Vintage 20 has Holiday Wine Pairings featuring Smoking Loon Wines Friday 4/19/19 4p-7p. Open Easter Sunday from 12-3, on call if ya need us from 3-6!
Easter Sunday is This Weekend
And you know it– we’re OPEN. One of the great benefits of our location is we are pretty much always around! Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits will be OPEN from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM for your last minute holiday needs. If you find yourself in a place of desperation between 3 and 6:00 PM (hey, wine emergencies happen), just give us a call at 518-895-1098. We’ll be happy to open up for you!
Fabulous Wine Pairings To Go!
If you’re not sure what to serve with your holiday meal, you will definitely want to stop by our tasting this Friday, April 19th between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM. We’ll have a nice variety of wines from Smoking Loon open, free to try! Let us know what’s on the table and we can recommend something that will go along great! Try one, try ’em all. The tasting is FREE and we will offer you 10% off your purchase of our featured wines during our tasting event. Smoking Loon is a real bang-for-you-buck sort of wine anyway, so you really can’t lose.
And of course, I am crossing my fingers for some sunshine and a warm breeze. Cheers, friends!
Vintage 20 hosts a free tasting, featuring Cote Mas Sparkling Brut Rose on Friday 4/12/19 from 4p to 7p.
I think it’s safe to say that I am officially desperate for Spring! Pretty much all of the tastings we’ve scheduled for the next month focus heavily on my desire to drink something chilled and preferably out-of-doors. Anyone else dying to break in their deck and patio furniture? I can’t be alone here!
My trusty cell phone weather app assures me that it will indeed be a glorious weekend, so it’s a great time to stop by Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits for a free sample of a new-to-us wine: Cote Mas Brut Rose. It’s pink. It’s bubbly. It’s got some rich fruit flavors. Guys– we deserve this.
Tonight ONLY (Friday April 12th 2019) we’ll have a bottle of this bad boy open to try for free, AND we’ll give you 10% off your purchase of our featured wine if you decide to take it home with you. Good deal! That’s tonight from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Hope to see you there! Cheers, friends!
Spring is in the Air with Blossom Bros. Join us for a free sample this Friday 3/22/19 from 4p to 7p.
I don’t know about you, but I am LOVING this sunshine! It’s mid March, we’re just adjusting to Daylight Savings robbing us of a precious hour of sleep, and we are just about into “fake spring”. If you live in upstate New York, you know that “fake spring” is that glorious trickster stretch of several days to a week where the sun is warm, the birds are chirping, and most of the disgusting dirty snow melts. Usually about a week later the temperature drops again and we all curse the heavens, but it’s a sure sign: ACTUAL Spring is on the way!
This is the time of year I start to think less about hearty reds, and focus my attention on lighter cocktails, fruit flavors, and chilled glasses. Enter Blossom Brothers Wine Spritzers. Light, refreshing, bubbly, and no added sugar. These guys really hit the spot.
We’ll be sampling them for FREE this Friday, March 22nd from 4pm- 7pm. Stop by and give them a try! Take some home and we will give you 10% off your purchase of Blossom Bros. during the tasting event. Hope to see you there!
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!!
Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits will host a FREE tasting, featuring Bogle Phantom Red on Friday 10/19/18 from 4PM to 7PM.
Autumn is a great time of year to be a liquor store owner.
For one thing: you gear up to actually make money! No more crying into your coffee because you can’t feed the kids wine for dinner– the HOLIDAYS are coming! (I’m mostly kidding about this. Mostly.)
Reason Two: Seasonal releases. The fall sees a dramatic increase in limited release items that are usually very good and highly sought after. Interesting flavors abound, and you get a surge of wine blends aged in different kinds of casks.
There are other reasons, but for now let’s focus on reason number two, because it is the entire point my post. One of my all-time favorite seasonal release wines, Bogle Phantom Red, is in stock!! It’s deep, dark, and rich, with loads of spice and fruit flavors. A PERFECT wine to sip on those chilly fall evenings we’re finally getting.
And this year, they’ve jumped on the bandwagon with an “augmented reality” label. If you’re thinking to yourself, what in the Fred Flintstone is THAT? well, you’re probably not alone.
Augmented reality, commonly referred to as “AR”, uses the existing environment to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device, such as a smartphone or an iPad.
So, Bogle has an app that you can download which will overlay movement and images over an existing item viewed through your phone’s camera, like so:
Sorry I am evidently terrible at converting videos. And does anyone else get a “Stranger Things” vibe from that vine?? Half spooky, half silly, completely entertaining and mildly creepy, this app is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your Halloween shindig. And hey, so’s the wine!
Wanna try before you buy?
That’s why I post! Because we love you, we will have Bogle Phantom open this Friday, October 19th from 4PM- 7PM. After 7 I cannot promise that I won’t finish the rest. We’ll also be offering 10% off this product during our tasting event. Hope to see you there. Cheers, friends!