Every week at Gates Circle Wine & Liquor we bring in some wonderful people to provide free samples of our favorite products to anyone interested in giving them a shot. We like to start the weekend early by frequently starting our wine tastings on Thursday, just to remind you that you’re only a day away from being able to cut loose. We usually follow that up with one or two on Friday and Saturday, featuring well-known spirit brands, smaller craft distilleries, fantastic wine from all over the world, and regular visits from New York State’s growing collection of first class wineries. Everything you sample is on sale for the duration of the tasting, making it an excellent opportunity to expand your palate without taking a serious hit to your wallet.
Once you’re done, feel free to grab a member of our staff to answer any questions you might have about what you just tried. We’re all constantly looking to share our wealth of knowledge with anyone brave enough to listen.
Our special wine dinners are no slouch either, and we invite you to join us for premium food and vino combinations. We feature international wineries and pair them some of the finest local fares to make all-round enjoyable experiences for everyone. You can see some photos from our past affairs here, or look at our upcoming events here.
Arrowhead Spring Rose Wine: can be described as pale coral in the glass with aromas of strawberry jam, macerated berries on the palate with a delightful acidity that livens pairings of grilled foods, risotto and soft cheeses.
Arrowhead Spring Cool Terroir Wine: is a 2012 medium-bodied red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Syrah. It is a velvety smooth wine and easy drinking wine.
Arrowhead Spring Semi-Dry Riesling Wine: is a white wine made using Finger Lakes fruit. It is a fruit cocktail of green apple, peach and citrus flavors.
Arrowhead Spring Reserve Chardonnay Wine: is a white wine with a marvellous acidity that is mixed with soft subtle cream and vanilla flavors. It tastes like a nectarine slices on toasted creme fraiche.
ARROWHEAD PINOT NOIR: The palate is marked by a chalky backbone, silky tannins, and lively acidity which make this a textbook example of Niagara Pinot character. An ideal match for wood-fire pizza, mushroom and gruyere focaccia, or smoked salmon. 100% Pinot Noir from the Demaison vineyard on the Niagara Escarpment. The wine is aged 1 year in French oak.
ARROWHEAD CAB FRANC: is garnet black in color. Bright, interesting, complex aromas and flavors of pressed flowers, carrot cake, exotic spices, and tomato chutney with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, medium-long boysenberry relish, marinated olives, and spiced nuts finish with moderate oak. A vibrant, pure and complex cabernet franc with great varietal character.
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Black Squirrel Ardilla Negra Maple Coffee Liqueur: No one asked the question, but this is the answer to what happens when you artfully blend Grade A maple syrup, full-bodied cold brew coffee, and aged Caribbean rum. In keeping with their tradition of craft maple spirits, the Black Squirrel presents something that you’ll be glad to find out there in the wild.
Black Squirrel Maple Liqueur: blends NY Grade A maple syrup with an aged Caribbean rum to create a uniquely mixable, and smooth-sipping liqueur that’s complex in character with a decidedly sweet, maple-syrup-smooth finish. Served as a warm cordial, neat, or on ice, our liqueur is the sweetest way to warm a night or brunch. (Pancakes optional)
Black Squirrel Maple Rum: offers characteristics similar to premium aged rum, fine bourbon, or whiskey. The sweet aroma introduces an equally pleasant subtle sweetness on the front of the palate. The finish is complex, oaky, and clean.
Black Squirrel Mapleshine Moonshine Whiskey: It’s a multiple-distilled, filtered, unaged version of the Black Squirrel you know and love, just without all of the oak & bottled at 90 proof. Many back-woods distillers would call this a “sugar shine”, but making it from maple sugar warranted its own word.
BLACK BUTTON BOURBON: is 60% Corn, 20% Wheat, 9% Rye, 11% Malted Barley, and 100% New York state grown and distilled. Experience the product that will capture your heart! Perfect for a Manhattan, an Old Fashioned, or just on the rocks.
BLACK BUTTON BOURBON CREAM: is similar in concept to an Irish Cream, but features a richer feel and bloder vanillin and caramel flavors. This makes a unique spirit that can be enjoyed neat, in a cup of coffee or in a cocktail.
BLACK BUTTON LILAC GIN: is distilled from local NY grown wheat.
BLACK BUTTON CITRUS GIN: offers subtle hints of juniper with an orange zest overtone that brings a fresh new twist to this old classic.
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