Short & Sweet - Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit Newsletter

otis our greeter
Otis: our greeter

Some days, neighbors pop in the store just to give Otis a hello. We love that. It makes us feel connected to this vibrant community. And the dog appreciates it, too!

This Sunday, 12/3, we invite you to an Open House. The theme is Chocolate, Wine & Spirits. From 2 to 6 pm we'll offer tastes of Michel Cluizel fine chocolates paired with a selection of wines and spirits. Sumptuous, indulgent and downright delicious. And it's free!

danny meyer
Danny Meyer

Mark your calendars: Danny Meyer, the hugely successful restaurateur and tireless champion of our neighborhood, will be at Bottlerocket on Wednesday, December 13. Join us in celebration of his wonderful new book, Setting the Table. Wine tasting, conversation and book signing.

Mulling over holiday gift ideas for your nearest and dearest? Check out Bottlerocket's suggestions. We can choose, wrap and deliver gifts for you, including a hand written card with your special message.

Latest & Greatest

Want to blow your mind? This week we show off three wines, all of them available in very limited quantities. Each would make an awesome gift.

hundred acre
Hundred Acre, cult wine

Hundred Acre. Cabernet Sauvignon 2003.
USA > California >> Napa Valley. $275

Can you say voluptuous? Winemaker Phillipe Melka works his magic with this ultra-limited production, gorgeous wine. Food & Wine Magazine named Melka "Winemaker of the Year" in 2005. It's easy to see why when you taste the exceptional, unforgettable layers of expressive fruit in this wine. Only about 1,000 cases are made from this small vineyard.
Guaranteed to make you say, "Wow."

the armagh
Jim Barry's masterpiece

Jim Barry. Shiraz The Armagh 2002.
Australia > Clare Valley. $160

This is a wine that provokes epiphanies. It will stir you, deep in your soul. Ebony in color, rich and opulent in the mouth, The Armagh is sexy and complex, like an unattainable but long-desired love object. Flavors range from plum to pepper, caramel to roasted meat. Robert Parker gave it a score of 99.
Lose yourself. Live large. Taste this once.

Joseph Phelps Insignia

Joseph Phelps. Insignia 2003.
USA > California >> Napa Valley. $150

Consistently earning top scores from the big wine critics, Insignia was the first Bordeaux-style California wine. Wine Spectator magazine deemed it wine of the year in 2002. The New York Times' Eric Asimov refers to "The Insignia signature of balance, restraint and harmony." This is the real deal. Treat yourself to a treasure and a legend.

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Is there a wine you wish we carried? Let us know and we'll see what we can do.


Sunday, December 3, 2 – 6 pm. Open House: Chocolate, Wine & Spirits
Decadent, memorable experiences are best shared in good company. Bottlerocket partners with famed French chocolate maker Michel Cluziel for a special tasting. Visitors will sample four different premium chocolates, each in combination with one wine or spirit.
Free. Reservations not required.

Wednesday, December 13, 6 – 8 pm. Eclectic Salon: Danny Meyer
Come meet neighbor and restaurateur Danny Meyer at Bottlerocket for a wine tasting and chat. He'll talk about his new book, part memoir, part business story, Setting the Table. Starting with Union Square Cafe in 1985, Meyer has created a string of top-rated New York dining hot spots including Gramercy Tavern, Eleven Madison and The Modern. Join us as Meyer takes us behind the scenes to explain the secrets of his business success.
Free. Reservations not required.

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We Do

Delivery – Just give us a call and we'll take care of the rest: 212-929-2323.
Special Orders – Give us one day and we'll give you price and availability for a case of almost anything. Email:
Gifts selected, wrapped, packaged and shipped.
"Find the Love" – Samplers to expose you to new tastes.
"The High End" – We serve collectors, too. Call for info.
Private in-store events: customized tastings, food & wine pairing parties.
Tasting events at your home or office.
Consultations and Gift Registry for weddings, parties, events.

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