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, California, Mendocino
Notable: Biodynamic Farming, Demeter Certified
Critical Acclaim: New York Times, Eric Asimov July 10, 2020 "Poco à Poco is the budget label of Porter-Bass Vineyard and Winery, a producer in the Russian River Valley that is committed to biodynamic farming. This bottle, from a biodynamic vineyard in Mendocino County, is lean and lively with lovely citrus and herbal flavors, a blessed relief from heavy, oaky California chardonnays."
Taste: This wine offers aromas of Pomelo, finger lime and freshly baked Croissant. The palate has good acidity providing texture and a long clean finish. The grapes are from the Ghianda Rose Vineyard in Mendocino. The vines are 20 to 30 years old and are farmed Biodynamically. The wine underwent a native primary and secondary fermentation and aging in neutral French oak.
Winemaker/Winery: In Biodynamic farming we concern ourselves not only with the crops that we sell but with the whole health of the ecosystem. Done correctly our farming makes the land ever more vibrant and vital. This represents a complete departure from the paradigm of conventional farming. Conventional and Organic farming are driven by economic principles. If high levels of inputs (fertilizer, herbicide, petroleum fuel, etc…) are necessary to achieve the desired production the primary concern is that the practice is profitable. On the other hand, a Biodynamic farm strives to be a self-sustaining entity creating healthy outputs with minimal or no inputs other than labor. To minimize our inputs we need to keep our farm entity strong. Balance is needed among the three farm components: the plant (etheric), the animal (astral) and the human (ego). In nature there is a balance between plants and animals. Many farms tend to upset this balance by emphasizing one plant or one animal and in time this imbalance can lead to sick animals or weak plants. By using Biodynamic practices, a true expression of place is found in the wine. The vineyard is Demeter certified Biodynamic.
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.