New York State is know for its abundance of great wineries, but it is also know for great wine stores. Which one is your favorite? It could be the one that is closest to your home, or it could be one that helps you seek out unknown to you tasty item, both are great places to buy your wine.
There is a store in Beacon New York that recently made the list of 'Best Wine Shops of 2023" according to the all-knowing Wine Enthusiast Magazine. While I am bummed they left one of my favorite West Coast stores off the list, I have to give them props for including a 'Hidden Hudson Valley Gem' on their prestigious list.
Which wine store in Beacon New York is the Best according to Wine Enthusiast Magazine?
The wine store hidden gem that made the 2023 Best Wine Shops list is Dirty Bacchus, 380 Main Street in Beacon NY 12508. The stores hours are Sunday through Wednesday noon to 6 pm, and Thursday through Saturday noon to 7:30 pm, they are closed on Tuesdays.
What can you expect to find inside the wine store Dirty Bacchus in Beacon NY?
What can you expect to find? You will not find gallons of Carlo Rossi or bottles of Yellow Tail or Apothic, but you will find hand selected items that you just might not be familiar with. My visit to the store had me overwhelmed with unique options of familiar varietals like pinot noir, but then there were grapes like Furmint and Plavac Mali. This is the type of store that you will share with the owner what type of wine experience you are looking to have, then they will suggest a bottle, you will buy it and you will love it. The sad thing for me is that when I do love a bottle, sometimes I go back and it has sold out, and now that this store has national recognition (that the greatly deserve) there is going to be more people in the shop, when I want to go shopping.
16 Ways to Celebrate "National Chocolate Day" in Upstate New York (Chocolate Wine??)
Although October 28th is the official National Chocolate Day in America, lets face it. Every day is national chocolate day for most of us! Right?
Here are 16 ways to celebrate this delicious holiday in Upstate New York. Chocolate wine! Chocolate covered potato chips! Chocolate pizza! And so many more to explore!
Price Reduced! Jaw-Dropping Saratoga Lake Mansion With Waterfall & Wine Cellar
This stunning mansion has been on the market for a while and now the price has been reduced. It was $8.9 million and then $7 million. Now it's $6.47 million. When looking through the pictures of this gorgeous mansion my jaw was on the floor. There is so much attention to detail and elegance throughout this home. It sits on 15 acres with breathtaking views of Saratoga Lake. Check out the outdoor patio complete with a pool house that actually I would be happy calling my home. There is a built-in barbeque and the pool has a beautiful stone waterfall!
By the Glass, You Cannot Go Wrong at These 13 Upstate New York Wine Bars
Wine bars are spreading across Upstate New York rapidly. Not necessarily bars in the traditionally sense, or corner saloons, or cocktail lounges, but wine bars which focus mainly on the many varieties of wines from around the world.
Of course Upstate is no slouch when it comes to wine, with the Finger Lakes wineries now grabbing many of the headlines at wine expos and competitions around the country. But local wine producers, even the very small ones, are starting to nudge into the pack of award-winning vinos from coast to coast
Here is a list of 13 great wine bars. They all serve food and many of them have the word "restaurant" in their name, but as you will see, the wine is the superstar at all of these fine Upstate New York places.