The Wine Lovers Guide To Memphis

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 17th 2020 11130 0

February 18 is National Drink Wine Day! While I’ll spare you any jokes about how some of us live every day like it’s National Drink Wine Day, I will share with you this handy guide to drinking wine in Memphis.

Updated Feb. 2020.

Memphis Wine Happy Hours And Wine Specials

If you want more happy hour specials read the Guide To Cheap Drinking post. Plenty of places offer $1 off during regular daily happy hours, but these are the ones I found that I thought were the best deals.

Everyday (ish)

Amerigo: $5 house wines, $2 off Italian wines, Mon-Fri, 4-6 p.m.

BarWare: $5 select wines, Tue-Fri, 4-7 p.m.

Blind Bear Speakeasy: $5 wines, Mon-Fri, 3-7 p.m.

Brass Door: $5 house wines, Mon-Fri, 3-6 p.m.

Ciao Bella: bar only $4 select wines, Mon-Thu, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Corner Bar at the Peabody: $5 house wine, daily, 4-7 p.m.

Grove Grill: $6, Mon-Sat, 4-6 p.m.

Knifebird Wine Bar: happy hour specials Tue-Sat, 4-6 p.m. and all day Sunday

Local Gastropub: $4 wines, Mon-Fri, 4-7 p.m.

Marciano Mediterranean & Italian: $5 house wine, Mon-Fri, 4:30-7 p.m.

Maximo’s on Broad $3 house wine, Wed- Sat., 5-7 p.m.

Next Door American Eatery (inside Crosstown Concourse): $6 select wines, daily, 3-6 p.m.

The Silly Goose: $5 house wines, Mon-Fri, 2-8 p.m.

Terrace at the River Inn: $6 wine specials in winter, 5-6 p.m. daily

Tsunami: $6 wines, weekdays, 5-7 p.m.

Weekly Wine Specials

Automatic Slim’s: half off bottles of wine on Wed.

Babalu Midtown & East: $5 house wine and half price select bottles on Wed.

Corner Bar at the Peabody: Winedown Wednesday: $15 Master Taster’s Club Flight, featuring 4 wines of the month (excludes first Wednesday of every month)

Green Beetle: $4 house wines on Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – 7p.m.

LBOE: Wednesdays: half off all wines from 5 – 10 p.m.

Local Gastropub: Tuesdays: $10 select wine bottles from 7 p.m.-midnight

Strano: Wine Down Wednesday: $3 house wines from 5-7 p.m.

Terrace at the River Inn: Champagne Thursdays: $6 glasses of champagne

big fat wine glass

Definitely a 6 oz. pour right here.

Wine Stores Specials and Tastings
Obviously, these are not all the wine discounts in town and not all the liquor stores. If I missed a really good one, leave me a comment and I’ll add it.

Buster’s Liquors and Wines offers periodic in-store tastings. Follow them on Twitter or Facebook to find out when.

Doc’s Wines and Liquors offers tastings all the time. Follow them on FB or Instagram for more info.

Gaslight Liquor Shoppe has a “Ladies Day” every Monday with 10 percent off select wines for lady shoppers. Keep up on FB.

Joe’s Wines and Liquors not only has wines on tap at their growler station, but they offer regular tastings. Check out the calendar here

Kirby Wines & Liquors has weekly specials and periodic tastings, which you can learn about by signing up for their email newsletter here


all the wine

Many of our fine dining restaurants have fantastic wine lists, regular wine dinners, or offer wine pairings all the time. I’m not going to give you a huge list, but if you have a favorite, leave it in the comments! And restaurants: if you have an upcoming wine dinner, add it to the calendar. Memphis lovers are a thirsty bunch.

Did I leave something off? Share your additions in the comments.

Drink responsibly, please. With Uber and Lyft so easy to use (and cab numbers easy to remember – 577-7777) there’s really no excuse for driving if you’ve been imbibing.


Show Comments


  1. Erin says:

    Kirby Wines and Liquor gives a discount on wine every Tuesday. I believe it’s 10%. They also have a frequent shopper card where you can earn points.

  2. Patricia Primrose says:

    Aldo’s in CY has $3.00 wine et al from 3-4:00 Monday through Friday. From 4:00 till about 7, the wine and everything is $4.00. Great bar.

  3. Patricia Primrose says:

    Aldo’s has $3 wine from 3-4:00 Monday through Friday. It goes up to $4 at 4:00

  4. Cathy says:

    Wine Market also offers tastings every day with their special wine keeper system.

  5. Teddy Gorman says:

    My favorite event has been discontinued, but Zoommelier was fantastic! Imagine Zoo Brew with fewer attendees. Those who went weren’t looking to get inebriated as much as they were looking to discover new wines.

    Would love the movement to bring it back!

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