We had the pleasure of talking with Anthony and Carly D’Arpino of The Harrison Wine Vault located on Halstead Avenue. The savy business owners know a thing or two about wine, whiskey and how to keep the people of Harrison happy!
Check out what they had to say :
Are you noticing a trend in what are people drinking as it gets hot outside?
Yes, definitely. The weather dictates customers buying patterns. The hotter it gets customers are gravitating towards crisper, lighter whites and Rose. We are also seeing an increase in purchases of sparkling wine especially Prosecco.
Is it true that you guys have a party room or area to host private wine tastings or parties?
Yes! The store is unique in the fact that it has three distinct floors. Our lower level features an area that we host private tastings and wine seminars. We consider ourselves lucky to be able to have the space to host both social and educational events.
Whats in YOUR wine glass?
We rarely drink the same wine twice. Right now we are on a Rosé kick and love Lafage Rosé. We are also enjoying some Italian indigenous grape varietals such as Favorita, Falanghina and Greco di Tufo.
Where do most of your wines come from?
With over 2,000 different types of wines in the store we try to shine a light on every wine growing region. With that being said California is still king, with wines from France and Italy rounding out the top three.
What’s the most popular wine this month at your store?
By far our best seller this month has been Pomponette Rosé. In the last two months we have sold e have sold close to 100 cases!
Is Rosé all it’s cracked up to be?
Absolutely! Rosé is very interesting. To a lot of people, Rosé is still unchartered territory. Some people associate Rosé to semi-sweet wine (thinking it tastes more like a White Zinfandel) which couldn't be farther from the truth. They offer great food friendly versatility and I can think of nothing better to drink on a hot summer day.
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