Truth be told, my palate gravitates to the Old World. Then, again, if you have read any of my picks or stepped in for a recommendation, you likely have already noticed this. I think it’s worth mentioning though I do love great New World wines. What makes one wine versus another great? Good question–somewhat subjective indeed–but for this space, let’s focus on why Chris Brockway is making highly compelling wines. Chris works with only organic and biodynamic fruit sources, and in the cellar foot troddens the grapes and is for the most part hands-off. His Valdiguié–for years, many in California thought this variety was Gamay–is a beautiful, aromatic quaffer with dark fruit notes and soft tannins. Gulp it with a burger or without but definitely with a slight chill!
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After spending most of my nights selling wine to locals and tourists alike, it’s a relief to be able to walk into a local wine store that can give back that same level of attention and passion. Amsterdam Wine Co. will always be my go to spot on the Upper West Side for a great conversation and that perfect bottle of wine.
- Tim Rawding – Sommelier, Bar Boulud/Boulud Sud
There are lots of wine stores in the neighborhood and if you tend to drink the same kinds of wine all the time, there are other stores that might be more to your liking. But if you want to explore the world of wine – really get to know the multitude of wine regions and get exposed to different grapes and truly small, artisanal producers – Amsterdam Wine Co can take you on an amazing journey. Thank you, Amsterdam!
- Lisa T.
I’ve lived on the UWS for 20+ years and long ago had pledged my allegiance to one of the old stalwart liquor stores in the neighborhood. But something made we want to give Amsterdam Wine Co a shot. I did…. and I’ve never looked back. Great selection, great prices and amazing service. It’s my new “go-to.”
- Jason C.
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