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    Friday August 9th tasting 4:30-6:30

    This week we have some incredible new finds to feature at our Friday tasting. Wine professionals are perpetually on the hunt for that special wine that outperforms its peers, though with earnest effort quality wines are plentiful, out of the hundreds of good, solid values, there may be 1 or 2 wines that are truly treasures. 

    This week, we think we can show you such a wine--a rare value red from Burgundy for less than $20. While it's certainly possible to come upon Pinot Noir from Burgundy at that price point, far too often the wines are astringent and thin. Balance, elegance, seductive aromas of strawberry, fresh red berry or black cherry and then a silky, plush texture mingled with hints of mushroom or dried herbs and tart cranberry are the hallmark traits of well-made Pinot Noir. 
    Join us for a taste! ---Paula
    2017 Franck Givaudin Irancy
    regular $21.99   wine club $18.99

    Franck Givaudin returned to his family estate in Irancy to help manage over 30 acres, many older vines, planted by his grandfather in the 1960's. Very little of these wines are exported as most are consumed by the markets in and around Paris. Dark ruby, medium body with packed layers of savory red fruits, forest floor and a hearty, rustic nature. 100% pinot noir, hand harvested and organically grown. 
    Zanotto “ZB” Sparkling Bianco 
    regular $22.99   wine club $18.99 

    Succulent, natural Prosecco from Zanotto; 100% Glera grape. Soft mousse, with bright lemon citrus, white flowers and notes of baked bread. Bright acidity, textured, and long on the finish. Organic framing practices.
    Zanotto Fermo Bianco 
    regular $19.99   wine club $16.99
    A traditional hillside field blend, comprised mostly of Glera (the Prosecco grape) with other indigenous Italian varietals. Medium-body with a lush texture, notes of green apple, lime, and fresh flowers. No added yeast, farmed with organic practices.

    Natural wine importer Pierre Gastaldello (on left) of Bobo Selections will be our presenter on Sunday Oct. 14th for a free wine class


    Saturday Blind Tasting 1-4 pm...
    We will guide you through the steps of blind tasting and assessing a wine and provide you with 8 possible answers. Guess the correct grape and you'll receive 10% off on all your wine purchases that day. Guess wrong and you can still buy the mystery wine at a special sale price. 

  • Natural wine alert!

    Natural wine New Arrivals...


    Unico Zelo

    Frank Cornelissen

    Anders Frederik Steen

    Pax North Coast Syrah

    Matthieu Barret

    Fabien Jouves

    Thomas Jullien

    Porta del Vento

    M&C Lapierre

    Daniel Ramos

    Martha Stoumen

    and more....



    New Arrivals! Natural wine in larger format...

    2015 Niepoort Bairrada Nat Cool

    1 Litre now $18.99



    2018 Fabien Jouves A Table Rose now $36.99 1.5L


    2017 Matthiew Barret "Petiti Ours" Cotes-du-Rhone

    now $59.99 1.5L


    2016 Anders Frederik Steen "Let's Eat the world we want to live in"

    now $74.99 1.5L


    2015 Anders Frederik Steen "Don't throw plastic in the ocean please" now $76.99 1.5L




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  • 435 rhode island st.

    five points. buffalo, ny, 14213
    4 blocks west from Richmond Ave. 
  • mission

    At paradise wine we stock an inventory of hand-selected wines, tasting each and every offering on our shelves. We are the everyday wine shop, with the majority of our wines in the under $20 price range. Our relationship with our customers is our first priority and we define our success by your satisfaction. Our continual goal is to find the wines that suit your specific palate.

    In addition to finding wines of character at great value, we also only buy wines that are farmed in adherence with sustainable or better, farming practices. For those who enjoy wines made with minimalist intervention, our inventory also features a vast selection of biodynamically farmed and natural wines, made with low or no added sulfur, indigenous yeast, and no filtration. In 2017, in the August 28th edition of Bon Appetit magazine, https://www.bonappetit.com/story/what-is-natural-wine

    we were featured alongside a handful of retailers in the US as one of the top shops for finding natural wines. While this recognition is much appreciated, our primarily purpose will always be finding wines that are standouts in their category. Located in the bustling Five Points area on Buffalo’s west side, we identify as a neighborhood shop and strive to be an integral part of improving our community.

    In summary, this is our mantra…

    • we believe in delicious and affordable wine and spirits.
    • we support small family wineries using traditional methods.
    • we rejoice in sustainable, organic and biodynamic farming.
    • you know what tastes good. we can’t wait to share our discoveries with you.

    "Someday we will look back on this dark era of agriculture and shake our heads. How could we have ever believed it was a good idea to grow our food with poisons?" --Jane Goodall

  • Bio's

    The tasting team


    aspiring to wine nerdom and co-partner

    Best friends with co-partner Lauren, Paula finally got the chance to "open her own damn shop" when Lauren found the perfect retail space in an abandoned building that was once a hardware store in the early 1900's. Paula's approach to wine is investigative--to find the best wine, healthiest grapes, and most talented winemakers and offer it up at affordable pricing. Traveling to wine events, meeting with winemakers, networking with local non-for profit businesses and collaborating with Buffalo chefs is at the core of how paradise wine weaves itself into the fabric of a city, of a neighborhood and beyond. It's all about making the customer smile and supporting clean farming.


    Cellar Master

    Joe Nason, connoisseur and caretaker of all things yeasted, began his career at Premier back in 2008. After six years of falling in love with the wine world and learning the ins & outs of the retail side of the industry, he departed Buffalo to follow his passion of winemaking, working his first harvest at Hall Wines in the Napa Valley. Between harvests he resided in Austin, Texas flexing his pastry skills at various restaurants around the city. Four domestic harvests later (Napa, the Willamette, the Finger Lakes, and the Niagara Escarpment), life brought him back to his native WNY, where he was picked up by Paradise Wine in October of 2017. Ever the intrepid biblical scholar, you can find him in the shop professing his subversive Good News that “Jesus drank Riesling.”


    legendary founder and co-partner

    There wouldn't be a paradise wine without this hurricane force of a woman. Self-made and on her own from the age of 18 when she high-tailed from Buffalo to New Orleans with her boyfriend to learn the ways of big cities. Lauren purchased the building, originally built in the late 1800's, in 2012 and began a total restoration. Full-time city realtor, Lauren's enthusiasm is famous for helping to build safe, walkable neighborhoods in the city peppered with fun, original shops like ours!

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