Thirst Wine Merchants

Thirst was founded on the notion that we will sell only delicious wines made as naturally as possible. We search out wines that aren’t on steroids--what we like to call slow wines. Slow wines are the opposite of industrial wines. Industrial wines are mass-produced wines made from high-yielding irrigated vineyards, with grapes grown with herbicides and pesticides, mechanically harvested, engineered with lab yeasts, artificial flavors and stabilizers.


  • Please join us for a FREE tasting TONIGHT from 6PM-8PM for NOT TO BE ELSEWHERE TASTING PART II. Long-time friend and colleague Maya Pederson from Louis/Dressner will be pouring, yes, Dard + Ribo’s St. Joseph Rouge et Blanc, Crozes Hermitage et aussi (yes) Hermitage!

  • We’re open 10am-10pm today — our usual Saturday hours. Stop by and ask us about some of the many new things we’re excited about and pick up a few staples as well.

  • Local Handmade Spirits: Free Van Brunt Stillhouse tasting going on from now until 7pm.

  • Step in from out of the rain and join us for a free Rhum J.M tasting today in the store from 4-7pm.

  • Real wine all the time.

  • Please join us tonight for a free tasting from 6 til 8 at the store with Maya from Louis/Dressner pouring wines from Elodie Balme & Marcel Richaud.

  • A wine of character, flavor & finesse.

  • Enter 2013 in style! Join us for a Special New Year’s Eve dinner at thirstbaravin and/or pick up a bottle or a few of our impeccable bubblies at Thirst Wine Merchants.

  • Enter 2013 in style. Join us for special New Year’s Eve dinner at thirstbaravin and/or pick up a bottle of two of…

  • New Year’s Eve Special Dinner at Thirstbar & Champagne Tasting Tonight at Thirst!

  • Your one-stop shop for liquid libations for the Holidays!

  • Tonight’s free tasting is starting. Come by and try some wine!

  • At our free Thirst Thursday tasting this week, Steven Plant get you in a celebratory mood with a few funky Loire reds. Stop by from 6-8pm.

  • Join us for a free tasting in-store tonight with Steven Plant from 6-8pm of Real Cali wines that are perfect for your Thanksgiving table: Edmunds St. John, Sky & Mayacamas!

  • “Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!” Celebrate the 2012 harvest by attending our Real Beaujolais Nouveau tasting tonight from 6-8pm. We’re supposed to have three different ones but received word yesterday that one may be held up by customs + Sandy.


  • Celebrating Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant’s 40th Anniversary: a Thirst Thursday tasting tonight starting at six that is not to be missed.

  • Kermit Lynch celebrates 40 years in business with a party in its parking lot next Saturday! His fetes in the lot are always fun, with great food and, of course, wine; this one is sure to be extra special. Go if you can. We wish we could be there. We sure wouldn’t be here without him.

    How would you characterize your palate when it comes to wine?

    Kermit Lynch: I like deliciousness, balance, finesse, and swallowability.

  • KRESO POURS ZEV: Get stoked for the weekend by coming to tonight’s Thirst Thursday tasting from 6pm to 8pm.

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