Jul
1
5:00 pm17:00

The Promise of South Africa

Stop by Wine at Five and meet Pascal Schmidt, a young entrepreneur wine importer specializing in South African wines. Pascal will be pouring wines from his portfolio of wines. I met Pascal a few weeks ago at a trade tasting in Sag Harbor. I had heard that a South African importer would be showing his wines and I was excited to see whether there would be anything different, and good. Too many times I have tasted through a portfolio of wines from this region only to leave  disappointed. So often the wines are just the same, boring, over-produced, over-extracted, uninteresting plonk. But when I started on Pascal's line-up I knew immediately that I had now found a truly inspiring line-up of wines.

I have sadly never visited the wine growing region of South Africa. I know that it is beautiful, and I have been told that so many of the great wines made there stay there. Listening to Pascal explain the histories behind his wines and tasting his wines transported me the that place and I felt like I too 'had a farm in Africa'.

Come and taste the wines of South Africa and get transported.

Friday July 1. 5-8,00pm 

Apr
16
1:00 pm13:00

Come taste new Italian goodies!

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It's feeling like spring weather is finally confirming its presence in the forecast, with the promise of a clear and sunny weekend ahead.  We've been tirelessly attending wine industry tastings for the last month or so (what a drag!) and the shop is littered with new favorites. This Saturday we'll be pouring three new wines from very small and authentic growers.  We'll start popping corks around 1pm.  Come by and taste with us! 
 
Favaro, Erbaluce di Caluso -  $25
 
Benito Favaro started this estate in 1992; it is truly a family operation, with Benito still looking after the vineyards, assisted by his son Nicola, his daughter Elena and her partner Claudio, with his other son Camillo serving as the winemaker. From the very beginning the Favaros have been particularly devoted to this indigenous white grape of Piedmont, Erbaluce, and still regard it as the heart and soul of their production. This delicious white is crisp and intense with aromas of gooseberry and hay, zesty and firm on the palate.  Lovely persistence and energy. 915 cases made. 
 
Corte Pagliare Verdieri "Ven Crud" rosato -  $21
 
Another small, family run, organic farm located in the Po river plains, just outside of Mantova and near the beautiful hamlet of Sabbioneta, a Reinassance gem.
The winery was started in 1998 by Mimma Vignoli and her mother in law Amedea with roughly 8 acres of vineyards on clay soils incredibly well suited for vine-growing. The vines cultivated are different clones of Lambrusco such as Salamino and Sorbara, with focus on the Viadanese clone, indigenous of this part of Lombardia. Grapes for this wine were hand harvested in late September and fermented in steel tanks where it is kept until June then bottled unfiltered. The warm days prompt the start of a second fermentation in the bottle, bringing a slight effervescence to this savory rosé.  The wine then rests one year in the bottle before release. It has no residual sugar and a little sediment.  285 cases made
 
Podere sul Lago, "Torcular" Rosso - $25
 
This small winery is the project of Sandrino Quadraroli, the owner of one of the finest restaurants in central Marche, Osteria del Borgia.  Always a champion of the wines of his region, starting in 2012 he was finally able to crown his dream of producing wine.  The 15 acre vineyard was planted in 1999, on clay, sandy and calcareous soil 500 meters above sea level on the south-facing hills right above lake Caccamo in the mountainous central part of the Marche region.
 
Sandrino's focus is the grape indigenous to this sub-region: Vernaccia Nera, not found anywhere else in the world. This grape has a long history, however it was traditionally vinified sparkling and semi-sweet, possibly in order to tame the variety's bold and spicy characteristics. Over the past two decades or so, a new generation of wineries in the area is concentrating on exalting the unique character of Vernaccia Nera and are bottling still, dry wines. The results are fascinating: the wines are distinctive, aromatic, full-bodied but elegant and vibrant.   800 cases made.
 
 
Buy any combination of 6 or more and save 15% this weekend only!   

Dec
5
2:30 pm14:30

Bubble Bath for Everyone

Wine at Five's Annual Bubble Bath

Please join us for our annual Bubble Bath when we open a single bottle of all our favorite champagnes. Come and find out why we don't sell the Yellow Peril and the Big M&C, come and see why we do sell small, independent, family owned champagnes. Taste the difference. Special pricing on all our champagnes during the tasting - plus free delivery. It beats driving up the Post Road to Stew Leonards!

Nov
21
12:30 pm12:30

Our thoughts on Wine and Turkeys

Wine at Five will be hosting a Thanksgiving Roundup of the best wines to pour with the Turkey. Even though we all hate the turkey and we know it's all about getting the in-laws tipsy so they fall asleep early, having your friends say 'wow, what a perfect wine to pair with the turkey', and making sure that someone else does the washing up.

Come down to Wine at Five and see what we will be pouring for the in-laws, for granny, for our friends, and secretly for ourselves. No need to bring a glass, we have them. Please don't bring a turkey - trust our palates to tell you how it will taste with that great white shark of the Thanksgiving Table.

12.30 - 5.30

Nov
14
6:00 pm18:00

American Yacht Club

Wine at Five is delighted to have been asked to organize this year's Annual Wine Appreciation night at the AYC. We will be promoting 8 new importers along with over 60 wines from every region of the globe. Please call the club to reserve your ticket.

Sep
19
3:00 pm15:00

A TASTE OF RYE

We are delighted to support the 2nd Annual Taste of Rye to benefit My Sister's Place.

Visit the site www.atasteofrye.com and purchase your tickets. Visit Wine at Five between 3.00-5.30 and slurp your way through some exciting wines.