Schloss Gobelsburg

Published January 17, 2022 130 Views

Schloss Gobelsburg

    -Gregor Samsa, special correspondent to Baytowne Wine   Three weeks into January means that most of us have already scrapped all the ‘Dry January’ hullabaloo. If you haven’t yet, what are you waiting for? I know, better health and all, but...

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2021 A Retrospective: 5 Groovy Wines I Tasted This Year

Published December 17, 2021 245 Views

2021 A Retrospective: 5 Groovy Wines I Tasted This Year

By Amy Loritali 16 December 2021 I get to enjoy some really lovely, interesting, hand-made wines from around the world. I am particularly excited about wines made with minimal inputs that come from vineyards grown holistically and sustainably and that present a real sense of place. I&rsquo...

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Counting down my top 5 BayTowne Bottles

Published December 17, 2021 204 Views

Counting down my top 5 BayTowne Bottles

By Drew Tschappat My house is filled with empty wine bottles – not because I’m too lazy to take out the recycling, but because to me, each bottle is a memory. Each represents an experience that’s been had. I remember who I was with, what the occasion was, and most importantl...

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This Gin Is The Single Most Perfect Booze For Your Eggnog. This Is ‘Tom Cat’ Gin.

Published December 3, 2021 215 Views

This Gin Is The Single Most Perfect Booze For Your Eggnog. This Is ‘Tom Cat’ Gin.

  By Amy Loritali 1 December 2021   Pittsford Dairy Eggnog, Dairy-Free Holiday Nog, Homemade Nog[1], or whatever your pleasure, if you choose to spike your Nog, you need only one thing:  gin. Don’t be afraid, I know, it sounds crazy. You’ve always been told...

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Skål- A True Story

Published December 3, 2021 233 Views

Skål- A True Story

  The task was to regroup behind the Old Church on Graben St. There were four of us, five if you counted Johannes, but he had torn his knee and could no longer run as he could when I first met him. And he was young and brave, and the Church was dark and icy from days of snow. And it slop...

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Fernet Will Save You From Yourself This Thanksgiving

Published November 18, 2021 272 Views

Fernet Will Save You From Yourself This Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is all about being a huge, fat, gluttonous American. Power through to that next course with the help of a Fernet - your doctor will thank you!   A table full of your favorite autumnal delicacies offers a lot to be thankful for. And it can be easy t...

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Versatility. Lightness. Acid. Three keys to Thanksgiving Day wine-drinking success.

Published November 18, 2021 185 Views

Versatility. Lightness. Acid. Three keys to Thanksgiving Day wine-drinking success.

  Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve $52 One of the most successful marketing campaigns has assured Champagne gets boxed into celebrations and News Year Eve. The greater truth is that it is the most versatile wine with food and that you should drink it every day. Why? Acid and texture...

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Talk Herb-y to Me: Aromatized Wines are the Best Way to Celebrate Gravlingsommar

Published November 4, 2021 215 Views

Talk Herb-y to Me: Aromatized Wines are the Best Way to Celebrate Gravlingsommar

  Gravlingsommar. After the late summer/early fall storms have brought cooler weather, the sun comes out to crisp the leaves, and badgers work steadily to fill their larder, knowing of the coming winter. It is the best part of the autumn season:  the sun warms the days and t...

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Holy Water, Juice Boxes and other Badger Repellents

Published November 4, 2021 209 Views

Holy Water, Juice Boxes and other Badger Repellents

  Details were sparse and my grasp of ancient runic languages is fairly loose, but I determined Grӓvlingsommar is either a time to stock away goodies for winter, or when hordes of man-eating badgers are unleashed to feast on the blood of innocents. Again, Old Norse – not my nat...

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Pears, maybe? Another delicious way to enjoy Fall

Published October 25, 2021 196 Views

Pears, maybe? Another delicious way to enjoy Fall

Though we tend to only get 1-2 weeks of perfect, bright, sunny Fall in Upstate New York, what a glorious 1-2 weeks that is! We’re right smack dab in between 80 degree days with 5000% humidity and 2 feet of snow with -30 degree wind chill. It’s great. But Fall always reminds us of imp...

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Cognac’s only female distiller is pushing the boundaries of terroir as she crafts her vision of the future

Published October 25, 2021 201 Views

Cognac’s only female distiller is pushing the boundaries of terroir as she crafts her vision of the future

Cognac’s only female distiller is pushing the boundaries of terroir as she crafts her vision of the future The term auteur is often reserved for filmmakers. Francis Truffaut, Alexandre Astruc, Paul Thomas Anderson – filmmakers who artistic control is so great, they are considered...

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Cary Q Wine: Female Owned Winery

Published October 25, 2021 234 Views

Cary Q Wine: Female Owned Winery

As a steward of the retail wine industry, I often find myself daydreaming about inching closer and closer to the source of my means.  Whether distilling or winemaking, I oft fantasize of working in a vineyard, harvesting and observing the grapes evolving over time.  There’s a cer...

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GRAND OPENING OF BAYTOWNE WINE AND SPIRITS NEW LOCATION

Published July 14, 2021 774 Views

We are so extremely excited to announce the Grand Opening of our new Baytowne Wine and Spirits Location on Saturday, August 21th! Join us as we count down to one of the biggest openings in the Penfield/Webster area! From the moment you walk in the door you will be blown away by the details we ha...

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