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At Frankly Wines, we offer our version of the well-stocked wine closet: a well-edited selection of daily essentials, quirky finds, and higher end treasures for when you’re feeling flush.

You’ll also find wines and spirits from most major (and minor) regions of the world. We make sure every bottle represents great value – we spend as much time selecting the $10 bottles as the fancier stuff.

Browse our full selection or scroll down to see our featured wines, spirits, and Sampler Packs.

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Sampler Packs: An Apple-a-Day Cider 5-Pack

Apple Light.jpgCider week is only a week long, but this sampler pack will help you celebrate cider for the rest of fall. Here are a few different styles of cider from all over the world, all delicious and easy to drink.

Leonard Oakes Estate Winery SteamPunk Cider NV
Cidre Rhuys Brut NV
Farnum Hill Farmhouse Cider NV
Aaron Burr Appinette Cider NV
Eden Dry Sparkling Cider NV

Price: $66.00 (about 15% off price of individual bottles)
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burr line up.jpgCider is having a moment. Actually, it’s having a week - Cider Week: October 24 to November 2 – is happening right now and giving a whole new meaning to “Big Apple.”  This is especially exciting for New Yorkers because there's some great cider coming out of the Empire State. Including the ever-impressive (and ever-sold-out) ciders from Aaron Burr Cidery. If you subscribe to Alice Feiring’s Feiring Line Newsletter, you’re already in the know. If not, read below and acquaint yourself with these delicious, crazy cool bottlings before they hit “pre-sell” only status.

Founded in 2011 by Andy Brennan and Polly Giragosian, the cidery is on a plot of land which Cornell's Agriculture school deemed horrible for apple trees. Thank goodness they ignored the advice of experts and started a cidery on the property anyway. Production size is tiny and batches include estate-grown and foraged apples from varieties that look back to the original colonial times when cider saw its original glory days. Unfiltered, naturally sparkling – these ciders are just plain awesome.

At the moment, we have four bottlings in stock. We got a case of each, so act fast. Notes on the Appinette are below. To see what else is in stock, go to the WINES page and search on BURR.




burr appinette.jpgThe Aaron Burr Appinette  is a cider made from co-fermented apples and Traminette grapes from the Finger Lakes.

Colonial-era champagne?

Nature’s delicious version of Frankenstein? (Forgive us, we’re in a Halloweeny mood.)

Whatever you call it, it’s tasty.

Price: $29.99

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Sampler Packs: The $150 Sampler Case - Autumn-ized

Fall is definitely here.  And with it, random forecasts of summer heat, pre-winter chills, and even the occasional textbook perfect autumn sweater weather.  Our $150 Sampler Case has you covered We’ve picked out a range of great transitional wines. Lighter reds loaded with flavor. Whites with a bit of body. Even a rosé for when a freak warm streak hits. And a cider (an apple a day, as they say.) 

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You’ll get 12 bottles (6 reds, 4 whites, 1 rose, 1 sparkling/cider) reflecting a variety of grapes, styles, and region. These wines will not be your usual suspects – so unless you’re an uber-wine-geek, you’ll likely discover something new. Tasting notes are included.

Price: $150….and that includes sales tax.

Please note - NO FURTHER DISCOUNTS APPLY TO THIS CASE. $137 is already a 20% discount off the full price of these bottles. Please also keep in mind, this is a set case. The only time we’ll make substitutions is if something is out of stock and we need to swap in another wine.

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Fancy Pants Wine: JURA DUTY: The Book Kind

jura wine book.jpgOver a year ago, we sent out a notice about Wink Lorch’s KickStarter campaign to fund her efforts to publish the first ever English language book on Jura wine. Wink has been visiting and writing about the region since 1999 – long before it had made the radar of even the geekiest wine geek. She was convinced (begged, really) to embark on this book project by those of us eager for more info on the mystical, magical place where the white wines challenge your conception of what a white wine can be, and the reds are shockingly light in color but surprisingly big in flavor.

The project was a huge success and the book is here! Consider it Jura duty of the best kind. You won’t find a better, more definitive guide to the region than her simply titled: Jura Wine

Not to get all infomercially, but at $29.99, it's less than ½ the price of a bottle of the region’s mythical vin jaune. So if you're a looking to learn more, it's well worth the investment.


You haven’t heard of the Jura??? Unless you happen to shop in a handful of wine shops scattered across the country, that’s pretty much expected. The region is a tiny, obscure part of France tucked over near Switzerland. You've probably never heard of some of the region's most important grapes (Savagnin? Poulsard? Trousseau?) And you probably haven’t had anything like the region’s light, ethereal, sneakinly complex reds. Or its slightly twangy, often oxidative whites. Or its top dog vin jaune that ages practically forever. No, unless you’re a wine geek or hang out with them, you probably haven’t heard of these wines. But there's a good chance you'll like them.

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It's here!

The new vintage of one of our Sicilian favorites: Lamoresca Nerocapitano 2013 . 100% frappatto and absolutely delicious, as always. In the Rosso blends (new vintage coming soon) frappatto plays light and fresh next to nero d'avola's more brooding seriousness. On it's own, it's absolutely charming, excellent with a chill, possibly the perfect autumn red that can bridge warm sunny days and nights with a chill in the air. So it arrived just in time.

Read the full Lamoresca scoop here. Or just take our word for it and buy a bottle or two before it's gone for the vintage.

Price: $29.99

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Sampler Packs: Tiny Bubbles 3-Pack

tiny bubbles 3.jpgChampagne. Pop a cork and even Wednesday night turns into a celebration. But beyond the magical bubbles, Champagne is just (seriously fabulous) wine and is as varied as the non-bubbly stuff. Since everyone (outside the business) seem to need an excuse to pop a cork, we're giving you one and offering a fantastic Tiny Bubbles 3-Pack featuring a trio of our favorite tiny growers.

This is a screaming good value if you ask us (please, ask us!) Three bottles from three different estates, all led by young winegrowers who are working carefully in the vineyard and minimally in the winery. These aren’t big, flashy brands. Your label-driven friends won’t recognize them. They’re not on bottle service menus at the newest, hipped clubs. But they are all excellent value if you’re looking to explore Champagne as a wine that like any good wine, will reflect the soil in which it’s grown. And if you’re just looking to have some Champagne on hand for your next celebration? (Anniversary? Promotion? Making it to Wednesday night without forgetting which child needs to be picked up where?) Well, these bottles are all delicious and (yes it’s a cliché, but it’s still true) they’ll turn any night into a celebration.

George Laval Brut Nature Cumieres Champagne (Base 2010)
Claude Corbon Avize Blanc de Blancs Brut 2004
Marguet Pere et Fils Grand Cru Ambonnay Rose 2009

Price: $200 (over 10% off individual bottles)

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Featured Wine: Liquid Sunshine Suggestion: Folk Machine Valdiguie

Folk Machine Valdiduie 2013 
(Redwood Valley, California):

folk machine.jpgLooks like a jewel in the glass. Tastes like liquid sunshine. And that bright pink label? This is a wine that could make the Grinch smile. If you're keeping track of the various Valdiguies we’ve stocked (and we know there are a few of you) this one has more concentration than the “elephant label one" from Matthew Rorick And it’s got a touch more juicy fruit earth than the Broc one. And for those not keeping track, trust us – this wine is sheer pleasure: juicy, berry fruitiness with a touch of earth to keep it interesting and a zippy structure to keep it lively. Grab yourself a bottle. But grab it quickly – it's always a favorite and there's not much of it.)

Price: $23.99

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Frankly Wines Club: The Feiring Line Wine Society (a.k.a. A Wine Club)

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Photo credit: © James Robinson 2013

In my spare time (generally between the hours of midnight and 2AM) I do a little copy editing for Alice Feiring’s newsletter, The Feiring Line, which is devoted to ‘natural’ wines and the people who make them. Some of these wines are not so easy to find, no matter where you are. So about a year ago, we launched a long-discussed Alice-picked wine club could be a success, the Feiring Line Wine Society. I’ll let her tell you all about it.... click here to learn more.

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Featured Wine: AUSSIE RULES: Domaine Lucci / Lucy Margaux

IMG_6162.JPGDomaine Lucci / Lucy Margaux is a dual-named winery (which happens to look a bit like a shack) owned by Anton van Klopper, one of the wildmen of Australian winemaking. Along with James Eskine of Jauma and Tom Shobbrook of Shobbrook Wines, Anton is part of a group called the Natural Selection Theory. All three are committed to making wine as minimally as possible – a revolutionary idea in Australia. They’re part of a conversation just beginning to happen over there (and it’s going to be fascinating to listen to… because this is a country that doesn’t shy away from technical wine discussions.)

I love these wines. Not just because I managed to sneak in a visit to Anton’s farm/winery/shack during my recent trip. And not just because they are ‘natural.’ (And not just because they have really cool labels designed by his teenage daughter.) I love them because they are delicious and drinkable and reflect the madness and mischief of their maker.

I hope you'll love them too.


Domaine Lucci / Lucy Margaux: CASA WHITE

lucci white.jpgDomaine Lucci White 2013
(Adelaide Hills, Australia):

A little of this, a little of that. This white is a blend of sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, and pinot gris – and the result is greater than the sum of its parts. It’s soft, juicy, crisp, and creamy all at once – this white goes with pretty much anything and everything. It’s not meant to be some thought-provoking, intellectually challenging bottle of mind-expanding juice. It’s just supposed to be really good with dinner.

Price: $29.99

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Fancy Pants Wine: Cornas-omness!

balthazar.jpgDecidedly unfashionable for a very long time, this region is about to have its moment. The awesomeness of Cornas (we’ll call it… Cornas-omness)  has been brewing for a while: Pictures of bottles floating in the Instagram feeds of savvy somms, shop buyers, and wine writers. A profile of two of the region’s “new guard”, Franck Balthazar and Hirotake Ooka, in the most recent editions of Alice Feiring’s The Feiring Line newsletter. And just this week, a New York Times review coincides with perfect weather for curling up in a warm sweater with a bottle or two of the good stuff. (The weather? Seriously? Yes –never doubt the impact of weather on wine sales!)

We’re always happy to see producers we already work with on the NYT lists. (OK, we’re really a little conflicted, because it makes these wines that much harder to find.) And this week, there was a lot to be happy about. Franck Balthazar’s wines took up two slots on the list. A buzzy sort-of secret among the New York wine set, the Balthazar cat is now out of the bag.

You can read the NYT piece or subscribe to Alice’s newsletter if you want more detail, but here’s the quick scoop if you’re just learning about Corna-somness, especially Balthazar’s. The wines are dense with flavor but somehow manage to not be heavy. There’s minerally, granite, meatiness and floral notes, but buried underneath it all there’s a core of almost juicy fruit. The #1 wine on the NYT list, his Cornas Chaillot 2011, is long gone. But we did manage to snag one case of the Cornas Cuvee Casimir 2012 Sans Soufre (i.e. no SO2 added.) I just drank the 2011 Casimir last week and it was delicious straight out of the bottle. The 2012 can take a little bit of age, or a good decanting. So click fast to grab a bottle. Otherwise you'll be left out in cold, with your warm sweater and nothing to drink.

Franck Balthazar Cornas Cuvee Casimir Sans Soufre 2012: $49.99

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Bornard.jpgThink of Philippe Bornard as the Mick Jagger of the Jura. In a region of independently-minded winemakers, Bornard stands out significantly for his delicate, classic-leaning whites of Savagnin and Melon-Rouge-Queue as well as his fun, rather fruit-forward reds of Ploussard and Trousseau. He inherited his vines from his father and sold to the Pupillin Fruitière until Jura legend Pierre Overnoy convinced him to put his name on the label.

In a period of just a few years, Bornard’s wines developed from slightly funky and outlandish to pure of fruit and classic—just as the man himself made a personal transformation from wannabe rock star to serious (but playful) winemaker.

We've pulled together a fantastic selection of his wines, red, white, current, and library stock. Buy them a la carte (go to our WINES page and search on BORNARD) or let us do the selecting with our 2-, 3-PACK SAMPLER options (and save over 12% vs individual bottles.)

Click through to read the full offer.

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Featured Wine: WINE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED: Prosecco, Old School Style


Ca dei Zago Prosecco Col Fondo NV (Valdobbiadene, Italy)


Now this is prosecco, old school style. For those who know their technical bubble stuff, this is essentially a pet'nat - one single fermentation that finishes up in the bottle, on the sediment (or "col fondo") without dosage or disgorgement. For those of you have no idea that last bit meant, the result is a bone dry, slightly cloudy, absolutely delicious bottle of bubbles. It's more foamy that full on bubbly and very, very refreshing. Perfect for OJ-less mimosas.  
We recommend picking up multiple bottles because this wine is very, very, very easy to drink. (I may, perhaps be speaking from experience. Maybe.)


Price $21.99

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Featured Wine: IT'S SO PRETTY! (and also pretty delicious)

tricot.jpgLovely label.
Lovely wine.
Made by a lovely couple.

After early oenophilic training in Beaujolais and time with Morgon natural wines legend Marcel LaPierre, Vincent Tricot met and married Marie and the two went chasing pre-phylloxera vines, settling in Auvergene.. the new hotbed of non-interventionist wine-making. You can taste the result of their 12 years of discovery in terroir, technique, talent and cellaring in each bottle.

Wait… non-interventionist wine-making? Natural wine? We won’t go into too much detail, but these are wines made with as little mucking around as possible. No added enzymes, flavored yeasts, wood chips, Megapurple, etc. etc. etc. Wines that are made as wine… not as “product.”  (Intrigued? Terrified? Subscribe to Alice Feiring’s newsletter and learn more.)

Anyway, back to the wine at hand:

Vincent Tricot "Les Petites Fleurs" NV (Loire Valley, France): $22.99 

The fruit is bursting with juicy, classic gamay notes - red cherry, a touch of black cherry skins and the slightest boysenberry lacing the glass. That bonanza is augmented by an undercurrent of soft, soft tannins and distance hillside brambles that hint at Tricot's care given to "letting the terroir speak through the vine." Great as summer barbecue drinking or savored as an evening's focus.

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Fancy Pants Wine: BRING ON THE BUBBLES: The Glamorous Pink One

La Caravelle Brut Rosé Champagne NV
(Champagne, France):

la caravelle.jpgNo this isn’t a trendy Grower Champagne. And it’s not meant to express the individual terroir of a single village or vineyard. It’s just meant to be a delicious. This is the “house” sparkling created by Rita and André Jamet, owners of the famed restaurant, La Caravelle. Grower Champagnes and the small farmers behind them may get all the press these days, but sometimes, you still want a little glamor in your glass.

Dry, subtle berry fruit, and a touch of brioche; this wine, like the Jamets themselves, is lively and elegant – a timeless classic. (And it also happens to be a great value.)

Price: $43.99

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Fancy Pants Wine: ADVENTURES IN BYO: Fuleen and Overnoy-Crinquand

overnoy.jpgBYO nights and restaurants are one of the great not-so-secrets of the New York wine trade. It’s not about avoiding restaurant mark-ups. (We’re in the business so we all understand why a bottle on a wine list costs more than it does in a shop and assuming the list is well thought out and the mark-up doesn’t fall into the evil range, we’re happy to pay up.) BYO is really a way to tap into our own private stashes and share with friends…. Without the hassle of cooking dinner or washing the silverware. 

Many of these BYO joints are Chinese restaurants. Our Sunday man David recently went to a dinner at one of my favorites, Fuleen Seafood. After much discussion, I sent him off with a bottle I thought would go particularly well with the restaurant’s salty/savory seafood specialties: Overnoy-Crinquand Savagnin 2010

from the town of Pupillon in France's Jura region.

Did I pick well? Did the wine’s savory, slightly oxidative notes work well with David’s dinner choices? Read on to find out. (Hint: of course I picked well… it’s my job!!)

Overnoy-Crinquand Savagnin 2010: $47.99

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Fancy Pants Wine: Moo Roo Who? Moorooduc:Aussie Chardonnay Gone Good

moorooduc.jpgYou may think you know Australian wine. It’s all either cheap and cheerful critter labels. Or big, brash 100-point trophy bottles. All jammy shiraz and tropical/buttery chardonnay and maybe the occasional cabernet for a bit of variety. Right?

Not so much. OK, maybe much. But not only.

If you know where to look (and my shelves would be a good place to look) you can find bottles that stray way beyond the “sunshine in a bottle’ stereotype. Elegant wine. Subtle wine. Wine with freshness and funkiness – and not a marsupial in sight. Now the wines available in Australia have always been much more diverse that what was ever sold here, but that diversity has only increased. As in California, we’re now seeing new grape varieties, lesser known regions,  a focus on old vine stock, young winemakers moving away from the idea that a wine has to be 100% clean and fruity and hit the right pH level to be “good…”

And with a handful of new importers focusing on Australian wine, if you look, you’ll start to see more of this good stuff over here. And you’ll start to hear about it as wine writers and buyers begin to quietly buzz about what’s happening.

The most recent buzz is from the New York Times. Eric Asimov’s current Wines of the Times piece focuses on Australian Chardonnay. The findings: delicious, drinkable, lively wines that aren’t dripping in oak. Not a surprise for the panel, but if you’re still living in the land of kangaroo juice, give it a read. And note the #1 wine: Moorooduc Chardonnay 2011, Mornington Peninsula. Yup, we sell it. And obviously agree on its general deliciousness. Elegant but not lean, silky textured but not heavy. It gives California Chardonnay at a similar price some serious competition. It’s a wine that deserves to be called lovely. Because it’s just… lovely. Which sounds much better than Moorooduc-y.

Moorooduc Estate Chardonnay 2011 (Victoria, Australia): $34.99

P.S. The NYT piece mentions new guard Mac Forbes and cult classics Giaconda and Vasse Felix. All of these have spent time on our shelves – and will be coming back sometime this fall, so if you’re interested, drop us a note and we’ll let you know when they’re in.


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Featured Wine: Liquid Sunshine Suggestion: Holly's Garden Pinot Noir

Neil Prentice Holly's Garden Pagan Pinot Noir 2011
(Whitlands, Victoria, Australia)

hollys.jpgIt’s time to re-think Australian wine. While there’s still plenty of big, jammy kangaroo-style juice available, there’s a lot of wine diversity over on the other side of the world. And good for us, more and more is making it over here. Like this sunny little bottle of Pinot Noir. It’s light, almost translucent, with just-shy-of-ripe fruit that plays wonderfully with the hint of thyme that you’ll find in many wines from this region. (It’s not actually thyme… it’s a hint of eucalyptus that may actually come from the leaves of the trees that surround the vineyard.) If you’re looking to be surprised by what Australia is doing these days, pick up a bottle. If you’re looking for a bright and fresh chillable red, pick up a bottle. Heck, just pick up a bottle!

Price: $24.99

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Busy day with a few guests over and a major mission to swim, swim, swim. So wine wasn’t the day’s main focus (Such a thing happens often in the civilian world, I’m told.) But that didn’t prevent us from opening a bottle for a little lunch time sipping.  Today’s selection was a bottle from the Feiring Line Wine Society stash: Vincent Caille La Part Colibri Gros Plant 2013 (Nantais, Loire, France)

gros plant.jpgI was curious to see how this bottle went over. The grape is gros plant and it’s from the same general sub-region of the Loire as Muscadet. And if good Muscadet is considered the classic battery acid wine, then good gros plant is even more so – battery acid with a squeeze of lemon juice? OK, “battery acid” may not sound like a turn on. But racy, crisp and refreshing? Those are words that can sell wine.  But selling it to someone and having them like it are not always the same thing. And while I love high acid, minerally whites, they aren’t always a hit if you’re used to something a fuller and fruitier.)

But today, it worked: the beach, the heat, non-wine-related conversation. It went down just fine.

Y thought it was a Riesling –  and it did have a lean, crisp mineral/citrus edge that recalls a troken riesling (which means he liked it, because remember, he likes Riesling!). My dad asked if it was Champagne. And if you’ve ever had a bottle of good blanc de blanc at the end of a long day being toted around in a sales reps bag, it has that rain-water-over-rocks thing going on that reads as Champagne without the bubbles. Our friends liked it. And of course, I liked it.

It's got everything you could want in a simple, easy wine. It’s not exactly fruity, but the citrus and mineral notes are concentrated enough to balance the super racy acid. It’s not full-bodied at all, but it has a certain texture to it – a weightless plumpness that keeps it from being inconsequential.  Grown up lemonade? Water with a kick? Liquid laser beams? Sometimes simple is just perfect.

 And really, what more could you ask for $12.99?

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Featured Wine: WNE, CHEESE & WENDY!

wendy wine cheese.jpgIt’s finally autumn here in NYC. And not the crisp, sweater-weather, football-throwing autumn that makes you happy. Not, it’s cold, rainy, dark-before-the-time-change autumn. At least today. Which makes it the perfect day to share a post from Wendy Crispell, our resident cheese/wine pairing expert who has started to join us for a few shifts behind the counter. Click through to her Sassy Sips blog and learn more about one of our favorite happy-making grapes, gamay, and how to fix it up with her recipe for French onion soup. Sunshine-in-a-glass gamay + a rich, cheesy soup sweetened up with caramelized onions? We’ll brave the rain for this pairing any day.

If you’re getting hungry just reading this, consider joining Wendy for one of her upcoming Saturday Classic Harbor Lines wine/cheese cruises. The focus is on perfect pairings for holiday entertaining. She’ll teach you how to craft a beautiful platter featuring small boutique producers. Many of the wines are available through us – and the cheeses… oh, the cheeses…. listen to Wendy talk about cheese for a bit and you may find yourself wanting to run off and join a cheese cave!

You can buy tickets here. Use the code Frankly’ at check out and get a 10% discount.

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perraud morgon.jpgSo you checked out Wendy’s post on the goodness that is gamay and soup and now you’re hungry and thirsty. Grab a bottle of one of our favorites.

Maison B. Perraud Morgon 2013 (Morgon, Beaujolais, France): 

Isabelle and Bruno Perraud make this Morgon and I love it. I'm one of a handful of shops lucky enough to carry it, so if you want some, you’ll either need to visit the Perrauds in France, or visit me. (French winemakers may be charming, but I’m much more convenient!)  It’s one of those wines that shows best with a slight chill and can go for days without losing its tastiness.  Bright red fruits backed a touch of minerality and texture. It manages to be a touch silky and crunchy all at once. (‘Crunchy??’  Yes, crunchy. Think of that snap of freshness when you bite into an apple. That’s crunchy. And it’s a very good thing.) 

Pick one up one to try. And then come back from more!

Price: $28.99


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Featured Wine: The Well Edited Wine Club

$45.92 monthly (that’s $50 with sales tax)
Bonus: 10% off any 6 bottles; 15% off 12 bottles

Top 5 Reasons to join:

delivery truck - left.jpg1.) Your book club needs more interesting wine
2.) Discover wines you never knew you needed
3.) You want to learn? You need to drink!
4.) Fermented fruit of the month!
5.) You get thirsty. Your friends get thirsty.

What? You need more reasons? It’s $50 bucks a month, including sales tax, for two to four bottles selected by us.

Good stuff.
Fun stuff.
Stuff we really like… and hope you like too.

Do you really need any more reasons? (If you do, read our extra long explanation here.)

Details, details, details:
FREE in-store pick up and delivery below Canal  Street.
Elsewhere in Manhattan or Brooklyn: $10 a month. Beyond that: $15 a month.
Shipping fees will not appear in shopping cart. They will be added manually.

Subscription members billed monthly.
3 and 6-month pre-paid options also available (and are a great gift idea.)

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Spirits : WE'VE GOT BOOZE!

liquor.jpgDistilled spirits. Liquor. Hard alcohol...Whatever you call it, we have it. At least a bit of it.

Given the size of the shop, it shouldn't be a huge surprise that our spirits selection is very, very well edited. But we've managed to sneak in some quirky cool finds, as well as the basics. This page isn't laid out quite as well as we would like, and we're still working on filling in descriptions, but until then, just think of it as a trip through a crazy-cool pharmacy stocked with beautiful bottles of lotions and potions. We bet you can find something crave-able.

Photo credit: Tripp under Creative Commons Attribution license

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Fancy Pants Wine: THE UNICORN HAS LANDED: Chateau Musar Rose 2012

This exists.

musar rose.jpgAnd no, your eyes do not deceive you. This is an actual bottle of Chateau Musar rose.

It's not the Jeune, which we know and love as the deeply colored $20-ish cinsault-based rose. This is not that. This is it's own thing. A very rare creature...... dare I call it a unicorn?  I had heard of it, glimpsed images of it in the background of photos, perhaps seen it in dreams. But it wasn't until I actually visited the actual cellars of Chateau Musar - and had a very wonderful dinner with my traveling group at the home of the Hochar family, that I actually tasted it. And that was about three years ago, fresh of the plane, in the haze of jet lag... did I really taste it? Or did I just think I did?  Since then, I've asked about it, pleaded for some to make its way to the US market. And now it has..... the unicorn has landed.

Some technical details? It's the same base wine as the whites - made from the mystical old vines of obidah and merwah - with the addition of a bit of cinsault for color and a subtle berry note. It's gorgeously textured and subtly fruited. And given the extreme ageability of the both Musar reds and whites, it shouldn't be a surprise that this is a rose that can age as well. So don't be afraid to hide some away.

Price: $51.99

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Spirits : VODKA

titos.jpgTito's Handmade Vodka 1 Liter (80 Proof): Price: $25.99
(Austin, Texas, USA)

Compared favorably by those in Austin to Kettle One, Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced there at Texas’ first and oldest (legal) distillery.
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