Village Wine Merchant

World Class Wine at Neighborhood Prices

The Village Wine Merchant offers a carefully curated collection of wine and spirits at all price points that can be hand-selected to fit your taste and budget. Located in Sea Cliff, Long Island, we offer help with food pairings, events, wine education classes and custom gift baskets. 


Saturday Brunch Tasting
Jun
10
11:00 am11:00

Saturday Brunch Tasting

  • The Village Wine Merchant

Join us at The Village Wine Merchant on National Rosé Day with our friends at Grassroots and Steiner's Coffee Cake of New York. Featuring tastings of Join us at The Village Wine Merchant on National Rosé Day with our friends at Grassroots and Steiner's Coffee Cake of New York. Featuring tastings of Rosé Mimosas and "Spiked Rob Elixir" paired with delicious breakfast treats and loads of fun! 

 

May
19
6:00 pm18:00

Friday Evening Wine Tasting - featuring Bedell Cellars

Join us on Friday with Ryan Atkinson from Lauber Imports and we'll taste a lineup of wines featuring Bedell Cellars, a benchmark producer of sustainable wines and one of the pioneers of wine making on Long Island. We'll taste current vintages of the Sparkling Rosé, Taste Rosé, and the First Crush Red. In addition we'll have samples of the Gradis Ciutta Friulano from the Collio in  Italy and "A Modern Red" from Qupe in Santa Maria, California. It's a big night of wine tasting! Don't miss it!

Join us on Friday with Ryan Atkinson from Lauber Imports and we'll taste a lineup of wines featuring Bedell Cellars, a benchmark producer of sustainable wines and one of the pioneers of wine making on Long Island. We'll taste current vintages of the Sparkling Rosé, Taste Rosé, and the First Crush Red. In addition we'll have samples of the Gradis Ciutta Friulano from the Collio in  Italy and "A Modern Red" from Qupe in Santa Maria, California.

It's a big night of wine tasting! Don't miss it!

Apr
28
6:00 pm18:00

The Friday Evening Wine Tasting

Join us tonight with John Grammer from Vision Wine Brands and we'll taste two excellent wines that offer serious value for their price. Graves is just a little south of the city of Bordeaux and is known for producing the best white wines in the region. Chateau Des Perligues is a great everyday style of white at $13.99. This blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc offers crisp refreshment with round citrus flavors and a little pith and peel.

Gemtree Bloodstone Shiraz is a good example of the "new" Australia style that we are seeing with biodynamic winemaking and a committment to balance rather than excess. The round, gregarious nature and easy ripe fruit exemplifies McLaren Vale and the finish gives way to typical Syrah/Shiraz savory elements like cola nut. At $19.99 it's a great price for a generous, full bodied wine.

 

FREE

Apr
21
6:00 pm18:00

Cutting Edge Long Island Wine - The Friday Evening Wine Tasting

 

The Red Hook Winery makes wine from New York State vineyards on the east end of Long Island as well the Finger Lakes, shipping freshly harvested grapes in refrigerated trucks to the winery in Brooklyn.

 

These wines are from forward thinking winemakers known for crafting unique expressions from individual vineyard sites. Techniques like spontaneous fermentations on native yeasts, lees aging, and a lack of technical manipulation is common. The wines have been called "avant-garde" and you might think the wine is exotic, interesting, and completely compelling or perhaps outside the box and weird.

In either case one shouldn't miss out.

The Ste. Agnès White 2015 is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Sémillon that's aged in tank on the lees, stirred a lot, and then lives for a few months in neutral wood. This is pretty straightforward for a Red Hook wine, I get creamy, delicious pear fruit, a very dry, persistent and clean finish.

It's certainly worth trying so get on the cutting edge and enjoy!

Mar
31
6:00 pm18:00

The Friday Evening Wine Tasting - FREE

Janine Perry from Banville Wine Merchants pours, we'll sample 3 wines.

Descriptors include "juicy cherry, mineral and lavender", "clean, bright, and grassy", and "raspberry, plum, and cola nut".

Can you match the wines? The lineup includes Koha Sauvignon Blanc, Ca' Viola Dolcetto, and Ercavio Tempranillo.

Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

Friday Evening Wine Tasting - FREE

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Join us for sampling of two great wines that happen to begin with "F". Formation is great value Cabernet from Monterey, California and Las Sibilla Falanghina is an overachieving white from southern Italy. Even our host has an "F" connection, Omni Wine's Federica Mortella.

Mar
2
6:00 pm18:00

Local Business Spotlight with Gemelli Gourmet Market North!

Join us with our friends from Gemelli Gourmet Market North in Glen Head.

Gemelli North in Glen Head is our new neighbor, offering fresh and authentic Italian food and more. We are happy to welcome them to the North Shore. Join us on Thursday, March 2nd for food sampling along with wines paired to match and a valuable discount special offer for attendees!

Gemelli Gourmet Market North will give you 10% off of a purchase of $25.00 or more when you present a receipt from The Village Wine Merchant. Likewise present a receipt from Gemelli Gourmet Market North and receive 10% off of any wine purchase at VWM.*


(*limited time offer- cannot be combined with any other discount program, coupon, or special offer)

 

Feb
24
5:00 pm17:00

Sea Cliff Pub Crawl

Start your Pub Crawl with a FREE Wine Tasting, Ryan Atkinson from Lauber Imports is our guest host and we'll taste some delicious wines from Oregon, Italy, and California. You can purchase your mug here for the Annual Sea Cliff Pub Crawl as well and enjoy local bars and restaurants. This year's "Crawl For A Cause" is sponsored by The Sea Cliff Beach Committee with The Coalition To Save Hempstead Harbor. Proceeds will benefit local water quality monitoring.

Start your Pub Crawl with a FREE Wine Tasting, Ryan Atkinson from Lauber Imports is our guest host and we'll taste some delicious wines from Oregon, Italy, and California. You can purchase your mug here for the Annual Sea Cliff Pub Crawl as well and enjoy local bars and restaurants. This year's "Crawl For A Cause" is sponsored by The Sea Cliff Beach Committee with The Coalition To Save Hempstead Harbor. Proceeds will benefit local water quality monitoring.

Feb
17
6:00 pm18:00

The Friday Evening Wine Tasting - 2016 New Rosé Arrivals

It's mid February and we are seeing the first signs of spring, the daylight lasts a little longer, baseball players report for spring training, and the new vintage of rosé arrives! Join us for a tasting of our first dry rosés from 2016, Campos De Luz and Aix.

Feb
10
6:00 pm18:00

Local Business Spotlight with Steiner's Coffee Cake of New York

We love to support local businesses and since Steiner's makes delicious coffee cake we thought it would be fun to sample and pair with some great dessert wine.

Steiner's Coffee Cake of New York

Enjoy a complimentary mini coffee cake (it's actually pretty big!) with any wine purchase! Also all VWM customers will receive a 25% discount on your coffee cake orders! You can place orders on Friday and pick up on Monday, Feb 13. Just in time for Valentine's Day!

Join us and find out why truly sweet and complex wines work so well with dessert!  

Feb
3
6:00 pm18:00

Champagne Night

"Champagne is a really delicious glass of wine."


We're all supposed to love Champagne. At least that's what we think, it's a famous luxury item after all. But do you honestly not like Champagne or never really enjoyed a glass? It's tart, it's yeasty, so what's the big deal? I get it because I felt that way too for a long time and there's a reason folks feel that way. I'm here to change your mind and it starts with tasting Champagne that will make you think first and foremost,

"This is a really delicious glass of wine."
 
Join us on February 3rd for an exclusive tasting of authentic Champagne.
Sparkling wines come from many places with many different names but only wines from the Champagne region in France produced under strict methods are
legally allowed to be called Champagne.

Here at VWM we support Grower Champagne, which is produced by grape growing families who make the wine themselves rather than by large companies that purchase fruit from other sources. We believe that these wines are more definitive, distinctive, offer better quality, and more interest. If you'd like to read more, see "What is Grower Champagne and Why Do Wine Geeks Love It"

As such we'll try a few of our Champagne selections, including Premier Cru and Grand Cru along with the well known Veuve Clicquot (which we don't sell). You won't "get it" until you taste so come and taste them side by side and see for yourself.
 

Jan
18
7:00 pm19:00

Warming Winter Wine Dinner at The Metropolitan Bistro

  


Enjoy a night out with us at the
First Wine Dinner of the Year!
 
A Warming Winter Wine Dinner
at The Metropolitan Bistro
Wednesday, January 18, 7pm
 
Hearty Winter Fare Menu
Four courses
$65 per person, wines included*
 
  
 
Amuse Bouche
ONION and ROSEMARY PIZZA  
 
First Course - choice of
CAULIFLOWER SOUP, organic shore cauliflower
or
BEET SALAD, gorgonzola, walnut dressing
 
Second Course - choice of
BEEF BOURGUIGNON, short ribs braised in Burgundy, pearl onions, mushrooms
or
RED SNAPPER, pan seared in butter, white wine, white bean ragout

Dessert
HOMEMADE BOURBON BREAD PUDDING  
 
Wines
Sassetti Prosecco Brut Valdobbiadene DOCG
La Fenetre, Pinot Noir, "A Cote" 2013
Peirano Old Vine Zinfandel 2014
Molino Di Sant'Antimo Cabernet Sauvignon "Perpaolo" 2013

 
 
We are more than happy to make a reservation for you,
contact Michael at michael@villagewinemerchant.com
or call (516)-200-9370 

Dec
9
6:00 pm18:00

Friday Night Wine Tasting - Croatia and Slovenia!

Croatia and Slovenia have a long tradition of wine making and every season we see more and more excellent wines arriving in the US. Join us with Dalibor Kostan, our man from across the Adriatic Sea, as he guides us through an excellent selection. FREE

Dec
7
6:00 pm18:00

Cognac and Armagnac Tasting FREE

Cognac and Armagnac are the two most distinguished areas for fine brandy production in the world. But with all the recent popularity of whiskey, especially Bourbon, some of these exquisite traditional distillates are being overlooked. We can fix that! Join is for a tasting featuring artisanal Cognac and Armagnac from two historical French houses, Paul Beau and Domaine d'Esperance. Aficionado Chris Hiatt from PM Spirits hosts.

Dec
4
12:00 pm12:00

"A Day of Shopping in Sea Cliff"

Shop Sea Cliff for the Holidays! Start your holiday shopping by shopping local.

Come in on Sunday and present a receipt dated Dec 4 from any store in Sea Cliff and receive a 10% discount on your wine purchase.*


We invite you to visit local merchants, Sorella Designs, Dimitry, and Dreams East.
K. DiResta Collective and Creative Arts Studio will host "mini craft shows'" with many guest artists. Additionally, B. Browns and Still Partners will also be hosting artists with many great gifts & treats.
 

*Discounts do not apply to the loyalty program and cannot be combined with other sale offers
Dec
3
5:00 pm17:00

Patricia Kaegi Weiss Paintings at VWM!

Join us and support a local artist. Patricia will have the original artwork for her 2017 calendar on display and will have calendars and other goodies available.

In addition there is FREE wine tasting! It is a festive way to begin your night. Everyone is welcome.

Dec
2
6:00 pm18:00

Friday Night Wine Tasting - Paumanok Vineyards FREE

Kathy Falbo from Long Island's Paumanok Vineyards hosts a lineup from one of the best producers on the North Fork. Taste the Festival Red, Cabernet Franc, and the Minimalist Sauvignon Blanc, an unique expression of white produced with indigenous yeast and whole cluster skin contact. (PS the wine got a 90 from one of the famous publications but don't tell anybody).

Nov
17
10:00 am10:00

Beaujolais Nouveau Day!

Join us to taste the first wine of the 2016 harvest, the Beaujolais Nouveau!

 

Beaujolais Nouveau Day is marked in France on the third Thursday in November with many festivals. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m. and here in New York we are unable to sell the Nouveau until business opens that day, this year on November 17.

In the US, Beaujolais Nouveau is not taken seriously, nor should it be! This is a time for joy and celebration with unpretentious consumption. That said we'll have Nouveau from quality producers Paul Durdilly and Domaine De La Madone, taste with us and see what the celebration is all about!

see more about the tradition of Beaujolais Nouveau

 

 

Nov
15
6:00 pm18:00

2nd Annual Sea Cliff Pizza Smackdown! FREE

Taste, vote, and see who has Sea Cliff's best pizza, all with a glass of wine in hand! This amazingly popular event makes it's November return so join us as we sample wines to match pizza from three local pizzerias.

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP so that we can be certain to have enough pizza for everyone!

Nov
8
10:00 am10:00

Election Day Therapy!

Either way it goes tonight you're going to need a bottle after this year's campaign. Purchase any wine in the store and receive a 10% discount.

 

Previously discounted and sale items do not apply.

Nov
4
6:00 pm18:00

Chill Out in Sea Cliff!

Join us for the Annual Sea Cliff Chill Out with a FREE WINE TASTING from 6-8pm, live music on the Village Green and events with the local bars and restaurants all night long.

Oct
28
6:00 pm18:00

Whiskey Night! FREE


Join us for this exclusive sampling of fine small batch Bourbons from
some of the top producers in the country.

Our host is Zach Adams from Blueprint Brands and selections include distillers from California, Illinois, New York, and Kentucky (of course)!


Monday 12:00pm to 8:00pm  •  Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am to 8:00pm  •  Sunday 12:00pm to 6:00pm


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