Wine Tasting: Natural Bubbles

Where do bubbles really come from??

Sparkling wines have bubbles. And while the extra CO₂ is a natural by-product of fermentation (just like the alcohol), most wines remain flat. That extra gas for most of the reds and whites we drink blows off into the atmosphere. Your traditional Champagne then adds a pellet full of extra sugar and yeast to the still wine for a second fermentation. This is where they get the bubbles.

But, not matter how clean and natural your ingredients might be, this two-fermentation method is modern manufacturing. What if, instead, we tried to capture those first bubbles instead of wasting them to the air? Continue reading Wine Tasting: Natural Bubbles

TWOX Fifth Anniversary Party in the Parking Lot

Fill the Ford with Food for Fauquier FISH

We’re celebrating FIVE YEARS with a Party in the Parking Lot.

MEAT – MUSIC – FRIENDS – FOOD DRIVE

Derek and Amanda will be throwing some meat on the grill.

Locally renowned Ethno-Appalachian Roots band Furnace Mountain will be here.

Tickets are free, but…

We’re asking you to bring two things: Continue reading TWOX Fifth Anniversary Party in the Parking Lot

Wine Tasting: Pre Labor Day Tasting of California Wines

This Saturday, September 2, as harvest begins all over the world and cool weather starts to set in, we thought we might open some wines that fit the zeitgeist.

We will be tasting from two California wineries: one of the old guard, and one of the new movement. Continue reading Wine Tasting: Pre Labor Day Tasting of California Wines

We are looking for people to join our team of misfit toys

We believe that sustainability in food goes beyond just farming: it includes every step of the process. We see our employees as part of The Whole Ox family, much like the mafia. Much is given to you, and much is also expected. (Without the concrete shoes.)

As a member of our family, you are representing our business, which we have worked very hard to build. We believe in building a personal relationship with our clients, we try to know folk’s names, and give all our clients the best shopping experience we can provide, every time they visit our establishment.

Two openings available

Continue reading We are looking for people to join our team of misfit toys

Wine Tasting: Empordàlia

This Saturday, August 20, we will be tasting four wines from Empordàlia, a small natural-farming co-op on the northern Mediterranean coast of Spain.

We will be tasting their white, rosé, and red, as well as a not-too-sweet sherry-style moscatell! Continue reading Wine Tasting: Empordàlia

#FAF Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting: Fancy

Every Saturday, we open up a few wines to showcase what we bring into the shop. Usually the tastings will have a theme, something like: “French Wines” or “Reds from Southern Italy” or “Wines to have with Meats from the Grill”.

But sometimes, when you’ve had a long week or are just feeling special, you want something FANCY. You want a wine that says “you’ve waited long enough, it’s time to open me up”. A wine that is all gold everything. Continue reading #FAF Wine Tasting