Wine Blog

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Wines to Drink at the End of Summer
We’re having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that summer is almost over. Labor Day Weekend signifies the end of the season, with schools starting and temperatures cooling down. It’s most likely going to stay warm for a little while longer but the mornings and evenings will get a little chilly and - Read More

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Wine to Pair with Tacos
  Okay, we know Taco Tuesday is usually accompanied by margaritas, but hear us out. How about wine instead? Sure, it’s unconventional but we really have yet to find a circumstance when a wine isn’t the right choice. Tequila goes with pretty much every kind of taco which makes it easy, but wine can be - Read More

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Seyval: A French Grape That Thrives in NY State
  The cold weather that strikes the northern parts of New York is good for only a few things: snow, ice skating, and hybrid grapes. Now, not all grapes thrive in these wicked temperatures but luckily for us, scientists are awesome and have actually created new grape varietals that are intended specifically for these regions. - Read More

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Wine to Pair with Pizza
  There’s a reason New York is considered the food capital of the world. If you want to eat something, we’ve got somewhere that makes it. Dishes and cuisines from all over the globe are proffered on every corner, opening up the horizons of millions of people every day.  But if you ask any New - Read More

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Join Us at Rosé Splash!
  What’s better than rosé on a summer day? Rosé on a boat cruise up the Hudson on a perfect summer day. Welcome to Rosé Splash, our first wine event on a boat!  We’ll set sail from Chelsea Piers in the early afternoon and spend the day cruising around Manhattan, taking in all of the - Read More

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

What is Vouvray?
Last week, we told you about the gorgeous Chenin Blanc grape of the Loire Valley, and this week, you get to learn about the fabulous Vouvray, a white wine made from the Chenin Blanc. As you can tell from our recent weeks of articles, the Loire Valley is a mecca for outstanding wines, ones that - Read More

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

What is Chenin Blanc?
Continuing with our recent theme of discussing grapes born in the Loire Valley (see our last pieces on Cabernet Franc and Riesling), we present to you another gorgeous grape that many tend to overlook: the Chenin Blanc.  This fabulous white grape comes from France, particularly in the ever famous Loire Valley, but made its way - Read More

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

The History of Cabernet Franc
If Riesling is the unofficial white grape of New York, then Cabernet Franc is our red. This bold black grape is one of the main grapes used in Bordeaux wine blends, typically being blended with Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon. It came to popularity in the 1600s in the Loire Valley, where it actually helped to create the - Read More

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

The History of Riesling in NY
Riesling has a bit of a strange reputation. It’s a German wine that used to be consumed as a sweet, dessert wine, as most variations were cloyingly sweet and best when cold. While these do still exist, there is a new Riesling in town and it hails from New York State.  In the northern part - Read More