TODAY'S SPECIAL GUEST: GREENHOOK GINSMITHS!
Today we're excited to welcome special guest Olivia Szwabo from Greenhook Ginsmiths, just down the river in Brooklyn! She will be here showcasing three different styles: American Dry Gin, Old Tom Gin, and Beach Plum Gin Liqueur (made from rare Long Island beach plums) to help us usher in cocktail season! And if wine is what you prefer, never fear: we also have two new wines to refresh you after the hot spell and long holiday weekend. Albariño from Galicia is the white, and the red is a light, easy going natural red blend from Provence. Both are great early summer selections for drinking alone or pairing with food.
Featuring Special Guest: Greenhook Ginsmiths!
Country: USA / Region: NEW YORK STATE / Appellation: N/A / Varietal(s): N/A --- After several years of planning, experimenting, and building their distillery in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, New York, Greenhook Ginsmiths released their flagship offering, American Dry Gin in February 2012 to immediate acclaim. Founded by Steven DeAngelo and his brother Philip, both gin enthusiasts, Greenhook Ginsmiths have quickly emerged as one of the premier American gin makers. Greenhook Ginsmiths distill their gin on a custom-made copper pot still, designed to work in conjunction with a vacuum. This allows them to remove air pressure from the still during distillation, a technique known as vacuum distillation. This has the advantage of allowing the distillation to occur at low temperatures, thus preserving the delicate aromas and volatile oils of the botanicals by preventing them from becoming “cooked” from excessive heat during distillation. This process results in a beautifully fragrant gin with lifted aromas and vibrant flavors. Today Greenhook Ginsmiths representative Olivia Szwabo will be showcasing three gins: their flagship American Dry Gin, Old Tom Gin, and the new Beach Plum Gin Liqueur - a take on sloe gin made from rare Long Island beach plums.
ALSO POURING TWO WINES:
Bodegas Laxas Albariño Rías Baixas DO 2014
Country: SPAIN / Region: GALICIA / Appellation: RIAS BAIXAS / Varietal(s): ALBARINO --- Bodega As Laxas is located in the Condado do Tea sub-zone of Galicia, Spain. Situated on a historic estate overlooking the River Miño, As Laxas has been making wine since the 1860s. 100% albariño, the classic native white grape of the region, this wine delivers intense aromas of apple, stone fruit, and apricot with hints of floral notes. On the palate it perfectly balances juicy fruit flavors with a touch of butter and fresh, food-friendly acidity, making this a great match for Serrano ham, patatas bravas, or citrus-doused crab salad topped with micro greens.
Regular Price: $15.99 Tasting Sale Price: $14.39
Domaine de Sulauze "Cochon" Vin de France 2014 - CERTIFIED BIODYNAMIC/NATURAL WINE
Country: FRANCE / Region: PROVENCE / Appellation: VIN DE FRANCE / Varietal(s): GRENACHE+SYRAH+VERMENTINO+CINSAULT+MOURVEDRE --- Made in the spirit of using the whole animal (whole pig), Guillaume Lefèvre uses the fruit from the pressing of his Pomponette Rosé to make this light, lovable, versatile red. His vineyards are farmed biodynamically and Demeter certified, and the grapes are hand harvested. Fermented with wild yeast, with no filtration or added sulfites, this is a great summer red; light, smooth, juicy, and lively, with touches of spice. Serve slightly chilled with everything from meaty fish to sausage fresh off the grill.
Regular Price: $16.99 Tasting Sale Price: $15.29