Assorted Table Wine Shoppe was founded in 2012 by Joshua Villapando. We pride ourselves on our eclectic selection, our quirky extras, and most importantly our customer service. We may not be the biggest, but we are the coolest. On our shelves, you’ll find wines from all corners of the world, Sake, beer, collectibles, action figures, bicycles, art prints….We pack as much as possible into our “walk-in closet” sized shop in The Market at 7th St (formerly 7th St Public Market)! Visit us in person Tuesday through Sunday or fill out our online order form for curbside pick up any day of the week.
Meet the owner, Joshua Villapando
Josh Villapando’s work in the fine food & wine industry in Charlotte spans over 25 years. As a respected authority among customers & peers, his goal with Assorted Table Wine Shoppe is to provide intelligent and entertaining discussion about wine without alienation.
A member of Piedmont Culinary Guild and Metrolina Business Council, Josh’s thirst for wine goes far beyond the glass. Continuing education and professional development are key building blocks for any wine professional, and Josh stays current. Understanding the modern wine landscape requires immersion in the trade. From exploring the regions of Italy to winding up the coast of California, Josh typically stays at the wineries themselves when traveling. And whether it’s Pinot Noir ‘Boot Camp’ in Oregon or touring wineries in Portugal, it’s always about the juice. Currently, Josh is pursuing a degree in Enology & Viticulture at Surry Community College in Dobson, NC.
When not slinging wine, Josh can be found playing Hot Wheels with his son, supporting (and smooching!) his beautiful wife, Jenny (a highly respected restaurant professional in her own right), on a bicycle flinging himself down a mountain in Western North Carolina, or pop-and-locking in an old-school breakdance showdown.
Meet our General Manager (official title Wine Fairy), Celine DeMaesschalck
Celine DeMaesschalck, is the General Manager of Assorted Table Wine Shoppe, Owner and artist behind Modern Hobbyist, and a total wine nerd. She has a Bachelor’s in Food Service Management from Johnson & Wales University and a Level 3 Award in Wines through Wine and Spirits Education Trust. Chances are you have received an email, phone call, or in-person recommendation from Celine, as she has been with Assorted Table since 2015!
Being in the industry has given Celine a great excuse for traveling the world. She has explored the wine regions of Spain, France, Italy, Yadkin Valley (NC), and Napa Valley. Ask her about her travels and you might just get an appointment at one of the many wineries that she has visited.
Catch her working behind the scenes on Self-Guided Tasting Kits, the ATWS Wine Club, or processing your special order!
Meet our Fine Wine Manager, Antonio Battistella
Antonio Battistella has over 45+ years in the food and beverage industry. He has trained as a Chef de Cuisine & Sommelier at some of the most elite restaurants along the East Coast. He started at Assorted Table in the winter of 2018 and quickly became our in-house fine wine expert. Antonio has had the opportunity to taste grand crus, first growths, prestige cuvées, and gran seleziones from exceptional vintages… wines that are now referred to as modern-day “unicorns.”
Always “thirsty” and prepared to make an excellent recommendation-be sure to travel with him to the Eurocave and he’ll show you some of the hidden gems of Assorted Table Wine Shoppe!
ON THE SHELF.
Every* Since 2012
*Not a typo, we’re just silly!