Here in New York, it is officially chilly outside. You can see your breath. This makes us happy because it finally feels like winter.
Savor winter and help prevent climate change: conserve energy by turning off the lights, opening a bottle of inky red wine and cuddling up with someone you love. If you prefer to do it with the lights on, replace your incandescent bulbs with energy saving compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL).
Cool factoid: according to Environmental Defense, if every household in America changed three bulbs to CFL, it would be the equivalent of taking 3.5 million cars off the road.
Looking for a fun date night? How about a wine tasting in the company of world-famous sex therapist Dr. Ruth? Priming the pump for Valentine's Day, Bottlerocket welcomes the wise and witty Dr. Ruth for two hours of sex tips and wine.
Mark your calendars: Tuesday, February 13, 6 to 8 pm. Like all Bottlerocket Eclectic Salon nights, this event is free and no reservations are required.
We're busy lining up a great selection of classes, workshops and wine-related field trips. See below for our next class offering and look for more in future newsletters.
Marolo. Grappa di Moscato.
Made by artisan Paolo Marolo in his family-owned distillery, this grappa gets its distinct flavor from the pomace of Moscato d'Asti, the classic Italian fizzy wine. You can taste the craftsmanship here: clean aromas of fruit and sage, intense flavors of grape and peach balanced by warm alcohol. Sip this after a meal to heat yourself from the inside. In Italy, no meal is complete without grappa, thought to aid digestion (hence, the name "digestivo").
Saddleback Cellars. Venge Scout's Honor 2004.
From a boutique winery in Napa Valley, this wine is ripe and sultry. Just right for taking the chill off. The Venge family dedicated this luscious Zinfandel blend to the memory of their yellow Labrador Scout, rescued from a Napa shelter. We love this big, black and brambly but balanced Zin...Scout's Honor.
Churchill's. Vintage Port 1997. Portugal > Douro. $78
When the plates have been cleared, break out the vintage port.
Call for delivery: 212-929-2323.
Is there a wine you wish we carried? Let us know and we'll see what we can do.
Tuesday, February 13, 6 – 8 pm. Eclectic Salon: Dr. Ruth
Bottlerocket launches our Winter "Explore Wine" classes on March 6.
Explore Wine: Four Week Introductory Series. $160
Classes start promptly at 6:30 and end at 7:30pm. Only 20 lucky participants can be accommodated, first come, first serve. Full payment in advance required and no refunds possible.
Sign-up today for classes by calling 212-929-2323.
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