Our Words On Wine

Gin Festival of Flavors

Gin Festival of Flavors

The popularity of Gin started when Quinine-containing tonic water was used to help ward off the parasite in the old days, but boy does it taste bitter! One way to make it more palatable: Mix it with gin.According to legend, this is how the gin and tonic was born. There is enormous diversity in how different gins taste. The Gin

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Grower Champagnes Tasting

Grower Champagnes Tasting

Grower Champagnes have been described as “Artisanal Wine making” with terroir being at the forefront for each wine, rather than an emphasis on a consistent “House Style” that can be made year after year. They are also one of the hottest trends in the wine world. So on that note, PJ’s will be holding a Champagne Grand Tasting (sign-up bellow)

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Wine of the Week

Wine of the Week

Today’s Wines of the Week, be they white or red, all come equipped with summer-ready pairing ability. Moreover, they are great values, so you can spend your time worrying about whether your sandals match your swimwear and not whether you should drink Albarino or Sauvignon Blanc with your lobster roll (drink both). Come to think of it, it’s time for

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Bordeaux in your city

Bordeaux in your city

PJ Wine in association with Bordeaux Wine Council will offer wine tastings on Thursday May 19 from 6 pm to 8 pm and on Saturday May 21; from 2 pm to 5 pm.  These events are free and feature great value wines from the region. PJ Wine is a partner retailer for Harlem Eatup! Festival of New York City, a

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Rose Grand Tasting

Rose Grand Tasting

A Walk-around tasting of ALL of our Rose and summer wines offerings, on Saturday May 14 from 2-5 pm. Your $10 ticket gets you entrance to the tasting, and a $10 PJ Gift Certificate.  Click here to buy tickets

Mother’s Day Champagne Tasting

Mother’s Day Champagne Tasting

When:  Saturday, May 7th  5-8 PM Where:  Downstairs

Fireplace Red Hunting

Fireplace Red Hunting

“Along the steep, narrow valley that traces the northern Rhône, the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and Saint-Joseph take their place among the great wines of France, and Domaine Faury is one of the region’s most artisanal producers.” – Kermit Lynch Dear “Cold Weather Wine” Hunters, Is it winter yet? Who knows. At least today we’re having some crispy weather in NYC to remind us

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What Burgundy Value Lovers Talk About When They Talk About Value Burgundy

What Burgundy Value Lovers Talk About When They Talk About Value Burgundy

“…2013 is the kind of vintage that I absolutely love. It’s a burg geek’s vintage par excellence. The best wines are superbly fresh and transparent as the underlying terroir is truly on parade. In fact I would go so far as to say that the terroir is so crystalline in 2013 that if non-believers are not persuaded by the transparency

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Gift Alert: One of France’s Greatest Vinous Treasures, 96 points and less than $30!

Gift Alert: One of France’s Greatest Vinous Treasures, 96 points and less than $30!

Dear “Gift Hunters”, The last time we visited Domaine Huet, Vouvray’s most iconic producer, there was a changing of the guard, literally. We heard Noël Pinguet—the artist behind so many of this domaine’s most iconic post WWII wines—was leaving, but we didn’t expect to bump into him on his actual last day! He smiled, agreed to take a picture with

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Case Alert: The Lowest Price Ever on Our Favorite Midweek Barbera d’Alba

Case Alert: The Lowest Price Ever on Our Favorite Midweek Barbera d’Alba

Dear “Wednesday” Wine Hunters, Picture this: It’s Wednesday night. Maybe it’s a little dreary outside–some rain, maybe some snow–and you are not in the mood to cook. But, there’s that favorite brick oven pizza place that fulfills the rights of all New Yorkers–they deliver–and it so happens you are in the mood for pizza anyway.   You put your order

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