This is quite the magical combo 😉
Feel free to ask us for more book/wine pairings, we have plenty of suggestions 📖 🍷
#riesling #dastrocken #literbottle #books #thealchemist #paulocoelho #magical #bookswelike #wineswelove #germanwines #germanriesling #edelberg #nahe #naheriesling #winesofgermany #goodreads...
🚨 ***NEW WINE ALERT*** We are very excited about our latest domestic addition to our portfolio. Matthiasson’s protégées Matt Nagy and Ben Brenner spread their wings with their first solo project. With Steve as a mentor and friend they have connections to some of California's most iconic vineyards making it a cinch for cellar practices to be thoughtful and hands off- hence the name Benevolent Neglect.
Minimal intervention is the best way to describe their winemaking style. The idea of the winemaker is to be the reliable translator - to take what was made in the vineyard from sun, water, and soil and let it become the finest wine that it can be.
#californiawine #wine #gsm #benevolentneglectwines #counoise #mourvedre #syrah #zinfandel #winesofcalifornia #ribolla...
We missed National Pizza Day yesterday which gives us an excuse to have pizza and wine for dinner on a Monday night.
#pizza #wine #yum #italianwine #winesofitaly #montelpuciano
#abbruzo #montelpucianodabruzzo #nypizza #pepperonipizza #pietramore...
The upside of working in the office is getting first dibs on tasting new vintages before they arrive....so you’ll just have to trust us when we say Aransat 2019 does not disappoint 🍊
#aransat #orangewine #friuli #italianwine #italy #winesofitaly #vino #vinobianco...
A little something to get us through the rest of the week 🐪
#humpday #wednesdaywine #cabernetsauvignon #californiawine #sisyphus #oraclecellars #redwine #cab #usawines #winesofcalifornia #wineswithgreatlabels...
When the label matches your mood 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♂️ Thankfully we have wine to get us through the rest of the week ☺️ #wine #merlot #frenchmerlot #frenchwine #frenchredwine #frenchwhitewine #whitewine #redwine #aligote #burgundywine #winesoffrance #winesofburgundy...
IT’S FINALLY HERE!!!! Gatto Grosso has finally arrived and we are beyond excited for you guys to try this. This baby is 1L of deliciousness that you don’t want to miss.
Swipe to see our faces when we saw the boxes, the (cutest) cork and after we took a sip of it. The inspiration for the label is Amore Saunders. The feisty resident at the Saunders household who during the day likes to play with Aggy and at night she likes to knocks things off the table and wake Melissa up 😼
#gattogrosso #italianred #1L #vinorosso #vinorossoitaliano #wine #redwine #cats #italianwine #winesofitaly #vino #deliciouswine #literofgoodness #literofwine #goodstarttotheweekend...
Yes, we drink Rosé in the winter and we think you should too!
If you haven’t you should definitely try this Cerasuolo, it’s organic,biodynamic and delicious! 🍷
#drinkpink #rose #roséallday #abbruzo #italianwines #wine #thirstythursday #wedrinkroseallyear #cerasuolodabruzzo #cerasuolo #pietramore...
Counting down the days until Schplink is back in our arms (& glasses 🍷) We are doing everything we can to get it back in stock as quickly as possible because we can’t wait for y’all to try the 2019!
#schplink #grunerveltliner #3L #troislitres #wineinabox #boxwine #wineinabox #whitewine #austrianwine #notyourtypicalboxwine #pleasehurryback...
We are grabbing the last bottle of Pseudónimo available...the perks of working in the office 😉
Starting a countdown for the release of this baby, we can’t wait to get our hands on this in the spring again!
#lookatthemclouds #petnat #portugal #portugesewine #sparkling #wine #thirstythursday...
Goodbye 2019! Hello 2020!
What should we drink tonight?
I would say drink them all but then we might not make it to the office for the rest of the week 🤪
#sparklingwines #nz #spain #italy #portugal #austria #france #champagne #newyearswines...
So long goodbye Hérisson Rosé 🦔 see ya next year!
The snow squall (thanks AccuWeather for the new word) today reminded us how much we miss spring but thankfully we still have sample boxes to drink indoors while we get over the cold.
Let us know if you need ideas for your snow squall kits, we have a few and it consists mostly of wine, bread and cheese 😉
Yesterday we had our holiday dinner at Blue Ribbon Federal Grill. We had such a great time that we barely got any pictures but managed to sneak in a group photo.
Amazing hospitality, great wine, tasty food and the best company. 🥂 to a great evening!
#holidaydinner #2019 #wine #communal #comesitwithus #anotheronebitesthedust...
Winery Appreciation Wednesday goes to Azienda Agricola Mustilli!
The Mustilli family has been producing wine in Sant'Agata dei Goti, a sub-region of Sannio in Campania, since the 14th century. It is the only producer in this DOC. Indigenous varieties are farmed with organic practices and intervention in the cellar is minimal. The sisters, Paola and Anna Chiara are the 5th generation and now at the helm. They cherish their older vines and calcerous/volcanic soils that impart a high level of expressiveness in their wines. Did you know that Mustilli was the first to bottle Falanghina on its own? Wines from Campania are not on the tip of anyone's tongue but those curious enough to try them will be quick to discover the delicious factor + incredible value.
#wineryappreciationwednesday #mustilli #italianwines #italianwineries #falanghina #greco #aglianico #piedirosso...
Melissa somehow finds the time to run a half marathon even when she’s across the country working. That’s our boss lady! 💪🏼😏 Meeting up with old friends and making new ones in Sonoma & Napa...exciting things are coming in 2020, we can’t wait to share 😊
We are so excited because one of our newest wines is finally on order and on its way! Our newest partners at Cantina Viticoltori Senesi Aretini are just as excited as we are to get you to try this wine, we won't ruin the surprise but we will tell you this; it's a red wine in a liter bottle made with organic grapes and there's a cat involved 😼
Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃🍽🍁 There’s so much to be grateful for, our awesome team, our amazing partners and of course our lovely customers and supporters.
Here’s a pic of our boss lady being a boss in the kitchen 👸🏻 #thanksgivingdinner #thankful...
Orbis Moderandi- anytime is a good time for Pet Nat, so we will take any excuse to pop one (or 3) of these. Sour and a bit of funk these natural bubbles will get you festivities off to a fresh, playful start.
Le Temps Infini- or as we call it LTI. Because nothing says celebration like 3L of wine! Being French rather than the Argentine version. It’s perfectly light in body with just the right amount of juiciness. This will stand up to a long day of eating.
Oracle Cellars- the most American of all grape varieties. Zinfandel! For those of you feeling like you want to keep things “local”. Red berry bramble with easy going tannins, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
#sauvignonblanc #petnat #ocd #whitewine #3L #troislitres #malbec #frenchwine #frenchmalbec #zinfandel #californiawines #usawines #oraclecellars...
The Mercato dei Vini dei Federazione di Vignaoli Indipendenti in Piacenza was awesome. A room full of amazing wines and a surprise bonus meeting Paola!
Wine2Wine, a B2B conference that's part of Vinitaly was a great success. A stellar line up of speakers which included @amys_wines and Melissa. Overall, great content and a great group of people.
The guy grating the 40yo Parmesan is Andrea Lonardi, winemaker at Bertani. He was an amazing host. He even made his own pasta and opened a '75 for them!
We are glad Melissa is having fun in Italy 🇮🇹 😊and just a tad bit jealous 😅
@amys_wines and Melissa visited Luigi Maga and his son Giuseppe today and tasted the infamous wines of Barbacarlo in Broni, Oltrepo Pavese. They got to taste and enjoy the company of these epic producers. Real farmers, working a mere 8 ha by hand without any chemicals for 82 vintages, zero sulphur added EVER. All natural. Co-fermentations of Croatina, Uva Rara and Vespolina. The aging capacity of these wines is hard to believe.
The day started with the 1958 & finished with handmade ravioli, not a bad day to start the weekend, right?
Melissa was too busy tasting and talking to get a picture of herself! Sometimes our badass boss lady can be a little camera shy ☺️ #unreal #italy #worktrip #italianwines #epicproducers #epicwines #1958 #linomagabarbacarlo...
We adore the Loire for the fresh style it delivers, as well as for the intimate vibe the region exudes but we adore Ludivne & Rudolph even more!
Jacky Marteau is the definition of a family affair, with the torch being carried consistently from generation to generation (as you can see Rodolphe's kids are already very hands on). We appreciate partnerships such as these where we’re working with families with similar values to ours. Although they came from a fourth generation wine making family, the young duo sought education and experience before taking over completely. They have now hit their stride, with Rodolphe caring for the vineyard and the winery while Ludivine takes care of sales and marketing. They use the wisdom of their ancestors without rejecting modern technology and innovation.
Fun fact: The wines are named after Melissa's daughter (Lulu) but it also happens to be Ludivine's nickname! We took this as a sign when we partnered up 8 vintages ago!
Will the Lulu lineup make it to your Thanksgiving dinner? It will definitely be on ours 😜
#loirevalleywines #creamntdeloire #loiresauvignonblanc #whitewine #redwine #sparklingwine #gamay #frenchwines #wineswelove #producerswelove...
Wishing it was warm and sunny and we had a chilled bottle of Bulles de Miniere in our hands. I guess we’ll have to settle for just a bottle of this right now.
#petnat #cabernetfranc #redwine #frenchwine #winehelpskeepmewarm...
It’s Friday, orders have been processed, boss is gone and there happens to be wine open in the fridge calling our name 😏
#tgif #helloweekend #aligote #riesling #vinhoverde #portugal #winesofportgual #france #winesoffrance #germany #winesofgermany...
Winery Appreciation Wednesday!
Let’s drink more wines from the Marche for their charm and value.
While Tuscany is on the tip of everyone’s tongue, Marche remains a discovery.
So discover it! The Ciu Ciu (local slang for chug chug) farm was founded by Natalie and Anna Maria Barolomei.
Located in the hear of the Piceno Hills, the certified organic estate is kilometers from the splendid medical town of Offida, as well as the gorgeous Adriatic coast. (Kids hanging by the beach while mom works). The Bartoloemei family holds the conviction that wine should be the most authentic expression of the land so all practices are organic and the regime in the cellar is to do as little as possible.
Bacchus is a gem, blending Sangiovese and Montepulciano. It is juicy, with dark fruit and earthy undertones. Your pasta will sing!
For more, check out @siptripitaly, where the winery was recently featured
Happy Halloween Everyone! 🎃👻🕸🔪⚰️ Final & top pick for our movie/wine pairing!
The Shining is considered one of the greatest horror films of all time and one of Jack Nicholson’s best performance. If it’s your first time or nth time watching the Shining we suggest you do it with 3L of Malbec. You read that right, Le Temps Infini is a Malbec in a tube. I don’t know about you but we love the idea of good wine in alternative packaging. Grab some twix 👯♀️and get to watching. If you own a cat I bet that bathroom scene will feel strangely familiar. Make sure your cat sits on your lap to keep you company while you watch and sip away.
P.S No judgement if you finish most of this while watching the movie, we approve 😉
#theshining #malbec #frenchwine #redwine #frenchmalbec #3L #troislitre #letempsinfini #timelesswine #timelessmovie #classic #happyhalloween...
🔪 🚿 🛁 Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho puts us in the mood for some fresh style of Bordeaux. Our partners at Chateau Mangot decided to make this natural sulfur free (as free as it can get) Bordeaux and it is DELICIOUS. The grapes are hand picked off of 3 blocks of the 16 hectare estate, which is south facing hillsides, organically farmed following the Cousinié Method. They alternate grass cover and tillage between rows and help the vine develop natural defenses by applying herbal preparations. The result of all this is Le Marmot – a Bordeaux with notes blackberry, chocolate & dried fig. Grab some Reese’s Pieces & a bottle of Le Marmot before you sit down to watch this masterpiece.
#frenchwine #bordeaux #naturalwine #organicwines #redwine #psycho #alfredhitchcock
#winesofbordeaux #bordeauxwines #normanbates...
“In space no one can hear you scream” – Alien, the classic sci-fi horror film made it to our list. Grab a bag of (suggesting the family size) Doritos before you get to watching and pop open our very own OCD Pet Nat AKA Orbis Moderandi Sauvignon Blanc. If you are anything like us you are probably already obsessed with this wine so we don’t need to convince you to drink this. My mouth started watering a bit 🤤. Lucky for me the sample shelf is full – brb I think I’ll just pop a bottle open while we finish the day 😜
Night of the Living Dead is up next because you gotta have some zombie action in this mix. This movie is considered one of the most socially relevant horror movies of all time, so what should you drink with it? We are thinking some bubbly with the classic movie snack: popcorn. Butteriness from the popcorn will pair well with the acidy and crispiness of Cui Cui – our Cremant d’Alsace. You don’t have to convince us to drink Cui Cui, we are always down for some bubbles. ALWAYS.
#cuicui #cremant #alsace #cremantdalsace #bubbly #popcorntime #michelnartz #sparklingwine #frenchwine #winesofalsace...
Poltergeist (1982) – Remember there was a time when TV static noise also meant a potential ghost/spirit haunted house? So glad we are past those times.
If you feel like reminiscing about those days go ahead and watch this movie but before you get comfortable make sure to grab a couple of Kit Kat’s, a glass, your corkscrew and pop open Strangeways. I’d be lying if I told you this California Pinot Noir only pairs well with scary movies because it actually pairs well with anything you want to watch. So if you’re not down to watch Poltergeist, we will not be offended because who can say not to Pinot Nonir and some Kit Kat?! #californiawines #california #pinotnoir #usawines #redwines #everydayred #emu...
Up next: The Exorcist.
It’s considered one of the most well-constructed horror movies of all time so it’s definitely on our list.
How can you make it through this movie? Easy, grab a bottle of Alpha Zeta Amarone. Amarone is the erudite thug: big, bold and smooth. With touches of black cherry, molasses and brown sugar you will not even notice that this baby packs 14.5% alcohol. But before you sit make sure you have a bowl of hershey’s special dark chocolate minis. Enjoy!
Countdown to 🎃👻 Starting off with a classic movie, oh Michael Myers how you haunted me in my dreams! While there’s been plenty of remakes and sequels we like to start with the original from 1978- it’s got all the elements for a good Halloween movie: the creepy factor & the musical score shine on this one.
If you are watching Halloween we suggest you open up a bottle of Oracle Red Blend. A bottle of Sangiovese, Barbera and Zinfandel is exactly what I want to have before I take on Michael Myers, even if he gets to me I win because I got to have this as my last drink. The notes of black raspberry jam, plum and tobacco will be my last thoughts and I’m OK with that. Grab a warm blanket and some twizzlers before you hit play!
Winery Appreciation Wednesday! •
Flavo is named after Flaviana, one of the 2 beautiful Zanchi daughters.
Aromas are smokey, with stone fruit accents and a touch of spice.
Richly bodied yet tempered by tangy acidity.
The finish is briny, nutty, and mineral.
Azienda Agricola Zanchi is a family affair currently in its 3rd generation of production.
Organic practices in the 30 ha vineyard in Amelia, Umbria.
Minimal intervention in the cellar.
The wines truly express the magically beautiful place that reflects a truly healthy biodiversity of animals and myriad plant and trees species.
The Zanchi family, Leonardo, Anna Maria, daughters, Flores, Flaviana, and son-in-law Mario, are an incredibly warm and hospitable family, with the highest level of attention to detail with everything they do. We ❤️ Zanchi.
#italianwineries #italianwines #wineryappreciationwednesday #partners #italy #malvasia #trebbiano #sangiovese #wineswelove...
It’s Winery Appreciation Wednesday!
We were just reminded of how tasty this bottle is and had to share it with you •
2015 Muschelkalk - petrol, lime and peppery. Vibrancy and textures layers permeate the elegant finish.
Peter and Else are knowledgeable, passionate and truly authentic. Their commitment to the environment and health of the soil are inspiring and it shines in their gorgeous wines. We are very proud to be representing this small, organically farmed Martinsdof estate of 17ha Zuschman-Schöffman.
Muschelkalk translates to shell/limestone which is the dominant feature of the soil.
#austria #austrianwines #gruner #grunerveltliner #muschelkalk #partners #wineryappreciationwednesday...
Repost from our friends over at @sevenfiftydaily because today is the perfect weather for this. We are going to open it now before the temperature drops down and we switch our drink of choice to hot chocolate 🍂
Michel Nartz is a family winery in the village of Dambach-la-Ville in Alsace, France. The Cui Cui Cremant d'Alsace is made by winemaker Laurence Nartz (daughter of Michel and Gaby Nartz), using Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois, Riesling, and Pinot Gris.
This cremant has layers of flavors—lemon pith and grapefruit spritz meet brioche and fresh cut grass. It is tangy and creamy at the same time with sharp and mouth-filling bubbles. It closes with a long, lemon curd finish. This wine is imported by Communal Brands. 📷: @quinndar @communalbrands
#cremant #alsace #cremantdalsace #bubbly #sparklingwine #bubbles #communalbrands #smallwinery #newwine #cuicui #alsacewine #dambachlaville...
Check out our boss lady! 🚨Blog Post Alert🚨 Meet the extraordinary, Melissa Monti Saunders, Founder and CEO of Communal Brands (Wine Importer and Distributor). Link in bio ⬆️⬆️⬆️ @communalbrands @thefinchnyc #communalbrands #thefinchnyc #wineimporter #winedistributor #womanceo #wineportfolio #womanpreneur #inspiration #womencandoanything #wineinspiration #motivationtuesday #ilovewine #womeninbiz #winebusiness #winewriters #anna_at_aroma #youcansipwithus...
*NEW WINE ALERT*
What goes well with this rainy cloudy fall weather? Our newest addition!
Aransat is Fruillian slang for 🍊 which is exactly why this is its name!
It’s super delish, we urge you to try it.
#orangewine #pinotgrigio #sauvignonblanc #fruili #winesofitaly #italianwines #unfilteredwine...
For one night only on October 4th, the most thrilling, surreal, unique and immersive masquerade ball in the world.
Indulge in a surreal and unforgettable experience where you’ll be led through an exploration of the myth and mystery of the Illuminati by sirens and sailors, mermaids and sacred cows, barons and baronesses.
Explore your deepest desires with fearless fire performers, provocative dancers and interactive experiences unfolding continuously throughout three sprawling floors in our stunning Illuminati temple.
Tickets include The Illuminati Ball graphic novel, specialty cocktails, a gift and both intimate and expansive immersive experiences.
Tickets at @theilluminatiball
#theilluminatiball #immersivetheater #interactivetheater #nyctheater #books #NYComicCon #graphicnovel #nycc #masqueradeball #wineandmystery...
Would it be frowned upon to hire a 7 year old as our new Brooklyn rep?
Harry Saunders would be over the moon if he was allowed to drag this bag everyday selling wine.
We’ll make sure to file his resume and give him a call in 14 years 😜
#bossinthemaking #winesales #bagdraggingkids #whatlikeitshard #kids #winekids...
Wishing our cutest and youngest team member Aggy the happiest of birthdays! She turns 3 😊
Aggy wears a lot of hats but today she gets to wear a birthday one 🥳
She is our on site therapist, brand representative for Il Salvataggio (our Italian Merlot), package receiver, greeter of guests and stinky bone chewer, etc.
Here’s to 3 and many more!
We ❤️ you Aggy!
#officedog #officetherapydog #winedog #dogsofinstagram #redwine #merlot #hbd #goshawtyitsyourbirthday #winelover #cutedogpics #birthdaygirl #italianwines...
Please join us in Congratulating our CEO Melissa Saunders!!! 🥳🎊🎉🥂🍾👏🏼🙌🏼 As many of you know, Melissa is an MW Student and this past June she sat stage 2, which is the blind tasting (crazy hard) and we are beyond proud of her for passing! Now she gets to move on to stage 3, the research paper. We are one step closer to being able to call her our Wine Queen 👸🏻 Melissa has been committed and dedicated to making this happen. It’s been quite a journey. For all those who are still in the program, hang in there!
Now that she’s passed the tasting portion of the exam, we get to drink all those wines she used to study 😏
#onestepcloser #eyeofthetiger #masterofwinestudent #masterofwine #mwexam #focus #dedicationpaysoff #determined #bosslady #champagnetocelebrate #berechechampagne...
We are letting the Perrier gods decide what we should drink in case we get stuck here, looks like a storm is coming 🌧 ☔️ ⚡️🌪
#stormwines #whitewines #rosé #redwines #petnat #ocd #dastrocken #pietramore #alphazetawines #grapesmithandcrusher #jackymarteau #ciuciuwinery #domainecadenette #casaldeventozela #strangeways...
Rather than complain about the heat and humidity, we will take this as an opportunity to drink more Rosé!
Let’s focus on the bright side of things 🤗 🍷
#rosé #roseallday #drinkpink #frenchrose #chateauspencerlapujade #corbiereswine #languedocwine...
*NEW WINE ALERT*
Look at what just washed up at our warehouse.
We are going to have a glass while we work just to make sure it’s good, it’s a sacrifice we are willing to make for y’all. 💁🏻♀️🥂😉
#picpoul #picpouldepinet #frenchwine #thirstythursday #whitewine #perfectwineforsummer...
Are you going to be in Warwick, NY Aug 25th? Because you should!
@thegrangewarwick @thekitchengarden are hosting a dinner with our wines!
Call to make a reservation, seats are limited
Introducing our latest Communal Brands team members!
They are having a little trouble cracking the wine scene because they only want 6am appointments. We’ve decided to use their talents in a different way. These babies are giving us fresh organic eggs once a week and have suggested we pair their eggs with Vanita Pet Nat, we were immediately sold on that advice.
#WildPondOrganics #fresheggs #chickens #petnat #wine #italianwines #trebbianodabruzzo...
If you’re near the UWS we’ve got you covered! Our very own @kent.odessa is doing a tasting at @bestbottlesnyc
If you’re by Lower Manhattan we also got you covered! @maryabmoore is at @winetherapyny
#thirstythursday in full effect 🥂
#wine #winetasting #drink #weloveourdedicatedreps
Enchiladas are basically saucy tacos so this counts as our #tacotuesday post
Which wine to drink with these crab enchiladas? The Michel Nartz Pinot Gris it the Vē Vē Vinho Verde?
Hint: The correct answer is both 😉
#alsacewine #pinotgris #frenchwine #whitewine #portuguesewine #vinhoverde #winesofportugal #wineislife #soismexicanfood...
Having a case of the Je Deteste Mondays? This French Merlot will have you thinking it’s already the weekend, specially if you have the whole bottle in one sitting 🤪
#weactuallylovemerlot #mondaysnotsomuch #merlot #frenchmerlot #frenchwines #redwine...
TGIF! Let’s get the weekend started with a liter of Riesling...yes this is a liter 👀
Is there a petition to make all Riesling come in liter bottles? Because I’d sign that.
#riesling #literbottle #germanwines #dryriesling #weekendwine #tgif #friyayvibes #winesofgermany...
It’s thirsty Thursday! We like to keep a box of Schplink! on tap at the office so we can get a head start for Happy Hour! 😏
#happyhouranyone #thirstythursday #austrianwine #boxwine #grunerveltliner #whitewine #iheartaustrianwine...
*NEW WINE ALERT*
The Oracle Cellars wines latest addition, a juicy and complex Zinfandel!
Yes it might be 91° outside right now but if you blast your AC it can feel like 65° and then no one can tell you anything for enjoying this Zin 😉
#californiawines #zinfandel #redwine #usawines...
Doctors recommend daily fruit and veggies, this counts right? I mean there are cherries on the label and it’s grapes in liquid form...I think it does 🍇 🍒
#Frenchwine #frenchpinotnoir #goodvalue #puydedome #saintverny #redwine #cutelabel...
We’re enduring a heat wave 😰 and all the number trains not working 🙄 BUT on the bright side 2019 Orbis Moderandi is FINALLY HERE!!! Yasssss #petnat #sauvignonblanc #nz #nzwine #needitnow 📸 by @petnatposse...