Beverages, Promotions, Updates

Wine Tasting Preview: Frankly Wines

Frankly“Fine Wine. No Attitude.” is the motto at Frankly Wines, on West Broadway between Murray and Warren. Owner Christy Frank’s friendly yet studied approach is evident in her description of what she will be pouring in her store this Saturday between 12:30pm-3:30pm:

We’re going with a trio of ciders. Rosé may be the new big thing, but we think cider is the NEXT new big thing. We’ll be pouring a range of styles, including some local and local-ish bottlings. So get ahead of the trend and come by to try what the next new fuss will be about.

  • Zapiain (Basque): Some basque ciders can be a little funky. They’re more of a love-it-or-hate it bottles. But this one is all love it. Crisp, racy, super refreshing… this is what you’ll want to drink when the heat spikes above 90. Price: $10.99
  • Slyboro Hidden Star (NY): Just a touch of sweetness makes this a lovely introduction to the world of cider. It’s charming and oh-so drinkable… like a perfectly ripe apple in liquid form. Price: $14.99
  • Eden Dry Sparkling (VT): The most wine-like of the bunch. Elegantly sparkling with just a touch of spice. It shows off cider’s sophisticated side. Price: $19.99
Beverages, Promotions, Updates

Wine Tasting Preview: Chambers Street Wines

ChambersNot only is Taste of Tribeca lucky to have the support of so many of our local restaurants, we are also fortunate to partner with a few of our neighborhood’s best wine shops for our wine tasting tourChambers Street Wines, on Chambers between Hudson and Greenwich, specializes in organic wines from small, artisanal producers. They will be pouring a few of these wines at their store on Saturday between 2pm-7pm. Here is their line-up, including tasting notes:

  • Parentière 2012 Fraîcheur Iodée L’Atlantique: A delicious, organic wine from the Loire Valley of France made from a grape called Gros Plante. Crisp, dry, and perfect for summer.
  • Barou 2013 Vin de Pays Syrah: Syrah from a certified biodynamic estate in the northern Rhône Valley of France. Deep and dark, but still very fresh with a touch of earthiness.
  • Defino 2012 Frappato: Made from organic Frappato grapes grown in Sicily, this is a light-bodied red wine that is great with all kinds of food and on its own, served slightly chilled.
  • Ferme St. Martin 2014 Rosé: Made from organically grown Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault from the Côtes du Ventoux in the southern Rhône Valley. Has nice weight on the palate but is very dry with cherry fruit and great minerality.