We're just a couple of weeks away from Christmas! At Exit 9, you'll find treasures around every turn for anyone on your gift list (including yourself).

The most important part of the wine that you serve for Thanksgiving (or any occasion) is that you like it!! That said, just like a special sauce, some wines can really enhance the taste of the food.

Thanksgiving - that wonderful holiday that's all about food and family and friends and football - is just less than three weeks away. If you stress about what wines to pair with the variety of dishes that find their way to the table on Thanksgiving, let us help...

When I saw the boxes and boxes of 1895 La Storia wines coming in last week, I knew we were in for a treat. Exit 9 has carried the Montepulciano in this line, and it is already very popular. It has been joined by two others - a Primitivo di Manduria, and a Toscano Rosso. I did a tasting of the three of them side by side, and all I can say is Delizioso!

Halloween is just over a week away. It's going to be a party weekend, and there are lots of wines - and spirits - with which to celebrate. At Exit 9 there's a fun selection around the witch with the weird green eyes in the front of the store....

It was a full house at the tasting of single-vineyard Pinot Noirs from Belle Glos on Thursday, August 26, and the wines did not disappoint...

With the emotional commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the ups and downs of COVID, and the onset of fall, I'm in the mood for a BIG red wine.

Something deep. Something dark. Something soothing. Something velvety...

It's apple season, and that means apple pie.

Walking around the store, I started thinking about all the possibilities for pairings with that most American of desserts.

So many wines came to mind that I thought it would be fun to ask my colleagues for their opinions to see if we were on the same page...

 

I often wonder what it is about wine that not only interests but excites me. As I was sipping the lush 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon from Brotherhood (rated Best Cab Sauv in NY) I came across this passage from the critic Terry Theise's book, Reading Between the Wines...

It's Columbus Day weekend. My brother and sister-in-law are in Rome. A friend is going to Italy at the end of the month. No wonder I find myself spending more time in the wonderful Italian section of the store...