Staff picks for Winter 2018

 

This month’s staff picks selected by Tyson

Paul Autard Cotes Du Rhone
Was $15.99 Now $13.43 
Neighboring the prestigious region of  Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this amazing little blend has many of the same characteristics at a fraction of the price!   

Autard’s Côtes-du-Rhône is a smoky, complex wine, loaded with warm raspberry fruit, showing many of the best attributes of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 
VOS Selections 


Charles Baur Cremant d’Alsace
Was $19.99 Now $16.79
Made in the same method as Champagne, this value driven sparkler is packed full of big flavors at a very small price.  

Fine bubbles, expressive bouquet with aromas of white flowers, melon and grapefruit. The mouthfeel is fresh, delicate, well balanced, with notes of pear and white peach.
 —VOS Selections

Eminence Road Farm Winery Pinot Gris
Was $19.99 Now $16.79
    Sourced from the Western shores of Lake Cayuga, this unique example of Pinot Gris (also called Grigio) shows how this is much more than a neutral, straw-colored grape and can produce some exciting wines.  The grapes naturally have a purple hue to them, which does translate to the finished product. 

Amber-rose color, nose of ripe papaya and orange zest and slate.  Full body palate with tropical fruit flavors and a rich, sale, glycerin finish.
–Eminence Road Farm Winery

Rubesto Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Riserva

Was $16.99 Now $14.27
Spending 12 months in oak, this Montepulciano shows great depth of flavors and aromas.

This is a deep ruby red colored wine with garnet reflections, aromas of ripe-red fruits and hints of vanilla and spice.  On the palate the great structure of this wine can be appreciated.  It is warm, strong and persistent with a long finish –  goes well with game, red meat and mature cheeses.  Decanting for one hour prior to serving is recommended in order to enjoy all the nuances this wine has to offer. 

Tricana Imports Inc

See Tyson’s previous picks here.

Special Saturday Spirits Tasting 1 to 4 pm, with Albany Distilling

December 15th Special Tasting 1 – 4 pm

In conjunction with Speedo Run and A Taste of Lark: Chili/Chowder fest, Capital Wine & Spirits will host a tasting of selections from Albany Distilling

  • Fort Orange Orange flavored Vodka
  • Ironweed Bourbon
  • Ironweed Rye
  • Quackenbush Rum

For more info about A Taste Of Lark: Chili & Chowder Edition, visit the Lark Street BID’s facebook event page.

Learn more about Albany Distilling here.

Gift Cards for the Holidays

  

Looking for a special, thoughtful gift for the local wine lover or spirits connoisseur on your list?  Consider getting them a Gift Card from Capital Wine!

It’s less breakable than a bottle, and more portable too. It even fits even in those very small stockings!

Whatever they to choose purchase with it, you can be assured that our curated selection and knowledgeable staff will lead them to their new favorite wine or spirit!


These elegant gift cards & matching envelopes were created by local designer Lori Hansen and printed by Accuprint.

Specials of the Week

THIS WEEK:

North by Northwest Red Blend $12.59
Fabrizio Pratesi Locorosso $10.07
Ancient Peaks Chardonnay $13.43
Ravines Dry Riesling $18.47


Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 9 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff.  (Last pour is at 8:45 pm) We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

Sign board illustrations & hand lettering created & updated weekly by Farrah Mills

Last Week’s Specials Still on Sale

ON SALE:

Miss our Thanksgiving tasting last Wednesday? The sparkling wines sampled are still on sale for the remainder of this week! 🍾

Dibon Cava Brut Reserve 750 $10.07

Dibon Cava Brut Reserve 1500 $21.83

Charles Baur Collection $16.79


Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 9 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff.  (Last pour is at 8:45 pm) We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

Sign board illustrations & hand lettering created & updated weekly by Farrah Mills

Happy Thanksgiving

 

Special Wine Tastings today
Wednesday Nov. 21
1:00 – 4:00 pm
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Thanksgiving hours tomorrow
Thursday Nov. 22
10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Happy Thanksgiving!


Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 9 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff.  (Last pour is at 8:45 pm) We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

Sign board illustrations & hand lettering created & updated weekly by Farrah Mills

Wine Specials 11-20-18

THIS WEEK:

Aglianico del Taburno $13.43
Falanghina del Sannio $14.27
Cantina Frenta Rubesto $14.27
Riserva Sardo $12.59


Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 9 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff.  (Last pour is at 8:45 pm) We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

Sign board illustrations & hand lettering created & updated weekly by Farrah Mills

Wine Specials 11-15-18

THIS WEEK:

Lake Sonoma Zinfandel $15.95;
Replica Misbehaved Pinot Noir $13.43;
Replica Knockoff Chardonnay $10.07;
Cavazza Prosecco $8.39;

 


Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 9 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff.  (Last pour is at 8:45 pm) We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

Sign board illustrations & hand lettering created & updated weekly by Farrah Mills

Wine Specials 11-7-18

 

ON SALE THIS WEEK:

Radley & Finch Chenin Blanc $7.55;
Berta Sangiovese $10.07;
Big Flower Merlot $12.59;
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Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 9 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff.  (Last pour is at 8:45 pm) We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

Sign board illustrations & hand lettering created & updated weekly by Farrah Mills

Wine Specials 10-30-18

THIS WEEK:

Get into the “spirit” of Halloween with Hudson Valley’s Harvest Boos!

Rare Pear Brandy $28.97
Core Black Raspberry Vodka $29.97
John Henry Single Malt Whiskey $34.97
Cornelius Applejack $26.97
Core Apple Vodka $21.97


Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 9 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff.  (Last pour is at 8:45 pm) We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

Sign board illustrations & hand lettering created & updated weekly by Farrah Mills