March Madness

Oh March! You mad and crazy month, you. Basketball games, St. Paddy’s day, late season snow storms and the promise of warm weather all have a way of making us want to drink more wine! Good thing we got this month’s selections to keep our thirst quenched!

‘Fabulous Four’: Four bottles curated to entice your curiosity. A medley of wines for everyday drinking or special occasions! $75/mo

‘Super Sixer’:  Six bottles selected to quench the thirst that four bottles just can’t!  $125/mo.

‘Wino(t) Alert’: A case in our $15-range…full of taste and value. Discover your new favorite go-to bottles. It’s a no-brainer!  $175/mo.

Tax and Brooklyn delivery included in the prices above! It’s a month-to-month subscription (unless you choose to auto-renew) so you can pick the best option for you each month, or skip a month if you need to!

Cheers wino(t)’s!

Tequila Wednesday!

Tequila Wednesdays are back and we’re ready to get our drank on!  Come by tonight from 6-8p for tasty tequila that will tickle your tastebuds.  Say that 3 times fast after three tastes ;)

Suerte Tequila Blanco: This fine and fruity Blanco tequila is made from 100% Blue Weber Agave and spends a minimum of two months in stainless steel tanks before bottling.  The result is a fruity and herbal tequila that is elegantly balanced and dangerously smooth! 

Suerte Tequila Reposado:  Rested in White Oak bourbon barrels for seven months prior to bottling, this Reposado is robust and balanced.  Its bouquet exhibits aromas of butterscoth, oak and subtle hints of plums.  It’s great in a Suerte-chelada!  Just add Suerte Reposado to a glass filled with ice, lime juice, Tobasco sauce and your choice Mexican lager…and don’t forget to salt the rim!

Suerte Tequila Anejo:  This extra aged tequila rests in White Oak bourbon barrels for 24 months (twice as long as the standard!).  It’s complex and full bodied with a moderate oak presence, hints of berries, chocolate and fresh mint.  We recommend serving it neat in a wine glass.

See y’all tonight!

Awesome Aussies!

We got wine from the land down under.  Where good wine grows and there is thunder! Join us tonight from 6-8pm for some awesome Aussie reds and a great Italian Prosecco.

Adami Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Garbel: Semi-dry and super fun with big bubbles and bright green apple fruit.

Henry’s Drive Vignerons Morse Code Shiraz: A rich and fruity wine with hints of lavendar, plums and cherries.  Hints of anise and pepper round out the finish on this cozy red.

Tscarke Barossa Gold Cabernet Sauvignon: This dark and earthy Cabernet has hints of mulberry, black olive and cedar on the nose with ripe black currant, cedar and dark plum and raspberry notes on the palate.

See y’all tonight!

Cheers to a new season!

Looks like it’s turning into quite an Indian summer wino(t)’s and boy are we thirsty! So we’re popping some thirst quenching favorites to savor the end of the summer with.  We’re also bidding farewell tonight to one our of favorite wino(t)’s, Tyler.  So pop on by from 6-8p, raise your glass to Tyler and get your drank on!

Raventos i Blanc Conca del Riu Anoia Brut Rose ‘de Nit': This rose cava is fresh and enticing with hints of stone fruit and wild strawberries both on the nose and the palate.  It’s dry on the finish with a slight stony, briny finish!

Donnhoff Estate Riesling: This Estate Riesling from on of the Nahe’s most legendary producers is-how you say?-baller!  Floral on the nose with stone fruit notes, citrus zest, fresh tarragon and mint and an oyster shell minerality.  This white is not too dry and not too sweet and a great pairing with almost anything.

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso: An un-fined and unfiltered red that is a perfect expression of the Sicilian terroir, this fresh and elegant red is fantastic with pasta and meat dishes.  It’s full of floral notes, bright red berries and just the right amount of spice.

See y’all tonight!

Fun and funky!

Happy September, wino(t)’s! Our friend Anthony is here tonight with some fun and funky varietals that we’re sure will get you in the right mind set for the Autumn season ahead.  Join us from 6-8pm and put a lil funky pep in your fun lil step ;-)

Zafeirakis Malagouzia: This native Greek grape is crazy and complex with notes of white flowers, jasmine, pineapple and orange on the nose. On the palate it is slightly salty with hints of black volcanic rocks and oysters shells giving way to a mild acidity and bitter almond finish. We love it with grilled fish like sea bass and trout!

Shooting Star Aligote: Grown mainly in Ukraine, Moldova and Burgundy, this noble little grape has always had to play second fiddle next to Chardonnay. Until it reached Jed Steele’s vineyards in Washington state, where it is finally (thank the stars) getting the attention it deserves. This versatile wine is flinty with hints of sweet/tart apples and nuanced hints of toasty oak.

Barone de Ley Graciano: Hailing from the Rioja Baja region in Spain, this 100% Graciano is deep cherry red in color with notes of blackcurrant, cherry and vanilla. It’s slight smokiness and silky tannins make it great with grilled meats, as well as richer game dishes or duck confit. This varietal is usually used to blend into Tempranillo, so finding it on it’s own is quite a treat!

Pol Roger Brut Reserve Champagne: This one we’re popping because it’s just plain fun!  What better way to send summer off than to drink some crisp dry bubbly? ‘Nuff said!

See y’all tonight!

Happy 3 Years to Us!

Today marks the first day we opened 3 years ago and we’re so grateful to still be going strong!  Thanks to all you wino(t)’s of course!  Without your continued support we wouldn’t be able to call drinking wine and sharing our passion with you our jobs.  So to celebrate and say thanks, we’ve got some delish bubbly wine open for you to sip on as you look around.  We’ve also got Todd-who poured wine for our first ever tasting- and his brilliant jokes.  Join us tonight from 6-8pm!

Philippe Prie Champagne Brut Tradition: A crisp and dry Champagne with notes of green apple, apple blossoms, toasted almonds and a nice lemony mosseaux on the finish.  We find it to be the perfect casual Champagne to drink with friends any time of the year.

See y’all tonight!

Wine Riddle!

What’s pink, white, red and delicious, wino(t)’s? The three wines we’re pouring tonight!  We’ve got a pink and a white from the infamous Loire Valley and a red from the southeastern Languedoc area, along with our favorite wine rep/crepe maker extraordinaire, Joffrey! So pop by tonight from 6-8pm for a taste!

Domaine Bellevue Touraine Rose:  A structured Rosé featuring a spicy bouquet with hints of strawberries, cherries and melon. On the palate it is dry, rich, and pleasantly peppery, with a well-balanced acidity giving way to a smooth finish.

Domaine Bellevue Touraine Sauvignon: A rich and fresh Sauvignon Blanc that exhibits bright notes of tangerine, orange, lily of the valley, passion fruit and pineapple.  Great for sipping in the park with some goat cheese or a light summer salad!

Domaine Montrose Cotes de Thongue: This Merlot, Syrah, Grenache blend from the south of France is soft and easy with tons of strawberry and black currant notes followed by hints of anise and cocoa.  We love it with a light chill.

See y’all tonight!

Mid-summer Faves

It’s an exciting week wino(t)’s!  Not only is this the second tasting we’ve had this week, but it’s also the last week of the World Cup; we’re so excited to see who takes the Cup!  Pop by tonight from 6-8pm to try some of our mid-summer favorites and pick up a bottle or two to enjoy during the game.

Zardetto Vino Spumante Rose:  Elegant and expressive, this sparkling rose presents fresh aromas of cherry and red currant with a bright acidity and celvety smooth finish!  It’s perfect for impromptu BBQ’s and World Cup parties!

Leone de Castres Five Roses Rose: This rose of mainly Negroamaro grapes is one of the most versatile we’ve tasted in a long time!  It’s bright red-cherry color draws you in while the ripe strawberry and cherry notes keep you coming back for more!  It’s perfect with summer risotto’s, grilled seafood and pork dishes as well as sushi!

Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino di Sardegna: This delicious Vermentino has delicate aromas of citrus and tree fruits complemented but undertones of tropical fruit and honey.  It’s bright, zesty acidity rounds out the palate and makes this both food friendly and crowd pleasing!

FX BARC Les Collines Rouges Touraine Pinot Noir: A light and smokey Pinot from the Loire Valley with notes of black cherries and loads of savoury minerality

See y’all tonight!

Ooh La La!

Be our guest! Be our guest!  Put our French wines to the test! Take a wine glass in your hand, cherie’s and we’ll provide the rest!  Pop by Thursday from 6-8pm and try some of our newest French wines!

Barone du Chatelard Beaujolais Rose: This 100% Gamay rose is produced from grapes grown on clay-limestone soil, resulting in a delightful and refreshing wine that you will want to drink all year long.  It’s full of small dark and red berry notes, hints of tangerines and pears and tons of bright peppery spice!

Domaine de la Muliere Chablis:  This bright and elegant Chablis is aromatic on the nose with hints of apple blossoms and wet limestone, while the palate exhibits green apples, poached pears, toasty vanilla and an almost briny minerality.

Seuil de Mazeyres Pomerol:  A blend of Merlot and Cab Franc from 2009, which is proving more and more to be one of the most legendary vintages in Bordeaux!  It’s nose is full of sweet cherry and mulberry notes followed by loads of dark berry fruit and pepper.  Elegant and well integrated tannins give it a silky mouth feel and we think it would be a great accompaniment for your next BBQ!

Cheers wino(t)’s!

Local Booze!

Our favorite booze monger Gino (from Breuckelen Distilling) is here tonight wino(t)’s and his gin and whiskey are not to be missed!! Join us from 6-8pm to get a taste of what ‘Made in Breuckelen’ is all about!

Breuckelen Glorious Gin: Distilled from 100% NY state grains and then redistilled using juniper, grapefruit, lemon, rosemary and ginger, this gin will blow away all your (mis)conceptions of what a good gin should be.  Try it with these awesome recipes.

Breuckelen 77 Local Rye and Corn Whiskey:  This well balanced whiskey is made using a mash of 90% local rye and 10% local corn and reminds us of toasted banana nut bread with hints of cinnamon woven through each sip.  All you need is a glass to enjoy this whiskey, but it makes a pretty good Old Fashioned as well!

Check out this video to get an inside peek at the process!

See y’all tonight!