La Vigilia: Wine!
My presentation La Vigilia: Italian Christmas Food Traditions at the Italian American Museum would not have been complete without the generous donations of wine from retailers in Queens and Brooklyn and the wine pairing by Rob Cittadino from Vinvino Wine Co.
Here’s a rundown of the wine served last Thursday night and where to get them!
Vinvino Wine Co. (Donated Andrea Oberto Langhe Nebbiolo)
621 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
Vinvino is the exclusive importer of Oberto's wines in New York and many other fine wines as well as the distributor for many larger houses like Antinori, Frescobaldi, and S.S. Margherita. They've been doing it since 1910 and are the oldest importer/distributor in New York!
Middle Village Wines and Liquors (Donated Feudi di San Gregorio "Rubrato" Irpinia Aglianico & Greco di Tufo)
64-74 Dry Harbor Rd. Queens, NY 11379
Great little shop started by two brothers in the construction business who were tired of not being able to get a good bottle of wine in their own neighborhood. Customers routinely lament how they've been ruined because they can't enjoy a $10 bottle of wine anymore. They've been known to spontaneously open $50 bottles when asked, "Is this wine really worth it?"
Winery Wine & Spirits (Donated Sella e Mosca "La Cala" Vermentino di Sardegna)
163-11 29th Ave, Flushing, NY 11358
A small but focused little neighborhood store with carefully selected inventory.
The Wine Room of Forest Hills (Donated Sella e Mosca "la Cala" Vermentino di Sardegna)
96-09 69th Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375
Hard working Caribbean couple just took this spot over and are resurrecting it from the ashes of mis-management. They came in knowing little about Italian wine but are ever the willing subjects and have their selections remarkably in a short period of time. The kind of team you wanna root for!
Pier Wines (Donated del Nonno Vin Santo)
12 N 5th St, Williamsburg, NY 11249
In a 'hood where wine shops are a dime a dozen, this place stands out. No attitudes here! Just people who love vino and have the knowledge to get you a great bottle everytime.