Yearly Archives: 2012

New York Times Best Thanksgiving Wine

We’re thrilled to announce we’ve gotten our hands on the last 9 cases of the Edmunds St. John Bone Jolly Gamay Noir 2010 ($21), the winner in this morning’s NYT wine column on the best wines to pair with Thanksgiving dinner. “Light-bodied but intensely flavored, agile and earthy, with each sip thirst-quenching yet intriguing enough to inspire another. It’s an American take on Beaujolais, not a facsimile, perfect for an American holiday.” “Earthy, spicy, dry, lip-smacking and delicious.” Their words, not ours.

If you’re wondering why we work so hard to get you the top wines from the Times, it’s because it gives us a chance to show you how much we appreciate your continued patronage. You deserve the best.

Edmunds St. John Bone Jolly Gamay Noir 2010 ($21, $17.85 with 15% case discount). To order, call us at (718) 797-9463. Very limited quantities of this item, first come, first served.

UPDATE: Only 6 cases left

Edmunds St. John El Dorado County Bone Jolly Gamay Noir 2010

“Earthy, spicy, dry, lip-smacking and delicious,” says the NY Times in choosing this as its Best of Tasting among the wines suggested to pair with Thanksgiving dinner.

We’ve got 9 cases in stock now. To serve the Edmunds St. John El Dorado County Bone Jolly Gamay Noir 2010 ($21, $17.85 with 15% case discount) at your holiday table, call us at (718) 797-9463.

Donations for the Rockaways

The Greene Grape will be taking up a collection for the remainder of this week, to help aid some of the lives that have been devastated out in the Rockaways.


We’re working with Occupy Sandy to provide as much help as possible. Our cargo van will be making runs over the weekend and some of our employees will be heading out to offer labor as needed. With temperatures dropping and another storm set to hit NYC today, there will surely be a need for further mutual aid this coming weekend. We can expect that there will still be a need for low-level demolition work, door-to-door canvassing, delivering relief supplies to the elderly/infirm, cleanup operations and work at mass distribution centers


After a good showing from a lot of our friends and customers that donated to the Red Hook relief last week, we feel we’re only getting started. Volunteers at St. Jacobis Church in Sunset Park have told us they’ve already run out of food donations and dozens if not hundreds of the Rockaways’ residents are living off of Army food.


The following items are needed badly: bread, canned goods, cleaning products, bottled water, toilet paper, trash bags, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, hand sanitizer, Tylenol, ibuprofen, flashlights, lighters, sandwich bags, 1 gal Ziploc bags, matches, power strips/heavy duty power cords, duct tape, plastic sheathing, rope, tarps (things to try and keep the draft out), contractor-sized trash bags, razors, always need flashlights and batteries, baby formula, diapers **Blankets, socks, underwear, jackets are ALWAYS welcomed but no other clothes can be accepted at this time!**


If you’d like to donate supplies or labor, email Michael at


Tonight, A Tasting to Be Thankful For

We feel like Thanksgiving came early this year. The storm has passed, and though we’re grateful our neighborhood was spared for the most part and our family and employees are safe, our thoughts are with those less fortunate.

In the indomitable spirit of NYC, tonight’s regular tasting 6-8pm at the wine store is still on and we hope you join us and your neighbors to sample 3 wines that would be perfect for Thanksgiving or even an impromptu dinner party with friends. The Beaujolais we’ll open was mentioned in last week’s New York Times article as one of 20 wines around $20 that are particularly special.

Wines to be tasted:

Regine & Jean Rijckaert Arbois Chardonnay 2010 ($20.00)
Fattoria Carpineta Fontalpino Chianti Colli Senesi 2011 ($17.50)
Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Cru Beaujolais 2011 ($22.00)

Enrique Mendoza Alicante La Tremenda 2009

We’re thrilled to report that we’ve got 15 cases coming of the ‘Best Value’ and ‘Best of Tasting’ Spanish monastrell from this morning’s New York Times wine column.

The Times described Enrique Mendoza’s Alicante La Tremenda 2009 ($15) as “complex and well structured with long-lasting, savory flavors of dark, plummy fruit and minerals.”

To order, call us at (718) 797-9463.  Orders will be shipped as soon as practicable considering Hurricane Sandy.