Archives for September 2012

Scotch Tasting with Ralph Rooke

** THIS EVENT HAS ENDED - PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINKS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THE PRODUCTS BELOW ** Wow, what a great night. Ralph Rooke was kind enough to join us for an evening of Scotch. 30 of our closest friends joined us in the Amity Wines Tasting Room for a few hours, sipping some of the best Scotches we sell, and learning all about their origins and flavor profiles. Ralph led the conversation, leading to tons of interaction among the … [Read more...]

Ramona Singer Personal Appearance

What a blast! Last night, Ramona Singer of Real Housewives of New York fame was at Coastal Wine and Spirit in Branford, CT for a personal appearance promoting her new line of wines. We tasted Ramona Singer Pinot Grigio along with her brand spanking new Sangiovese/Merlot blend. I expected to love the Pinot Grigio (which I did) but I was blown away by the red! It was so smooth and full bodied- yet mellow. Totally drinkable, sipable and utterly … [Read more...]

When Life Hands You Lemons

Drink Limoncello! A bottle of Pallini Limoncello found its way to my desk for reviewing, and I had to stifle a grin. Limoncello? As in, the delicious, refreshing, Summer-in-a-bottle Italian liqueur I have come to know and love? Well, shoot. If you need me to sample and review, I guess I can handle it. :) Pallini Limoncello is our most popular line of limoncello. It's made from lemons grown on Italy's Amalfi Coast. You just pictured vast … [Read more...]

Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka

It's probably one of the most inquired about products that we carry- Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka. Why? Well, it could be that it is one of the world's only vodkas distilled entirely from grapes. It could be the laborious five-distillation process that each batch of Ciroc goes through to give it a luxurious, smooth taste. Or, it could just be that you heard about it from Sean Combs. At any rate- it's popular. And for good reason. Ciroc broke the … [Read more...]

Are You Ready for Some Beer?

Or, you know, some FOOTBALL? I, for one, am pumped for this football season. I won't tell you all who I'm rooting for (but it rhymes with Schmuffalo Schmills.) Football Sundays are the perfect excuse to kick back, stay in pajamas all day, munch on your favorite naughty foods and drink your favorite beers! In my house, football Sundays mean Peroni, Heineken or Sam Adams. I know- we're a very diverse household. Equal opportunity imbibers, I like … [Read more...]

Barefoot Wines – It’s an Interesting Story

We've all seen Barefoot Wines at one point or another, right? That signature footprint plastered on reds, whites and roses all over the place? Ever wonder how the line came to be? Yeah, me too. Here's the scoop. In 1965, Davis Byman was playing around with winemaking in his garage. He created Barefoot Bynam Burgunday. Founders Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey claimed the brand and ran with it. They wanted to create an easy wine- easy to … [Read more...]

Pumpkins Pumpkins Everywhere but Not a Drop to Drink

Y'all. This pumpkin beer thing is madness! We get no fewer than five calls a day looking for this beer, or that beer. Pumpkin beer is so popular we can't keep it on the shelves. And I hate to break to you guys, but Fall doesn't actually begin for another two weeks. That sure doesn't seem to be stopping anyone! I've written about Pumpkin beers before. Since then, we've over doubled our stock. Admittedly, I'm not a huge fan. But my curiousity … [Read more...]

Belvedere Vodka

I don't know about you, but when I hear the name "Belvedere", I immediately conjure up images of butlers, limos and mansions. The name evokes luxury. It's no surprise that we continue to receive almost daily requests for this top shelf vodka. Made in Poland, the birthplace of vodka, Belvedere is steeped in tradition. It is made from 100% Dankowskie Gold Rye, and blended with proprietary artesian water. Belvedere is then distilled four times, … [Read more...]

Real Housewife Ramona Singer’s New Wines

** THIS PROMOTION HAS ENDED - PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THE PRODUCTS BELOW ** Coastal Wine and Spirits in Branford, CT is thrilled to be hosting the Real Housewife of New York City, Ramona Singer, as she promotes her new line of wines. Join us in store on Wednesday, September 12th from 5-7pm. The line includes her signature Ramona Pinot Grigio, as well as an Italian Red blend with Sangiovese and Merlot. Both have … [Read more...]