Thursday, March 8, 2012
Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Grapepoint Wines at Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY, which made its grand opening a month ago. I met with Joanna Zablocki who is the owner of her new wine store that launched a month ago at the Greenpoint Brooklyn community. Joanna has an extensive knowledge about the art of wine. Speaking of art, there will be a free art and wine event on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm.
Grapepoint Wines has an intimate and vibrant ambiance in combination with Joanna’s friendly personality shines throughout her store and to her customers in this community.
In addition, I had the opportunity to interview, regarding on what kind of recommendations for wines for a wedding-
Here is what she is says:
Here are some of my wedding suggestions:
1. Sauvignon Blanc is a super versatile that goes great with Chicken, Vegetables, Seafood and Salads
My pick at the moment would be Yealands Sauvignon Blanc 2011 from Marlborough New Zealand. This Sauv Blanc is outstanding and truly captures the essence of NZ. It’s an expressive bold style of bouquet, bright citrus fruits with hints of passion fruit and guava. AMAZING.
2. Cabernet Sauvigon is one the most popular red wines. It’s a nice hearty wine that goes well with beef and pork dishes.
My pick at the moment would be Amplio Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 from Lodi California. This cab is medium bodied with an approachable style. Hints of blackcurrant, black raspberry and earthiness.
3. A slightly oaked Chardonnay is also a crowd pleaser.
My pick would be the Boschendal Chardonnay 2009 from South Africa; it is round well balanced with notes of citrus and toasted almonds.
4. Valpolicella is also a great choice for red wine. Usually medium bodied, fruit forward and approachable.
My Pick would be Brigaldara Valpolicella 2010 from Veneto Italy. This Valpolicella is incredibly juicy coming from a family owned vineyard that yields a small production. It is medium body with tons of dark fruit. Hints of chocolate and spice. Delicious.
Here is the invite link to respond to this the Art and Wine Event on 3/10/12
Grapepoint Wines is located on 155 Norman Ave
Corner of Newel Street, Brooklyn NY
Grapepoint Wines currently takes bulk orders if you need wine for your wedding or event.
Fouzia (MBB) and Joanna (Grapepoint wines)