Sense of Wine is Closed

Hello friends,

My sincere apologies for not notifying all of our wonderful customers sooner, but we have closed for business permanently. Though we searched long and hard for an investor, it was not to be! We loved our time with Sense of Wine and enjoyed meeting and serving each one of you.

We invite you to keep in touch with us individually on LinkedIn. We wish you all the best!

Tamara & JF Vellozzo


To Our Customers

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being a valued part of Sense of Wine. It is our absolute pleasure serving you and helping you find just the right bottle to take home and enjoy. One of our greatest rewards is frequently hearing from you how our suggestions were right on target! Thank you so very much!

March 1st is upon us. Despite our search for investors to launch Sense Of Wine by the Glass, we have yet to identify a partner to join us. Unfortunately, we are unable to financially sustain Sense of Wine at this point. As a result, tomorrow we begin the liquidation of our inventory. We expect to close on or before April 1st.

Because we never give up, we will continue to eagerly seek partnership until our closing date! In the meantime, we hope you’ll stop in to take advantage of the amazing deals we have for you in store this weekend:


20% OFF on Wine & Beer and 

40% OFF on ALL other items 

Warm regards,

Tamara & JF

Keeping the Sparkle

In your Champagne, that is. Or your sparkling wine, whatever fits your budget and your palate!

Since it is Valentine’s Day there will be special, intimate celebrations for couples around the world and close at home. Celebrations like these often call for some bubbly!

If, per chance, you and your special someone fail to finish your sparkling beverage, just drop a silver (really any metal should do) spoon into the neck and store it back in the refrigerator. Ensure the spoon has a little wiggle room above it and is not stuck in place.

In my experience, the bubbles will last a good 24-hours, though for taste, it is best consumed within a few hours!


Wednesday Wine Thoughts

We’re half-way to the weekend, but there’s no reason to wait! What will you be drinking tonight?

Customers often ask, “What do you prefer? Red or White?” My honest answer? “Both!” I love to start with a glass of crisp, palate cleansing white wine like Chateau Recougne Blanc from Bordeaux, then move on to red with dinner. Which red wine we drink depends on what we’re eating, but we don’t hold tight to rigid wine and food pairing rules.

Our rule of thumb is to match the regions. If we’re cooking up Middle Eastern fare, we’ll open a bottle of the surprisingly tasty Turkish Kavaklidere from Yakut. Say that after a few glasses! If JF is cooking up some of his hometown favorites, we’ll head straight to the French selection.

Wine is meant to enhance an already pleasurable experience, help you relax after a day of work or compliment a delicious meal. It’s never meant to be stressful, so forget what the books and experts say! Just enjoy.

Crystal Rewards 2012 Membership Giveaway!!

We’re giving away a Crystal Rewards 2012 Membership to one lucky local reader! Will it be you?

Our Crystal Rewards Membership is a value of over $190 including complimentary wine classes, free food & wine pairing recipes every month, private on-demand menue consultations for your event, a free gift on your birthday, 10% off any purchase over $20 and a $10.00 gift certificate!

You can buy it now for just $20 through January! February 1st the price jumps up to $35. Or, enter below for a chance to win a free membership! Entries will be accepted from today until 11:59pm, January 31st! The winner will be announced February 4th!

How to Enter:

You’ll earn 1 to 3 entries for each task listed below. Please leave a seperate comment for each task you complete! Please leave us a way to contact you either by phone or email. You may send us an email telling us you’ve entered if you prefer not to post your contact details.

1 pt: Leave a comment below and ‘like’ the post

1 pt: Like us on Facebook

1pt: Follow us on Twitter

2 pts: Share us with your friends on Facebook

2pts: Tweet about this giveaway (may be done once each day!)

Good luck!

Terms & Conditions: winner will be notified by email or phone. Winner must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. Winner must be 21+ and a resident of MI.

Pinot Noir – the thin-skinned grape

Pinot Noir  (pronounced pee-noh-n’whar) is known by wine makers as one of the most difficult grapes to grow. Yet, when they get it right, this red wine is complex, elegant and seriously good.

One of the characteristics of the grape is its thin skin.  This means less tannin, that bitter, drying component found only in red wines.  Pinot makes a great choice for white and red lovers alike, especially those who are looking to meet in the middle and for people who are just beginning to experience the wonderful world of Red wines.

Pinot Noir pairs well with a variety of dishes and is often considered one of the world’s most versatile pairing wines! Chicken, Lamb, Pork… saucy or spicy… Pinot Noir is a safe bet.

Come in this Saturday and taste it for yourself!



Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope you’re ringing in the new year with friends and loved ones and of course, some wonderful wine!

We’ll be introducing our Loyalty Program very soon, so check back next week to learn more!

Celebrate responsibly and have a fantastic 2012!!