The Greene Grape Blog

2011 Beaujolais for the New York Times Wine School

We’re very excited for the second edition of Eric Asimov’s wine school in the NY Times and the opportunity to be home-schooled on wine.  This month Eric features 2011 Beaujolais.  Unfortunately all of the bottles he spotlights are out of stock and even the ones he mentions in his April 2013 article are currently unavailable in NY.  But never fear!  Your intrepid local wine store is here!  With all the praise Eric lavishes on the 2011 vintage we found 2 bottle of Beaujolais, one regular Beaujolais Villages and one from the Julienas, a named appellation and both from renowned producer Pascal Granger.  Grab a bottle (or two), pop the cork and get thee to the discussion forum.

Cheers!

Pascal Granger Beaujolais Villages 2011 ($16)

Pascal Granger Beaujolais Julienas 2011 ($21)

To order, call us at (718) 797-9463.  We ship nationwide and deliver locally by bike and in Manhattan and Brooklyn by van.

#provisionspix PIZZA

Our April  instagram theme has been decided, and it is PIZZA! We’re giving you all month to practice and enter for a chance to win a $25 Greene Grape Gift Certificate!

Entering is easy, because we’ve done the hard work for you! We make fresh pizza dough with organic flour – all you have to do is let your creativity run wild. House made mozzarella – plain or smoked, prosciutto and baby arugula? Vegan cheese, zucchini and local honey? Fontina, Castelvetrano olives and meatballs?

Make your pie, and while it’s cooling, snap a ‘gram, hashtag it #provisionspix and don’t forget to tag us @greenegrape.

Enter as many times as you’d like by April 30th. The most “likes,” wins!

We ain’t afraid of no ghost

The shelves of Provisions are being freshened up for Spring, and we’re excited to highlight a few of our newest products around the store!

From Portland, OR, we’ve got Jacobsen Salt Co., with their Hand-Harvested Pure Sea Salt, Shaped like pyramids similar to Maldon, these crunchy flakes are gathered about an hour’s drive away. Plain in 4oz pouches, or flecked with bright red Smoked Ghost Chili, this salt perfectly accent your fresh Spring veggies.

To us, warm weather means grilling, and our bread department is ready for burgers and dogs with Rudi’s. We can take special orders for Gluten Free versions, too! And if you need something to hold your favorite flavor of ice cream – and may we suggest Adirondack‘s newest, Banana Chip, we’ve now got cones! Let’s Do Organic Sugar Cones and Wafer Cones are just the thing to take your frozen desserts on the go!

#ProvisionsPix Instagram Contest!

For one week, March 24-31, snap a shot of your best RAMEN dish, for a chance to win a $10 PROVISIONS GIFT CARD, and have your photo featured on our web site!

How to play:

*Make a dish featuring SUN RAMEN NOODLES, and take a photo.

*Hashtag #ProvisionsPix and tag us at @GreeneGrape

*Hashtag the main ingredients so you can share your recipe! For example:

#provisionspix  @greenegrape #ramennoodles #miso #porkbelly #chickensausage #zucchini #lemongrass #eggplant #blacksesameseeds #duckegg

*Get the most “likes” by Monday, March 31, and you win – simple as that! Enter as many times as you like!

Need some inspiration? Start with our house made Pork Tonkotsu Broth or Chicken Broth, and then visit the butchers or our dairy cases for some proteins and eggs. Add in your favorite vegetables, and top it off with your favorite seeds and spices.

We’ll change the ingredient every month, so keep a look out for April’s #ProvisionsPix contest.

Which Came First, The Duck or The Egg?

Springtime is finally starting to poke its head, and with it brings some of the tastiest eggs we’ve ever seen.  Arcadian Pastures, the farm that raises our delicious pork also brings us loads of eggs twice a week, and now we’re excited to offer their Duck Eggs! With richer yolks with a higher yolk to white ratio, these slightly larger elliptical beauties are perfect for making lighter meals like quiches, but they’re also better than chicken eggs for pastries, too.

Speaking of lighter meals, we’re excited to be stocking Ramen Noodles from famed Sun Noodle, who’s been getting a load of press lately. If you’ve become smitten with the craze as much as we have, you’ve tasted their noodles – Sun supplies most of the restaurants in this city! Now you can design your own soups or mazemen (soup-less style), whether you make your own stock or use our house made chicken, or take home our butcher’s house made Pork Tonkotsu broth. Stir in some South River 3-Year Barley or White Miso, a gurgle of Wan Ja Shan Tamari, and a handful of fresh Baby Greens - and maybe a poached Duck Egg?