Local Love: KyMar Farms Distillery

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

 

Keeping it Local in December: Week One, Saint Lawrence Spirits

Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits kicks of a month of Local Love with a Saint Lawrence Spirits tasting on 12/7/18 from 4-7pm!

This month marks the second anniversary of the day we opened the doors here at Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits, and we’ve been loving it ever since. To celebrate, we’ve invited some of our favorite local wineries and distilleries for our weekly tasting events!

This week we have Saint Lawrence Spirits back with their craft distilled, locally sourced, seriously delicious spirits! If you missed our last tasting with Saint Lawrence, you don’t have to kick yourself too hard. Just come on down this Friday, December 7th between 4PM and 7PM. Hope to see you there!

 

Bailey’s Almande Almond Milk Liqueur Tasting

What in tarnation is Bailey’s Almonde? It’s Bailey’s Irish Cream made with almond milk. So it’s dairy free. It’s gluten free. AND it’s quite delicious.

Do you ever feel like your life is a juggling act and you’re trying to keep too many plates in the air, and someone keeps removing one mid-juggle, lighting it on fire, and then handing it back to you? Just me?

Well, you know what they say, life is what happens while you’re busy making plans. So I’m just going to keep planning super awesome tasting events featuring products I love, that I can’t even attend because “something came up.” You guessed it, that’s what’s going on this week.

So here is this week’s tasting event, and I’m sad because I probably won’t be there.

Friday, October 12th from 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm we’ll have Bailey’s Almande available to try.

What in tarnation is Bailey’s Almonde? It’s Bailey’s Irish Cream made with almond milk. So it’s dairy free. It’s gluten free. AND it’s quite delicious.

If you’ve tried almond milk in the past and have found it lacking (I hear you), rest assured that while Bailey’s Almande does NOT taste like regular Bailey’s, it IS tasty. The almond flavor kinda steals the show, but there are also notes of caramel, and that pleasant whiskey burn. I like it on the rocks, but you could definitely make a pretty solid mixed drink with this. And with the weather being what it is, you could make either a wintery mix or a summery concoction with this and be happy. There you go, I’ve shored up your weekend plans for you.

Cheers!

Pristine Vodka at Vintage 20!

Vintage 20 welcomes Pristine Vodka back for another great tasting Friday 7/13!

It’s your lucky day! Join us Friday the 13th for a FREE Pristine Vodka tasting!

Pristine Vodka - Liquor StoresYou’ve probably heard me sing the praises of Pristine Vodka before, and with good reason! It is hands down one of the best vodkas out there. Here’s why:

 

 

  • As owner/importer Alex Bratslavsky says, you don’t go to Ukraine for champagne, so why go to France for vodka? It’s a good point. Eastern Europe is known for its vodka, and Ukraine is uniquely suited for making high-quality vodka because of its proximity to the Carpathean Mountain Range, and it’s abundant wheat. Learn more about the quality of the ingredients here.
  • Pristine Vodka is locally imported. Probably the only thing I love more than locally made products are locally imported products. As a small business owner, I really enjoy discovering and supporting others who are pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into “living the dream” of business ownership. People who are also living their lives in our communities. Win-win-win!
  • The. Price. For the quality you’re getting, Pristine is an incredible value. We sell Pristine Vodka for just $25.99. Try finding another all-natural, premium vodka at that price point. Even if you can, I can almost guarantee it won’t be as good.

See for yourself this Friday! Cheers, friends!

July Calendar

Tastings and Specials for the month of July 2018 at Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits.

Here’s what we have in store this month for tastings at Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits. Please note that the 27th is my birthday (woot woot), so we’ll be tasting whatever it is I want to drink that day. Right now I’m leaning towards this. YUM!!

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The Tasting Bar at Vintage 20!

The Tasting Bar at Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits in Duanesburg, NY has a solid selection of spirits that you can try before you buy!

Our friends over at Rehab Crafters made this classy sign for our tasting station. What do you think?!

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I, for one, LOVE it. But I also love that I have the sort of job where I can create my own tasting bar!! Life is full of strange and joyful surprises, isn’t it?

So hey, stop by Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits literally any time that we’re open, for a small taste of one or all of the spirits we have on display. Just like Mom used to say, how do you know whether or not you like something unless you try it?

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Easily the 2nd or 3rd least appealing food on the planet.

SIDE NOTE: My mom was talking about Brussels Sprouts. Which are gross. I’m talking about whiskey. Which is delicious. So maybe this isn’t such a great comparison…never mind.

Back to what I was saying, I am always a big proponent of “try before you buy.” While we can’t offer you a taste of every item in stock, we do our best to have a decent array of spirits available at the Tasting Bar, as well as at our weekly tasting events. And: OH! Stay tuned for a new addition that will make wine tastings an all-week-long affair!

Cheers to a great week, friends! I’ll be posting our June tasting calendar soon. <<clink>>