Archives for September 2013

Bodegas Atalaya Almansa Laya Old Vines 2012

We have Bodegas Atalaya Almansa Laya Old Vines 2012 on special right now. This is a great tasting 90 rated red perfect for this nice cooler weather. "Laya is 70% Garnacha Tintorera — Alicante Bouschet — and 30% Monastrell planted around 1000 metres (3280 feet) above sea level and aged for 4 months in French oak. Garnacha Tintorera is known for its deep color and here it coats the glass and imparts aromas of brooding black fruits, licorice, … [Read more...]

Bodegas Volver Tarima Hill Monastrell 2009

Back by popular demand, the Tarima Hill Monastrell 2009 is a hearty Spanish red that is a perfect wine to stock up on for the cool weather that is on the way. It starts off with a luscious bouquet of baked plums, new leather, cedar, and vanilla. Hints of blueberry preserves, anise, allspice, crushed limestone, and freshly ground pepper all make their presence felt. The finish is long and plush with the kind of mouth-coating power that you have to … [Read more...]

La Collina Dei Lecci (Lecciaia) Brunello Di Montalcino 2007

We have limited stock remaining on the La Collina Dei Lecci (Lecciaia) Brunello Di Montalcino 2007. This wine was one of our Wine of the Month Club picks for August 2013. Varietal: Sangiovese Wines made with the round, darkly colored Sangiovese grape varietal tend to demonstrate the grape's key attributes: high acidity, moderate tannins and pale red color These grapes have been grown in their native Italy for thousands of years, and are … [Read more...]

Scotch Tasting and Seminar Thursday Night

Update! - We got our delivery for the scotch tomorrow night. Checkout that lineup (subject to change)! Call to reserve your seats before it's too late. If you haven't heard yet, for our next tasting we are changing gears a little and heading into the world of scotch. Yes…scotch. On September 26th, 2013 at 6:30pm we are welcoming in Scotch Ambassador Adam Maur of Impex Beverage as he tastes us through some amazing scotches. We will be … [Read more...]

1st Wine Dinner of Fall 2013 at the Capital Grille

As you may have seen in one of my last couple of notes, we have many tastings and dinners on the books already for the upcoming fall and winter season. The first dinner is just around the corner on Friday October 18th beginning at 6:30pm at The Capital Grille, in Stamford. Now, before you sit back, loosen your belt buckle and prepare yourself for the “usual” Capital Grille experience, which we all know and love (and YES, that will be back … [Read more...]

Amity Update – Friday the 13th of September 2013

Friday the 13th is just another day here at Amity Wine & Spirits in New Haven. Customers are coming in for their weekend purchases and the staff is hard at work giving out great advice and keeping those shelves stocked. We're looking forward to the weekend as I'm sure you are as well. We just sent our our latest email blast to our subscribers. You can read it online here - http://www.blog.amitywines.com/newsletter/2013-09-13/ Highlights … [Read more...]

Birra Etrusca Italian Ancient Ales

     Looking for something a little different? Stop by Amity Wines and try these three Birra Etrusca Italian Ancient Ales. All are brewed with pomegranate, honey, nuts, dried grapes and spices. Each has it's own unique flavor because of the materials used in the fermentation process. Dogfish used bronze, Birra del Borgo used terra cotta and Baladin used wood. The backbone of Birra Etrusca comes from two-row malted barley and an heirloom … [Read more...]

Wine Tasting Event – Sept 11 2013 – Gathering Harvest and DiGiovanna Wines

As many of you know, we typically take off July and August from our Wine Tasting events as people tend to travel and vacation in the summer (myself included). Now that summer has pretty much come to an end, we are back in the swing! We have quite a few wine tasting dates already booked with the first one of the season coming up on Wednesday September 11th at 6:00 PM in our acclaimed tasting room at 65 Amity Road. (If you 're new to our … [Read more...]