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.
F Wine Tasting in Athens, GA
Feb 8th: Seminar – A Champagne Primer – All Champagne is sparkling wine, not all Sparkling wine is Champagne. So what makes the tiny region just northeast of Paris, whose chalk soils create ethereal wines of infinite pleasure, so unique? Discover the different styles of Champagne (capital “C”!), iconic producers, and learn hows of how to buy, store, and serve great Champagne. 6:30pm – 7:45pm – Sign Up Here!
Wine 101: Fundamentals of Wine & Wine Tasting Appreciation – 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 – 7:45pm
Class Dates for this course: (2019) 1/09; 1/23; 2/6; 2/20 – Sign Up Here!
Wine 202B: Fundamentals of Wine & Wine Tasting Appreciation – An exploration of wines from the New World (The US, South America, Australia, and New Zealand): from Mendoza to Marlborough, Hunter Valley to Napa. This four-class course includes all coursework and up-to six wines per class. Prior 101 suggested but not required. All attendees receive 10% off all their purchases on date of class. 6:30pm – 7:45pm.
Class Dates for this course: (2019) 1/24; 2/07; 2/28; 3/14 – Sign Up Here!
Women Who Wine – Wine 101: Basics Concepts of Wine & Wine Tasting – Explore the wine-world’s major grape types, their characteristics, and 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.***6:30pm – 7:45pm NOTE: This class is focused on Women. For the General-admission class please refer to Wine 101.
Class Course Dates: (2019) 1/15; 1/30; 2/13; 2/27 – Sign Up Here!
March 28th: Seminar – Burgundy: An Exploration – In this course we delve into the basics of Burgundy exploring its varied styles, terroirs, and famous vineyards as well as compare and contrast a dozen wines from the region. Some of these bottles are rare—all of them will leave you breathless. Coursework includes literature, color maps, and wines. All attendees receive 15% off all their purchases on date of class.
6:30pm – 8:30pm – 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!