Randall’s Wines & Spirits to host LARGEST VIP TASTING in St. Louis – Thursday, October 22nd!

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Come and enjoy samples from over 60 tables with beers, wines, and spirits from top suppliers including Jim Beam, Pernod Ricard, Diageo, and Brown Forman. This will be the only place to sample new innovations, along with super premium products like McCallan Rare Cask, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra, and Jameson Vintage Reserve. In addition, the tasting will offer reservations for wait list purchases, raffles, door prizes, product discounts and live entertainment.

Early Bird Admission is $20 per person, General Admission beginning on October 1st is $30 per person. All admission pricing includes entry, appetizers, and a tasting glass. Tickets may be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets. All proceeds go to Cherokee Street Reach and Think wRite to aid in the support of our city’s youth.

The VIP Tasting will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Midway at Union Station. (1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO, 63103). Must be 21 to attend!

Hotel Rooms are available to reserve and are not included in the ticket price. CLICK HERE for reservation information. For more information, please contact us at info@shoprandalls.com.

 

Randall’s Jefferson Hosting Father’s Day Classic Car Show!

Don’t know what to do for Father’s Day? Well you are in luck! Join Randall’s Wines & Spirits at S. Jefferson & Hwy. 44 for a FREE Classic Car Show! In addition to over 30 beautifully restored classics, we will have beer tastings, scotch tastings, whisky tastings, bottle engravings, cigar rollers, discounts for dads AND free giveaways including — grills, guitars, fire pits, t-shirts, and much, much more! Come on out and join us! You owe Dad that much.classic-car-show-full-page

Scotch Tasting at our Manchester Location

We are happy to welcome Peter Wilkins from International Beverage Company. He will be conducting a Scotch Tasting on Oct 15 starting at 7pm. We will be tasting:
Scottish Leader
Black Bottle
Deanston Virgin
Deanston 12
Bunnahabhain 12
Bunnahabhain 18
Bunnahabhain Toiteach
Bunnahabhain 25
Tobermory 10
Tobermory 15
Ledaig 10
Cost is $5 per person. VIP Members and their guests are free but we do require reservations. Call 636-527-1002 for reservations.

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15th Anniversary Celebration at Fairview Heights this Saturday

Ah, 1998…

The European Union introduces the Euro; President Bill Clinton is impeached by the House on two charges, perjury and obstruction of justice; the movies Armegeddon, Titanic, and Saving Private Ryan are released, and a little store called Randall’s Wines and Spirits opens up on the East Side.

Randalls 2013 smallThis coming Saturday, September 7th from 1pm-4pm, we’ll be celebrating our fifteenth anniversary by having a massive tasting at our Fairview Heights store. A $5 tasting fee gets you access to over thirty tables filled with wine. spirits, cocktails, and beer. There will be loads of new products to try, and many more old favorites on hand to enjoy as well. A portion of the proceeds will go to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

If you were around for last year’s Customer Appreciation tasting, it’s going to be like that, only more so. A party like this doesn’t come around very often, so be sure you don’t miss it!

 

Cocktail of the Week!

This weeks cocktail was the F.U.S.I.  We made samples and tasted them at the Jefferson store.  What fun!

  • 2oz Domaine de Canton
  • .75oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon
  • .5 Kronan Swedish Punsch
  • A dash of both Maraschino Liqueur and Lemon Juice
  • Served over ice topped with club soda

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Stop by the Jefferson Randall’s next week to try the Kentucky Island!

 

 

Artisinal Cocktail Sampling at Manchester on Friday

amaro_sibillaI’ll go ahead and admit it: yes, we have a lot of weird stuff on our shelves at Randall’s. It can be downright overwhelming sometimes when you just stop and think about all the products we carry that a) you’ve never even heard of and b) you have absolutely no freakin’ clue what to do with even if you decided to buy a bottle.

Well, no worries because we are here to help!

This coming Friday at the Tasting Bar in our Manchester store from 3-5pm, we’re having Shannon from Vintegrity Wines stop on by and make some fabulous cocktails from some of the less mainstream (yet growing in popularity) spirits we carry. We’ll feature Barsol Pisco from Peru, Sombra Mezcal, Amaro Sibilla, Bitter Truth’s Apricot, and more!

What’s more, not only will you get a chance to try these products singly (and you simply must try them!), Shannon will be mixing them up into cocktails that will showcase these spirits and demonstrate their drink-worthiness beyond simple shots!

Here’s a preview of one of the drinks we’ll be sampling Friday afternoon:

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  • 1 oz Amaro Sibilla
  • 11⁄2 oz primaterra pinot grigio
  • 2 oz lemonade

Pour the ingredients in a drinking cup with plenty of ice. Add the lemonade and garnish with rosemary, slice of orange and cherry.

In another week or so, I’ll be posting details about Randall’s new Cocktail Club, but until then, consider this Friday night a wonderful preview of what is to come!

Hope to see everybody there!

 

Upcoming Events

We’ve got a great bunch of upcoming events for all tastes in March-April:

MARCH 13TH:  Whisk(e)y Club spotlighting Irish Whiskey with the Jameson Brand Ambassador Eoin Derham @ MANCHESTER location, 7:00 P.M.

MARCH 15th:  JAMESON tasting w/ bagpiper @ JEFFERSON LOCATION 5-7 P.M.

MARCH 16TH:  WINE 101 @ JEFFERSON LOCATION 2-3 P.M.

MARCH 21ST:  Wine tasting w/ KAREN EYE of TERRA FIRMA @ NOCO LOCATION 6-7:30 P.M.

MARCH 21ST:  Mezcal Tasting featuring Del Maguey Mezcals @ MANCHESTER LOCATION 7:00 P.M.

MARCH 30TH:  RESERVE TASTING CONSUMER EVENT:  BACCHUS & BOCCE BUNNY EDITION 7 P.M. @ 2219 Marconi Ave., on the Hill

APRIL 14th:  BEER AND BBQ, featuring tastings from over 30 breweries and food from Pappy’s Smokehouse, @ MANCHESTER starting at 6 P.M.

APRIL 18TH:  CONSUMER EVENT, wine tasting w/ AMY SIMPSON of PINNACLE DIST., 6-7:30 P.M.

The consumer events can be signed up for at any of the RANDALLS locations.  These are limited seating events, so it will be first come, first serve.  So hurry to any of the locations to sign up.  Can’t wait to see you there!

Mezcal Madness Tasting Event!

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Mezcal Madness continues!

On Thursday, March 21st at 7:00pm in our Manchester Store, we’ll be having a tasting event featuring the single village mezcals of Del Maguey.

Randall’s Wines & Spirits invites you to become acquainted with this smoky, seductive spirit. Discover for yourself the complexities of Mezcal and how the people, the climate, and the land of Oaxaca contribute to its character. We’ll be sampling 5 different single village mezcals from Del Maguey, comparing and contrasting how each village approach differs from the others. We’ll also learn about Mezcal production and how it differs- and is similar to- Tequila.

Tickets for this tasting event are $25.00. There are a limited number of spots available, so advanced registration is required. Call 636-527-1002 or stop by your local Randall’s to sign up today!