Short & Sweet - Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit Newsletter

nyc in november
New York in November

The balmy weather put a smile on our face last week, as did our witty Tuesday guest, Jay McInerney, and Wednesday's Drinkology team of James Waller and Ramona Ponce.

Tuesday 11/14 come to Bottlerocket for an Eclectic Salon celebrating The Best Things to Do in New York, a quirky and excellent new guide book. See below for details. Mark your calendars for a wonderful upcoming event: chef, entrepreneur and author Danny Meyer will be at the store on Wednesday, December 13.

Now our focus is on the holidays. Below you will find our Thanksgiving feast suggestions. Ever get hung up on how much wine to bring? Waller and Ponce gave us a practical formula to calculate quantities of wine when planning a party:

P + (P x H) = D

P is for number of people; H is for total hours for the party; D is number of drinks. One bottle of wine serves five glasses. Try the formula and let us know if it worked for you.

Look for a separate email this week on our new gift program. Please call us if we can help you with your holiday gift-giving needs.

Latest & Greatest

Time to plan for Thanksgiving and choose the wines. Here are our suggestions, grouped by how you'll serve them. Come in and stock up for the festivities!

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne
Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne

Thanksgiving Starters

These wines drink well on their own or with hors d'oeuvres. Serve them up and whet your appetite before the feast.

Huia. Sauvignon Blanc 2006. New Zealand > Marlborough. $21
Michel Tete. Juliénas 2005. France > Burgundy >> Beaujolais. $19
Mt. Difficulty. Pinot Noir 2003. New Zealand > Central Otago. $35
Nicolas Feuillatte. Champagne NV. France > Champagne. $30
Pazo Señorans. Albariño 2005. Spain > Rías Baixas. $25

il mimo
A rosé we love

With the Meal

The typical Thanksgiving table presents a wide range of flavors, sweet and savory. We picked these wines for their adaptability and distinctive character. Delicious matches for turkey with all the trimmings.


Cantalupo. Il Mimo 2005. Italy > Piedmont >> Colline Novaresi. $13
Conundrum. White Table Wine 2004. USA > California. $29
Lange. Pinot Gris 2005. USA > Oregon > Willamette Valley. $19
Mischief & Mayhem. Puligny-Montrachet 2004. France > Burgundy. $48
Weingut Matthias Müller. Riesling "Bopparder Hamm" Spätlese 2004. Germany > Rhein. $23


Chateau Lascombes. Margaux 2003. France > Bordeaux >> Margaux. $67
Monte Real. Rioja Reserva 2000. Spain > Rioja. $21
Pure Love Wines. Layer Cake Shiraz 2005. Australia > Barossa Valley. $18
Ridge. Geyserville 2003. USA > California >> Alexander Valley. $35
Stephen Ross. Pinot Noir 2005. California > South Central Coast. $25

Rutherglen Tokay NV
Campbells Rutherglen Tokay NV

For Dessert

Treat yourself and your tablemates. Leave room for a glass of nectar to sip with those traditional pies.

Campbells. Rutherglen Tokay NV. Australia > Victoria. $20
Laurent-Perrier. Rosé Brut NV. France > Champagne. $69
Marenco. Moscato d'Asti 2005. Italy > Piemonte >> Asti. $17
Rozés. Vintage 1997 Porto. Portugal > Douro >> Cima Corgo. $55
Weingut Familie Rauen. Riesling Eiswein 2002. Germany > Mosel-Saar-Ruwer. $48

Call for delivery: 212-929-2323

Need other suggestions for Thanksgiving wines? Is there a wine you wish we carried? Let us know and we'll see what we can do.


Tuesday, November 14, 6 – 8 pm
Eclectic Salon: The Best Things to Do in New York

Young, intrepid New Yorkers Caitlin Leffel and Jacob Lehman have personally combed the five boroughs to unearth the coolest stuff to see, do and eat in New York. Join us for a wine tasting and book signing with the authors who will spill their secrets of the city. With their book, experience NYC like a vibrantly engaged high/low culture-hound! Free. Reservations not required.

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