AWC Blog

Month: December 2015

Holiday Hours

Wishing everyone a safe and Champagne-filled New Year! Our special hours this week are as follows   New Year's Eve: 10am-10:30pm New Year's Day: 12pm-9pm Saturday, January 2nd: 12pm-10pm Sunday, January 3rd: 12pm-8pm

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Travis’ Pick: Red Newt Cellars Riesling 2012, $25

Don't balk at this New York riesling. Yes, there's a bit of sugar. But it's well-integrated and juicily adorned with a creamy lemon custard fruitedness and subtle stoniness. And frankly, it's just the best guest ever at a spicy Thai dinner. It's true: a spoonful of sugar does make the medicine go down.

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Jason’s Pick: Champagne Jacquesson Cuvée 737, $77

One of the four oldest houses in Champagne (tied with Veuve Cliquot after Ruinart & Gosset) Jacquesson is something special. These guys taught Henri Krug how to make great champagne before he married a Jacquesson daughter and absconded to start his own Champagne house. The house style is very similar; superb still wines made in…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule 12/16-12/19

Wednesday 12/16 6-8pm: Marion from VTS has all of the bases covered with her line up for us. She will be pouring the Bollinger Brut Special Cuvée NV, a layered Crozes-Hermitage blanc, a serious and structured California Pinot Noir from Brewer Clifton, and to cap it off an elegant Cognac from Tesseron. Thursday 12/17, 6-8pm:…

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Jess’ Pick:Marie-Noelle Ledru Grand Cru Brut NV $65

You probably have not heard of Marie-Noelle Ledru, her wines aren't advertised in magazines, they don't come in odd holiday containers, and there are not millions of bottles floating around.  She is a one woman show, working on just a few hectares of land in the Grand Cru Village of Ambonnay. Her Brut NV is…

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Why Not Try….Passetougrains

  It's hard to find good values in Burgundy these days, but we're going to let you in on a little secret...Passetougrains.  A wonderful blend of  Pinot Noir and Gamay which, to us, is perfect. Think tart cranberry fruits, a deep minerality, and low tannin. Pair it with food or drink it while you're watching Netflix- it's pretty versatile. The…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule 12/9-12/12

Wednesday 12/9, 6-8pm: Come sample some fantastic local wines with Clara of Ravines! She will be pouring one of New York's best Pinot Noirs and a stellar dry Riesling. Thursday 12/10, 6-8pm: Danica from VOS is here with some tasty treats, including a fun Vinho Verde, a delicious Bandol Rosé that is drinking perfectly now…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule 12/2-12/5

Wednesday 12/2, 6-8pm: We will be pouring three delicious French wines with Ben from Weygandt Selections. We will start with a crisp and wallet-friendly Côtes de Gascogne Blanc, and continue to a more textured and complex Pinot Gris from a top producer in Alsace. We will end with a bright Poulsard from Arbois! Thursday 12/3,…

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