Category: drinkwine

Natural Wine Geek Alert 🚨🤓🍷🇬🇷 Unsulfured,…

Natural Wine Geek Alert 🚨🤓🍷🇬🇷 Unsulfured, organic 2010 old-vine Xinomavro from Greece had some of our staff licking the bottom of their glasses… violets and tabacco got us like 😍. #drinkwine #naturalwine #zerozero #maternatura #xinomavro #greece (at Dandelion Wine)
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🚚🍷 #drinkwine #greenpoint #winedelivery #gra…

🚚🍷 #drinkwine #greenpoint #winedelivery #grandcuvée (at Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
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A holiday wine if there ever was one. Le Piane…

A holiday wine if there ever was one. Le Piane 2015 Boca 🍷❤️ #drinkwine #nebbiolo #nebbiyolo #boca #barolowho? #hannukah #porkchops #latkes #applesauce #familytradition
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WINE TIME. 🍷🎄🍷🧤#drinkwine #giftwine #winet…

WINE TIME. 🍷🎄🍷🧤#drinkwine #giftwine #winetime #tgif (at Dandelion Wine)
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TASTING TONIGHT 6-8PM! Super-dope Iberian Win…

TASTING TONIGHT 6-8PM! Super-dope Iberian Wine from @oleimports and @obrigadovinhos 🇪🇸🇵🇹 #drinkwine #spain #portugal #sherry #greenpoint (at Dandelion Wine)
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THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8PM:SUPER-DOPE IBERIA…

THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8PM:SUPER-DOPE IBERIAN WINE

Take a break from the holiday madness and come to Dandelion tonight…Four wines is a lot to pour at an in-store tasting. But we make them do it – because we love you, and there’s so much good wine to share! Most of our peeps have the skills and don’t bat an eye. But there’s one guy who’s such a good bartender and such an overachiever that he demands FIVE WINES.  Join us and THE one and only Ben Carson from Olé Obrigado for another seriously special holiday season tasting with deep-dish vinyl, incredible wines, cheese from Eastern District and bread from She-Wolf Bakery. Dandy invites you!

Orleans Borbón, Manzanilla Fina Sherry NV

You like DRY wine? Drink Manzanilla. Manzanilla can only come one from place in the world, Sanlucar de Barrameda, because of its natural environment’s ability to grow flor, an indigenous yeast byproduct of fermentation that when developed in this three tier microclimate of Sanlucar, creates a unique and complex style of fino wine called Manzanilla. Nutty and citrusy and very very dry, the Orleans is 100% Palomino from vines planted in 1973, tended in Albariza soil, and bottled from 3 criaderas with an average age of 5 years. To enhance its characteristic freshness, there are only 2 bottlings per year which happen during the late Spring and Fall when the flor is at its peak growth. It is during this time that the wines are more strongly protected and therefore express a finesse and delicacy that is enhanced by a rich lees-y quality. It’s always time for Sherry! $13

Luis Seabra, Douro Xisto Ilimitado Branco 2017

Two of us had a chance to spend some time with the winemaker Luis Seabra at his winery on two different occasions, but we came back thinking the same thing; our new favorite Portuguese winemaker! We’re very excited to have a small amount of his Xisto Illimitado (which is actually quite limited in fact) to share with you. A blend of local grape varieties, this wine offers stone and orchard fruit, wet stone and white pepper aromatics. This wine is joy in a glass, impressively bright and mineral driven, with a great balance between power and lift. Lemon, green apple, and bosc pear, and floral notes are followed by a slate finish. “Xisto” refers to schist, which is the dominant soil type in the Douro valley. Indigenous yeast and minimal intervention; a truly killer white wine. $25

Compania De Vinos Del Atlantico, Vara y Pulgar 2014

Organically farmed – also in Albariza soil – the Vara y Pulgar is a dark ruby outlier in Sherry country, made from one of our very favorite grapes – Tintilla (aka Graciano). Smoke- and mineral-accented black and blue fruits, candied flowers and succulent herbs on the highly perfumed nose. Juicy and focused in the mouth, offering concentrated boysenberry, bitter cherry and violet pastille flavors that become sweeter as the wine opens up. The dark berry and floral notes linger on the spicy, very long finish, which is given shape by smooth tannins. This wine begs for sausages, roasted eggplant, lamb, moussaka, charcuterie – hearty fare perfect for the colder days we’re experiencing now. Spain to the rescue! $20

Escalada do Sil, Valdeorras 2015

Escalada Do Sil represents a revival of a style of wine that once upon a time was popular in the high elevation region of Valdeorras. Today Valdeorras is mostly known for the production of white Godello grapes, however before the 1800’s this region was known for the production of red wine, specifically grapes like Merenzao which today are very rare to find. Escalada Do Sil is a blend of Merenzao, Mencía and Garnacha Tintorera. Merenzao is very aromatic showcasing aromas of strawberries and violets. In Portugal the Merenzao grape takes the name of Bastardo and in France, specifically in the Jura region, it takes the name of Trousseau. There’s also luscious Mencía in there, providing body, and Garnacha Tintorera (AKA Alicante Bouschet) adding to the lovely acidity here. The vineyards of this rare wine are very near the cliffs of the Sil River, hence the name Escalada Do Sil. Valdeorras is known for its altitude and its mineral soils composed of slate and granite. There’s rocks and smoke here in major proportions, also floral and spice notes, dark berries, and blue plum – long finish. A staff favorite, this beauty wears a thousand veils. $40

Bodegas Vizcarra Ramos, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Garnacha Selección Monovarietal 2016

Ribera del Duero, situated on the plain North of Madrid, is without a doubt one of the world’s greatest wine regions, and Juan Carlos Vizcarra makes some brilliant wines from very old vines in the desert-like terrain. Most of them are Tempranillo but there’s a limited-release Garnacha every year and we’ve fallen in love with it three years in row now. Very deep earthy red fruit gives way to even deeper black currant, wild blackberry and tobacco notes. Excellent acidity is a hallmark here every year and the ’16 is no exception. Full and round, focused and deeply pleasing, this wine will continue to evolve, but it’s already a very poised and complex wine. This is the David Bowie of Garnacha, around Hunky-Dory or maybe Pinups. $65

Everybody’s favorite gift card. 💳🍷#drinkwine…

Everybody’s favorite gift card. 💳🍷#drinkwine #giftwine #greenpoint #happyholidays #eatdrinkandbemerry (at Dandelion Wine)
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Pouring tonight! Battle Portugal! Douro vs Ale…

Pouring tonight! Battle Portugal! Douro vs Alentejo: only the most delicious will survive! You decide. 👊🏽✨🍷🇵🇹 #drinkwine #portugal #douro #alentejo (at Dandelion Wine)
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Come say hi and buy some wine…🦁#drinkw…

Come say hi and buy some wine…🦁#drinkwine #greenpoint #dandylovesyou (at Dandelion Wine)
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OG Malbec with Minnesota Wild Rice and Mushroo…

OG Malbec with Minnesota Wild Rice and Mushrooms is about as comforting as it gets. 🍷🍄 #drinkwine #cahors #malbec #wildrice #shrooms #earthy
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