New York was home to some of the countries first vineyards. Settlers began planting vines in the early 19th century, and, by the end of the Civil War, the state’s Finger Lakes district was producing boatloads of wine. At the same time, a grape-belt of sorts was cropping up along Lake Erie. Long Island, now the star of the New York wine scene, is the baby of the family. Wineries there are relatively new, but they’ve helped put New York back on the international map.
From now until October 6th, we’ll be showcasing what our state has to offer the wine world. Below is a calender of our upcoming in-store New York wine tastings.
Check out what we’ve got at the following tastings:
(We’ll get started with a few non-NY apéritif tastings – Sparkling wine, Chartreuse cocktails & more!)
Wednesday, September 29th, 6-9 pm
Piper Sonoma Sparklers + Desserts from local pastry wizards Michael Allen and Lily & Fig – both masters of cakes, cookies and other delectable treats, brought to you by Brooklyn Exposed- your guide to everything Brooklyn!
Thursday, September 30th, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Chartreuse & Vertical Vodka cocktails to start, wines to finish…
Friday, October 1st, 5:30-9 pm
Wines from an assortment of New York Vintners: Shinn Estates, Schneider, Wolffer & more…
Saturday, October 2nd, 5-9 pm
Vines at Channing Daughters on Long Island
A bevy of beauties from Channing Daughters on Long Island – Sylvanus, Tocai Fruilano, Blaufrankisch, a Rosso Fresco and their Sculpture Garden – a mostly Merlot blend that might make you all misty eyed to be a New Yorker.
Tuesday, October 5th, 6-9pm
Red, white and dessert wines from Bouké. Last year, New York Magazine suggested that our friend Lisa Donneson’s Long Island red blend would make a great Valentine’s Day gift. We think it’s a good buy anytime. Taste and you’ll see…
Wednesday, October 6th, 6-9pm
We couldn’t skip the Finger Lakes – birthplace of New York winemaking. So we brought in 3 new wines: A Fox Run Lemberger, a dry Riesling from Dr. Frank and a Weimer Gewurztraminer (say that 5 times fast).