12 Broad Street Hamilton, NY 13346
Brick and Mortar Hours
Winter Hours (November 22-March 1)
Closed Sunday & Monday
Welcome to Crush Bottleshop in Hamilton, NY
Shop for your desired wine and spirits, put in your cart and select "pay by phone."
We will see your order (add discounts if applicable), call you for credit card information, age verification and determine pick-up time.
Land: USA, Oregon, Ribbon Ridge
Notable: Biodynamic, certified organic
Honorable Mention: New York Times, Eric Asimov April 23, 2020 "Long ago in ancient times, before the pandemic, I decided that the next topic for Wine School would be chardonnays from the Willamette Valley of Oregon.
I thought it was a great idea then. Now, it’s still a good idea, except that the restrictions on shopping, not to mention the economic disaster that many people face today, requires us to be flexible.
So I am still going to propose the Oregon chardonnays, with some possible alternatives for those who either can’t find these wines or would prefer something cheaper.
The subject of Willamette chardonnays is absolutely worth pursuing. This young region — the first commercial vineyards were planted roughly 50 years ago — has struggled over the years with chardonnay. At times, it seemed as if many winemakers in the Willamette were trying to imitate the style of California chardonnays in the 1990s: big, oaky and flamboyantly fruity. But in the last 15 years, Oregon seems to have found its own groove, pursuing a leaner style, with lively acidity and plenty of nuance, which seems a far more comfortable fit."
Taste: A savory Chardonnay unencumbered by oak and exhibiting a hint of salinity on the nose and bright citrus and stone fruits on the palate.
Winemaker/Winery: Brick House Vineyards produces estate grown wines from the three great varietals of Burgundy: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Gamay Noir. Their vineyards have been Certified Organic since 1990 and Demeter Biodynamic since 2005. In what was once the farm's horse barn, they produce about 3,800 cases in accordance with both standards - native yeast fermentations and minimal handling to produce wines that are both elegant and profound in their simplicity. All the Brick House wines are produced and bottled by hand on their 40 acre farm. They count on indigenous yeast fermentations and rarely fine (and never filter) their wines.
As a longtime resident of the village of Hamilton, it has been my dream to provide a unique retail experience in the heart of Hamilton. Over the years, my husband Doug and I have been fortunate to gain experience with wine and liquor through our restaurant and catering business, Seven Oaks. It was during this time that my passion and interest for wine blossomed and I started to envision a liquor and wine store that would provide both an interesting and affordable selection of wines and offer fun ways to educate the community about wine. From this vision, Crush Bottleshop was born in September of 2019.
I continue to hone my understanding of wine with recent trips to Italy and France and sommelier courses, there is so much to learn! I offer monthly, free themed wine classes, regular tastings, and ideas for holiday pairings when our shop is running it’s regular hours.
I am always open to questions and suggestions, feel free to drop me a line.