AWC Blog

Month: August 2017

Our Ode to Alsace!

When I first began to learn about French wine, I studied the three most famous regions: Burgundy, Bordeaux and Champagne. But where do you go from there when educating yourself on French wine? Alsace is one answer! There's no shortage of magical winemakers from each of those areas, but it's no secret that those wines…

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Seth’s Pick: Marcel Deiss, Alsace Blanc 2015

When Connor asked me to pick my favorite Alsatian wine to write about that we carry, I found myself incredibly torn. Our Alsace section has three of my favorite producers from that region: Domaine Weinbach, Albert Boxler, and Marcel Deiss. How to choose? Falling back to the core of what drives me in my wine…

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Connor’s Pick: Vignoble du Rêveur ‘Vibrations’ Riesling 2013

First of all, let me clarify that this is a dry Riesling. For those of you who know the wines of Alsace, that statement may sound a bit redundant because Alsatian Riesling is traditionally vinified dry, with exceptions few and far between. This bright, high acid Riesling is an absolute steal at $22. The winery…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule

Thursday 7/27, 6-8pm: With our dear friend Brittany from Grand Cru, we'll be tasting our stunning 2011 Ghemme from Piedmont winery Ioppa, Palmina's summer-friendly example of Arneis via California and our Ramona cans! Friday 7/28, 6-8pm: Aaron with VOS Selections will pour two new wines that we just brought into the store: Patrice Colin's high…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule

Thursday 7/20, 6-8pm: Thanks to Savio Soares Selections, our good friend Mike will be tasting us on Zanasi's delicious Lambrusco and two unique Portuguese wines: an oxidative example of the coastal Encruzado grape variety and a barbecue-friendly red blend from natural winemaker Tiago Teles. Friday 7/21, 6-8pm: Always a tasting favorite amongst our customers, Sal with Vias…

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Scott’s Pick: COS Terre Siciliane IGP Frappato 2015

When the heat spikes, we all embrace whites and rosés. That includes me. But, I tell you--I cannot give up red wine this time of year, which is kept in the house year-round. (Truth be told, I also drink rosé and white throughout the year). For my summer reds though, I want something chillable and a…

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Connor’s Pick: Ayunta Etna Bianco “Piante/Sparse” 2015

The wines of Mount Etna, the only continuously active volcano on the island, have been the first wave of bottles to put Sicily on the map for sommeliers and casual wine drinkers alike. Tenuta delle Terre Nere's entry level Etna Rosso along with their single vineyard bottlings are now both ubiquitous in New York City,…

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