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
We are online only or by appointment January 1-18th!
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, California, Sonoma
Critical Acclaim: Eric Asimov, New York Times 11/5/2020
Taste: Tangy, textured, energetic and balanced, with earthy, stony, floral and citrus flavors.
Winery: LIOCO was conceived in the alley behind Spago Beverly Hills by wine director Kevin O’Connor and wine salesman Matt Licklider. The two colleagues, critical of the heavy-handed wines of the day, wondered if it were possible to make some local wines that favored nuance over sheer power. In 2005, relying on nothing more than their palates and their rolodexes, the two embarked on a winemaking odyssey. Europe was the inspiration, as were the more restrained California wines of the 1980’s.
Today the winery is owned and operated by the Licklider family. Husband/wife duo Matt and Sara Licklider and their small team produce the wines at a state-of-the-art winemaking cooperative in Santa Rosa. All of the fruit is purchased from exceptional vineyards spanning 200-miles and three counties (Santa Cruz, Sonoma, and Mendocino).
The focus is on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Carignan from sites with older vines, interesting soil, and heritage clones. Sometimes the hunt for Pinot Noir uncovers other treasures like a coastal Syrah vineyard or a rare, mid-century planting of Valdiguie. Room is made for such discoveries.
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.