First, a few words about the Zupan’s Wine Program. Our fully-staffed wine departments show our commitment to offering our customers the best service & selection of wine in the city. In addition to in-store tastings on Friday and Saturday afternoons, Zupan’s customers enjoy a 10% discount on purchases of 6 bottles or more, and even greater discounts on whole, unmixed cases. Zupan’s offers thousands of choices of wine from around the globe. Our selection runs from great value wines to some of the most highly sought-after wines in the world. Our mission is to provide our customers with excellent wine choices for both daily enjoyment as well as special occasions.
Zupan’s Wine Departments:
You can learn quite a bit from observing the layout of the Zupan’s wine departments. A little bit of information will help this make sense.
In what we call the New World (areas with a relatively short history of wine production, including the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina), wines are generally named after the grape. So in our wine departments, you will see the following large categories of wines:
– Sauvignon Blanc
– Pinot Gris
– Blends (white wine)
– Cabernet Sauvignon
– Pinot Noir
– Blends (red wines)
Most wines in these areas are from New World producers.
In what we call the Old World (areas with a much longer tradition of wine production) wines are often named after the place where the wine is produced. These wines are categorized by their country of origin. So you will see sections from:
In these sections, you will notice names like Barolo, Chianti, Bordeaux, Cotes du Rhone, etc. These are all the names of places. Further study will help you to learn what grapes are used to make the wines named for places. In many instances, it’s the same grapes that the New World uses to name the wines.
Next time you’re in our store, stop by the wine department and say hello. Venture out of your comfort zone and try a new bottle of wine. One of our wine stewards will help you pick the perfect bottle. Cheers!