Taking my first steps into this wine shop, it was just as I imagined it too be. Solidified wood throughout the floor, dimmed lighting targeting each angle, and a strong scent of fruit and open wine bottles scattered throughout the store. What wine shop was this? It was Slope Cellars, located on 436, 7th Ave, Brooklyn. The reason for me choosing this location was not only because it was an 8 min drive, but because the neighborhood is known for spending there Sunday afternoons sipping on a high-quality bottle of red wine.
Luckily for me I had a chance to speak to the manager, who presented me with one of his most sold red wines from Spain. This wine was “Guimaro Riberia Sacra Vino Tinto.” I asked him “what makes this wine sell so much”, he stated how it mixes well with spicy food and tacos, and in this area, people love tacos. This red wine from Spain is a 2016 vintage, located in the region of Galicia. The bottle comes with a natural cork, and the taste is known to be silky with a heavy aromatic smell. A smell of pure red fruits and heavy spices.
Guimaro Riberia Sacra Vino Tinto
Next up was a very antique and tasty sparkling wine. This sparkling wine is “Wiston Estate Blanc de Blancs.” It is a 2010 vintage and located in the appellation of England. The manager stated how it is a Chardonnay grape variety that pairs well with seafood such as crab or lobster. He also stated how it attracts a lot of customers since it’s known as a very traditional wine style with an alcohol content of just 12%. This sparkling wine gives off an aroma of apples and quite a few pastries, which even had me thinking of buying a bottle.
Wiston Estate Blanc de Blancs
Last but not least is a red wine from the region called Bandol which is located in Provence, France. I did not recall this being one of the top wine regions in France, which came as a shock to me. It put me in shock because the manager presented this wine as one of his top selling wines, and by coming from a region I haven’t heard of, was a bit surprising. This wine was “Domaines Chateau Romassan Bandol.” I was told the reason this wine was sold so much is because how affordable it was for such a high-quality wine. The manager stated how this wine is worth every penny due to their mix grape variety. Grape variety such as Cinsaut, Grenche, and Mourvedre, having an alcohol content of about 14 percent. Paring with most greens, and veggies, “Domaines Chateau Romassan Bandol” is known as an everyday wine.
Domaines Chateau Romassan Bandol