Lux Zoom Wine Tasting

We are excited to invite you to join us, via Zoom, the evening of Thursday, November 12th at 5:30 pm as we continue to practice safe social distancing while bringing you a unique tasting experience.

This time around, we’re teaming up with Master Sommelier, Brett Davis, of Lux Wines to host yet another Live Event Tasting (VIA THE ZOOM APP LINKED HERE

Brett will be joining us at The Wine Rack, as we focus on the following Classic Italian Wines.1. Pieropan -Soave Classico – DOC- 2019 
2. Allegrini – Valpolicella -DOC- 2018
3. Argiano – Rosso Di Montalcino -DOC- 2016
4. Renato Ratti – Barolo – DOCG- “Marcenasco”- 2016


Brett Davis is a Fine Wine Manager of Lux Wines, an importer and marketer of luxury wines from prestigious Italian wineries including Allegrini, Pieropan, Renato Ratti, Poggio al Tesoro, Jermann. In this role, Brett oversees sales of the portfolio in the Midwest.
In 2009, Brett passed the Court of Master Sommeliers’ diploma level exam and earned the title of Master Sommelier. Just over two hundred fifty individuals worldwide have earned this certification over its forty-year history. Brett currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas.   Considered one of the resident whiskey and spirits experts for the Court of Master Sommeliers, he judges spirits contests, gives regular lectures, and proctors monthly exams for others going through the certification process.

*To purchase all or some of the wines beforehand so you can taste along with us, we offer the following options:

– You can buy the bottles online through our website at THIS LINK HERE. Just click on one of the links to our Online Shop.
– Come to the store and purchase the wines in person. 
– You can also email in response to this invite, or call ahead and pick the wines up with our Curbside Service by calling the Store at (502) 721-9148.
Thanks & hope to (virtually) see you then!

Aquitaine Wine Company + Kenny’s Cheese Tasting Event

Join us this Wednesday, February 19, as we taste our way through six exciting wines from Bordeaux & southwest France, when we’ll be tasting one Sparkling, one Still White & four Reds.

We also have a Special Guest: Mr. Jules Martin, of Aquitaine Wine Company, will be our expert and engaging guide as we take a sensory tour through six exciting and diverse wines from family-owned wineries in and near Bordeaux.

Mr. Martin, a native of Bordeaux, France, has been with Aquitaine Wines since Dec 2015. In 2017, he received a Master’s Degree in Wine & Spirits Marketing & Management from INSEEC Bordeaux, one of the leading business schools in France. During his tenure with Aquitaine Wine Company, he has worked directly with our producers creating marketing material and hosting client visits and tastings. Mr. Martin has become a true brand ambassador for all of the suppliers & since April 2017, he has been based in Chicago covers a 12-state region.

We’ll also feature a delicious selection of Kentucky’s very own Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese​ with Kenny’s daughter Jessica on hand to share her expertise on all things cheese & the perfect cheese to pair with each wine.

RSVP: email
or call the store at 502.721.9148 and let us know which session you would like to attend! First tasting 5:30. Second 7 p.m.

The Deal Tasting

Everybody loves a deal so please join us this Wed, Jan 29 for our Annual ‘Deal Tasting Event’ when we’ll taste our way through 6 of the most compelling wine values of 2020. 

There are two tastings, 5:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., during which we’ll walk you through a guided flight of wines from multiple regions which represent stellar deals. 

To RSVP please email or phone 502.721.9148 & let us know which time you prefer & how many will be attending

The Wine Rack Bourbon & Cinema Special Event Saturday, Jan. 5th, 2019

A Bourbon and
Cinema Event

Saturday, January 5, 2019
4-6 pm

Join for INDEPENDENT SPIRITS – a unique pairing of Bourbon & Cinema!
We will have a very special guest in store: Filmmaker Stu Pollard will join us as we merge the magic of making movies and selecting bourbon. Stu has an exciting new survival thriller (RUST CREEK) releasing this month. The film was shot entirely in Kentucky.

Being a Louisville native, Stu also has a natural affinity for our home spirit and in fact personally selected (with a little help from his friends at The Wine Rack) a barrel of Knob Creek 120. We will be sampling this delicious, hand-selected bourbon alongside a new Single Barrel offering by New Riff Distilling of Newport, KY. 

Stu and actor Daniel R. Hill will be on hand to chat with us about the movie and the bourbons, sign bottles purchased in the store that day, and give away a few film related goodies as well. Please join us, & shake off that January chill with some stimulation for your body, mind and soul.


The Wine Rack Castle & Key Distiller Event Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018

Castle & Key Distiller Event

Thursday, December 20, 2018

4 pm-6 pm

Please join us for a special event!

The Wine Rack will be hosting a very special guest this Thursday evening. Come by the store from 4 pm-6 pm and meet Marianne Eaves, the Master Distiller of Castle & Key Distillery. Castle & Key is quickly becoming one of our store’s, and the region’s, best selling brands. Marianne Eaves is Kentucky’s first woman to hold this illustrious title, and we are honored to have her in our store. We will be sampling the Castle & Key Vodka and Gin.

This is a casual, come & go tasting event.

We hope you can join us.


The Wine Rack Barton 1792 Barrel Pick Sneak Peak

Early on Wednesday, June 6th 2018, John ventured on down to Bardstown, Kentucky to pick a barrel of bourbon. What he selected was a Single Barrel of Full Proof 1792 from Barton 1792 Distillery.

The following are some notes on this deep, full bodied whiskey:
Color- Dark Chestnut
Nose- Dried Cherries, Caramel, Clove, Baking Spices,Oak
Palate- Spicy & Earthy notes up front, with Luxardo Cherries, Dates & Figs rounded out with Brown Sugar, Spice & all around NICE!
Body- Full
Finish- Very, Very Long

Price: $44.99/bottle

The Wine Rack Sean Minor Wine Tasting Event Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Sean Minor

Wine Tasting Event

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

5:30 pm & 7 pm

Join us Wednesday, September 26, 2018 as we taste through a selection of the Sean Minor wine catalogue, which showcases great quality and profile for the price.

As per our usual format,
we will be tasting during two different sessions
5:30 pm & 7 pm. 

We also have a  VERY SPECIAL GUEST!

Mr. Larry Soble, Sean Minor Sales Manager, will be on hand to guide us through these six terroir-driven wines. Larry can give us some additional insight on the Family-Owned winery. 



or call the store at 502.721.9148
and let us know which time you prefer & how many will be attending.

Hope to see you then!

The Wine Rack Austrian & German Wine Event August 8, 2018

Austrian & German
Wine Tasting Event

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
5:30 & 7:00 pm


Join us Wednesday, August 8, 2018 as we taste through a selection of wines from Austria & Germany. The cooler climates of both countries’ wine regions produce lighter wines with higher acidity which generally makes you want more. Let’s explore these wines together and find out what makes them so versatile. See you mittwoch!


As per our usual format,
we will be tasting during two different sessions
5:30 pm & 7 pm.


or call the store at 502.721.9148
and let us know which time you prefer & how many will be attending.

Hope to see you then!