Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits hosts a free liquor tasting featuring XXX Tennessee S’Mores Whiskey on 1/11/19 from 4p-7p.
We’re back! I mean, not that we’ve gone anywhere, really, but the holidays are oh-vahhh, and we are taking a step back and a collective breath here at Vintage 20, looking at our tasting schedule, and seeing empty spaces. Let’s fix that beginning this week!
Join us Friday January 11th for the first official tasting of the year! We’ll feature something sweet and tasty that you can sip by a cozy fire– XXX Tennessee S’mores Whiskey from XXX Distillery. I bet you didn’t think you could get a whiskey that tastes like graham crackers, but I am here to prove you wrong! Toasted marshmallow and graham cracker, with the full body warmth of a rye-heavy whiskey. Pretty darn tasty!
Try some yourself this Friday between 4 and 7PM right here at Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits! Stay warm and enjoy the rest of your week. Cheers!
Our month of Local Love continues with a KyMar Farms Distillery tasting on Friday 12/21/18 from 4pm-7pm.
‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the store,
We’ve sampled local-made spirits galore.
It started last month with some Helderberg Mead,
“Let’s finish the year out,” we quickly agreed.
“With our favorite locals, both spirit and wine.
If we host one a week we’ll have just enough time.”
Then Saint Lawrence Distillery, next Hummingbird Hills,
Wondering what’s next? Well, you’re in for a thrill!
When what to your wondering eyes should appear,
but Kymar Farms this Friday– it’s practically here!
With their fine malted whiskey and Mapple Jack too,
and some other great wines and fine spirits will do.
So stop by on Friday between four and seven,
you’re sure to believe you’ve found homegrown heaven.
And you’ll hear us exclaim ‘ere you drive out of sight,
“Thanks for shopping local, and have a great night!”
THANK YOU for celebrating with us.
— Lyssa at Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits
Jean-Luc Colombo Cotes du Rhone tasting at Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits on Friday 11/30/18.
Are you all tired of talking about the holidays yet?
Cause I’ve kind of got them on the brain, and not entirely in a good way. Retail wine and liquor (or really any retail) be CRAZY this time of year, and I am feeling it big time. Plus, with all of the fun early-winter illness that’s been running around our household (yay, pinkeye!), I feel both exhausted and wired in a way that’s beginning to just feel like late November/ early December to me.
My frazzled demeanor and lack of time to relax has me looking forward to sampling an easy drinking wine this week. Jean-Luc Colombo Cotes du Rhone has a lot to offer in that department. Food friendly, delicately spiced, and budget-conscious, this one is a great choice to warm you up on a chilly December evening. It’s the sort of wine you might want to have on hand to bring to a holiday party, or as a last minute gift to give a friend or coworker that you have forgotten about in your haze of hurry-up-and-shop. I speak from experience: ALWAYS have a few spare gifts on hand!
We will have a bottle of Jean-Luc Colombo Cotes du Rhone available to try this Friday, November 30th, from 4PM- 7PM. As always, it’s FREE to try, and if you decide to purchase this wine during our tasting, we’ll give you 10% off. It’s a good deal any way you look at it.
Now excuse me while I go find my hiding 5 year old and attempt to put a single eye drop in her eye without being jumped.
The Holidays have arrived at Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits in Duanesburg, NY!
It’s Thanksgiving week! Around here that means we are gearing up for the holiday season, so I’d like to take a minute to share what’s going on in our neck of the woods:
We are OPEN Thanksgiving Day from 10AM- 1PM.
So if you have any last minute items you need to make your holiday special (or even just bearable), we’ve got you covered. Every other day from now until Christmas Eve we will be open regular hours. I’ll keep you posted on hours for that week as soon as I can– one step at a time, friends!
This Week’s Tasting
Because Thanksgiving happens on Thursday, and because Black Friday is traditionally nothing special at liquor stores (everyone is too busy trying not to get trampled at Best Buy, I suppose), we’ll be hosting our weekly FREE tasting on Wednesday, and it will feature Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio (a classic pairing for a turkey dinner) and Pail Shop Vineyards Portrait of a Cooper Red Blend. Pail Shop is a local winery, and this is definitely my favorite wine in their portfolio.
We Now Have Gift Cards!
Welcome to the future. Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits now offers gift cards, in any denomination. They are reuseable, too. Pretty cool. Ask us for more details. If you have received a gift certificate prior to this that you haven’t redeemed yet, no worries; we still accept those too. 🙂
Last But Not Least
We’re adding some great new products just in time for the holidays. Gift sets, hard-to-find items, free promotional ware, complimentary gift wrap, stocking stuffers, and custom gift baskets are available. You can also shop our private collection for some of our favorite special wines and spirits.
From all of us, have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!!
Join us for a free tasting, featuring the best mead available anywhere, made right here in Duanesburg!
We’re happy to welcome Helderberg Meadworks back from 4PM to 7PM, 11/16/18.
Ah, mead season. AKA late fall, when it’s not quite winter and I haven’t committed to having my heat on full blast yet and I need a drink made of sturdier stuff. I’m not even a little bit exaggerating when I tell you that their mead is one of my favorite things in my entire store. It’s local (sourced, crafted, and aged right here), traditionally made, DELICIOUS, and the artwork is pretty cool too. Did I mention it’s delicious?
If you’re already familiar with Helderberg Meadworks, you’ll be happy to know that we’ve got their NEW Apple Mead in stock!
If you’re new to mead, well, get down here and check it out! Friday 11/16 from 4PM to 7PM. We’ll see you there 🙂
Short and sweet (just like me) this week, because I’m on my way out the door! Errands beckon. Cheers!
Vintage 20 welcomes Pristine Vodka for a free tasting on Friday 11/2/18 4 to 7 pm.
Guess who’s back? Back again? Pristine’s Back. Tell a friend!
^^Tell me you also sang that. Or maybe it was just me, summoning Slim Shady (but why, even?).
We’re happy to have Pristine Vodka back in the house this Friday, November 2nd for a free tasting event from 4 PM- 7 PM. Pristine is a great vodka, because it has that “Top Shelf” look and taste, but costs about the same as a middle-of-the-road vodka. Any time you get more bang for your buck, I am a fan.
I also love that Pristine is a local import. So that means you are getting high quality, authentic Ukrainian vodka, imported into beautiful Voorheesville New York, by a person who KNOWS HIS VODKA (that’s Alex, by the way. And he is a blast to talk to. I would say that he is fully 50% of the reason I am looking forward to this tasting). So come, be our guest, talk his ear off, try some Pristine Vodka. It’s bound to be a great time!
Vintage 20 will host a FREE tasting event featuring Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Liqueur on Friday 10/26/18, 4-7 PM.
Having a Halloween Party this weekend?
I mean, I’m not. But I still really enjoy Halloween. Costumes, Jack-o-lanterns, the “candy-tax” that all parents take and never name (I skim at least 2 Reese’s PB Cups right off the top), and of course, FALL THEMED BEVERAGES!!!!
::tosses leaves into the air with joy::
I’m not just talking about PSL’s (that’s Pumpkin Spice Lattes, for the uninitiated). In my world, we have hard cider, apple brandy and pumpkin liqueur. Oh, my! So for this blustery week before Halloween, we’ll be cracking open some Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Liqueur to get in the spirit! This stuff is sooooo so so good, even just poured over some ice in a rocks glass. However, it’s also an ingredient in one of my favorite cocktails:
The Pumpkin Pie Martini!
Start with a martini glass, rimmed with a mixture of sugar and pumpkin pie spice.
Then in a blender:
- a healthy scoop of vanilla ice cream
- 1 1/2 oz of Smirnoff Vanilla vodka
- 3 oz Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Liqueur
Blend away! Pour into your martini glass, then top with whipped cream. Add a cinnamon stick or sprinkle some additional pumpkin pie spice for garnish. And watch yourself, because these WILL creep up on you!
10/26, we will have Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Liqueur open for you to try from 4:00pm- 7:00pm. And probably after then, too. You are DEFINITELY going to want to take this one home with you, even if it’s just for a Halloween party of one.