J’s Bottle Shop carries a wide selection of handcrafted wines from around the world with a focus on family wineries and sustainable, organic, and biodynamic producers. We are proud of the selection of wine that we offer with a great range of flavors and prices. Visit our bottle shop in Athens today to learn more about our wine selection!
All wines are not created equal. The best wines come from small, dedicated producers who saw a calling in winemaking and have made it their livelihood. Here at J’s Bottle Shop, we partner with many small producers who take pride in their craft to provide Athens with the best wine in town.
By carefully curating a hand-selected roster of wines at all price points and from all over the world our goal is that any wine you grab from our shelves; whether it is “your style or not” is objectively excellent! #realwine.
Give us a call at (706) 353-8881 or visit our store to learn more about our wine selection.
Wine Tasting in Athens, GA
Seminar- WINE 201 – Sparkling & Fortified Wines of Europe: Both Sherry and Champagne and are wines, but more importantly they are places… and these places have made their eponymous wines for at least the last three centuries. What is it about bubbles that makes any moment momentous? What about a dram of sherry, bit wee of Port… and what the heck is the difference anyway? Not all sparkling wine is Champagne, no all Sherry is sweet, Madeira is more than an ingredient, Spain’s rich Cavas are among the best Sparkling wines in Europe… come find out why as we explore Europe’s Sparkling wine and fortified wine traditions, their emergence, production and a tasting comparing different styles and countries. All attendees receive 10% off all their purchases on date of class. 6:30pm – 8:00pm – Class Date Choices: 06/12 or 07/18 – Sign Up Here!
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Women Who Wine – Summer Bootcamp: Wine 101 “Basics Concepts of Wine & Wine Tasting”– Explore the wine-world’s major grape type and their characteristics, as well as compare and contrast styles across different geographical locations. Discover the fundamentals of winemaking, wine styles, and how to evaluate wine (“wine drinking” vs. “wine-tasting”). This four-class course includes all coursework, the Wine Folly book, and up-to six wines per class. All attendees receive 10% off all their purchases on date of class. 6:30pm – 8:00pm – Class Dates for this course: (2019) 7/24; 7/25; 7/31; 8/02 – Sign Up Here!
Seminar – WINE 101 – Understanding Acidity in Wine: Define acidity in wine, what role it plays in wine and how to detect it. We’ll discover new and classic grapes with naturally low registers across white, rose and red wines. Discover the fundamentals of winemaking, wine styles, and how to evaluate wine (“wine drinking” vs. “wine-tasting”). All attendees receive 10% off all their purchases on date of class. 6:30pm – 8:00pm – Seminar Date: 08/07 – Sign Up Here!
Seminar – The One-Hour Wine Geek: While mere mortals and civilians may be happily downing Cabernet and Pinot Grigio, the cognoscenti and professional wine nerds have an entirely differently set of go-to wines. In this seminar we take a deep-dive into the wine darlings of hard-core winos and discuss what makes them unique and what to look for while discovering some new favorites. After this, you won’t look at a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc the same ever again. All attendees receive 10% off all their purchases on date of class. 6:30pm – 8:00pm. – Seminar Date: 08/08 – Sign up Here!
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What makes a wine excellent?
A few technical characteristics make a wine objectively excellent. Balance, varietal correctness, sense-of-place, and technical integrity are all dispassionate characteristics that separate “good” from “great”. The price of wine doesn’t necessarily influence the quality. These characteristics hold true whether the wine is ten dollars or ten thousand dollars. To learn more about what makes a wine great, talk to one of the members of our team in store!
Excellent Wine, Excellent Service
The team at J’s Bottle Shop strives to bring Athens something dramatically different. Other liquor stores stock only the most popular brands, but we strive to provide a collection of wines that are made by individuals who are passionate about their craft. We want the bottle you take home to be made with a dedication to quality and excellence. We carry the same big brands as the other liquor stores in Athens, but we also carry a unique selection of signature wines made from passionate boutique producers. There’s no gimmicks and no marketing baloney when we sell wine.
Wines From Around The World
We carry wines from around the world with a representative cross-section of wines and wine-growing regions from the New World (California, Oregon, Washington, Chile, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand) as well as the Old World (Spain, France, Italy, Germany, and Austria). In our search for the new, exciting, and little-known we found some choice selections from Lebanon, South Africa, Greece, and more!
J’s Wine Selection
We’re passionate about all sorts of wine and revel in both the classics as well as the new-and-exciting (lots is going on in the wine-world right now!) and we carry a selection of Pet-Nats, Grower Champagnes, craft Sherries, Madeira, and Port, as well as wines in all formats, from cans to bag-in-box.
We hold a pretty active calendar of tastings, sales events, giveaways, and parties. Check us out on our social media or tune in here for the latest!