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April 23, 2014

Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.
Dorothy Parker

April 23, 2014

April 21, 2014

Our little secret is out!  
Greenpoint is the best place to live, work, and play.

April 19, 2014

New BRIGHT sunny yellow Baggu bags, in stock now! Get ‘em while they’re HOT!

New BRIGHT sunny yellow Baggu bags, in stock now! Get ‘em while they’re HOT!

April 18, 2014

DANDELION WINE IS OPEN EASTER SUNDAY
Hippity-hop over for all your brunch and dinner needs!
We’ll be open 12-9, business as usual!

DANDELION WINE IS OPEN EASTER SUNDAY

Hippity-hop over for all your brunch and dinner needs!

We’ll be open 12-9, business as usual!

April 14, 2014

Chag Same’ach!

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Hosting or attending a Passover Seder? Don’t forget our favorite part- the four cups of wine!  According to tradition, everyone is to consume 4 glasses of wine with dinner, celebrating the birth of the Jewish people as a nation.  What those 4 cups stand for us up for debate.  The most popular belief is that they each represent The Four Expressions of Redemption, as laid out in Sh’mos/Exodus (6:6-7):

"Therefore, say to the children of Israel ‘I am Hashem, and I SHALL TAKE YOU OUT from under the burdens of Egypt; I SHALL RESCUE YOU from their service; I SHALL REDEEM YOU with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. I SHALL TAKE YOU TO ME for a people and I shall be a G-d to you…."

Another theory, this time from the Sh”lah, is that each cup represents one of the great matriarchs, instrumental in the foundation of the nation of Israel: Sarah, Rivka, Rachel, and Leah. 

Beginning tonight at sundown, Passover is a holiday steeped in rich religious history and tradition, from the foods served to the readings performed. Whether you’re celebrating with family or friends, and whether it’s your first or 50th Passover, Chag Same’ach!!!

Learn more here!

April 10, 2014

Old World Wines for a BEAUTIFUL Spring Day

Join us tonight, 6-9 pm, for a tasting of three amazing values from across Europe. We’re talking romance languages, love stories, family values, and ancestral grapes… these wines have it all! Our friend Daniel from IPO wines will be here pouring and we’ll have bread from She Wolf and cheese from ED.

Elvio Tintero Grangia Rosato, Piemonte N/V

I always enjoy a good love story, and the one behind this delightful effervescent rosato is a gem. The estate dates back to 1900, when Frenchman Pierre Tintero travelled to Piemonte in search of employment. He got a job on a small vineyard doing odd jobs for widow Rosina Cortese who was struggling to keep things afloat solo. He quickly became an indispensable, and he and Rosina fell in love. Two years later, they married and lived happily ever after. Today, their great- grandson Marco carries on that legacy! 90% Barbera, 5% Moscato, and 5% Favorita, this pink refresher is fresh and dry with a hint of just-ripened red berry fruit, low alcohol and tiny, spritzy bubbles. Believe it or not, it’s gonna be hot soon, and this is what we’ll reach for. $15

Le Paradou Grenache, Rhone 2011

This pure, unoaked expression of Grenache is a fantastic red for this transitional time of year. Made by two handsome brothers in Luberon with estate fruit grown in accordance with the laws of Terre Vitis, an organization that ensures that properties respect the environment in which the vines are grown and stresses the benefits of integrated farming. These hard-core vineyard practices and high altitude, mountainside vineyard sites produce a vivacious and dynamic Grenache, bursting with fresh red fruit and spirited acidity. The Chaudiere brothers stress that this is a wine for sharing with family and friends, a wine for picnics and gatherings, and we couldn’t agree more. $14

Celler de Roure “Setze Gallets”, Valencia 2011

The name “Setze Gallets” translates to “16 Cookies”, which is a regional term for something that is a very good value… like this wine! Hailing from a recently revitalized 300+ year old vineyard, “Setze Gallets” is a blend of Garnacha, Merlot, Monastrell, and Mando. Here, juicy black fruit is balanced by exotic spice and a distinctive earthiness. Fire up the grill, my friends! This wine is terrific with bbq. $15

April 5, 2014

STAFF PICKS!  Drink up Greenpoint.

April 5, 2014

Greenpointers.com:  Women’s History Month – In Conversation With Meg McNeill
Our very own Meg McNeill was highlighted this week for Women’s History Month on Greenpointers.com.  Read it here!
"Meg is an all-around wonderful person and especially awesome Greenpoint woman! She’s thoroughly involved in the neighborhood and Greenpoint community. From servicing it directly and providing us all with wonderful wine at Dandelion Wine, to supporting neighborhood businesses and friends, attending her friends’ music and art shows, to bringing a positive ‘tude to nearly every situation. PLUS she just became a Certified Sommelier, which is no small feat. All-around stand-up lady."
The day we met, Meg was wearing a cheerful yellow sundress and the warmest smile I’d seen in awhile.  She’s been brightening up the shop and my life ever since… Dandy loves you, Meg!  XO Lily

Greenpointers.com:  Women’s History Month – In Conversation With Meg McNeill

Our very own Meg McNeill was highlighted this week for Women’s History Month on Greenpointers.comRead it here!

"Meg is an all-around wonderful person and especially awesome Greenpoint woman! She’s thoroughly involved in the neighborhood and Greenpoint community. From servicing it directly and providing us all with wonderful wine at Dandelion Wine, to supporting neighborhood businesses and friends, attending her friends’ music and art shows, to bringing a positive ‘tude to nearly every situation. PLUS she just became a Certified Sommelier, which is no small feat. All-around stand-up lady."

The day we met, Meg was wearing a cheerful yellow sundress and the warmest smile I’d seen in awhile.  She’s been brightening up the shop and my life ever since… Dandy loves you, Meg!  XO Lily

April 4, 2014

NEW WHITE WINES FROM ITALY
L’Isola dei Profumo Terre Siciliane 2012: Cheap and cheerful blend of Sicilian native varietals Catarratto and Grecanico. Light, bright, dry, and sunny… easy like Sunday afternoon. $11
LUNAE Colli di Luni Vermentino 2012: Saline minerality with a lime-zest kind of lust for life! Fish, please! $21
Conte Leopardi Calcare Sauvignon 2012: Sancerre lovers rejoice! This elegant and dignified Sauvignon Blanc is an amazing alternative to the Loire Valley fave.
Agricola San Salvatore Falanghina Campania 2012: Lush and textural, with white peach and melon notes.  Wildly satisfying. 
Institut Agricole Regional Aoste Nus Malvoisie 2012: This is Pinot Grigio and it’s really, really good. Like, really good. Which is something I didn’t know was possible.  It’s savory and generous and nuanced and slightly herbal. Consider me a convert.

NEW WHITE WINES FROM ITALY

L’Isola dei Profumo Terre Siciliane 2012: Cheap and cheerful blend of Sicilian native varietals Catarratto and Grecanico. Light, bright, dry, and sunny… easy like Sunday afternoon. $11

LUNAE Colli di Luni Vermentino 2012: Saline minerality with a lime-zest kind of lust for life! Fish, please! $21

Conte Leopardi Calcare Sauvignon 2012: Sancerre lovers rejoice! This elegant and dignified Sauvignon Blanc is an amazing alternative to the Loire Valley fave.

Agricola San Salvatore Falanghina Campania 2012: Lush and textural, with white peach and melon notes.  Wildly satisfying.

Institut Agricole Regional Aoste Nus Malvoisie 2012: This is Pinot Grigio and it’s really, really good. Like, really good. Which is something I didn’t know was possible.  It’s savory and generous and nuanced and slightly herbal. Consider me a convert.