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The Team

When you shop at Red Dog, you get full access to Team Red Dog. We’re biased, but the Team is made up of some pretty great folks. We hear that sentiment time and time again from our customers who know them by name and come back for Wine, Spirits and Beer advice.

The key to our Team is that while each and every member can help you with all of your beverage needs, they also each bring their unique tasting preferences and specific areas of beverage expertise. Check our each Team Member’s Bio below…

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The Red Dogs

The Red Dogs

Since Red Dog started in 2001, there has been a Red Dog. Though the Red Dog has changed names over the years, they live in our hearts and they tell a lot about who we are today. We greet you with a smile and a wag and consider you the best part of the day. Consider Red Dog like a pal that is happy to see you after a long day. We’ll greet you at the door and then provide friendly, fun loving, laid back service (but we won’t bring you the paper and slippers).

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History

Red Dog’s History


Red Dog Wine & Spirits is the vision of owner, Bard Quillman, Jr. a resident of Franklin, Tennessee, since 1989. In a nutshell, Red Dog Wine & Spirits was truly born of Bard’s passion for Single Malt Scotch, food and Wine pairing, and his love of making Franklin a more enjoyable place to live.

Before Red Dog

Before Red Dog was a glimmer in Bard’s eye, he had a love of Scotch. Like many Malt drinkers, he started with blended Scotch and water, the gateway Scotch. He worked his way i…

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Good Wood Brewing Takeover for Beer Thurs+More Value Wines Fri & Sat

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Have a Libation delivered to you with your Delivery Dudes Food Order!
We have teamed with local favorite food delivery service Delivery Dudes to offer some of our inventory of wine, spirits, and beer, including Growlers and Crowlers to go with your delicious takeout dinner!
Ordering is just as easy as ordering food with a full menu of items available to have brought right to your door!
Goodwood Brewing Tasting Bar Takeover for Beer Thursday!
This week's Free Beer Thursday…

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NO "PAPPY LIST" or drawing this year for any Fall allocated bourbons!


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You heard that right,
NO "PAPPY LIST" or drawing this year!

Due to changes in the marketplace we will no longer be able to handle fall allocated whiskies the same way we have in the past. We are not going to be able to hold back these gems in order to have an in-store event to dispense these highly sought after whiskies. This also means there will be no “Pappy List” to sign up for this year.

Instead, we will do a series of first come, first serve releases on Saturdays thro…


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New to TN Perennial Artisan Ales Takeover Thurs+ Staff Takeovers Continue Fri & Sat w/ Preston!


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Come taste new to Tennessee Brewery, Perennial Artisan Ales, for Beer Thursday!
We are so excited to welcome Perennial Artisan Ales and their amazing brews to Tennessee! To celebrate their arrival, they will be taking over our Tasting Bar and serving up a selection of delicious brews at our Free In-Store Beer Thursday Tasting this week.
From the brewery:

Our philosophy is to brew beer with the adventurous craft beer drinker in mind—focusing on hand-crafted, small batches of beer, using local…


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Ballast Point Brews for Beer Thurs+Weekend Wine Picks by Our Original Illustrated Man, Kevin!


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Come taste new to Tennessee Brewery, Ballast Point, for Beer Thursday!
We are so excited to welcome Ballast Point and their amazing brews to Tennessee! To celebrate their arrival we will be serving up a selection of delicious brews from their extensive lineup at our Free In-Store Beer Thursday Tasting this week.
From the brewery:
From day one, Ballast Point’s philosophy has always been doing what we love, and making what we love to drink. So, naturally, we named the b…

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Singin' River Takeover Thurs+ Weekend Staff Takeover with Our Own Local Legend, Mark "Spaz" Morris


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Singin' River Brewing Co. Tasting Bar Takeover for Beer Thursday!
For Beer Thursday this week we are excited to have the folks from from Singin' River Brewing Co. in the store to taste you through their beers.
From the brewery:
Rob and Michelle Jones grew up on the Tennessee River and their childhoods were spent on the sandy banks and in the cool waterways, but eventually their lives took them elsewhere—and as the story goes, they met each other and fell in love. For…

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Oskar Blues Tasting Bar Takeover+ You Know Him, You Love Him, It's James' Weekend Tasting!


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Oskar Blues Brewery Tasting Bar Takeover for Beer Thursday!
For Beer Thursday this week we are excited to have Zac Shoemate from Oskar Blues in the store to taste you through their beers. It's always great to have a local ambassador in the store for a tasting, and Zac is one of the best!

From the Brewery:

In 1999 we started brewing beer in the basement of our funky little Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons, CO before moving to the tin shed 20 feet away. As the Canned Be…


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Devils Backbone Tasting Bar Takeover Thurs+Staff Tastings Continue with our resident Podcaster, Dave



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Have a Libation delivered to you with your Delivery Dudes Food Order!
We have teamed with local favorite food delivery service Delivery Dudes to offer some of our inventory of wine, spirits, and beer, including Growlers and Crowlers to go with your delicious takeout dinner!
Ordering is just as easy as ordering food with a full menu of items available to have brought right to your door!
Devils Backbone Tasting Bar Takeover for Beer Thursday!
For Beer Thursday this week we…

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Yazoo Tasting Bar Takeover+Staff Tastings Continue with our Queen of Halloween, Lana!


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This week for our Free In-Store Beer Thursday Tasting we will have the folks from local favorite Yazoo Brewing out to take over the tasting bar!
From the Brewery:
In October 2003, we opened the doors and began selling kegs of Yazoo Pale Ale, Dos Perros, Spring Wheat, and Onward Stout to local bars and restaurants, quickly gaining an enthusiastic local following. We replaced the Spring Wheat with our Hefeweizen after winning a Gold Medal for the hefeweizen at the 2004 Grea…

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Yee Haw Brewing Takeover for Beer Thurs+Staff Takeover Tastings start this weekend w Big Sam!

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Yee Haw Brewing Tasting Bar Takeover for Beer Thursday!
This week we have a Tasting Bar Takeover by Yee Haw Brewing out of Johnson City, TN.
From the Brewery:

Yee-Haw is about fun, and about balance. We will provide a mix of the finest ales and lagers. Our beer will be bold and flavorful, but easy to drink. Our year round Pilsner, Pale Ale, Eighty shilling Scottish Ale and Dunkel dark lager are there to be your go-to staples, while our seasonals will give you a chance to t…


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2nd Shift Brewing for Beer Thurs+Weekend Wines!



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Come Taste some 2nd Shift Brewing on Beer Thursday!
This week for our Free In-Store Beer Thursday Tasting we will have brews from 2nd Shift Brewing out of New Haven, Missouri.
From the Brewery:
We are a micro that will be making beer that is big on flavor and aroma, the way beer should be. There will be several styles and a continuing line of seasonal and special beers that will be produced throughout the year.
We will taste:
  • Katy American Brett Saison (750's)
  • Mullin…

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Bonnaroo Bound? Come Stock Up+Wild Heaven Tasting Bar Takeover for Beer Thurs+Weekend Wines!

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Heading to Bonnaroo? We Can Help you Stock Up!
If you're heading to the big music fest this weekend don't forget they have rules to what you can and can't bring in. Glass is a big no-no but never fear, we have lots of options to help you make the most of your trip!
Bonnaroo Rules:

The sale of alcohol is strictly prohibited. If you’re legal, you can bring it for your own enjoyment only. But, there is a limit to what you may bring.

You may bring: 2 cases of beer per person pe…


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Heading to Bonnaroo? We Can Help you Stock Up!

Heading to Bonnaroo? We Can Help you Stock Up!
If you're heading to the big music fest this weekend don't forget they have rules to what you can and can't bring in. Glass is a big no-no but never fear, we have lots of options to help you make the most of your trip!
Bonnaroo Rules:

The sale of alcohol is strictly prohibited. If you’re legal, you can bring it for your own enjoyment only. But, there is a limit to what you may bring.

You may bring: 2 cases of beer per person per car, and one (1) 1.75 li…


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Stock up for Memorial Day! Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Beers for Beer Thurs+Ole Smoky Moonshine Fri & Lila Canned Wines Sat!


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2016 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Brews for Beer Thursday!
This year's Sierra Nevada Beer Camp beers are being released in 12 pack bottles which we will not be able to get in Tennessee (tax stuff dealing with high and low gravity in the same packaging).
However, we ARE getting kegs of these beers and will be putting them on the Growler Filling Station to let you taste them at our Free In-Store Beer Thursday Tasting!
Stop in between 4 & 7 pm and find your favorite, then fill a Gr…

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Happy National Craft Beer Week! Mill Creek Tasting Bar Takeover Thurs+Weekend Wines!

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Local Brewery Mill Creek Tasting Bar Takeover for Beer Thursday!
This week we will have the folks from Mill Creek Brewing out of Nolensville in the store to let you sample their brews that are now available in cans!
We will taste:
  • Lil' Darlin' Wheat Ale w/ Citrus (6pk cans)
  • Silo Saison (6pk cans)
  • Woodshed IPA (6pk cans)
Stop in between 4 & 7 pm, find your favorit…

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Christmas in July Gift Card Sale, Saturday Only! Limited Supplies!

Christmas in July Gift Card Sale, Saturday Only! Limited Supplies!

This is just a quick note to let you know that we are having a, one day only, Christmas in July Red Dog Gift Card Sale, Saturday July 25th. Starting when we open at 9am we will have $50 gift cards for $40 each! We will only have 150 gift cards available at this price so plan ahead and get in here early. For this sale we are offering more cards than when we did this last December when we sold all we had in less than 45 minutes! Her…

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Come get a 32oz Crowler of Beer for the Fourth


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Little Help? Little Help? Part time Cashier Wanted!

red dog trucker hat silly smallSUMMARY OF POSITION Red Dog Wine and Spirits is seeking a new Part Time Daytime Cashier to add to a great team! Duties include but are not limited to: operating cash register, customer service, stocking liquor store coolers and shelves, possibly lifting and carrying beer kegs and cases of merchandise, and general cleaning of store. This position reports to the Liquor Store Manager and may take day-to-day direction from the on-duty Floor Lead. ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Greeting customers as they…

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Kung Fu Girl Riesling vs. Banjo and the Bath

Kung Fu Girl Riesling vs. Banjo and the Bath

Let me set the scene for you; it was a Wednesday, and I had just picked my dog up from Doggy Daycare after work. As always, he was happy, exhausted, and of course, filthy. Daycare days in my house also mean bath day for him. He knew, I knew it, and the bottle of wine sitting at home waiting for me knew it. The problem with getting Banjo (my dog) clean, is that it means a general transfer of filth from him to, essentially, all of my bathroom. Because of…


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Shrub & Co. Tasting Next Tuesday, May 12th!

shrub & co bottlesShrub & Co. Tasting Next Tuesday, May 12th!

We have the folks from Shrub & Co. in the store next Tuesday night from 4-7p to let you taste their delicious handmade shrubs. They make cocktail creation at home easy and delicious! Spaz will be on hand at the bar showing you some great cocktail creations using Shrub and various and sundry other items available in the store. From Shrub & Co.: Our products are handmade by the Shrub & Co team at our beautiful kitchen in Berkeley, California. We craft…

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Cinco de Mayo Tasting with Italian Importer/Winemaker Eros Spinozzi!

Cinco de Mayo Tasting with Italian Importer/Winemaker Eros Spinozzi!

We are so excited to have Eros Spinozzi back in the store this Tuesday, May 5th from 4-7p doing another tasting of his great Italian wines! He is the owner of Cuore Rosso Wines, a winemaker, and importer. He is great fun to have in the store and a really nice guy! He will also have Anso Centorame the Region Rep for Gru with him and we will taste his Montepulciano.
If you'd like to meet them and talk shop or get a bottle signed c…

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Johnnie Walker Tasting with Master of Whisky Kevin Mulcahy!

Johnnie Walker Tasting with Master of Whisky Kevin Mulcahy!

Tonight from 4-7p, instead of our weekly Beer Thursday Tasting (sorry Beer friends), we will taste Scotch from Johnnie Walker! This is a great opportunity for those wanting an introduction and education on Scotch, as well as, an opportunity for seasoned Scotch verterans to hang out and sip Scotch with an expert.

Kevin Mulcahy brings 20 years of experience in the wine and spirits industry – serving as a retailer and distributor – before be…


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Cocktail 101 Class with Eli Mason and Savory Spice Shop!

Cocktail 101 Class with Eli Mason and Savory Spice Shop!

Do you know the difference between a dry shake and a dirty dump? That’s not a setup for a joke. It’s just one of the many things you’ll learn in our upcoming eli-masonCocktails 101 Class! Eli Mason Cocktail Mixers, Savory Spice Shop, and Red Dog are teaming up to bring you a crash course in the basics of crafting excellent cocktails at home. In less than one hour, you will learn the basics to making over 30+ classic and original cocktails with only…

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Trianon Tequila Tasting Tonight!

Trianon Tequila Tasting Tonight!trianon-tequila

We are going to switch things up a bit tonight and have the folks from Nashville based Trianon Tequila here to let you taste their delicious line of small batch Tequilas! We will have them to sample in their purest form, straight, and will have some delicious spring cocktails with recipes for you as well to sample as well! From the distillery:

Our family takes great care to make each of our tequilas the same way we have for generations—by hand. We think that’s the…


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E Harlow Tonic Syrup Tasting with Creator Jon Yeager!

Jon Yeager, the mastermind behind many cocktail lists around town via his company PourTaste, will be in the store Friday night during the tasting to let you taste his newest creation, locally made E Harlow Tonic Syrup!E Harlow Tonic Syrup by PourTaste

Discovered by Peruvians, popularized by the British and saved from extinction by the Dutch, “tonic” has been a human cure-all for hundreds of years. Originally steeped and brewed as a tea to fight malaria, Cinchona bark is nature’s vehicle for quinine, the ingredient that defines t…


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Lagunitas Brewing Company Tasting Bar Takeover featuring High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout!

For Beer Thursday this week we are excited to have Cathy Bass, Certified Cicerone and TN/AL Market Manager from Lagunitas Brewing Company in the store to taste you through their beers. It's always great to have a local ambassador in the store for a tasting, and Kathy is one of the best! From the Brewery: The Lagunitas Brewing Co. was not so much an act of ordinary ‘foundling’ as it was willed into being by the unspoken desire of supportive beer-lovers in Northern California after which they cont…

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Founders Brewing Company KBS Release

OK folks, here's the plan on the much anticipated Founders Brewing Company​ KBS release. Barring any delivery mishaps it should be here next Monday, March 30th and will be available to purchase starting at 6pm that evening. There will be a ONE 4 pack purchase limit to allow as many folks as possible the opportunity to get some. Plan ahead get here early, there will most likely be a line. For more info on Founders Brewing Company​ KBS click here.

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Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout

Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout (Chili Beer) 5.7% ABV Glassware: Pint Glass Dish: Margherita Pizza with Sriracha drizzle Rogue Sriracha Hot StoutIt was only a matter of time before Sriracha found itself in a beer. The spicy bright-red sauce has made its way into all varieties of food products: chips, frozen foods, sodas, dips, condiments, candy, beef jerky, and even lip balm. It wasn't exactly a crazy thing to make a Sriracha inspired beer after the success of those other products, and their brand recognition seems like it’s…

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Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare Rosé paired with Murcia al Vino and Rutherford & Meyer Fig Paste

Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare Rosé paired with Murcia al Vino and Rutherford & Meyer Fig PasteIt feels as if spring has sprung here in Tennessee! Milder temperatures, cool breezes, and the feeling of the sun on my skin has me dreaming of porch drinks and charcuterie plates. Thus, this blog post was born! This week's review is Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare Rosé paired with Murcia al Vino and Rutherford & Meyer Fig Paste. For those who don't know, Murcia al Vino literally means ''goat with wine'' this semi-firm pasteurized goat cheese is from Spain's Mediterranean coast . The purple ri…

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Evil Twin Nomader Weisse Berliner Weisse

Evil Twin Nomader Weisse Berliner Weisse 4% ABV Glassware: 16oz Chalice With spring just around the corner (hopefully), it’s time to shift from those heavy, high alcohol beers into lighter, session-able beers. The sun’s out and you’re either at the beach, sitting on the porch, or mowing the lawn, and you need an appropriate beverage to help cool off while not worrying too much about alcohol intake. That’s where session beer, or lower alcohol beer, comes into play. Enter Evil Twin’s Nomader Weiss…

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Deliria by Delirium Brewery

This week I wanted to review a beer that might be flying under your radar called Deliria by Delirium Brewery. What is it? Delirium Brewery, also knelephantown as Brewery Huyghe, started producing a beer called Delirium Deliria three years ago. It is a high-gravity blonde ale produced solely by women from Belgium and abroad! Around 20 women from the brewery, including a few contest winners, come together to brew a beer in honor of International Women's Day and release the beer on March 8th. Back in the d…

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Weekend Wine Tasting with Italian Importer/Winemakers Eros Spinozzi and Ivan Dogliotti

Weekend Wine Tasting: Friday February 27th, 4-7pm Saturday February 28th, 2-6pm

We are so excited to have Eros Spinozzi back in the store this Friday night doing another tasting of his great Italian wines! He is the owner of Cuore Rosso Wines, a winemaker, and importer. He is great fun to have in the store and a really nice guy! He will also have Italian winemaker Ivan Dogliotti with him and we will taste his Barolo. Eros and Ivan will be here on Friday night only, but we will taste their wines S…

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Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA

Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA Chico, CA 6.2% ABV 60 IBU Glassware: Spiegelau IPA glass Hop Hunter IPA is a brand new release for Sierra Nevada. It’s a wet hop IPA that is the result of an all new brewing technique. Hop harvest season is mid-August to mid-September. Some fresh hops are immediately used to create those wet hop beers while the rest are turned into pelletSierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPAs or extract to use for the rest of the year. Sierra Nevada has found a way to make wet hop IPAs year-round by using a unique method…

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Friday Wine Tasting

Friday Wine Tasting:
Friday February 6th, 4-7pm
This weekend we are switching things up a bit and will have a Friday Wine Tasting and Spirits on Saturday.
For Friday's tasting we have a great domestic Rose and some staff favorite European reds!
This weekend's tasting will include:
Pinot Patch Pinot Noir RosePinot Patch Pinot Noir Rose
(Sonoma County, California)
The finished wine is light in color, but don’t let this subtle color fool you; it’s a complex wine. Aromas of watermelon, strawberry, and undertones of wet slate dominat…

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Saturday Spirits Tasting

branded spirits limited Saturday Spirits Tasting We are mixing it up this weekend with a Saturday Spirits Tasting with Spaz! Instead of wine on Saturday we will have Victoria from Branded Spirits in the store tasting you on their line of delicious and beautifully packaged spirits. These spirits look and taste premium without the premium price tag! After years of developing our brands in Europe and Asia, Branded Spirits Limited has recently embarked on an exciting new journey. We are bringing our brands home to America…

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Wine for the Big Game

Weekend Wine Tasting:
Friday January 30th, 4-7pm
Saturday January 31st, 2-6p
We can also help you fill out your appetizer offerings with delicious cheeses, salamis, locally made Ousley Ouch salsa, or locally made pepper jellies to go over cream cheese.
This weekend's tasting will include:
Airlie 7 White Blend
(Willamette Valley, Oregon)Airlie 7 White Blend Wine
A refreshing and complex wine that appeals to all. Floral and grapefruit aromas lead into flavors of pear and apricot. A lightly sweetened palate offset by juicy acidit…

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Smooth Ambler Cask Strength Old Scout Single Barrel Rye

Smooth Ambler Cask Strength Old Scout Single Barrel Rye

Old Scout Single Barrel RyeWe finally bit the bullet and grabbed a Smooth Ambler Old Scout Cask Strength Single Barrel Rye! I'll admit we were hesitant at first. Not because it’s not good whiskey, but because a whole barrel of Rye is a deep dip in a whiskey category that is still stutter stepping along as far as sales go. However, after tasting the barrel selections they sent us all doubt drained away. This is excellent whiskey and we are proud to offer Cask Strength…

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Terrapin Moo-Hoo and More

It's that time of the year and the weather should be just perfect this Thursday for us for a Winter Seasonal Beer Tasting from some of our favorite brewers. We will Taste:
  • Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout
  • Finch's Beer Co. Nuclear Winter
  • Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout
Terrapin Moo-Hoo

Terrapin Moo-Hoo

From the Brewery: The Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout proudly uses cocoa nibs and shells from Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Company to give this beer its great taste! An appetizing cold weather treat this…

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Moonshiners Tasting

Special Moonshiners Tasting on Saturday with Steven Ray "Tickle" of Sugarlands Moonshine and Moonshiners on Discovery Channel! This Saturday, after our regular wine tasting, we will have a special Moonshine tasting with Tickle from Moonshiners on Discovery from 6-8pm!
From Sugarlands:Moonshiners Tasting | Tickle The Sugarlands Shine Legends Series honors legendary moonshiners of Southern Appalachia. Our first release features the classic recipe of Jim Tom Hedrick's Unaged Rye moonshine. It boasts an amazingly well-balanced…

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Goose Island Migration Week is coming to Tennessee!

Add This to Your Calendar! Goose Island Migration Week is coming to Red Dog in Franklin, Tennessee!Goose Island Migration Week

Goose Island Migration Week is coming to Franklin, Tennessee. Join Red Dog and the folks from the brewery for a tasting bar takeover Thursday, October 23rd, from 4-7pm. They are promising to bring a lot of goodies for you to taste, so clear your calendar for that Thursday afternoon! We will taste: Juliet 2010 Juliet 2012 Bourbon County 2013 We will have on draft and for tasting: Lilith 2013 (32oz f…

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Oaked Vs Unoaked Chardonnay

We have folks ask us all the time what the difference in oaked vs unoaked chardonnay, inexpensive/expensive, and California/French Chardonnays are. This weekend we will help you see for yourself. Our tasting will include Chardonnays from each of the groups mentioned so that you can taste the difference that aging, price, and terrior can give the same grape varietal. This will be a fun and educational tasting of one of the world's most popular grape varietals. For you red lovers, we haven't forgo…

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Gray's on Main Mix and Mingle

Red Dog Wine & Spirits - logoLearn the Art of Mixology with Gray's on Main and Red Dog Wine and Spirits! We are very excited to be teaming up with the folks at Gray's to offer this great opportunity for you to learn the art of mixology. Class Three is Tuesday, October 14th at 7 p.m. In this class, we'll be learning how to make two brandy classics and top sellers atGRAY'S -- the Vieux Carre & the Natchez Julep. Bar program director, Jon Yeager will teach guests how to make each of these, in addition to sharing a complete his…

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Smooth Ambler Old Scout Single Barrel

Smooth Ambler's Old Scout Cask Strength Single Barrel Bourbon

Our Second Barrel of Smooth Ambler’s Old Scout Cask Strength Single Barrel Bourbon Old Scout Single BarrelRed Dog is very excited to have our second barrel of Smooth Ambler’s Old Scout Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon added to our hand selected single barrel offerings. The first barrel of Smooth Ambler’s Old Scout Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon was the fastest selling single barrel we have ever had! The crazy thing is, we think this one is even bette…

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Weekend Wine Tasting Aug 15-16

Weekend Wine Tasting:
Friday August 15th, 4-7pm
Saturday August 16th, 2-6pm
This weekend's tasting will include:
Cederberg Bukettraube
(South Africa)
A real staff favorite! A grassy nose with mineral notes that are light and crisp with lovely, sweet floral aromas. Then it literally explodes with rich, ripe fruit and a mouth coating buttery quality that has hints of fruit blossom and a slight, refreshing, balanced touch of sweetness.
Red Dog Price 15.99
Baron K' Riesling Kabinett
(Rheingau, Germany…

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Bernheim Straight Wheat Whiskey Single Barrel

Our Red Dog Hand-Selected Single Barrel of Bernheim Straight Wheat Whiskey is in!
Bernheim Single Barrel
Bernheim Straight Wheat Whiskey is the newest addition to our hand-selected single barrel whiskies. As you know, we love our whiskey and are very excited to add this one to our list of hand-selected single barrels.
From the Distillery:
Bernheim Original Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey is the first truly new variety of American straight whiskey introduced since Prohibition. Bernheim is also the first whiskey to use win…

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August 1-2 Wine Tasting

August 1-2 Weekend Wine Tasting:
Friday August 1st, 4-7pm
Saturday August 2nd, 2-6pm
We have a great line-up of wines for this weekend's Free In-Store Wine Tasting! There will be several new-to-us wines as well as a couple of staple favorites that are all delicious and pocketbook friendly as we ease into August this weekend.
This weekend's tasting will include:
Bodegas Castano Solanera Vinas Viejas
(Spain)
This wine is a blend of 70% Mourvedre, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Grenache aged 10 months in…

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What's On Tap July 1

Growler Filling Station

what's on tap Red Dog Wine & Spirits in Franklin is proud to announce the tapping of their new 20 tap growler filling station on July 1, 2014. We will have many more to list once everything arrives. More beers to be announced shortly after they arrive. We will have a dedicated page to the Growler Fill Station, but this is the list for now. Growlers will be filled from 9am-8:30pm Some of these may go quickly. First come, first served. We hope to see you soon! Tap List :   Click here → Tap…

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Nashville Craft Beer Week

Nashville Craft Beer Week 2014 is right around the corner. We have 3 special beer tastings planned throughout the week of June 23-28. Bickham has arranged to have three special guests join us for each of these in-store events and we hope that you will join us.

Oskar-Blues-Brewery-logo   Oscar Blues Tasting: Tuesday June 24, 2014 | 4-7PM We will have Zac Shoemate, Oscar Blues Tennessee Rep., in store with us to discuss all things beer and celebrate Nashville Craft Beer Week.      

Lagunitas Brewing Co

Lagunitas Beer Tasting Wednesday June 25, 201…

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Kermit Lynch and Eric Solomon Wine Tasting

Kermit Lynch and Eric Solomon Wine Tasting Weekend Wine Tasting:

Friday June 6th, 4-7pm Saturday June 7th, 2-6pm In this weekend's tasting we will be tasting wines from two of our favorite importers, Kermit Lynch and Eric Solomon. From Kermit Lynch we will taste two delicious French wines from Chateau des Deux Rocs. Bickham tasted these at the Kermit Lynch show in New York and was blown away at the quality for the price. From Eric Solomon we have two very highly rated wines, one is a shop-favorit…

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New Terrapin Beer

New Terrapin Beer at Red Dog:

Tangerine DreamsicleNew Terrapin Beer: Moonray and Green Flash Collab. Tangerine Dreamsicle
  • Tangerine Cream IPA
  • 80 IBU
  • 6.5 alcohol
East meets West with the coolest collaboration brew in recent history. Terrapin and Green Flash have teamed up to make a tangerine cream IPA that will tickle your inner child while it satisfies one of life’s guilty pleasures. Perfect served on a hot day off the back of a musical truck...best if you had to chase it down a block or two first.
Terrapin Side Project Moonray
  • Weizen bock
  • 8.34% alcohol
Volume 22. Sometim…

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Founders Brewing Company

Founders Brewing Company

Founders Brewing Company Lands in Tennessee

We are so excited to welcome Founders Brewing Company to Middle Tennessee! Our first delivery included some of their best selections. Today we received their Centennial IPA, Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale, and Porter.

We at Founders Brewing Co. have been lucky to evolve into one of the highest recognized breweries in the United States. We have been ranked in the top breweries in the world by Ratebeer.com for the last five years, and we have several beers liste…


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Nighttime Ale from Lagunitas Now Available

NightTime Ale from Lagunitas.

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  • Black IPA
  • 8.6% alcohol
  • Overall score of 96 on RateBeer
Nighttime Ale performed quite well in our Beer Thursday tasting last week. Come in and pick one up and find out for yourself why this Black IPA is a new Lagunitas favorite. From the brewery: There are two kinds. There is the DayTime kind, which is bright and welcoming and then there is the NightTime kind, which should never be confused with the DayTime. NightTime is dark and deep and may take you to unexpected place…

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Mother's Day Weekend Tasting

Mother's Day Weekend Tasting

Friday May 9th, 4-7pm Saturday May 10th, 2-6pm We will be sampling a line of wines from Winemaker/Importer Christophe Chapillon, who will be in the store on Saturday from 2-6pm to tell you all about his products. We will feature a Spanish Sparkling Wine, a Viognier, and a couple reds. Bring Mom in, sample some wine, and let her pick her favorites! This weekend's tasting will include: Chapillon Secret Artesanal Cavachapillon cava (Aragon, Spain) This sparkler is pale yellow, crystall…

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Derby Weekend Tasting 2014

Derby Weekend Wine Tasting:

Friday May 2nd, 4-7pm Saturday May 3rd, 2-6pm This weekend's tasting will feature a great line-up from Sean Minor Wines!
From the winery: Sean Minor Wines are Monday thru Thursday on your pocketbook but good enough to serve to your family and friends on Friday and Saturday night. In our industry, wines deemed “affordable” often do not offer the exceptional quality you enjoy from much more expensive wines. We all have experienced these types of wines: simple fruit bombs…

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Marquis De Montesquiou Armagnac VSOP

Marquis De Montesquiou Armagnac VSOP

Marquis De Montesquiou Armagnac VSOP Made with passion using traditional methods in Eauze, capital of armagnac, Marquis de Montesquiou offers an association of eaux de vie with exceptionally rich gustatory qualities, releasing fruity aromas of vanilla, cocoa and honey. With their fine copper color, these prestige vintages are the perfect embodiment of all the know-how of the local craftsmen of Gascony.
Armagnac is a grape brandy from the Gascony region of southwestern France. Its closest relative…

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New Beer and Cider Arrivals

Several new beers and ciders came in this week. Don't forget our weekly in-store tasting every Thursday from 4-7pm Arrogant Bastard Double 3Ltr Blackstone "Black Belle" Imperial Stout (limited release) Kentucky Pete's Cask Apple Cider 22oz Kentucky Pete's Cherry Apple Cider 22oz Kentucky Pete's Just Apple Cider 22oz McEwarn's Scotch Ale 4 Pack and singles New Belgium Lips of Faith Gruit Ommegang Gang of Thrones 22oz Rivertown Brewing Co. - Barrel Aged Old Cherry Sour Porter Rogue Farms Roguenbie…

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Easter Weekend Wine Tasting

Easter Weekend Wine Tasting:

Friday April 18th, 4-7pm Saturday April 19th, 2-6pm The tasting bar has migrated to the front of the store, but the setup is gonna be the same. This weekend's wines are perfect Easter Wines at a price that's hard to beat! This weekend's tasting will include: Ponga, Sauvignon Blancponga savignon blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand) A mix of kiwifruit, Key lime and melon flavors show a distinct, juicy lime sorbet note, with shades of fresh herbs and lemon zest. Red Dog Price 14.99 los dos garnache syrahLos Dos, Ga…

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Pennington's Strawberry Rye

Pennington's Strawberry Rye

Spirit of the Week Brought to you by the folks who make Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream, Pennington's Strawberry Rye is indeed Nashville’s best duo. The signature spicy finish of rye whiskey is balanced by sweet, juicy all-natural strawberry flavors. Pennington’s Strawberry Rye took more than a year to master, starting with experimental infusion techniques and ending with dozens of attempts and subtle adjustments until the formula was perfected. Unlike anything y…

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Beer and Spirits Update

Red Dog's weekly latest arrivals in stock from the past couple months. We also have other seasonal arrivals that may not be listed below that are back in stock.

Beer

  • Brooklyn Brewery | Blast
  • Colorado Bertho
  • Colorado Guanabara Imperial Stout
  • Colorado Vixnu IPA
  • Finch's Pig in the Wood
  • Kentucky IPA
  • Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout 22oz bomber
  • Left Hand Widdershins 22oz bomber
  • Mendocino 30th Anniversary Ale
  • Red Hare Watership
  • Rivertown Hop Baron
  • Rogue New Crustacean Barleywine
  • Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA
  • Sam Adams Rebel IPA
  • Sa…

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Liquor Law Changes

Things are changing in Tennessee We are getting a lot of questions regarding how the wine and spirits industry works in Middle Tennessee. Most of this confusion we are hearing comes from the fact that every state handles alcohol a little differently. As an industry we are more regulated than say, the shoe industry. So to help explain some things, here is how it has been in Tennessee and how it is changing if referendums pass:

Currently only one store can be owned.

  • One of the main regulations on th…

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Rosé in this Weekend's Tasting

 
Weekend Wine Tasting:
Friday February 7th, 4-7pm
Saturday February 8th, 2-6pm
We are so bummed that the groundhog has put us in for 6 more weeks of winter. In protest, this weekend's tasting will include our first Rosé of the season! We love Rosés and are very excited that this year's batches are starting to come in. The one we are tasting this weekend is a delicious French Rosé from the Provence region that is highly allocated and what we have is all we can get for the year. Come on in and grab a…

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Crater Lake Vodka

Crater Lake Vodka

Crater Lake Handcrafted American Vodkas are produced at Bendistillery which is located on a 24 acre farm in Bend, Oregon. Crater Lake VodkaThese delicious flavored vodkas are infused with the elements that give them the perfect natural flavor unlike many vodkas which are artificially flavored. To get to these amazing flavors they first create a great base vodka and the best way to make great vodka is to start with great water. Crater Lake, in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, long regarded as the…

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Super Bowl Tasting

Super Bowl Tasting:

Friday January 31st, 4-7pm Saturday February 1st, 2-6pm This weekend's tasting is dedicated to Super Bowl Sunday! Whether you are planning on entertaining or just cozying up on the couch by yourself we have the perfect libation to accentuate the big game! We will have box wines from Washington, as well as, Bourbon and Beer from Colorado (see what we did there?). No matter who you are rooting for, don't miss out on tasting these delicious goodies and adding them to your Super B…

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New Beers Jan 25

Just wanted to share a few new beers that arrived over the past week! Left Hand Brewing Fade to Black Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Red Brick Beard Envy Sweetwater Happy Ending Victory Dirt Wolf Double IPA  

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Jan Wine Tasting

Weekend Wine Tasting: Friday January 24th, 4-7pm Saturday January 25th, 2-6pm This weekend we are going to taste Havenscourt Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet. These great little value wines are brought to you by Scotto Cellars, the same folks that make one of our best selling wines, Heavyweight Cabernet. From the winery: Whether you’re searching for a smooth, medium bodied Cabernet with black cherry, currant and delicate toasted oak flavors, or a delightful Chardonnay accented by citrus and…

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Journeyman Distillery

Journeyman Distillery:

Buggy Whip Wheat Whiskey, Silver Cross Whiskey, and Featherbone Bourbon produces delicious, handmade, organic whiskeys and spirits in Three Oaks, Michigan. The EK Warren Historic Featherbone Factory that now houses the distillery was once a buggy whip and corset factory that was owned by a staunch prohibitionist!
Journeyman Distillery is one of few certified organic distilleries in the United States, providing all organic spirits produced without the use of synthetic fertili…

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3 Beer Deals

We have a few Beer Deals to tell you about. We've slashed prices on a select few to make room for new ones! Fox Barrel Ginger & Blackcurrant Cider $6.99 $3.99 Southern Tier Imperial Compass $9.49 $4.99 Southern Tier Krampus $9.49 $7.49   *Subject to availability. Limited quantities.

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Palm Ridge Reserve Whiskey

Palm Ridge Reserve Handmade Micro Batch Florida Whiskey was one of our great finds of 2013. We met Dick and Marti Waters at a local distributor’s tradeshow and immediately knew this was a whiskey for us. We were so impressed with the whiskey and the story behind it that we bought two single barrels for the store! Formally called Florida Farm Distillers, Dick and Marti Waters wear all the hats at their converted horse barn distillery. Dick is the Master distiller and warehouse foreman while Marti…

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Tastings are back!

Weekend Wine Tasting:

Friday January 10th, 4-7pm Saturday January 11th, 2-6pm

We are going to start getting back to normal this weekend and have a few wines open for you to taste. We are serving up some great "bang for your buck" wines to help you recover from your holiday spending and, if you're like us, meet your New Year's resolution of saving some more money. All the wines this weekend are $11.99 and under and are really tasty for the money! Come on in and check them out!

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Whisper Creek - Spirit of the Week

Spirit of the Week

Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream...

is a Tennessee Whiskey Cream liqueur that embodies all the deliciously familiar characteristics of a charcoal-mellowed Tennessee whiskey softened by the subtle whispers of real caramel, burnt molasses, red apple, fig, pecan, and all-natural secret ingredients. Tasting Notes: Nose: Sweet notes of creamy caramel, vanilla and butterscotch with a whisper of Tennessee whiskey Palate: Soft notes of burnt molasses, red apple, caramel, fig &…

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Year End Wine and Spirit Sale

Need to Refill Your Wine Rack?
Did you get a new wine rack for Christmas? Need to stock up for a New Year's Eve party? Did your relatives drink you out of house and home? If so, then this is a great weekend to come to the Free In-Store Wine Tasting!
Weekend Wine Tasting:
Friday December 28th, 4-7pm
Saturday December 29th, 2-6pm
This weekend we are tasting a lot of wines and all of them are on sale! We are going to line the tasting bar up with wines that we love but are ready to move out. Once these s…

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Holiday Scotch Sale!

Tis the Season for a Scotch Whisky Sale

Just in time for you to get a gift for the Scotch lover in your life, Bard has put a wide variety of Scotch Whisky on sale! Stop in and look for the red tags scattered throughout the section for big savings! Many of these won't last long and sale items are very limited. Come in for details and availability. Limited time only.

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Red White and Dessert Wines

Weekend Wine Tasting:

Friday December 6th, 4-7pm Saturday December 7th, 2-6pm This weekend's tasting will include some delicious reds and whites but will also feature some Port and Dessert wine! Often thought too sweet, Ports and Dessert wines make great additions to holiday meals either as an aperitif or with appetizers and of course they are a perfect pairing with dessert. If you've never tried Port or Dessert wine definitely stop in and try the ones we will have open!
This weekend's tasting wil…

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Paul-Marie & Fils Pineau des Charentes

Spirit of the Week:

Paul-Marie & Fils Pineau des Charentes

Pineau des Charentes While not really a spirit or technically a dessert wine, it is a delicious addition to the beginning or end of a meal that, once opened, is good for 4-5 weeks if refrigerated.
Neither wine nor spirit, Pineau des Charentes provides a stepping stone between the two categories. It’s long been popular in France and Belgium as an apéritif, and now a growing number of U.S. bars and restaurants are embracing this blend of Cognac eau-de-vie and li…

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Holiday Box Wine Tasting

Holiday Box Wine Tasting:

Friday November 15th, 4-7pm Saturday November 16th, 2-6pm "Box wine" is no longer a curse word in the wine business! If you are like us, the holidays mean lots of family with a few parties sprinkled in. One way to keep everyone in libations is by going with a box wine. At 3 liters, a box wine is equivalent to four bottles worth of wine in a handy package that's easy to store. It also keeps wine fresh for far longer than an opened bottle. This weekend we are going to tast…

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Spirit of the Week | Palm Ridge Reserve

Spirit of the Week
PALM RIDGE RESERVE MICRO BATCH FLORIDA WHISKEY
We met Marti and Dick Waters at a tradeshow recently and loved what they were about. The two of them produce this whiskey by hand in their small distillery. Dick goes out every morning and rocks each of the five gallon casks of whiskey he has aging and Marti hand bottles and labels every drop herself. They are lovely people making a great whiskey!
From the Micro Batch Florida Distillery:
Made by Florida Farm Distillers is a micro-dist…

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Wine Tasting with Franklin Native

Weekend Wine Tasting:

Friday November 8th, 4-7pm Saturday November 9th, 2-6pm This weekend's tasting is all French wine from importer and Franklin native Jon David Headrick!

From Jon David Headrick Selections: In selecting properties for the portfolio, I seek purity first, eschewing heavy-handed usage of oak and opting instead for wines of excellent ripeness, minerality, and above all, balance. The presence of balanced acidity is absolutely crucial in my view to world-class wine, and I’m not afrai…

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Weekend Wine Tasting

Weekend Wine Tasting:
Friday October 25th, 4-7pm
Saturday October 26th, 2-6pm
Can you believe that October is almost over? Moving forward we will be having some In-Store tastings dedicated to making your upcoming Holidays delicious. This weekend we are continuing our theme from the previous weeks of wines from different regions of the world. This week we have Italy, Spain, Argentina, and the US! Come on in and taste the difference in winemaking style and varietal usage from a big oaky-buttery Domes…

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Margerum Wine Tasting

Special Free In-Store Tasting!
Tomorrow, Tuesday October 22nd from 4-7pm, we will be having a Special Free In-Store Tasting with Brooks Parton from Margerum Wine Company. We love these wines and have been selling the Klickitat Pinot Gris like it's going out of style!
From the Winery:
Margerum Wine Company is committed to creating handcrafted wines using only the highest quality grapes so that we can make wines that are indicative of the place where they are grown. We strive to make wines naturally…

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Weekend Wine Tasting Oct 18-19

Weekend Wine Tasting:
Friday October 18th, 4-7pm
Saturday October 19th, 2-6pm
Our last couple of weekend wine tastings have been so successful that we decided to keep it rolling! For the tasting, we will be featuring different styles of wine from around the world. We will taste wines from Italy, France, Spain, and the US! Come on in and taste the difference in winemaking style and varietal usage from a semi-dry French white to a nice full Spanish Tempranillo!
This weekend's tasting will include:
Gi…

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High West The 36th Vote Barreled Manhattan

High West | The 36th Vote Barreled Manhattan is Red Dog's featured Spirit of the Week.

Stop in and ask to try this pre-made cocktail while it is available at our tasting bar.
Liqueur of the Week
High West The 36th Vote™ Barreled Manhattan commemorates Utah's role as the deciding vote to end Prohibition. In fact, the Utah delegation WANTED to cast the final vote. "No other state shall take away this glory from Utah" proclaimed the leader of the state delegation and president of the Utah League for P…

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October 11-12 Wine Tasting

Weekend Wine Tasting:
Friday October 11th, 4-7pm
Saturday October 12th, 2-6pm
Last weekend's wine tasting was so successful that we decided to do a similar setup this weekend. For the tasting we will be featuring different styles of wine from around the world. We will taste wines from South Africa, Italy, France, Australia, and the US! Come on in and taste the difference in winemaking style and varietal usage from a big juicy and spicy Australian Shiraz to a rich medium bodied Chenin Blanc from Sou…

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Around The World Wine Tasting Oct 4-5

Weekend Wine Tasting:
Friday October 4th, 4-7pm
Saturday October 5th, 2-6pm
For this weekend's tasting we are taking you on a trip around the world! We are serving up wines from France, Italy, Chile, Spain, and the US! Come on in and taste the difference in winemaking style and varietal usage from a big bold and juicy California Cab to a light mineral laced Muscadet from France!
This weekend's tasting will include:
Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon
(Healdsburg, California)
This wine is big and bold in style…

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New Arrivals Sept 23-27th

Red Dog's weekly new arrivals from September 23-27th. We also have other seasonal arrivals that may not be listed below that are back in stock.

-Beer

  • Ayinger Weisenbock 500ml
  • Blue Pants Brewery- Wendy's IPA | 4 Pack
  • Gouden Carolus Noel | 4 Pack - Single
  • Left Hand Oktoberfest | 6 Pack - Single
  • Napa Smith Hopageddon | 22 oz
  • Southern Tier Creme Brulet | 22 oz
  • Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale | 4 Pack - Single

-SPIRITS

  • Jim Beam 12 Year Signature
  • Jim Beam Signature Craft Rare Spanish Brandy
  • Big House Bourbon Whiskey
  • Big Hou…

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Eight Arms Wine Tasting

Weekend Wine Tasting:
Friday September 27th, 4-7pm
Saturday September 28th, 2-6pm
This weekend we are going to taste some great new-to-us wines from Eight Arms Cellars out of California. These wines were a great find for us because they have the trifecta; great juice, great packaging, and great pricing!
They also have a great story:
As a one person operation, I sometimes wish I had more arms to get all the work done — like say eight of them. I invite you to try a glass of Eight Arms wine. However, wa…

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New Arrivals Sept 16-20th

Red Dog's weekly new arrivals from September 16-20th. We also have other seasonal arrivals that may not be listed below that are back in stock.

-Beer

  • Green Flash - Green Bullet | 22oz, 12oz Single, 12oz 4 Pack
  • Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale - 4 Pack
  • Terrapin Dr. Krunkles
  • Terrapin Reunion Ale

-SPIRITS

  • Fulton's Harvest Apple Pie Creme Liqueur
  • Fulton's Harvest Pumpkin Pie Creme Liqueur
  • High West Campfire | Bourbon
  • Compass Box Delilah's Blend | Scotch Blend
  • Macallan 10 Year Fine Oak | Single Malt Scotch
  • St George…

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French Wine Tasting Sept 20-21

Weekend Wine Tasting:
Friday September 20th, 4-7pm
Saturday September 21st, 2-6pm
This weekend we will have French Winemaker and Importer Thibaut Poisson in the store. He will be here on Friday and Saturday to talk with you about his wines and answer any questions that you may have. It's always great to have an actual winemaker in the store for a tasting and we are very excited for you to taste his wines this weekend!
This weekend's tasting will include:
Moncontour Cremant de Loire
(Loire Valley, Fr…

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New Arrivals Sept 9-13

Red Dog's weekly new arrivals from September 9-13. We also have other seasonal arrivals that may not be listed below that are back in stock.

-Beer

  • Delerium Noel 750 ml
  • Foggy Ridge Handmade Cider 500 ml
  • Foggy Ridge First Fruit Cider 500 ml
  • Innis & Gunn Oloroso Cask 750ml
  • Ommegang Abbey Ale
  • Victory Red Thunder 750 ml

-SPIRITS

  • Bitter Truth Sloeberry
  • Fluid Dynamics 1850 Cocktail 200 ml
  • Fluid Dynamics Brandy Manhattan 200ml
  • Fluid Dynamics The Saratoga 200 ml
  • Tilted Palm Margarita Mix
  • Cumberland Cask Barrel Cut
  • Cumb…

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Sorel Artisanan Liqueur Tasting

Upcoming Free In-Store Tastings!
On Tuesday, September 17 from 4-7pm we will have Jackie Summers in the store. He is the creator of Sorel Artisanal Liqueur and will be here to let you experience this delicious liqueur!
The natives of the Caribbean islands have long known the hibiscus plant to be a potent spice. Renown for its curative properties–and as a powerful aphrodisiac–they would ferment its flowers, and serve on festive occasions. Each island enjoyed slight differences in their recipes, rel…

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Almost Time for Pappy Hour

THE LISTS
Many of you have asked and now it is finally time. The Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace Antique Collection lists are now open.
We are only taking a limited number of names due to the fact that we won't get a huge allocation of either. Unfortunately, due to the nature of these beasts we are not taking names over the phone, via email, or via social media. You must come into the store to add your name to the list. Having your name on the list does not guarantee you a bottle. We will keep everyo…

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Weekend Tasting SEPT 13-14

Weekend Wine Tasting:
Friday September 13th, 4-7pm
Saturday September 14th, 2-6pm
This weekend's tasting has some great wines from the Old and New World! We will have some delicious white blends, a Malbec, and one of our stores favorite Garnachas.
The wines this weekend will all be under $20 and you will get an addition 15% off if you Mix and Match six or more of the wines in the tasting!
This weekend's tasting will include:
Kuentz-Bas Alsace Blanc
(Alsace, France)
This wine is a blend of Sylvaner, Mu…

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Angel's Envy In-Store Tasting

Special Wednesday Tasting!
Just a friendly reminder about our Free In-Store Tasting of Red Dog's Hand-Selected Angel's Envy Bourbon.
Wednesday, September 11th from 4-7pm.
Baker Hoffman, Angel's Envy's local Ambassador, will be in the store to tell you all about the Whiskey and answer any questions you might have.
Don't miss it!!
Cheers,
Red Dog

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New Arrivals Sept 2-6

Red Dog's weekly new arrivals from September 2-6. We also have other seasonal arrivals that may not be listed below that are back in stock.

-Beer

  • Blue Moon - Tongue Thai-ed 22 oz
  • Brunehaut Amber Ale Single
  • Delirium Nocturnum 750 ml
  • Erdinger Pikantus Single
  • Ichtegem's Grand Cru Single
  • Samuel Adams Fat Jack 22 oz
  • Schlafly Quadrupel IPA 750 ml

-Spirits

  • Balvenie 12 Year Single Barrel
  • Corsair Old Punk
  • Corsair Quinoa Whiskey
  • Sorel Artisinal Liqueur
  • Gosling's Ginger Beer 4-pack
  • James Oliver Rye Whiskey
  • Kinnickinnick
  • Sn…

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New Arrivals Aug 26-30

Our weekly new arrivals from August 26-30. We also have other seasonal arrivals that may not be listed below that are back in stock.

-Beer

  • Petrus Aged Pale - 4 Pack
  • Petrus Aged White - singles

-Spirits

  • Priorat Natur Vermut
  • Koval Four Grain Whiskey
  • Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey
  • Rebellion Bourbon
  • Glenmorangie La Santa Sherry
  • Lismore 100 Proof
  • Lismore 15 Year
  • Lismore 18 Year
  • Lismore 21 Year
  • Tapatio Tequila 1 LT (Blanco, Reposado, Anejo)
  • Charbay Vodka
  • Charbay Flavored Vodka (Blood Orange, Pomegranate, Meyer Lemon)

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Weekend Wine Tasting AUG 30-31

Weekend Wine Tasting:
Friday August 30th, 4-7pm
Saturday August 31st, 2-6pm
It's time for another long weekend!! We will be here for the rest of the week to help you pick out your needs for whatever plans you have to celebrate a day off from work. Don't forget due to State Law, all liquor stores will be closed Labor Day, so plan early and stock up!
Since we will be closed on Monday we are going to have a Special Labor Day Weekend Case of the Mondays Sale this Friday and Saturday. Come in this weeken…

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New Arrivals Week of AUG 19th

A little something for everyone came in this week. We tasted and brought in a number of wonderful French and Italian wines. Another delicious pumpkin ale also showed up this week. Southern Tier's Pumking is the latest fall release that our beer fans look forward to every year. We also would like to welcome a new Iowa Bourbon that we hope you enjoy from Mississippi River Distilling.

-Wine

Cabs
  • Stellekaya Cabernet Sauvignon
French Wines
  • Cadette Bourgogne Chardonnay
  • Chignard Julienas Beauvernay
  • Deschamps…

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Wine Tasting Aug 16-17th

Weekend Wine Tasting:
Friday August 16th, 4-7pm
Saturday August 17th, 2-6pm
The wines in this weekend's Free In-Store Wine Tasting will all be under $15. These are great every day drinkers that will help you make it through the doldrums of summer and/or the kids return to school. You will also get an addition 15% off if you Mix and Match six or more of the wines in the tasting!
This weekend's tasting will include:
Vispius Blanco
(Spain)
This wine is a blend of 57% Incrozio Manzoni Bianco (a hybrid gr…

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New Arrivals | Week of August 12

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-Wine

Cabs

  • Altamura 2008 Cabernet
  • Pulenta Estate Cabernet
  • Pulenta La Flor Cabernet

French Wines

  • Cuilleron Saint Peray Les Potiers
  • Saint Cosme Saint Joseph
  • Triennes Saint Auguste
  • Triennes Viognier Sainte Fleur

Italian Wines

  • SanValentino Rosso Umbria

Pinot Noir

  • Miura Monterey Pinot Noir

Rose

  • Triennes Rose

-Beer

  • Lips of Faith Coconut Curry Hefeweizen 22oz (New Belgium)
  • Lips of Faith Yuzu Imperial Berliner Weisse 2…

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August 8-9 Italian Wine Tasting

Weekend Wine Tasting:
Friday August 9th, 4-7pm
Saturday August 10th, 2-6pm
This weekend our resident Italian wine lover, Kevin, will be running the tasting both days. He will be sharing some of his favorite new-to-us wines from two of Italy's leading female winemakers, Ariana Occhipinti and Elisabetta Foradori. Kevin has been like a kid waiting for Christmas tracking the arrival of these wines and is very excited to share them with you this weekend!
This weekend's tasting will include:
Tami Grillo
(S…

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New Arrivals - August 5

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale

New Arrivals

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale is already here! With Fall right around the corner, new wines, spirits, and seasonal beers are filling up our shelves quickly. We'll keep you updated on what is new in store.

-Beer

  • Ommegang 3 Philosophers | 4-Pack
  • Schalfly Pumpkin Ale | 6-pack
  • Stoudt Triple | 6-Pack

-Liquor

  • Spring Mill Indiana Whiskey
  • Casamigos Blanco Tequila
  • Casamigos Reposado Tequila

-Cordials

  • Tomahawk Maple Cream Liqueur

-Wine

Malbec

    • El Libre Liverador Malbec
    • El Libre Revolution Malbec

Merlot

    • Yvon Mau Merlot

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New Arrivals - July 29

Stone | Freshly Brewed We have several new beers in this week. Some were too limited to even post here. Stop in for the beer tasting Thursday from 4-7 or the wine tastings Friday and Saturday. We would love to see you! New Arrivals

-Beer

  • Stone Ruination IPA : Bottled on 7/22/13
  • Stone IPA : Bottled on 7/24/13
  • Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Wild
  • Ommegang Abbey 4 Pack
  • Ommegang Rare VOS 4 Pack
  • Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale 12 pack
  • Rivertown Ojos Negros
  • Schlafly Tripel

-Liquor

  • Balcones Rumble - Cask Strength
  • Bowman Brothers Millennium
  • Jack D…

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Wine Tasting August 2-3

Weekend Wine Tasting:
Friday August 2nd, 4-7pm
Saturday August 3rd, 2-6pm
I can't believe it's already August! Summer is flying by, kids are already going back to school, and the weather is being crazy for this time of year. It just doesn't feel like August.
This Saturday is National Watermelon Day and we are going to try to come up with a fun treat to celebrate that so be sure to stop in this weekend!
This weekend's tasting will include:
Gazela Vinho Verde
(Portugal)
Gazela has a very light yellow citr…

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Wine Tasting July 26-27

 
Weekend Wine Tasting:
Friday July 26th, 4-7pm
Saturday July 27th, 2-6pm
This weekend's tasting will include:
Don Manuel Villafane Cabernet Reserva
(Mendoza, Argentina)
Dark ruby red in color with an intense nose of rich cassis berries, vanilla, and pepper. Full bodied yet soft and rich, with more blackberry and chocolate flavors in the mouth. The finish is long and elegant with balanced sweet tannins.
Red Dog Price 14.99
Due to a shipping error our distributor received this Reserva version of the Cab…

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Angel's Envy Rye is Here

Angel's Envy Rye is Here!!

This highly anticipated new whiskey from Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson has arrived, but is very limited. What we got in is all we can have, so those of you that have been eagerly awaiting it's arrival better get in here and grab a bottle! It could be a while before we see this back again. From the Distiller: First, notice the crystal clear quality with a rich reddish amber color. You smell citrus, caramel candy, maple sugar, vanilla oak, hazelnut, spice and sherry…

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Angry Orchard Arrival and More

angry orchard We are excited to share with you several of the new beers and ciders that arrived today. These are the first Angry Orchard hard ciders we've ever gotten in! We'll see if any of these new bottles below end up in the tasting on Thursday!
  • Angry Orchard - Strawman Farmhouse Hard Cider
  • Angry Orchard - Iceman Hard Cider
  • Highland- Imperial Kashmir
  • Lagunitas - Imperial Stout (unlimited release)
  • Rivertown Brewing Company- Lambic
  • Southern Tier - 2x Steam
  • Southern Tier - Plum Noir

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Cinco de Mayo Derby Weekend Cocktails

May 3-4 Festive Cocktails

Photo: Bacchus is ready to assist with all your Cinco De Mayo needs."They're tasty!" - Kevin Red Dog Mint Julep 1 Part Elijah Craig 12 year old Single Barrel 1 Part DeKuyper Muddled Mint   Tanteo Jalapeño Margarita 2 Parts Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila 1 Part Patron Citronge 2 Parts Margarita Mix Splash of OJ -shake and serve

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The Women of Whiskey

Come Meet The Women of Whiskey

Troy and Sons Whiskey! Wednesday, May 1st, between 4-7pm Meet Troy Ball , the driving force of Troy and Sons Whiskey! That's right – the smoothest moonshine you'll ever taste is handcrafted by, well, a girl. Troy has been called "a Force of Nature", which is a real polite way of saying she'll fight through any obstacle to reach her goal. At Troy & Sons, we produce "Keeper" whiskey, true small batch handcrafted spirits that any credible moonshiner would drink hi…

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Derby Weekend Bourbon

Derby Weekend Is Here

Derby Drinks                 Derby Weekend will be here in just a few days! Are you ready? Woodford Reserve Derby 1 liter Early Times Mint Julep 1 liter Dekuyper Muddled Mint Come in and let us help you plan your Mint Juleps and/or find the perfect Bourbon to get you through the most exciting 2 minutes in sports! We also have a great Bourbon Sale going on right now!

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Great Picnic and Party Wines

Great Picnic and Party Wines

This weekend's wines are all under $10! Perfect for picnics and parties, these inexpensive wines are sure to please a wide range of drinkers. This weekend's tasting will include: Toschi Chardonnay (California) This wine is ripe pear with creamy, buttery notes through the mid palate and a nice balanced finish. A nice cripser style Chardonnay perfect for warm weather and lighter fare. Red Dog Price $8.99   Frontera Vintage Red (Central Valley, Chile) This wine highlight…

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Great Bourbon Sale and More!

Bourbon Sale and More

We are having a huge sale on our Kilchoman Scotch, Few Gin, and several bourbons. Come in while we have them marked down! bourbon-sale  

Bourbons:

Bulleit Bourbon 10 Year 750ml $45.99 $39.99 Few Bourbon Whiskey 750ml $44.95 $39.95 Knob Creek Bourbon 9 Year 750ml $33.99 $23.99

Scotch

Kilchoman Single Cask Red Dog Edition Scotch 750ml $99.00 $69.99

Gin

Few - American Gin 750ml $27.99 $19.99

This sale is for a limited time only and is subject to availability. No rain checks. No additional discounts. All sal…

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Rolling Stones Crystal Head Vodka

Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Crystal Head Vodka

It brings great satisfaction to announce the arrival of Crystal Head's Official and Exclusive Vodka of the Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary!
(Toronto, ON – 4 April 2013) – Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading Music Company and Crystal Head Vodka, the bestselling, ultra-premium vodka founded by Dan Aykroyd, have joined forces with The Rolling Stones, the Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World, to create an exclusive, limited edition Rolli…

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Kentucky Derby Drinks

Kentucky Derby Drinks

early-times-mint-julep-derby-139 The most exciting 2 minutes in sports is coming up on May 4th. There is still plenty of time to hunt down the perfect hat, get your Seersucker clean, and stock your bar with plenty of Bourbon and Mint Julep. Kentucky Derby Drinks and limited edition bottles have begun showing up at Red Dog and are already racing out the door. We have the Early Times Mint Julep and Woodford Reserve 1L Kentucky Derby 139 Commemorative Bottles waiting for you at the counter.    

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Lagavulin 21 Year Pre-Order

Lagavulin 21 Year Released!
We thought our loyal Whisky lovers might like an opportunity to pre-order one of Whisky Advocate's Top Ten Highest Rated Whiskies of 2012!
This limited edition of Lagavulin will be $499.99 and was named Islay Single Malt of the Year by Whisky Advocate.
Lagavulin from a first-fill sherry butt? There’s unusual. This is huge, fluxing, and complex, mixing saddles and dark chocolate, pu-erh tea and smothered kiln, geranium and velvet, gamey venison and treacle. The smoke is i…

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Lips of Faith | La Folie 2013

New Begium | Lips of Faith | La Folie 2013

New Belgium's La Folie, from their Lips of Faith Series has arrived at Red Dog Wine & Spirits! Come in and get this seasonal release before it's all gone! Come in every Thursday from 4-7 for our in-store beer tastings.

La Folie 2013

Lips of Faith Series | La Folie 2013
La Folie Wood-Aged Biere, is an original wood-conditioned beer, resting in French Oak barrels between one and three years before being bottled. Peter Bouckaert, came to New Belgium from Rodenbach, home of the fabled sour red. O…

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Blue Pants Brewery Is Here

Blue Pants Brewery

Blue Pants Brewery is now available at Red Dog. We will be tasting these this Thursday in our weekly beer tasting. In-store Tasting: Thursday Feb. 28, 2013 | 4-7 PM   Blue Pants Brewery

Knickerbocker American Red Ale

Blue Pants Brewery's flagship beer brings the Iris-Style Red into the 21st Century of American Beer. They started with a solid Irish-Style Red as a base, and blended it with some of the concepts that make American beer great. This beer is bigger, richer, and more flavor packed than its…

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Happy National Margarita Day

Happy National Margarita Day!

This Friday, February 22nd is National Margarita Day. Be sure to come in and grab all of the supplies you need to celebrate this holiday! Along with the wine this weekend, Brian will be making up a delicious Margarita for you to sample to get you in the National Margarita Day spirit! Gym and Grant will be conducting the tastings and they have picked all the wines for the weekend so stop in and see what you think of their delicious picks! If you'll recall, months ago…

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Fat Tuesday Rum Tasting

Fat Tuesday Rum Tasting

Bacchus is Ready for Mardi Gras! Next week is Mardi Gras and, as you can see, Bacchus is so excited! We will be celebrating Fat Tuesday (February 12th) with a rum tasting! There have been some customers interested in trying different styles of rums so we figured that was a great day to do it. We will also have a Hurricane cocktail made up just so that you'll have a little taste of New Orleans for the kick-off of Mardi Gras! This weekend we are tasting a delicious range of…

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Nashville Craft Beer Week - 2013

Nashville Craft Beer Week 2013

Red Dog is proudly celebrating Nashville Craft Beer Week 2013! Come in every night this week for our very special tastings. We will have very special guests from your favorite breweries and will be tasting some of the best they have to offer. Red Dog has also teamed up with Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse in Nashville for a beer tasting on Friday March 22, 2013. We will have some very special guests throughout the week that you will not want to miss! Tastings will occur N…

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February 8-9 Wine Tasting

This weekend we are tasting a delicious range of wines that are, again, all new to the store! These wines are all different styles from all around the world so don't miss it! Weekend Wine Tasting: Friday February 8th, 4-7pm Saturday February 9th, 2-6pm This weekend's tasting will include:

Nemesio Winemaker's Selection Blend (Patagonia, Argentina)

    This wine is a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Malbec, and 10% Pinot Noir. In the immense and wild territory of Patagonia…

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You May Like Riesling More Than You Think

A Great Time for Riesling

It's funny how often we hear, "I don't want to taste the Riesling, I don't like sweet." Yet any tasting that has a Riesling in it, the Riesling out-sells everything else. I'm not sure if most people think it's kool-aid sweet or what, but I generally talk people into trying it anyway and 9 times out of 10 they leave with a bottle of it. This weekend the three whites are going to be fruitier style wines from Chateau St. Michelle. With annual productions of over 2,000,000 c…

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Very Special Bourbon Tasting

December Bourbon Tasting

Tuesday, December 4th, 5-7pm Red Dog Wine & Spirits will be having an in-store tasting of some of our single barrel, hand-selected bourbons. This tasting is in conjunction with our friends from the local Bourbon Trust. Come on in and taste some great bourbon and talk shop with the folks from the Bourbon Trust! We will even be sampling a 10 Year Pappy! Don't miss out!

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Post Thanksgiving Whiskey Tasting

Weekend In-Store Whiskey Tasting

Friday November 23rd, 4-7pm Saturday November 24th, 2-6pm [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="544"] All from barrels hand selected by Red Dog Wine & Spirits - Franklin, TN[/caption]

Where's the Wine?

Instead of wine this weekend, we are going to be tasting three of our newest Red Dog Hand Selected Whiskeys! We have so much fun selecting these barrels every year and they are always a big hit. These whiskeys are great everyday drinkers, as well as, great holiday…

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Thanksgiving Wines | In-store Tasting

Thanksgiving Wines

Need help finding a great wine within your budget for Thanksgiving? Stop in and let one of the Red Dogs help you find a great wine to pair with your holiday meal! If you have missed the tasting, don’t fret, we’re here to help. What Goes With Turkey? This is the question on everyone's lips these days, and the answer is..... lots of stuff!! Most stores will take you directly to the Pinot Noir isle and drop you off, but we are going to branch you out a little bit and taste some gre…

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Gearing Up For Thanksgiving

Gearing Up for Thanksgiving

What will you and yours be drinking for the holidays? We have lots of fun stuff planned for this weekend and next week to help you out! This weekend's wines are all delicious! You have to come in and try the Apaltagua Carmenere. Brian and Bickham found it at the distributor's warehouse tasting and it's a really neat wine! Weekend Wine Tasting: Friday, November 9th, 4-7pm Saturday, November 10th, 2-6pm This weekends tasting will include:

Orin Swift Locations E-1 (Spain…


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Special November Holiday Tastings

Special November Holiday Tastings

To further aid in your preparations for the Thanksgiving Holiday, we will have some special tastings throughout the week next week!
The Tasting schedule for next week will be:
Tuesday November 13th, 4-7pm: Ports and Dessert Wines (You asked for it, so here it is!)
Wednesday November 14th, 4-7pm: The Difference a Village Makes, Beaujolais Tasting!
Thursday November 15th, 4-7pm: Beer Thursday!
Friday and Saturday November 16th-17th: Thanksgiving Dinner Wines
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Italian Aperitif and Wine Tasting

Weekend Wine Tasting:

Friday November 2nd, 4-7pm Saturday November 3rd, 2-6pm
This weekends tasting will include:

Veneziano Sprizzzisimo

(Italy)
We will also be tasting an awesome little Italian Aperitif mixed drink based on Prosecco and Natural Aromas extracted from orange zest. This style of drink is apparently all the rage in Italy and we loved it!
Red Dog Price $16.99

Edwin Dyer Syrah

(California)
This is a very limited production California Syrah. Only 77 Cass were produced! This wine is loaded with…

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Angel's Envy Barrel Arrival

Angel's Envy Barrel

Angel's Envy has arrived! After much anticipation, our hand picked port finished barrel of Angel's Envy is now in the store!We are excited about what we have planned for the rest of the year! Be on the lookout for more announcements regarding new arrivals. In the meantime come in and sample some of our latest barrels.

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Southern Tier Beer Arrives In Franklin

Southern Tier Beer in Franklin, TN

Red Dog is so excited that Southern Tier has finally arrived! New to Tennessee, Southern Tier can now be found at Red Dog Wine and Spirits. New Southern Tier Arrivals:
  • IPA
  • 2XIPA
  • Pumpking
  • Unearthly
 

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Imperial Stout and Porter Beer Tasting

Imperial Stout and Porter Beer Tasting

We have the line-up for the Oct. 11th beer tasting at Red Dog Wine & Spirits.
  • Nogne Imperial Stout- A rich, dark ale in which a moderate sweetness perfectly balances roasted malt bitterness. Great with vanilla ice cream or dark Chocolate. (9% ABV)
  • Nogne Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter- This is a collaboration with Terrapin Beer Co. It's a dark ale with lots of character, brewed by Spike and Kjetil . The best of both worlds! (9% ABV)
  • Caldera Old Growth Imperial S…

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Tennessee Sipping Cream & Fall Wine

Tennessee Sipping Cream & Fall Wine

This weekend we are tasting some great new libations. We have two European Whites and three Reds that are basically the same blend from three different countries! These three reds will give us all an opportunity to see how geography and overall wine making style make for really different flavor profiles out of basically the same types of grapes. We are also very excited to be tasting the locally rooted Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream! These are local folk…

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Waves Charity Wine Tasting

Red Dog is teaming up with Waves this Tuesday for a special wine tasting. When: Tuesday October 2, 2012 - 4:30-7:30pm 10% of sales of the products in the tasting will be donated to Waves, Inc. About Waves: Since 1973, Waves, Inc. has provided a broad range of services for adults with developmental disabilities in Williamson County. In 1984, Waves added services for children. Now, our Early Childhood Learning Program serves children of all abilities including typically developing children and ch…

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Italian Wine Tasting with Eros Spinozzi

 

Italian Wine Tasting with Eros Spinozzi

Come taste some great wines from Italy! Eros Spinozzi will be here to tell us all about the great Italian wines he imports. When: Friday September 28th, 4:00-7:00pm Where: Red Dog Wine & Spirits (Franklin, TN)

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Tasting with Vanessa Herrera of Stanley Lambert Wines

Stanley Lambert Wines

Come taste these great wines from Australia! Vanessa Herrera will be here to tell us all about the wines from Stanley Lambert. Tuesday September 25th, 4:30-7:30pm

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Balcones Texas Whiskey Tasting

We are having a great in-store tasting with Chip Tate, the Master Distiller from Balcones. Plan on coming in between 2:30 & 4:30pm to meet Chip, talk Whiskey, and get him to sign a bottle for you! "Our spirits are truly hand crafted. We do not buy alcohol from other producers and redistill it as many distillers, even "craft" distillers, do. We start with the very best corn, malted barley, sugar, figs, honey. We ferment our own wash and distill all of our products start to finish."

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Weekly Wine Tasting with Brian

A Weekend with Brian:

Friday September 14th, 4-7pm Saturday September 15th, 2-6pm So this is the final weekend of this run of staff tastings and we are so glad that you seemed to really get a kick out of them. This weekend's tasting is brought to you by me, Brian. I have had a lot of fun writing the emails since I took over for Lisa earlier this year. The guys really let me have fun with their bios for these staff tastings. This one , however, is proving to be the most difficult since I'm writing…

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Italian Margarita Recipe

Italian Margarita

  • 1 ounce Tequila
  • 1 oz Amaretto
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 2 oz Margarita Mix

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Weekend Wine Tasting with James

Weekend Wine Tasting with James:

Friday September 7th, 4-7pm Saturday September 8th, 2-6pm Confidential Name: James Wilbur Born on: ??-??-???? Hometown: Memphis, TN Last Known Residence: Franklin, TN Last Known Occupation: One of the “Old Dogs” @ Red Dog Wine & Spirits Alias: #######, ###, ########, Jimmy, Jimmy-James, Jiminy James is one of the familiar faces at Red Dog Wine and Spirits. He has been at Red Dog for 11 years. James is a wealth of knowledge and knows a little something about every…

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Pappy Van Winkle Wait List

UPDATE: Our Pappy Van Winkle list has reached its capacity and we are no longer accepting requests. Check back with us for Spring release in February.

Pappy Van Winkle Wait List

Nectar of the Gods! Fall is slowly creeping into the air. For many that means one thing: the mid-year release of Pappy Van Winkle. This year we are only taking 23 names so if you want to be on the list stop by the store and add your name and age preference. We are only taking names in the store this year. It is just too ov…

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Italian Wine Tasting with Kevin

Italian Wine Tasting with Kevin:

Friday August 24th, 4-7pm Saturday August 25th, 2-6pm

You all know Kevin, he's the one with all the tattoos! Kevin is one of the "Old Dogs" and is a 10 year veteranof Red Dog. He is our resident Italian Wine expert, but has been around long enough to know a little about everything. Kevin is another of Red Dog's Franklin natives and is Brian's brother (can you guess who is older?).   Over the past 10 years with Red Dog, Kevin has gotten married, earned a degree in Exe…

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Make-A-Wish Charity Wine Tasting

Make-A-Wish Charity Wine Tasting

Charity Tasting Next Week!
Red Dog is teaming up with Make a Wish Middle Tennessee for an in-store wine tasting.
Plan to come taste and buy some great wines that will help support a worthy cause.
Tuesday, August 28th from 4:30-7:30pm

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Fond Farewells - Jon's Wine Tasting

Fond Farewells Hey guys, Jon here! As many of you know this Wednesday, August 22, is my last day here at Red Dog. I have had an amazing time here, getting to know you, many of whom I call friends. This has been a very special experience, one that not many people get and I consider myself truly blessed to have had this opportunity. A Great Place with Great People One of the things that makes Red Dog so special is the staff. It has been my profound pleasure to work for Bard. He has not only been a…

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Meet Gym and Taste Great Wine

Weekend Wine Tasting with Gym:

Friday August 17th, 4-7pm
Saturday August 18th, 2-6pm
I know the first question you're asking is, "Is his name really Gym?!" The answer is yes, and no. Jim became friends with Brian and Kevin in High School. Most of the people in their group had a nickname of some sort and someone started spelling Jim's name G-Y-M on things and it just stuck. Gym very rarely spells his name the traditional way anymore and even his Christmas presents say "Gym" on them!
Gym is a Franklin…

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Tres Agaves Tequila Tasting

Award-winning Tequila tasting this Wednesday (Aug. 15) with Tres Agaves Tequila founder, Eric Rubin. He really is the Tequila guru and will be talking and tasting us through his Tequila University. Learn about Tequila's history, production methods, and the difference between its different products on the market. You won't have to be confused about Agave, Blanco, Reposado or Anejo any longer. Come taste Tres Agaves smooth 100% Agave Tequila. Just like last time, Eric will be mixing up some of his…

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August Wine Tasting - Week 2 with Grant

August Wine Tasting - Week 2 with Grant

A Weekend with Grant:
Friday August 10th, 4-7pm
Saturday August 11th, 2-6pm
This weekend the newest member of the Red Dog Team, Grant, will be running the tasting.
 
Although fairly new to the world of wine and spirits he is eager to learn about and especially to try new wines.
 
Grant's favorite part about working at Red Dog is helping customers find an enjoyable libation.
 
This weekend he has picked six great wines including:
Meiomi Pinot Noir
(California)
Meiomi (Ma…

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August Wine Tasting - Week 1 with Bickham

Changing things up a bit for the next few weekends! Have you noticed that we have have added some new faces here at Red Dog? We know you love the Old Dogs, but are excited for you to get to know the Pups too! With new folks come new tastes and preferences. To help you get to know the new guys and to give you an idea of each of our individual pallets we will be having one staff member do a tasting each weekend for the next month or so. They will pick the wines and be on hand at the tasting to tel…

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Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine

  Looking to own a piece of Tennessee history? Red Dog Wine & Spirits carries Tennessee's first legal moonshine from Ole Smoky. Ole Smoky comes in a classic moonshine as well as a variety of flavors. We even stock the Peach Moonshine, previously available only at the distillery, but now available in select test markets.       Other moonshine flavors available include:
  • Apple Pie Moonshine - 40 Proof
  • Moonshine Cherries - 100 Proof
  • Original - 100 Proof
  • Blackberry Moonshine - 4…

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A Taste of Japan: Sake Presentation

Red Dog Wine and Spirits in Franlin, Tennessee has a growing inventory of Japanese Sake. We are sharing the presentation Brian made for one of our recent in-store tastings, after a few requests. We have a plethora of delicate and flavored sake for you to enjoy. Come in and let us help you find one (or more) you will enjoy!

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Batman Drink Recipe

Batman Drink Recipe

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Bruce Wayne Syrah Wine Tasting

In honor of the new Batman movie opening this weekend across America, Red Dog Wine & Spirits is proud to offer you a Batman themed wine tasting. The featured wine will be the delicious Syrah from Bruce Wayne Winery. Join us this weekend! Friday July 20, 2012 | 4PM - 7PM Saturday July 21, 2012 | 2PM - 6PM

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New: Moonshine, Vodka, and Whiskey from Bone Spirits

Red Dog is proud to introduce some new sauce from Bone Spirits. Bone Spirits, located about 40 miles southeast of Austin,TX, has a unique farm to bottle approach that is more aligned with the long-term values of sustainability with communities and local farmers.   [caption id="attachment_1684" align="alignleft" width="134"]Smiths Vodka Smiths Vodka[/caption]

Smiths Premium Vodka

This vodka has a subtle floral bouquet on the nose. Its medium-weighted and creamy body will deliver a grainy-sweet flavor to your pa…

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The Sarasota Cocktail Recipe

By popular demand, Brian will be making a cocktail this weekend - July 12-13,2012. Since we are doing all the dry white and red wines for the tasting, the cocktail will be something for the sweet lovers.

The Sarasota

The Sarasota - Cocktail1 Bottle of Moscato or Riesling 1 Can of Raspberry Lemonade concentrate Splash of Sprite Garnish with raspberries

          Bob & Stacy's Margarita Pouch     Don't forget to mark your calendar for the Special Tasting with Bob from Bob and Stacy's next Wednesday July 18th, from 4-7pm. We will be tasting their pre-made Mar…

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Tasting 3 Cabs and 3 Chardonnays and more!

Weekend Wine Tasting: Friday July 13th, 4-7pm Saturday July 14th, 2-6pm This weekend's tasting is going to be a little different! We will be tasting three Cabernet Sauvignon and three Chardonnay wines. It's gonna be a full flavor, dry wine weekend! We will be offering a GREAT DISCOUNT on all of the wines featured in this tasting: Buy 6-11 to receive a 10% discount Buy 12+ to receive a 20% discount Here is a peak at 2 of this weekend's featured wines:

Alexander Vineyards Chardonnay Alexander Valley Vineyards Chardonnay

(Alexan…

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Urban Riesling and Clayhouse Adobe White Wine Tasting

Following our theme from the last few weeks, we will be doing mostly wines you would serve from the refrigerator to help you beat the heat.

Weekend Wine Tasting:

Friday July 6th, 4-7pm Saturday July 7th, 2-6pm

  This weekend's tasting will feature:

Urban Riesling, 2011

urban Riesling 2011

(Mosel, Germany)

Nik Weis, owner and winemaker of Germany’s renowned St. Urbans-Hof Weingut, has sourced the best quality wines from neighboring vineyards to produce a new wine with traditional roots. This wine has brilliant fruit and M…

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Red Dog Wine & Spirits Show e1

Brian discusses Pinot Gris vs. Pinot Grigio The Williamson Source: Wine & Spirits Show (e.1)

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Red Dog Wine & Spirits Show e2

Brian discusses Horse Heaven Hills (H3) Merlot and Pinot Gris. The Williamson Source: Wine & Spirits Show (e.2)

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New Belgium Beer Tasting July 5

New Belgium TastingNew Belgium Beer Tasting

July 5, 2012 4-7pm

Featured Brewery: New Belgium (Fort Collins, CO)
      • ABBEY - Belgian Style Ale
      • BELGO - Belgian Style IPA
      • Ranger - IPA
      • Trippel - Belgian Style Ale spiced with a trace of coriander
 

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VNC Cocktails Tasting This Saturday June 30

VnC Cocktails Tasting

Saturday June 30th, 2012 | 2-6pm

VNC Cocktails This weekend we will be doing things a little differently! Instead of offering the same tasting on Friday and Saturday, we are changing things up. June 30, we will be tasting one of our store's favorite pre-made cocktail lines by VnC out of New Zealand AND we will have one of the VnC Girls in the store from 3-5pm.   VnC cocktails are made with all natural ingredients, contain no artificial preservatives, additives or colors and are all less tha…

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Tasting Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Noir this weekend!

Weekend Wine Tasting: Pinot, Pinot, and Pinot! Friday June 29th,2012 4-7pm Come on in Friday and taste the difference that a surname can make. We will be tasting Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Noir, and boy will you be amazed! We will taste:

Lonely Cow Pinot Gris, 2011 (Marlborough, New Zealand)

Marlborough Pinot Gris is the ideal balance of sour and sweet. Pinot Gris, one of the “Noble” grapes of Alsace, thrives in the cool climate of Marlborough and is known for its balance of fruit, acid a…

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Come Taste 5 Great Summer Wines!

  Weekend Wine Tasting: Friday June 22, 2012, 4-7pm Saturday June 23, 2012, 2-6pm It's gonna be HOT this weekend!! In celebration of the Summer Solstice that was this week and the warm weather that comes along with it we are having an all White Wine Weekend! From light and dry to a little sweet we have some great chilly refreshing summer wines! We will taste: Ruffino Moscato D'Asti | Sweet Wines | Red Dog Wine & Spirits

Ruffino Moscato D'Asti, 2011

100% Moscato Bianco (Italy)

Moscato sales are through the roof this year! Ruffino's Moscato d’Asti has been pr…


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