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October 7, 2014

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: BOXED WINE

We’re BIG fans of the bag-in-box format, and our selection right now is top notch with the addition of these three new guys! If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, here are some of the benefits:

  • Once you open a box, it will stays fresh for a month or more. The wine is vacuum packed in a bag inside of the box, and the spout is air tight. Drink what you want, drink a little more, and save the rest for later.
  • Each box contains four bottles worth of wine. Since the cost of expensive-to-ship glass is negated, boxes generally costs a fraction of the price that comparable wine costs in a 750 mL 
  • Lighter to ship, easier to recycle, less waste all around- boxes are super eco-friendly. Mother Earth needs all the help she can get. 

BRIDGE LANE RED BLEND, NORTH FORK 2012

46% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec from the North Fork of Long Island. On the fuller side of medium-bodied and surprisingly nuanced, with notes of cedar and black cherries, and a long, spicy finish. Drink local!!! $44

CUBI ROUGE, VIN DE FRANCE 2013

A blend of Syrah and Carignan hailing from beautiful Corbieres, where Benedictine monks started making wine at the Abbeye of Saint Eugenie soon after its founding in the year 817. Dark fruit, balanced acidity, and impressive structure. Bring on the Fall! $32

CUBI BLANC, VIN DE FRANCE 2013

Hailing from Gascony (Armagnac country), this bright, exuberant Sauvignon Blanc is almost too easy to drink, if there was such a thing. Bright, lip-smacking acidity is balanced by subtle tropical fruit and steely minerality. $32

July 31, 2014

THE CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG-IN-A-BOX! 

Gothamist wrote about Vrac’s delicious, affordable, convenient boxed Rosé last week in the midst of a city-wide shortage, and our phone’s been ringing off the hook and a lot of hearts have been broken.

CRY NO MORE, PEOPLE. VRAC IS BACK!!!!! 10 cases of boxes and 10 cases of bottles just rolled in the door, so we have you covered!!! For a while, anyway…

July 7, 2014

Greenpoint rooftop vibes

Greenpoint rooftop vibes

January 31, 2014

TOUCHDOWN!!!
There are only a few things necessary for a great Super Bowl Party: Television, Junk food, and BOOZE! And booze is our middle name.
Kick a field goal in the party department by loading up on boxed wine! We’ve got all your favorites in stock! They’re each 3L, the equivalent of 4 regular bottles of wine… they’re easy to open, drink, and dispose of and look great on the coffee table. AND a few of your old favorites came back in stock, just before the clock ran out.
Mantis Malbec, Argentina 2012, $25
Fuenteseca Tempranillo, Spain 2010, $25
Le Garrigon Cotes du Rhone (organic), France 2011, $44
Lambert Chinon (organic), France 2012, $45
VRAC Rose, France 2012, $28
Alandra White Blend, Portugal 2011, $20Giacomo Pinot Grigio, Italy 2012, $30
 We offer delivery 5-9 pm during the big game so you don’t have to miss a single play, performance, or commercial!

TOUCHDOWN!!!

There are only a few things necessary for a great Super Bowl Party: Television, Junk food, and BOOZE! And booze is our middle name.

Kick a field goal in the party department by loading up on boxed wine! We’ve got all your favorites in stock! They’re each 3L, the equivalent of 4 regular bottles of wine… they’re easy to open, drink, and dispose of and look great on the coffee table. AND a few of your old favorites came back in stock, just before the clock ran out.

Mantis Malbec, Argentina 2012, $25

Fuenteseca Tempranillo, Spain 2010, $25

Le Garrigon Cotes du Rhone (organic), France 2011, $44

Lambert Chinon (organic), France 2012, $45

VRAC Rose, France 2012, $28

Alandra White Blend, Portugal 2011, $20

Giacomo Pinot Grigio, Italy 2012, $30


We offer delivery 5-9 pm during the big game so you don’t have to miss a single play, performance, or commercial!

November 26, 2013

NEW BOXED WINE ALERT
Pascal Lambert Chinon 2012, $44
"Created in 1987 by Beatrice and Pascale, this 14 hectare domaine was one of the originals in the organic/biodynamic movement in the Loire. Soils are clay-limestone, gravel, and flint and grapes come primary from the area called Cravant-les-Coteaux west of Chinon. Wines are produced without the addition of yeast or enzymes. The entry level bottling is not hit with any SO2 at all."
We LOVE this earthy, mineral-rich Cabernet Franc-in-a-box! It’s meaty and dark, but medium bodied and fresh on it’s feet.  Winter seems to be here, like it or not, and we heartily suggest having some wine on hand!  Each box holds the equivalent of 4 bottles of wine, so stocking up is easier than ever.

NEW BOXED WINE ALERT

Pascal Lambert Chinon 2012, $44

"Created in 1987 by Beatrice and Pascale, this 14 hectare domaine was one of the originals in the organic/biodynamic movement in the Loire. Soils are clay-limestone, gravel, and flint and grapes come primary from the area called Cravant-les-Coteaux west of Chinon. Wines are produced without the addition of yeast or enzymes. The entry level bottling is not hit with any SO2 at all."

We LOVE this earthy, mineral-rich Cabernet Franc-in-a-box! It’s meaty and dark, but medium bodied and fresh on it’s feet.  Winter seems to be here, like it or not, and we heartily suggest having some wine on hand!  Each box holds the equivalent of 4 bottles of wine, so stocking up is easier than ever.


April 26, 2013

NEW BOXED WINES IN THE HOUSE!
3L (the equivalent of 4 “regular” bottles) of grape juice that stays fresh and delicious for several weeks! Take a load off and lighten your carbon footprint this weekend… and fyi, these suckers are perfect for the park. 
From The Tank Vin Blanc, $40
Organically grown French Chardonnay aged in stainless steel and concrete tanks.  Clean, vibrant, refined and as refreshing as all get out.
Wineberry Perle de Rose 2012, $44
Classic Provencal Rose- a blend of young Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah vines.  Light in color, lean and dry, with subtle hints of ripe strawberries on the palate.  Totally classic pink refresher! 
Fuenteseca Tempranillo Barrica 2010, $24
Barrel aged Tempranillo in a box that JUST hit the US shores!  We’re one of the first shops to get this in, and we’re pleased as punch.  A fuller bodied Spanish red from a vineyard that is practicing organic. With deep dark fruit and a little spice, this is a rooftop bbq no-brainer.

NEW BOXED WINES IN THE HOUSE!

3L (the equivalent of 4 “regular” bottles) of grape juice that stays fresh and delicious for several weeks! Take a load off and lighten your carbon footprint this weekend… and fyi, these suckers are perfect for the park.

From The Tank Vin Blanc, $40

Organically grown French Chardonnay aged in stainless steel and concrete tanks. Clean, vibrant, refined and as refreshing as all get out.

Wineberry Perle de Rose 2012, $44

Classic Provencal Rose- a blend of young Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah vines. Light in color, lean and dry, with subtle hints of ripe strawberries on the palate. Totally classic pink refresher!

Fuenteseca Tempranillo Barrica 2010, $24

Barrel aged Tempranillo in a box that JUST hit the US shores! We’re one of the first shops to get this in, and we’re pleased as punch. A fuller bodied Spanish red from a vineyard that is practicing organic. With deep dark fruit and a little spice, this is a rooftop bbq no-brainer.

March 8, 2013

Wine in a box!   We’re fully stocked on a new, dry Portuguese white ($20), VRAC rose ($28), Corvina ($25), and Wineberry Cotes du Rhone ($44). An eco-friendly, budget-friendly, crowd-friendly option for any night of the week.

Wine in a box! We’re fully stocked on a new, dry Portuguese white ($20), VRAC rose ($28), Corvina ($25), and Wineberry Cotes du Rhone ($44). An eco-friendly, budget-friendly, crowd-friendly option for any night of the week.

September 11, 2012

NEW WINE ALERT!

Look at this cute BOX OF GRUNER!  It’s small and mighty- 1.5 Liters of crisp and dry Austrian white (magnum sized)… that’s the equivalent of two regular sized bottles.  As with all the other boxes, the wine is vacuum packed inside, so it keeps long after you’ve poured your first glass.  

Summer may be drawing to a close, but it’s more pleasant than ever to be outside.  Transmitter park, anyone? 

$22

August 17, 2012

The merits of boxed wine are practically endless, and include tailgating. VRAC Rose and WURTZ Riesling are both $27 bucks and in stock right now! Come and get ‘em for the beach/camping/parked truck on Franklin/boat/cabin/fridge! Also, Govino Glasses!  Everyone should have a set of this classier substitute for the red Solo cup.  Cute, functional, and unbreakable- 4 for just twelve bucks.

The merits of boxed wine are practically endless, and include tailgating. VRAC Rose and WURTZ Riesling are both $27 bucks and in stock right now! Come and get ‘em for the beach/camping/parked truck on Franklin/boat/cabin/fridge! Also, Govino Glasses!  Everyone should have a set of this classier substitute for the red Solo cup.  Cute, functional, and unbreakable- 4 for just twelve bucks.

April 19, 2012

Join us tonight, 6-9 pm, for a tasting of wines in a box… and wine outside of the box, as we sip four French selections from importer Wineberry’s unique portfolio, paired with cheese from Eastern District!

Chateau de Chatelard Bourgogne Blanc

This crisp and clean boxed Chardonnay from Burgundy is a real class act. Wineberry has totally revolutionized the formerly stigmatized world of boxed wine with elegant, old-world crate-style 3 liter packages (equivilant to four bottles). And the juice inside is revolutionary as well- quality wine from small vineyards throughout France. Eco-friendly, budget concious, and delicious! $49

Chateau Real Martin Perle de Rose 2011

This Provencal Rose in a 3 liter box arrived in the shop just in time for barbecue season! There’s no way you won’t be the life of any party when you arrive with this sucker. Perle is a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, and 10% Syrah from the Cotes du Provence. It boasts notes of ripe tropical fruit with gentle acidity and firm tannins for balance. Soft enough for a spring afternoon but strong enough for whatever you throw on the barbecue. $44

Ze Bulle Zero Pointe

This is one of my current favorite bottles in the store- I can’t get enough! Ze Bulle is an all-natural sparkling Chenin Blanc from Saumur, in the Loire Valley. The grapes are hand-harvested then fermented in steel tanks using only natural yeasts. The wine is bottled early and no sugar is added in the fermentation process, so the alcohol stays low at 9.5%. Some natural fruit sugar is left behind, giving the wine a delicate sweetness off-set by a really cool bread-y quality. And the Loire terroir still shines through in a classic, minerally Chenin Blanc fashion with bracing acidity. A real joy! $17

Domaine Vico Rouge 2009 

Syrah, with Niellucciu, and Sciaccarellu, varietals native to Corsica, a beautiful French island in the Mediterranean Sea near Sardinia. Although politically part of France, the culture of Corsica is blended with the island’s Italian neighbors. Domaine Vico seemingly incorporates some of the best qualities of both French and Italian reds; it’s elegant and rich, with notes of supple fruit, spicy black pepper, dark licorice, and a soft finish. Ideal with grilled meat. $22