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.
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.
You can order Perrini Salento Rosso I.G.T. 2011 Negroamaro ($16, $13.60 a bottle in a mixed or full case) online or call us at (718) 797-9463. We’ve only been allocated 5 cases and when it’s gone, it’s gone.
When was the last time you ran into an old friend you’d not seen for a few years? It can be incredible, like you never missed a day. We’re feeling that way as we re-introduce an old staple in our frozen section – Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream. Some of our long-time customers may recognize the effervescent flavors like White Zinfandel and Raspberry Chardonnay, and anyone looking for a rich mouthful should try the Cherry Merlot and Chocolate Cabernet varieties. Rather than artificial flavors, this ice cream is infused with real wine, thus the resulting pints boast about 5% alcohol by volume (a nice adults-only late night snack). So the next time you’re entertaining old friends (or new ones for that matter) toast to dessert with this boozy treat!
The UK is the second-largest importer of Portuguese wine* so a column from the purple priestess of London’s Financial Times, Jancis Robinson, on that topic is of particular note. This past Sunday, she singled out vinho verde from the Adega de Moncão for particular praise. A cooperative nestled in the “prized subregion” of Moncão, their wine were favorably familiar to Mike, so we were on the ‘case’ (so to speak).
When we looked which of the coop’s vinho verdes was available in the US, the importer’s online catalogue appeared to only have the 2010 vintage of the Muralhas cuvee in stock. Curious. Vinho Verde is one of those fresh, fizzy wines for which a current vintage is crucial. Mike’s spider sense tingled (and not from the refreshing effervescence of a good vinho verde). He knew the importer’s reputation for quality was flawless. It just didn’t add up. So we made a call. Nope, the home office confirmed, the computer says 2010. We have 2010.
Something still smelled fishy (unlike the fantastic fresh fish at Provisions that would go great just off the grill with a glass of good vinho verde). So Mike called his personal contact at the importer. An hour later, he called back from a sidewalk cafe, having solved the mystery over a delicious, cold glass of the2011 Vinho Verde. Turns out, the importer hadn’t updated his label from the last vintage. The official label from the regional authority certifying quality and vintage correctly states 2011. The truth always comes out!
Adega de Moncão 2011 Vinho Verde Muralhas, $12 a bottle ($10.20 in a mixed or full case). 10 cases in stock. To order yours, call us at (718) 797-9463.
*The first? Would you have guessed Angola? Es la verdad.