Wine Tasting: German(ic) Wines

Leth Gruner Veltliner, Steinagrund, Austria 2015 Regular Price $18.99 Sale Price $14.99 Gruner, Gruner, how do I love thee? Quite easily as the wine is delicious. Lovely peach notes upfront followed by a creamy apple pie mouthfeel and bright acidity. If this is your first Gruner, welcome!   Novacella Kerner, Alto Adige, Italy 2016 Regular Price[…]

Wine Tasting: Spanish Edition

Saturday, July 29th 2pm – 6pm Ameztoi Txakoli, Getariako Txakolina 2016 Regular Price $22.99 – Sale Price $17.99 This light and crisp wine from the Basque region on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees is slightly effervescent and salty with hints of lime. It’s really quite deliciously quaffable.   Granbazan Albarino ’Etiqueta Ambar’, Rias Baixas[…]

Time for a Beer Tasting!

The French Paradox Wines Presents: Summer Beer Tasting vol. 1 – Friday, July 21st – 4-7pm Brooklyn Summer Ale, Brooklyn , NY 5.0% ABV The people at Brooklyn Brewery call this a ‘sunny ale’, it’s really a ‘golden ale’ or what the English used to call a ‘luncheon ale’, meaning it was relatively light in[…]

Why Punt?

One of the greatest things about being in the wine business is that we’re asked many, many questions that have absolutely no definitive answer. This, of course, never stops us from offering opinions about subjects such as corks (necessary for aging? probably not), aging (all wines get better with age? unlikely), complexity (reds are more[…]

Bigger is Better?

Wine, despite all the mystery and hoopla, is a consumable commodity. And as such, it is subject to external influences, for instance, the performance of competitive products (beer, spirits, etc.), consumer perceptions, and industry consolidation. Today, I want to take on consumer perceptions and industry consolidation around the topic of size…specifically, are ‘bigger’ wines ‘better’[…]

I am Ken Griffey Sr.

Ken Griffey Sr. was an outstanding baseball player. A star right fielder for the “Big Red Machine’ Cincinnati Reds of the 1970’s, the fleet-footed Griffey hit .305 in his first full season as a starting player, the first of five .300-plus seasons he would enjoy in a Reds uniform. Griffey also recorded a .391 on-base-percentage[…]