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.

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!

Wine Tasting in Athens, GA

JUNE – AUG: Wine Tasting Fridays. Every Friday 5pm-7pm. $10 per person ($5 towards purchase).

June 15th: Rosé-a-thon! A dozen of our favorite rosés. All rosés featured 10% off.
June 22nd: Italian Stallions. A selection of the most fabulous Italians we’ve had this year in a variety of price-points!
June 29th: Pete’s Picks – the concept of “Somewhereness” through six wines, hand selected Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs.
July 6th: Julie’s favorites; our Wine Gal picks her current favorites!

From personalized wine tastings for you and your friends in our tasting room to private wine events at your home we can arrange for a fun day or evening of immersive wine learning. Call us and let us know what you have in mind!


Hosting a dinner party and want to know what to serve? Have you been put in charge of bringing the wine? Give us a call and speak to our wine experts who will be happy to guide yours through a selection of perfect wines for any occasion.
Through Normal School of Wine, Alejandro Ortiz, resident wine-guy, we offer a handful of classes, courses, and seminars on wine and wine culture and appreciation.
Classes are typically 12-18 people in the space next door to J’s Bottle Shop (formerly Normal Bazaar). Prices include all class material as well as wines tasted.
Classes start in the Fall – Spring

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