The Wine House Supports Go Red for Women!

February 1, 2013 - National GO RED Day!

In support of Go Red for Women, and National Go Red Day - Stop by today and buy 3 bottles (or more!) of RED wine and save 15% on your purchase!

For more information on the Go Red campaign, visit www.goredforwomen.org

 

 

 

Guest Speaker - Wednesday, January 16th!

Our Wednesday night tasting on January 16th will feature a guest speaker from Sherbrooke Cellars! Plan on joining us for some great wines and fun stories. Wednesday tastings begin at 6:30 pm and are free!

Taking Special Orders!

Do you have a special wine you are looking for to give as a gift, or to offer during a party? Let us know and we will do our best to source it for you! If you are looking for 1 bottle, 6 bottles, or a case...we are your place for special orders! Don't let the holidays go by without the wine you really want!

Masi Wines - Guest Speaker, Wednesday 11/14/12, 6:30 pm

We are in for a treat this Wednesday! Anthony Apostolakos, US Director for Masi Wines, will join us at our weekly tasting. He will present an outstanding line-up of Masi products - great Italian and Argentinian wines. A highlight of the night will be a "vertical" tasting of Masi Amarone, where we will have the opportunity to compare and contrast different vintages of this wonderful Amarone.

Join us Wednesday, 11/14/12 at 6:30 pm. Don't miss it!

Thank you!

THANK YOU to everyone who came out for our 6th Anniversary Wine Tasting this past Saturday, We had a great turnout, great wines, and lots of fun! We sincerely appreciate your continued business and support!

There will be no regular Wednesday night wine tasting on Halloween. Watch for a new schedule for Wednesday tastings coming soon.

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, November 14th at 6:30 pm. We will have a guest speaker representing the Italian line of Masi products. It promises to be a great lineup!

6th Annual Fall "Anniversary" Wine Tasting - Saturday, October 27th, 2-6 pm

Join us as we celebrate the 6th anniversary of The Wine House!

Our annual fall wine tasting has turned into a much anticipated event. Tasting stations hosted by our distributors with over 40 wines from around the world, music, snacks and lots of fun! Mark your calendars and plan to bring a friend!

Saturday, October 27th, 2-6 pm....at The Wine House!

Wine Classes begin Thursday, October 11th!

Our fall session of "Wine 101 - Around the World" begins next week on Thursday, October 11th. It is a 6 week course, and will end the week before Thanksgiving. Class begins at 6:30 pm each Thursday, and runs until approximately 8:30-9:00pm. 

Class size is limited to 15 people, and seats will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. We would love to have you join us!

Please call 315.682.0784 or email the store  info@thewinehousenewyork.com if you are interested in signing up.

 

Class Details:

  • 6 week session
  • Runs Thursday 10/11 -11/15
  • Begins at 6:30 pm each night, ends between 8:30-9:00 pm
  • All classes are free of charge

Overview of Topics:

We cover regional areas of the world and serve flights of wine that best represent those areas. There is always great discussion as we study each region and evaluate the wines together. Course handouts are provided each week.

  • Week 1: Bordeaux & Burgundy, history, basic grapes, the 5 senses, understanding balance
  • Week 2: Loire, Languedoc, Rhone & Champagne, growing cycles, rules & regulations
  • Week 3: Spain, Italy, Portugal, wine making processes, corks & closures, equipment
  • Week 4: Germany, Austria, Alsace, cellaring vs. aging, molds & mildews
  • Week 5: Southern Hemisphere, emerging wine markets, food & wine pairings, restaurants
  • Week 6: The USA! CA, WA, OR & NY, ratings, resources, marketing & myths

 

Weekly Deals!

Don't forget to check our Facebook page for our weekly special deals! Each week, we feature a different red and white at a discounted price when you buy 3 bottles of the "deal" wines. It's a great way to stock up on some favorites and save!! The Wine House New York

Happy Summer!

WINE TASTING WEDNESDAY 6/27, 6:30 pm
We're full into summer...and we'll celebrate this Wednesday, 6/27 with our weekly tasting, featuring sparkling and great summer wines. Find some good ones you won't want to be without this summer! More details to come on our featured wines for the week.

OPEN JULY 4th - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Looking toward the following week - 4th of July is on Wednesday. There will be no tasting that night, but we will be open post-parade time for your picnic and party needs! Start planning now for your upcoming summer parties!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Heritage Vines, Trendy Times and the New World

Now that our comfort zone of Chardonnay, Cabernet et al has been shattered with great introductions of other grapes, it seems that I spend more time discussing with guests the most niche or small plot varietals.  Actually, it is refreshing and I'm happy to use descriptions that 5 years ago were limited to a few guests and our classes.  Although the fascination, the journey, the "puzzling" our way through the world is a large portion of recent changes in consumption, there are a few other concerns that have propelled these wines & areas to the spotlight.

The reactive nature of the public to heavily oaked or alcohol soaked fruit bombs, previously aligned with both Australia and/or California's warmer regions, has sent TWH scrambling to provide Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Lemberger... any port in a storm, but in these cases not PORT!  Many sommeliers agree that woood use can detract so much from the table when done clumsily; it is without question that alcohol kills all flavors eventually, so why push it to the limit in each glass?  I have had a long run of explaining Maloactic gone awry - Movie popcorn only tastes good in a... no, actually it doesn't taste good there either!  Without a doubt the Loire Valley whites are on a comeback here - 2011 & 2012 have been times of Vouvray, Muscadet and Sancerre. The versatility of cooler climate wines, with their more interesting subtle flavors & less alcohol, is the topic of this year - and I have attached two great articles below for your enjoyment. With compliments, New York has really placed themselves well in this New World Market - look to the top producers for great examples. (Shinn Cabernet Franc, Ravines Meritage, LaMoreaux Landing Gewurztraminer, Heart & Hands Pinot Noir, Etc., Etc. - and Rieslings from these or many others).

Don't worry that I still propose a great Falanghina or Greco from warmer Italian regions - that's part of the "Heritage Vines" mentioned in the first paragraph.  Likewise, Spain is in our heart, regardless of temperature/alcohol they always seem to keep the balance aand make us beam! It's simply that I have always loved the concept of "food wines", a term that distributors/sales/import are just now beginning to use in their marketing. Ciao M

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/news-headlines/12217-jancis-robinson-picks-out-lower-alcohol-cooler-climate-and-regional-varieties-as-trends.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/23/dining/red-wine-before-labor-day-the-new-rules-of-summer.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

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