Tag Archives: Wine store

90+ Cellars – “Rated Wines at an Extreme Value”

30 Mar

90+ Cellars Label

I read an article on Time.com (take a look!) about this company 90+ Cellars who offer high quality and high rated wines for a discounted price!  They make sure that their oversupply is a 90 or higher in rating and is the best buy from a respected winery.  In this sense it’s like a Marshalls when you find that great designer bag for half the price!  They literally have bottles that would be $75 for only $25!  The only catch (and I think the really fun part), is that you have no idea what winery the wine came from!  So take a chance and indulge in a gold medal wine at an affordable price and try to guess where it came from!  For all of those wine enthusiasts out there it sounds like a great idea as an activity at your next house/apartment party!

I’ve outlined a few stores in NY and Boston that carry the brand but you can find all locations on their website!  Can wait to try this!!

NYC

International Wine & Spirits
2903 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

Uptown Wine Shop
1361 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10128

(UWS is the first store to bring 90 into NYC!)

Chelsea Wine Vault
75 9 Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Boston/MA

Salem Wine Imports
32 Church Street
Salem, MA 01970

Sagarino’s

106 South St
Boston, 02111

Sanctuary
189 State Street
Boston, 02109

Charlestown Liquors
10 Thompson Square
Charlestown, MA 02129-3316

Golden Goose
179 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109

Charles Street Liquors
143 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

Kappy’s
216 Border Street
Boston, MA 02128

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Whole Foods Serving Beer & Wine…

29 Mar

Whole Foods is starting to implement an actual bar into their consumer grocery shopping experience!  As of now it has only been active in a few locations – Arizona, Illinois, Texas.. but they plan to spread into all 305 stores!  I don’t know about you but I would love to stop for a glass of wine to break up my grocery shopping especially if the lines are long!  I just hope shoppers don’t take this for granted where it gets too rowdy but take it for what it is; a pleasurable addition to the food shopping experience.  I hope this test turns into a real success and hurries to NYC!  Read the full article here:  “Whole Foods tests bars selling craft beer and local wine in its stores

What do you all think????

BOTTLEROCKET – The Ultimate Wine Store

20 Mar

Picture this – When opening a door you see a wall neatly displaying an array of wine with individual descriptions placed exactly to the right of each free standing wine, wooden islands full of wine categorized by “GRASS”, “MEAT”, “TAKE OUT”, “GIFTS”, “TREATS”, “EXPLORE”, “EVENTS” and a library filled with teachings of food and wine…    It’s an amazing experience for consumers to purchase their wine and it’s life changing (well, compared to your average wine store)!!

As my good friend and I were waiting to be seated outside of the Coffee Shop in Union Sq. a man was walking around with a big purple sign with white writing that read “BOTTLE ROCKET WINE –Experience a New Way to Buy Wine.” Of course I was immediately intrigued so we inquired what “Bottlerocket” was and he handed us a card with a 10% discount off of our first purchase of wine!  I stopped by the store, which was very modern looking, and I felt an amazing energy as soon as I walked in.  I was extremely impressed with the unique way they set up their wine, not to mention how neat and evenly spread out everything was.  The islands were very detailed in regards to category, and wines that were displayed on the wall had very comprehensive  yet succinct tasting notes and ratings of each bottle.  Prices varied but offered a reasonable range from a less than $10 bottle to an over $50 bottle.  Since all details are right in front of you it is very self-serving, thus you know exactly what you are getting when walking out of the store with no doubts.

Some additional elements that add to the experience – they sell cook/wine books and have pre-made wine gift baskets for different occasions for purchase in the back.  Not that I have kids, but I found it very convenient that there was an area for children to “hang out” while parents pick out their wine for their occasion.  They have free wine tastings and offer classes in the store.  And as an added bonus – they deliver (but only in their area) –  9th – 29th streets, 3rd to 8th avenues.

The store engages customers with experience, trial, and copious amounts of knowledge to make the purchase process as seamless as possible and I feel that they are doing a great job!  So salud to YOU – BOTTLEROCKET and I hope have continued success and open a store in Hell’s kitchen or the UWS (for selfish reasons!).

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BOTTLEROCKET – WINE AND SPIRITS (www.bottlerocketwine.com)

“FIND wines organized the way you live your life.  LISTEN to great music. Learn about wine in bite-sized nuggets. PLAY with your children in our kids’ nook.  READ wine and food books in our bookstore.  DANCE if you feel like it.”

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