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Wines on a Dime

We had a great time appearing on WPIX-11’s morning show today talking about wines for the summer around $10. We were limited to 8 of our wines in that price range. Tough call on which to bring – kind of like being asked which one of our children is our favorite. They’re all great, but for different reasons.

If you’re looking for value, go off the beaten path either by grape or region (a Cabernet Sauvignon from Greece, a french rosé from the Pays D’Oc). Here’s a list of wines we featured:

Fair Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (South Africa) $11
Atwater Estate White NV (New York, Finger Lakes) $11
Pie De Palo Viognier 2008 (Argentina) $9.75
Laurent Miquel Rose 2008 (France) $9
Domaine Skouras Cabernet Sauvignon (Greece) $11.75
Altos Las Hormigas Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda 2007 (Argentina) $9.50
Weingut Artner Zweigelt One Liter (Austria) $13.00
Yellow + Blue Malbec 2007 (Argentina) One Liter Tetrapak $13.00

Note that the one liter Zweigelt and Yellow + Blue Malbec work out to about $9.75 for a regular 750 ml bottle. And take 5% off any wine purchase with a same-day receipt from Provisions for $10 or more!

Greene GrapeWines on a Dime
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Great Days for Rosés

With the current warm, summery weather predicted to last through Wednesday, we thought it would be a good time to let you know what rosés we’re drinking.

In Brooklyn over the weekend, we splurged and enjoyed Christian Lauverjat’s Sancerre Rosé 2008 ($20.50). Peach in color, pinot noir grapes make it light and vivacious with mineral undertones and subtle strawberry fruit. We may have also found our go-to food-friendly pink drink: the Chateau de Roquefort Corail Rosé 2008 ($16.50) from Provence. Located on the edge of the prestigious Bandol appellation in France, this tiny domaine produces a classic provençal rosé with strawberry and raspberry fruit, lively acidity and a clean finish.

In Manhattan, Seth reports that he is viewing the current recession through rosé-colored glasses because has been able to find some great deals on pink wine. For example, the Antichi Vigneti di Cantalupo ‘Il Mimo’ Rosato 2007 nebbiolo rosé that was so popular last year (you’ll remember the mask on the label) still has the ripe strawberry fruit and peppery spice we so enjoyed but because of price reduction at the distributor, we are able to offer it a dollar cheaper at $13. Be aware not all 2007 rosés are still drinking well – Seth’s keeping his eye out for more bargains in the vintage and we’ll let you know as we find them!

If you’re looking in the under $10 range, once again this year, you can find Laurent Miquel’s Syrah/Cinsault blend from the Languedoc – an easy drinking rose that comes in at just $9 – in both the Brooklyn and Manhattan stores.

For now (& while the weather lasts), think pink!

Greene GrapeGreat Days for Rosés
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