few with the resources to enjoy them. But [...]

The Changing Face of California Wine

Sometimes living and working in a conservative place like Charlotte, it's easy to lose sight of the changes taking place in bigger markets. I was reminded of this during a visit to San Francisco. It had been some time since my last visit and I asked a very well traveled wine friend for some suggestions [...]

February 2016

Rose Season is Here!

At Foxcroft Wine Co-We Love Rosé Anyone who's visited our shop, Foxcroft Wine Co. knows that we're very passionate about Rosé wine – rosé is one of the most versatile wines in the world and one of the oldest. Thankfully, Rosé has also recently enjoyed a huge resurgence in popularity with sales of dry rose sky-rocketing [...]

Why You Should Support Independent Wine Retailers

With the explosion of the Food Network and reality food shows, celebrity chefs and the organic food movement over the last fifteen years, the idea of "Buy Local" has worked its way into the popular psyche, at least in name. We as a nation have been doing our best to buy local, source better quality [...]

January 2016

Is It Me or Does this Wine make my Butt look Big?

In the course of running a wine retail operation and busy wine bar, I sometimes encounter the one thing that all wine business professionals dread; the “bad” bottle. It’s one of wine’s hazards and the cost of doing business. But what’s troublesome is when three out of four times we get a wine back that [...]

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