Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Getting back into the groove – finally – after a few weeks in the store – I have been inundated with a lot of direct import shipments, new wines and new vintages, and a slew of blowouts. As any retail buyer will tell you, the media may be saying the economy is looking up, but with unemployment still in the double-digits, people are still living day-to-day, and that disposable income so many of us were banking on (groan!) is just not there anymore. So it is more important than ever before to keep prices down and inventory down (not easy to do thanks to those troglodyte reprobates in the Kentucky legislature triple-taxing wine and spirits here in our great Commonwealth). In order to keep prices down, bulk buys are almost a necessity.

So this week, I will bring some wine “reviews” to you, in the midst of my newest shipments from Winebow and The Grateful Palate, new wines from Hitching Post, Alma Rosa, Panarroz, Almirez, Tamas Estate, and upcoming additions from good friend Terence Hughes and his Domenico Selections, John Eppler’s JRE wines, and some impending nuggets from Washington State.

In the meantime, I leave you with one of my favorite good mood songs from Ace Frehley – “New York Groove” – a favorite from the ‘70s. Cheers!

1 comment:

Terence said...

glad to be part of the ny groove, kevin