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@ Partition Street Wine Shop
Please join us
of our favorite wines of the week
F I R S T F R I D A Y
July 7, 2017
❥ with a pop-up show of two works by the Isaac Abrams
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30
from 6-9 pm for
Lots of BUBBLES & a Sparkling Wine Sale
Phewww… it’s almost over! We know we are not alone in wishing good riddance to 2016, so let’s celebrate the end of this long and arduous year with the clink of glass and a few tasty sips of what is still good in the world!
We plan to pour a variety of sparkling wines ranging from $10-25 that are all delicious, well-made, and in plentiful stock. Some of the wines we have available now include these beauties; stop by to see which ones we open!
La Jara Brut Prosecco – biodynamic and dry dry dry! 💚
Sorelle Branca Extra Dry Prosecco di Valdobbiadene DOCG – Prosecco’s high-end 💚
Denny Bini Lambrusco dell’Emilia – dark purple, dry, herbal & frothy 💚
Poema Brut Cava & Brut Cava Rose’ – tight bubbles for toasting, mimosas, and everyday sipping
Francois Chidaine Vouvray Petillant Brut – lemony, earthy & smoky Chenin Blanc 💚
Val de Mer Brut Rose’ Cremant de Bourgogne – beautiful and from Burgundy
Maison Foucher Cremant de Loire – a lush blend of stone fruits & florals 💚
**PSST! SPECIAL PRICING AT THE TASTING ONLY**
All sparkling wines are $1 off per bottle, 10% off 3, 15% off 6 & 20% off mixed cases
FRIDAY 6-9 only
💚 denotes sustainable, organic, biodynamic, and/or natural
We wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy new year!
Suzanne, Jordan, Kaia, Isaac, & Luca
it’s almost summer!
ROSE’ TASTING & SALE
THIS FRIDAY 6-9
Please join us this Friday, May 20, from 6-9pm for a tasting of 2015 FRENCH ROSE’. It is still early in the rose’ season, but the orders we placed in the winter are starting to flow in. This is a good time to sample what we will be drinking all summer and get a jump on discount pricing.We will be opening several rose’s at different price points and from different regions within France. We will have at least 3 wines open all evening, the order of which we will determine as the evening progresses. Every wine is a different, gorgeous shade ofPINK, each is completely DRY (no residual sugar) with varying degrees of fruit intensity, non-sparkling, and are all sustainably produced using organic farming practices. Many are fermented naturally with minimal intervention and low sulpher use. The truth is, we love French wine and despite the wide range of styles–from bone dry and whisper light to full-flavored and chewy–French rose’ is the epitome of goodrose’. They are also the first of the season to arrive!The growing popularity of rose’ over the last few years is obvious. Many white wine drinkers are easily wooed to the pink side because of light body, and red drinkers have found a way to drink their favorites cold (those dark-hued rose’s are really just super light reds). Rose’s pink color comes from short skin contact with red grape skins. That’s it!If you still think pink equals sweet, you have been drinking something that has sugar added or is very low alcohol; in dry wines, all grape sugar is converted to alcohol, so there is no sugar left in the resulting wine. Most French rose’ is made in a dry style, although some variations exist, of course. The wines we will be tasting are all dry.
We have 10 2015 French rose’s in stock and ready to open on Friday:
Domaine de Fenouillet Cotes du Ventoux rose’ $15
Chateau de Roquefort Cotes du Provence Rose’ $20
Domaine Gassac Guilhem Languedoc Rose’ $11
Lucien Crochet Sancerre Rose’ $30
Commanderie de Peyrossol Cotes du Provence Rose’ $22
Chateau Trinquevedal Tavel Rose’ $20
Vignoble Dinocheau Loire Valley Pinot d’Aunis Rose’ $14
Terres Antiques Rose’ Provence $10
Weekend Plans SW France Mauzac Rose’ $20
Domaine Bagnol Cassis Rose $29
Mix and Match pricing (at the tasting only):
10% off 3 bottles, 15% off 6 bottles, 20% off 12+ bottles
PRE-ORDER CASES ARE ALWAYS ON SALE. SAVE 20-40% off single bottle prices when you pre-order 12 bottles of one wine. Please ask us for details.This is an alcohol tasting.
21+ with valid ID to taste.
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY
Another village-wide FIRST FRIDAY is here. Our weekly Friday Tastings have really been picking up lately, so expect a party! Locally-based Blueprint Brands will be here to showcase some of their craft spirits; here is a list of what their representative, David Brooks, will be sampling THIS FRIDAY:
TOWN BRANCH BOURBON – Lexington, KY
Named for the Town Branch waterway upon which Lexington was founded and once the site of much bourbon production. This is a well-priced, small-batch Kentucky Bourbon made from corn and malted barley only and aged in new charred white oak.
WEST OF KENTUCKY BOURBON – SONOMA , CA
Another small-production bourbon, with west coast style, from California’s premier whiskey distiller.
MANCINO CHINATO – Piedmont, Italy
This is a blend of Mancino’s Secco, Bianco and Rosso vermouths blended with DOCG Barbera d’Asti red wine and Quinine bark, Calissaj.
MERLET CASSIS – Saint Sauvant, France
Pure black current liquor–no artificial aromas, flavoring, or colors.
BITTERMENS BURLESQUE BITTERS – New Orleans, LA
Sweet, spicy, and tart… this bitter blend is made from hibiscus, açai berry and long pepper.
We look forward to showing you these versatile and well-made products in their most basic forms, as well as in an easy to mix Manhattan cocktail. This is a great way to compare the bourbons, taste the Chinato as a replacement to a simpler sweet vermouth, and sample some new and fun bitters to elevate your home bar. Please join us!
21+ with valid ID.
DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAYCome celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year with us! We will be tasting our most enticing and seductive wines paired with chocolates from our very own LUCKY CHOCOLATES. Shop here to treat the one(s) you love, even if it’s you! 10% off if you tell us “I LOVE YOU“, even if you don’t mean it 😉 February 13th and 14th only, counts towards wines exclusively.So far, the list is as follows:
Broc Cellars Zinfandel
“…this Zinfandel shows good balance, great natural acidity, and lively ripe tannins. Notes of black and red fruit, licorice, cardamom, and a floral bouquet come forth in this handcrafted Zinfandel.”
Broc Cellars Grenache Blanc
“Broc Cellars “Vine Starr” White is a refreshing, Rhone-inspired blend composed mostly of Grenache Blanc, with touches of Picpoul and Counoise Blanc adding depth and character. Bright notes of green apple, citrus fruit, peach and white flowers are complemented by crisp acidity and a long, lively finish.”
” It has a vibrant, almost life-affirming bouquet of lifted dark cherries, blueberry, soy and minerals that is beautifully defined. The palate is sensual and caressing on the entry, setting you up for its silky tannins, pure macerated dark cherries and blueberry fruit struck through by a keen thread of acidity. Utterly seductive! ” (And has 91 points from The Wine Advocate)
Marchesi Sparkling Moscato
“…this offers a purity of peachy white cherry fruit and a hypnotic fragrance of floral top notes that introduce an engaging palate with very fine, effervescent texture with bubbles so fine they become integral to the texture rather than a bottlenecking at the finish. Though sweet, this wine has a textural tannin like rosin that makes the close mineral and floral.”
This will be a very sumptuous and sensual tasting, so bring your lover(s) or come alone so as to indulge, imbibe, and immerse yourself in your senses. We love you
Friday, February 13 6-9pm
21+ WITH VALID ID
DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE
FIRST FRIDAY JULY 2014
Please join us for
First Friday Cocktails
Friday, June 6th.
This month we welcome Caledonia Spirits with their line of delicious products made with raw honey. Barr Hill Gin, Bar Hill Vodka and Caledonia Spirits Elderflower Cordial are distilled from or made with raw honey from Caledonia’s bees and wild elderberry in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. These award winning products are hand-crafted in Hardwick, Vermont.
1 oz Barr Hill gin
1 oz Elderberry Cordial
1 oz Campari
1 oz lemon juice
3-4 dashes of Angostura Bitters
twist of lemon
In a shaker, add ice and the above ingredients. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with the lemon twist.
We are pleased to welcome a new show of paintings by Sean Willett. www.willettart.com
21+ w/ valid id only.
Please do not drink and drive.
Join us for
Every Friday from 6-9pm
@ Partition Street Wine Shop
our WINES of the WEEK with SPRING in mind.
Pigoudet Rose Aix en Provence 2013: This blend of cabernet sauvignon, grenache, and syrah is the perfect spring/summer rose. Nice depth, with no lack of fresh, crisp character. Lovely citrus, red fruits, notes of apricot and melon. Sustainably farmed.
Taurino Salice Salentino 2009: Gorgeous Puglian red. Medium bodied, with a floral nose that shows red fruits and minerals. Balanced acidity, dry with light tannin while still holding some rich red fruits. Earthy and spicy with a nice finish, showing notes of cherry and plum. Perfect for grilled pizza and barbecues.
Rey Santo Rueda 2013: This Spanish blend of verdejo and viura is sustainably farmed, very crisp, fresh and aromatic. Super easy drinking and approachable with mouth watering citrus on the nose. Excellent warm weather white, absolutely perfect with almost any type of fish.
21+ with valid ID required.
Please do not drink and drive.
THIS FRIDAY, April 4
21+ with valid ID
please don’t drink and drive!
Yes, yes, yes, spring is finally here! We will be in full celebration mode here on Friday evening, and would love to have you join us…This time around we will be showcasing artwork by the local artist Bissett Young!
In terms of libations, we have our Martin Scott rep Michele Risko visiting to sample three lovely little spirits:
Half Moon Orchard Gin from Tuthilltown Spirits!
This local gin is made from 80% finger lakes wheat and 20% hudson valley apples, with a blend of 8 botanicals giving it a smooth and round mouthfeel…YUM
Smooth Ambler Barrel-Aged Gin!
This gin uses the finest American grains in combination with their own local, West Virginian mountain water. Very rich and luxurious…
Smooth Ambler Old Scout Bourbon!
This bourbon has been aged in heavily charred casks for 7 years, which is highlighted in the long and smooth finish.
Hope to see you there!
FRIDAY TASTINGS… EVERY WEEK!
We’ve decided that First Fridays should no longer be the only day designated to tasty treats. From now on, Suzanne and Kaia will be sampling the new wines of the week every Friday (with the exception of First Fridays) from 6-8. These wines will change every week and be a total surprise to us as well as to you! We hope this inspires a more warm and lively feel to the shop after such a slow winter season. So start bringing your bad selves over beginning April 11!
Saugerties’ First Friday
Meet Warren Bobrow, author of “Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today” and sample cocktails made from his recipes. Warren will have dozens of his homemade bitters on hand and will discuss the healing properties of drinks made with his herbal blends and syrups. Signed books will be available for sale through the author.
Nadja Petrov’s show of drawings, paintings, and encaustics will remain up for the month of March. Stop by to see this provocative show before it’s gone.
THIS AN ALCOHOL TASTING. 21+ WITH VALID ID ONLY. PLEASE DONT DRINK AND DRIVE.
@ PARTITION STREET WINE SHOP
We have FINALLY put together a basic schedule of classes! Once we better understand demand, we will add to our schedule to offer as many interesting options and time slots to satisfy your requests. We plan to offer seasonal courses, pairing the weather and available ingredients with our cocktail and wine education offerings.
Our first class offering is HOME BAR BASICS taught by our friend and bar-master Brendan Edwards. In this introductory class, Brendan will cover the basic components of delicious, well-balanced cocktails, categories of spirits and how they are made, what you should stock on your bar, basic tools of the trade, how to use fresh, seasonal ingredients to make delicious drinks, and many more topics including the answers to all your nagging questions. This is a beginner class.
HOME BAR BASICS
SUNDAY, MARCH 30
3 – 4:30 pm
$35 per person
SPACE IS VERY LIMITED! Please call us at 845-246-9463 or stop in before March 15 to reserve your spot. We require credit card information to hold your reservation. (We will NOT charge your card and payment will be due at class*). Hurry and sign up before this class fills up!
*The NYS Liquor Authority does not allow us to profit from classes, thus we will only use your credit card information to hold your spot. Full payment will be due to Brendan Edwards on the day of class. Cancellations will be accepted until 15 days before class–by March 15. If you do not show up for class or cancel within 15 days of class, your credit card information will be used for payment.
Upcoming Cocktail Series Offerings:
June 2014: Fresh fruit Sangrias, signature cocktails and pairings for parties, using citrus, and homemade syrups
September 2014 – Farm fresh ingredients, family holiday signature cocktails and homemade bitters
Winter 2015 – topics tbd
WINE TASTING AND TOPIC CLASSES COMING SOON….
Contact us for more information.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 2014
PARTITION STREET WINE SHOP ❤S LUCKY CHOCOLATES
Join us for our annual Valentine’s Day tasting featuring handcrafted chocolates from Saugerties’ Lucky Chocolates & Cafe’ paired with wines we ❤.
Get 10% off your purchase at either store when you spend $25 at the other. Make sure to get your punched discount card at purchase! (Discount applies to a single purchase at either Lucky Chocolates or Partition Street Wine Shop).
21+ with valid ID only. PLEASE DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.
FEBRUARY FIRST FRIDAY
Friday, February 7
Join us for love potions made from the vintage classic Creme Yvette fruit liqueur and a new show of artwork by Nadja Petrov.
21+ with valid ID only. PLEASE DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.
NEW YEAR’S EVE COCKTAIL WITH SARAH RODLAND AND BROOKLYN REPUBLIC VODKA
FIRST FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2013
Join us for another Saugerties’ First Friday! Sarah Rodland (formerly of Miss Lucy’s Kitchen) will be pouring samples of Brooklyn Republic Vodka, handcrafted in Brooklyn, NY, from American grain. We love Sarah and it’s vodka from Brooklyn, so get over here!
There will be live music and (the final weeks of) “Serendipitous Absorptions” by Kathleen McGuiness to feed all of your senses.
21+ with valid ID only.
PLEASE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE.
KICK OFF NY CIDER WEEK AT PARTITION STREET WINE SHOP
Bad Seed Cidery from Highland, NY, will be at the Wine Shop to talk apples, cider-making, and why cider is making such a strong come back in the Hudson Valley. They’ll be bringing several of their ciders to sample, so grab some friends, your valid ID, and stop by for a taste. See you there!
NY CIDER WEEK IS 10/18 THROUGH 10/27 WITH EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE HUDSON VALLEY AND NYC. JOIN THE HARD CIDER REVOLUTION!
For more Cider Week events:
JOIN US ON 10/26 FOR ANOTHER CIDER WEEK TASTING WITH NAKED FLOCK CIDERS. MORE INFO TO COME!
Get some background on cider with this recent article by Saugertiesian Eileen Kamrass:
Our annual wine & chocolate tasting is this Saturday! February 11, from 4-7pm. As always, our good friend Rae Stang from Lucky Chocolates will bring us some of her most popular chocolate barks and we’ll pair them with wines we love. We’ll be tasting a dry, light, intensely floral Barbera from Monferato in Piedmont, Italy, and a wildly delicious sparkling Muscatel from Spain.
As in past years, we are offering a 10% discount on your wine purchase when you spend $25 at Lucky Chocolates. Lucky is offering the same discount when you spend $25 here. Offer valid through Valentine’s Day.
See you Saturday!
This is an alcohol tasting. 21+ valid ID required. Consider bringing a designated driver and NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE!
Come sample wines from one of our favorite California producers and also our newest affordable, gulpable, must-have French rose’.
If you know our shop, you’ve probably figured out that California wines are not our specialty. We do, however, sometimes come across ones that knock our socks off. Several years ago, we were introduced to the wines of Broc Cellars and we love just about every wine Broc makes. With maximum production of any one wine at 270 cases, these wines are acts of love and express handcrafted quality and authenticity. Our sales rep for Broc, Paul Myers, will be on hand to tell you all about the Valdigue (a light, juicy red) and Vine Starr White (a blend of three interesting white grapes). For more info on these wines click on the specific links at
We love rose’ and it seems, this year, everyone else does too. So many of our favorites are sold out or unavailable so we are always happy to find a nice supply of something affordable that we love. Commamderie de Preissan’s Le Rose–100% Grenache–from the Languedoc is our latest find. It’s perfect, really, with a crisp strawberries and cream and herbal character. This wine is completely dry (no sweetness), has a gorgeous salmon pink color, and loves food and sitting by the pool.
21+ with valid ID only.
Come grab a glass and a chair and check out the interesting work of Brian Lynch. His paintings and drawing are up through September.www.lynchstudio.com
Also, it seems worth saying here that the wine shop does not sell art. We provide the space for the artist to display his or her work, but we do not participate in any financial transactions between artist and patron.
And of course, there are a zillion other things to do in the village on First Friday. It’s always a good time. See you there!
FIRST FRIDAY WITH ST-GERMAIN
FRIDAY, February 3 2012
Join us for a St-Germain cocktail party this Friday! Our SG rep Melissa will teach us to make their signature “Hummingbird” with Prosecco and the far more masculine “Traditional Elder-Fashioned,” a remake of the the Old-Fashioned.
What is St-Germain, you ask? It’s a French liqueur made from the hand-picked flowers of the Elderbush. The liqueur smells and tastes of fresh, white flowers and sweet lichi nuts and blends with everything! Bake with it, mix it with beer, bathe in it… ask anyone who has ever tasted the stuff–it’s amazing!
21+ with valid ID only.
We encourage you to bring a designated driver and NEVER drink and drive!
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We’re pairing our first ever art opening with our annual favorite wine tasting. The pairing choices are endless for traditional thanksgiving foods but we’ve narrowed it down to four wines: two winter whites–a round, peachy, voluptuous Viognier from France’s Cotes du Rhone and an unusual but delicious blend from Italy’s Piemonte region that tastes like ripe apples and pears, dry honey, lemon, and, well, beer (so interesting and so delicious!), a primeur Beaujolais (or Beaujolais Nouveau) from a favorite producer, and a dense, earthy, alive Grenache from a much-loved, artisanal California producer. PLEASE NOTE THE UNUSUAL TIME OF THIS EVENT.
Also meet Zzoe Rowan, a Saugerties artist, whose “mixed-media, whimsy, and watercolor” will hang on our walls for a month-long showing of his work. As we cannot sell art (by State Liquor Authority rules), we will provide the space for local artists to showcase their work and make 100% of the profit from their own sales. It’s nice to do something that is not based on income–it’s just a quality of life benefit for us and a way to promote local art.