Markowitsch Carnuntum Blaufrankisch Spitzerberg 2009

We are thrilled to announce we’re getting in 8 cases of the Markowitsch Carnuntum Blaufrankisch Spitzerberg 2009 ($19) that the NY Times called “light-bodied and savory with lovely flavors of berries and minerals.”  The wine will arrive tomorrow, Thursday, September 15.  If we have any left we’ll open a bottle on Saturday from 5-7pm.  There was a run on the wine due to the article and this is all we were allocated.

To order, call us at (718) 797-9463 or check our selections online.

Greene GrapeMarkowitsch Carnuntum Blaufrankisch Spitzerberg 2009
read more

Campos de Enanzo Navarra Garnacho Rosado 2010

Join us this Friday from 6-8 at the wine store to try the wine of the week, Campos de Enanzo Navarra Garnacho Rosado 2010, which was selected by the NY Times as the #2 wine in its recent tasting of Spanish rosados.  From 6-8 pm Friday, Provisions will also be giving out samples of their fresh, housemade mozzarella.
Of the Campos de Enanzo Navarra Garnacho Rosado 2010 ($11), the Times said:  “cherry red color, dry and steely with tangy, earthy flavors.” Made from garnacha (grenache) grapes in the hot plains of the Navarra region in Northern Spain, the Times found it “awfully attractive” and because we’re able to offer it at less than the Times’s suggested price, we’re inclined to agree.  
Campos de Enanzo Navarra Garnacho Rosado 2010 $11 a bottle, $9.35 a bottle on 12 bottles or more.
The Campos de Enanzo should arrive in the store today, to reserve yours, call us at (718) 797-9463.

Greene GrapeCampos de Enanzo Navarra Garnacho Rosado 2010
read more

Take 4 for the Fourth!

Give 3 cheers for the red, white and bubbly!  In celebration of the upcoming 4th of July holiday next week, through next Tuesday you can choose any 4 wines and take 10{0886acb4f5be58b49bf4e022446f4168c3918f2aad77c1481cecb92c8f2156f3} off the regular price.   And don’t forget about our regular 15{0886acb4f5be58b49bf4e022446f4168c3918f2aad77c1481cecb92c8f2156f3} case discount on 12 bottles or more.

Join us Friday, July 1st from 6-8 pm and Saturday, July 2nd from 5-7 pm when we’ll showcase American wines including these store favorites:

BOE Social Club White 2009 ($13.25)

Sourced from both the Finger Lakes and Long Island and then vinified in Brooklyn, this is the best vintage yet of this perennial store favorite.

Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2010 ($15.25)

Every vintage of this great value riesling from Washington State is highly anticipated and then quickly sells out.  Peachy goodness and refreshing citrus zest.

Wyatt Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 ($14.00)

Affordable Cali Cab at its best.  A structured, full and juicy red with subtle tannins.

Gruet Brut Rose NV ($17.50)

This sparkling rose from New Mexico periodically goes missing due to its popularity.  It arrives back in stock just in time for the holiday weekend.

Greene GrapeTake 4 for the Fourth!
read more

Thurnhof Lagrein Merlau 2009

Taste the NY Times’s ‘Best of Tasting’ Lagrein at the wine store tonight, Friday June 24 from 6-8pm along with Sapore del Piave cheese from Provisions.

A month ago, the New York Times wine column raved about Lagrein, “a red grape that can produce fresh, aromatic, highly seductive wines,” that “can be deliciously plummy, earthy and chewy, dark and full-bodied but not heavy, with a pronounced minerally edge.”  As if that didn’t have our mouths watering, they described the wine they selected as ‘Best of Tasting’ – Thurnhof Merlau Lagrein 2009 ($20) – as “bright, refreshing, minerally and delicate, with long, lingering flavors.”  Then, the kicker.  The Thurnhof was not yet available in the US.

Undeterred, we’ve been tracking the Thurnhof’s progress on its journey across the ocean and are happy to announce it has finally hit our shores. Of course with the NY Times rave review, the entire shipment was scooped up immediately but we’re excited to announce that we threw some elbows and managed to get 15 cases of the Thurnhof Lagrein ($20, $17 each for 12 bottles or more) for our customers.  This is a limited offer, first come, first served and when we’re out, we’re out.  To reserve yours, call us at (718) 797-9463.

Greene GrapeThurnhof Lagrein Merlau 2009
read more

Slope Farms 100% Grass-Fed Beef

Terry’s got beautiful dry-aged 100{0886acb4f5be58b49bf4e022446f4168c3918f2aad77c1481cecb92c8f2156f3} grassfed ribeyes from Slope Farms in the case today.  A great piece of meat for the grill.  And might we be so bold to suggest you serve it with one of the value Spanish wines we’re pouring Friday from 6-8pm.

We recently revamped our spanish selections with the assistance of CJ, our resident Spanish wine nut.  Two of the new wines quickly shot up to the top of our best-sellers list.  Barahonda Monastrell 2009 ($14.75) hails from the hot, dry region of Yecla in south east Spain.  The wine is a deep, inky purple with dark, juicy fruits, hints of black pepper and a nice, tannic grip.  Ludovicus Terra Alta 2009 ($13.50) originates much further north where the mountainous elevation helps to temper the extreme Mediterranean heat.  This is a more modern style, combining traditional Spanish grapes like Tempranillo and Garnacha with the French powerhouses Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.  Rounded out by 3 months in French and American oak, this is a succulent, toasty wine with notes of minerality, dark fruits and chocolate.  Both these wines are ideal for summer grilling, pairing perfectly with everything from burgers to grilled pork chops or steak.

Greene GrapeSlope Farms 100% Grass-Fed Beef
read more

Congratulations, Sabrina!

We’re beaming with pride to announce that Sabrina Meinhardt, general manager of Provisions was selected by Progressive Grocer magazine as one of the ‘Top Women in Grocery.’  Congratulations, Sabrina, you deserve it!

In her honor, we’ll be uncorking some bubbly, Barmes Buecher Cremant d’Alsace 2008, on Thursday from 6-8pm.  Come raise a glass to her success!

Greene GrapeCongratulations, Sabrina!
read more

Summertime . . . and the drinking is Gru-Vee

We’ve recently noticed a seasonal uptick in sales of Gruner Veltliner.  Only five years ago this Austrian white wine was virtually unknown but thanks to versions like our Etz Gruner Veltliner 2009 ($13.50) that comes in a reasonably priced handy liter size great for parties, this crisp, refreshing, citrusy wine has taken the wine world by storm.  So much so that it even has a nickname, “Gru-Vee.”  Since so many of you are familiar with or getting to know this grape, we thought it would be fun to introduce you to some variations on the gruner theme.  So on Friday from 6-8pm, in addition to the Etz, we’ll pour:

Leth Gruner Veltliner Steinagrund 2010 ($18.50).  One of Mike’s favorite wines in the store year-round.  The porous, calcium-rich soil of the Wagram region in Austria where this wine comes from is considered to be nearly ideal for growing Gruner Veltliner. The Leth Winery is known for producing wines that beautifully express Wagram’s unique ‘terroir.’ This is a dry white, with flavors of white pepper and a distinct minerality.

Forstreiter Kremser Kogl Gruner Veltliner 2010 ($14).  A fantastic value gruner from the superb Austrian producer Meinhard Forstreiter. We’re a bit confused by how the winery determines the price for this cuvee because, for us, this wine drinks as good if not better than most other gruners at twice the price.  Intense grapefruit and ripe tropical fruits combine with the varietal’s requisite minerality and racy acidity making it a standout for the season.

Greene GrapeSummertime . . . and the drinking is Gru-Vee
read more

Rose Parade All Weekend!

Every night this weekend, we’ll be opening rose wines from our lineup for 2011 starting tonight from 6-8pm.  Provisions will provide some delicious Spanish ham to pair and will also be sampling dips from Kors D’Oeuvres at Provisions.  Wines open tonight:

Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Rioja Rosado Gran Reserva 2000 ($25.75) A venerable Rioja producer these wines are not even released until a decade or so after the vintage.  Described by the NY Times as “a pale, coppery, complex wine that compels you to smack your lips at the tactile pleasure of rolling it around your mouth. Jamón ibérico, please!”

Proprieta Sperino Rosa del Rosa Rosato 2010 ($19.75) Made with Nebbiolo grapes in Piedmont, the same grape and region as Barolo, this is a medium-bodied dry rose packed with notes of fresh strawberries and flowers.

Chateau de Roquefort Corail Rose 2010 $18.75) NY Times Best Value and Best of Tasting last year, one of the only roses we keep year-round.  The frontrunner for customer and staff favorite.

Saturday from 5-7pm we’ll open new world roses:

Susana Balbo Crios Malbec Rose 2010 ($14) The first female winemaker in Argentina consistently produces standout roses.  A strikingly vibrant color with purplish tinges, it is a rose for red wine drinkers, forceful on the palate with a spicy earthiness.

Paumanok Dry Rose 2010 ($19.00) Long Island cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon make this pale peach wine that pairs well with light seafood and salads.

And Sunday from 5-7pm we’ll open 2 contrasting French roses:

Chateau d’Oupia 2010 ($15.75) A spicy blend of syrah and grenache from the french Languedoc region.  Brambly fruit and spice with herbal notes and minerality.

Chateau de Roquefort Corail Rose 2010 $18.75) Because of its status as perennial favorite, we’ll taste this wine again on Sunday.  Fresh and light, this is quintessential Provencal rose.

Greene GrapeRose Parade All Weekend!
read more