At last night’s New York State Wine and Grape Foundation ceremony, we were surprised and thrilled to win “Wine and Spirits Retailer of the Year”! We’re blushing . . . and pretty excited to get an award just for encouraging people to try good wines.

You can come try some great NY State wines and spirits on April 18, Earth Day Weekend as we “Think Global and Drink Local.” We’ll open past selections from our New York Cork Club, a monthly wine club featuring the selections of NY wine guru Lenn Thompson. We’ll also welcome Alie, the founder of Brooklyn Oenology, who will pour her Brooklyn Social Club White 2007 and have the folks down from Core Vodka, an upstate distiller making vodka from apples, to shake a few cocktails for you to try!