about us M&S

About Us

A world of personally selected fine wine awaits your discovery… We opened our first retail wine shop in 1980 and have spent over 35 years offering clients select wines that represent quality and value. McCarthy & Schiering Wine Merchants emphasize personal service in comfortable, friendly settings.

We carry an extensive selection of wines from around the world, specializing in wines from Washington and Oregon. We are passionate about the small individual estates of France, Italy, Germany and Austria. New world wines from California, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and Argentina are well represented on our shelves.

As fine wine merchants, we select our choices through daily tasting and evaluation. We were recognized in 1998 by Food and Wine magazine as “retailer of the year.” In April 2004, GQ magazine named our shops as one of the “50 best Wine Stores in America” and one of the “top 10 small specialty shops featuring wines from Piedmont and Tuscany.” We hope you will enjoy our website and view the range of wines, tastings, and recommendations we feature.

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Ordering Wines

We primarily stock wines that we have personally tasted and recommend – our focus is on the wine in the bottle, not the label on the bottle. While we have favorites that always seem to be on our shelves, our love is the next great new discovery.

We stock over a thousand different wines in each shop and our goal is to help you find excellent wines that fit the flavor profile you seek in the price range that you desire. Please ask for a wine that you’ve enjoyed in a local restaurant, New York, London or Paris. If this wine is available in Seattle, we will usually be able to have it for you within a week.

To inquire about a wine you may call us, email us at either the Ravenna shop or the Queen Anne shop. We’ll be in touch about the availability of the wines within a day or two.

Other Services

In addition to selling wine, we offer related services such as local delivery, shipping wine, gift certificates and more. Please contact us either via email or on the phone if you’d like to use these services or if  you have questions.

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available in any amount. Gift certificates for membership in the Vintage Select Buyer’s club are also available.

Seattle Wine Storage

Storing wine properly, in temperature and humidity controlled conditions, is of utmost importance for successful aging. However, many people don’t  have the space for  a traditional wine cellar or live in apartments or condominiums where such a thing is impossible. If you need offsite wine storage, we wholeheartedly recommend Seattle Wine Storage. SWS has been around since 1995 and provides storage for all manner of cellars from small to large. They can be reached at (206) 628-4802 or at http://seattlewinestorage.biz