Tastings, News, and Events

Long Neck Tasting

Free tasting of Long Neck Chardonnay and Long Neck Sauvignon Blanc at Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits on Friday 6/22/18 from 4pm-7pm.

It’s white wine season. Know how I know? It’s too hot for me to want to drink red wine.

Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing quite like a bold glass of Chianti when you’re sitting under a blanket on a cold and rainy evening. But with the mercury hitting 94 degrees Fahrenheit yesterday, I think it’s officially time to stick my wine glasses in the freezer and call it summer.

In that spirit, we’ll have two nice white wines from Long Neck open for you to try this Friday (June 22nd 2018) from 4pm- 7pm at Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits. Long-neck-sauv-blanc-chardFresh, modest, and entirely drinkable, the Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are both great accompaniments to a light summer meal.

We’ll have them chilled and waiting for you! And don’t forget that you’ll also receive 10% off your purchase of these wines during our tasting event, too.

P.S. have you followed Tipsy on Instagram yet? Well what are you waiting for?

Hometown Heroes Banner Program

Have you seen these banners around town yet?

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Man, do they look sharp! Here’s the one closest to our shop.

According to the town’s website, the program highlights local men and women who are serving, or who have served, in our military. The banners will be displayed until later in the fall, when they will be retired and turned over to families and sponsors for safe keeping. Awesome program! Just one of a thousand reasons we love to be a part of the community here in Duanesburg.

Local Spotlight: House of the Chilean Wine

FREE tasting event June 15, 2018 featuring several delicious wines from locally-owned House of the Chilean Wine.

At Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits, we LOVE LOVE LOVE local products. So you might be wondering why we’re highlighting a company with another country (on a different continent even!) right in the name. Well, I’m not one for suspense. It’s because House of the Chilean Wine is a locally-owned importer of fine wines from Chile! HotCW is a nearly-one-woman operation and that one woman KNOWS HER WINE. If you have shopped our store, there’s a good chance you’ve had one of those wines recommended to you (you could call them a house favorite).

So, this week’s tasting (Friday June 15th, 2018) we are going to be featuring several amazing┬áChilean Wines, that will all be 10% off during the tasting, just in time for Father’s Day!!

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Catalina Sauvignon Blanc, La Tosca Carmenere and Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, Clos Centenaire Red Blend

Don’t worry, if your dad is more of a spirits’ guy, we’ve got him covered too.

And hey, did you know Tipsy (our friendly feline shop-keep) has an Instagram? Check it out for some of her cute antics, and you may even find a sneak peak of next week’s tasting!

Have a great week, everyone! Cheers!

Father’s Day Special at Vintage 20

From Applejack to Zinfandel, get Dad a gift he’ll LOVE at Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits.

From now until Father’s Day, your purchase of a Gift Certificate valued at $50 or more will be discounted $5. So a $50 gift certificate will only cost you $45, a $60 gift certificate will only cost you $55, etc. A good deal for a great dad: Yours!!

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This Stock Image Dad would LOVE a Gift Certificate from Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits.

And don’t forget to check out our awesome selection of Bourbon, Scotch, and Whiskey, including specialty items available in our Private Collection. We’ve got something for everyone, and gift wrap too!

Cutwater Cans- Actually Taste Good

A ready-to-drink cocktail that actually TASTES like a cocktail? Sign me up!

File this one under: Huh.

You can get a pre-mixed drink, in a can, that doesn’t taste like malted metallic garbage. In fact, Cutwater Spirits has come out with a line of ready-to-drink cocktails that are quite delicious.

I’m not sure why no other company has really been able to do this with any amount of success (in the flavor department, in my humble opinion), but perhaps it’s because Cutwater is not only the maker of the base alcohol, but also the mixers. So when you’re drinking a Cutwater Rum and Ginger, you’re drinking Cutwater’s Three Sheets white rum, mixed with their made-in-house ginger beer. Since they craft the cocktail from start to finish, the quality is entirely on them.

My Favorite Cutwater Ready-to-Drink Cocktail

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Say “ah.”

is definitely the Gin and Tonic. Which is funny, because I don’t like Gin. In general, I think gin tastes like Christmas in a bad way. Like a mouth full of pine needles. No thanks.

But Cutwater’s pre-mixed Gin and Tonic? DIFFERENT. As their website says, it’s a “modern spin on an old classic.” Cutwater’s Old Grove gin is blended with a made-in-house grapefruit and cucumber tonic water. It’s refreshing, tart, delicious.

Ready to Try?

You’re in luck! We’ll have these bad boys available at Vintage 20 on Friday, June 8th from 4PM-7PM at our weekly tasting! You’ll definitely want to throw a pack of these in your cooler for your next outdoor adventure. Mix and match a 4 pack, or get just one. The price is right on these! Cheers!

Western Son Flavored Vodkas

Flavored vodkas are a dime a dozen. Unique and well done flavors are worth noting.

So we just got in these cute lil’ guys: Western Son Vodka flavors, in 50ml bottles. At 99 cents a pop, you can try all six of the flavors we carry (peach, lime, cucumber, prickly pear, watermelon, and grapefruit) without spending a ton of money. AND we also have them available in 10 packs (single flavor only, sorry) for $8.99, so you save about a dollar that way. Good deal!

Western Son distills their vodka in Texas, and they *might* be knocking on the doors of Tito’s fans (they also boast that they are a small batch, hand-crafted, gluten-free corn vodka, distilled 10 times…oh, and they, too, give back through their own charity). However one big difference: Western Son has the FLAVAHS.Western Son Minis

NOW ON TO MY RANT. I feel like these days there are as many flavored vodkas as there are shows on the History Channel that have nothing to do with history (and I blame you, Pawn Stars).
I checked, and there are easily a gillion different vodka flavors. Everything from Bacon to Sriracha to Chocolate Whipped Cream. I mean, I’m sure that gym-sock flavored vodka is going to go GREAT in your post-workout Bloody Mary, but I don’t see a ton of uses for some of these crazy flavors.

Western Son Vodka comes in flavors that are different, but not super-specific and weird (I bet you were wondering where I was going with the gym-sock thing). Lime and Prickly Pear could go in any number of fun fruity cocktails. With summer just around the corner, Fun Fruity Cocktails are definitely on my list of things to do. So while I’m pretty sure flavored vodkas in general are poised to go the way of the Cupcake, I’m hoping these will stick around to grace my concoctions for years to come.