Greenwood Grape and Still

I had to opportunity of visiting “Greenwood grape and still” located at 723 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232. Recently open in 2017 this retail shop is a mix of wine and hard liquor. Every Thursday evening there is “wine tasting”, on Fridays there is “spirit tasting” and on Saturdays there is “whiskey, gin and agave tasting”. The prices to their wines are fair. After I left I did some research on the same wine in other stores and did not see a big price difference. The manager at the time Leonardo was very polite and very welcoming. Leonardo has been studying wine for over 15 years. We spoke about pricing and his advantage was that not many wine stores in his area (2 mile radius) so he feels that his prices are not based on competition but on value/quality.

Red Wine From Spain 

 Granija Remelluri Rioja Reserva

Country: Spain

Region: Remelluri

Vintage: 2010

Grape: 75% Tempranillo, 20% Granija, 5% Graciano

The wine has hints of hazelnut, dried flowers. It is a full-bodied wine with a strong finish.

Sparkling Wine Not From France

Collalbrigio Presecco NV

Country: Italy

Region: Veneto

Vintage: 2017

Grape: Presecco/Glera

This DOCG wine is perfect for mimosas, it has a yellow straw color with hints of pear, peach and honeysuckle flower.

As I was looking around the store I saw this one red wine from Argentina that interest me because I was unaware of how popular it was at the time. Mendoza accounts for 70% of Argentina’s vineyard acreage

Carmelo Patti, Melbec

Country: Argentina

Region: Mendoza

Vintage: 2013

Grape: Melbec

This red wine has hints of strawberry, tilled soil, cherries. medium bodied with a soft finish.