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St. Marks Wine and Liquor


 St. Marks Wine and Liquor

Welcome to St. Marks Wine and Liquor.  We carry an outstanding selection of wines and liquors including fine wine, champagne, locally made and craft spirits, as well as familiar brands.  Take advantage of our unique selection of locally-made whiskies, gins and vodkas, many of which are artisanal brands that you won't find anywhere else.  Our wine selection is carefully chosen and includes biodynamic and organic.   Be sure to sign up for our customer loyalty program to earn points toward discounts on future purchases.
 
Sample our select libations by coming to our regular free tasting events!  We post the tasting schedule right here.
 
St. Marks Wine and Liquor is conveniently located in the East Village, close to the Astor Place (#6 train) and Eighth Street (R train) subway stops in New York City.
 
Hope to see you soon.
 
St. Marks Wine and Liquor
16 St. Marks Place
(Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
New York, NY 10003
212 529-WINE (9463)

WineSpectator.com: News & Features
  • Wine country has a knack for turning every occasion into a party, but with the world of wine going all-in on green practices, Earth Day is shaping up to be especially epic. The annual celebration of the environment falls on a Monday this year—April 22—but wineries in California are making a weekend of it, if not a week, month, or just an everyday jam going forward in recognition that this whole environment thing is pretty worth taking good care of, if you're a grapegrower/human! "We don’t just think about the health of the vine for the next few vintages," Cakebread Cellars owner Bruce Cakebread told Unfiltered via email. "We think in terms of future family generations to come. Earth Day inspires us to work harder in our efforts to protect our precious resources and to preserve the land." From concerts to pizza, drinking wine to befriending bees, here's how to get in on the Earth action in the coming days. Courtesy of Napa Valley Vintners The Napa Green certs for vineyards (left) winery facilities. Cakebread, Honig and St. Supéry are among the few wineries that hold both. In 2015, Napa Valley Vintners set a goal of having 100 percent of members participate in the Napa Green certification program for ecological best practices by 2020. The organization recently announced 70 percent of eligible wineries are involved and "committed to elevating their farming and winemaking practices to further enhance the Napa River Watershed and conserve valuable natural resources, all while continuing to craft incredible wines," NVV associate director of industry relations Michelle Novi told Unfiltered. So we'll start in Napa …Oxbow Commons: Earth Day Napa, Sunday April 28, all day. There will be crafts, games, learning about conservation, beer, pollution prevention, wine, watershed health education, and a musical lineup organized by BottleRock. All beverage sales benefit the Field Trip Bus Grant program run by the Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County.Honig: They'll be running eco-tours, including ferrying visitors over to the winery's wildlife habitat area, home of the "Honig bees." Visitors on Earth Day (April 22) get a reusable wine cup and a taste of a usually-off-menu single-vineyard Cab while they learn about the winery's conservation work on the backyard Rutherford Reach of the Napa River. "[We're] creating a natural habitat in our vineyard for the right insects to thrive, dry-farming, using light-weight bottles, using electric vehicles and so much more," vintner Stephanie Honig told Unfiltered. Courtesy of Honig Honig's winery is powered by more than 1,500 solar panels. Cakebread: They're gonna be busy, because the team is joining the April 28 Napa Earth Day Clean-Up, picking up trash along the Napa River. (You can, too.) Cakebread is certified Napa Green for both winery and vineyards, and Bruce Cakebread told Unfiltered about their latest cutting-edge green-tech innovation: worms. The winery is testing out a worm-powered wastewater treatment system called BioFiltro BIDA, in which microorganisms "remove" (eat) the bad stuff in the water, and release "castings" (worm manure) that can then also be used as fertilizer for the winery's gardens; even water from the parking lot is collected and filtered. St. Supéry: From April 19 to April 22 at 10 and 2, the Rutherford winery is offering Earth Day tastings and tours that showcase its sustainable farming and winemaking practices. You also get seafood recipes from the winery's program to work with restaurants in promoting sustainable seafood.V. Sattui: Offering Earth Day weekend and week tours of its organic Vittorio’s Vineyard and a tasting of five wines, with emphasis on educating visitors about the winery's sustainability efforts. Visitors that arrive with an extra go-green mentality in mind—by bicycle, publication transportation, or electric vehicle—will be offered two-for-one tastings during the week. Trinity Oaks: Their whole thing is trees! For every bottle sold, the winery plants a tree through the Trees for the Future nonprofit. The "One Bottle One Tree" program has been going strong for 11 years now and planted 21 million trees, largely in resource-poor areas of developing countries. Trinchero Family Estates sister winery Sutter Home will also be pouring Trinity Oaks in its tasting room. And over in Sonoma…DeLoach: On Saturday, April 20, from 10 to 4, it's wine and pizza day. The estate is showcasing its biodiversity, encouraging visitors to stroll around the beehive and vegetable and herb garden while sipping Vinthropic Chardonnay and Pinot. Net proceeds from those wines go to Redwood Empire Food Bank. "We wanted people to be in nature," said Jean-Charles Boisset, whose group of wineries includes DeLoach. "An Earth Day event among the vines is, of course, 'natural'!" Goes together like wine and pizza in our book. Courtesy of DeLoach Down on Jean-Charles' farm there is a big white sheep …. Benovia: Take a hike! Also on April 20 at 10, visitors can join an hourlong hike through Martaella Estate Vineyard in the Russian River Valley, learning about the winery's sustainable practices and drinking wines from the vineyard, in the vineyard, along the way. So wherever you are, lift a glass this weekend to Earth—the best planet there is for making wine. That we know of. Enjoy Unfiltered? The best of Unfiltered's round-up of drinks in pop culture can now be delivered straight to your inbox every other week! Sign up now to receive the Unfiltered e-mail newsletter, featuring the latest scoop on how wine intersects with film, TV, music, sports, politics and more.

  • François-Henri Pinault said it felt like a blow to the gut; his teenage daughter had cried and his 82-year-old father mourned. The owner of Groupe Artémis and scion of one of France's wealthiest families was speaking to a Europe 1 reporter Tuesday following the shocking, extensive fire at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. "We felt that it was an absolute obligation to rebuild this cathedral," Pinault said, announcing that his family would pledge €100 million ($113 million) toward the repair and rebuilding effort. "It is important that we are united around this symbol."The Pinaults, whose vinous holdings include Bordeaux first-growth Château Latour, Burgundy grand cru monopole Clos de Tart and Napa's Eisele Vineyard, were among the most high-profile wine players who mobilized to the aid of the ravaged centuries-old avatar of French culture and heritage—but certainly not the only ones.Bernard Arnault and his family's LVMH Group—including Champagnes Moët & Chandon, Krug and Veuve Clicquot, and Bordeaux Châteaus d'Yquem and Cheval-Blanc—immediately pledged €200 million ($226 million) "to the fund for reconstruction of this architectural work, which is a core part of the French history," the group said in a statement.Sotheby's, Bordeaux first-growth Château Mouton-Rothschild and the Palace of Versailles announced that proceeds from a previously planned London auction on Wednesday of Mouton cases would go toward Notre-Dame repairs. The boxed sets of five bottles bearing different contemporary artists' work were created to raise funds for renovations at Versailles, but all parties agreed that the April 17 auction should benefit Notre-Dame. The 25-case sale brought in $983,000, Sotheby's informed Wine Spectator. "With funds from today's sale going toward the rebuilding of Notre-Dame Cathedral, each case more than doubled the opening bid," said Jamie Ritchie, head of Sotheby's Wine. Stay on top of important wine stories with Wine Spectator's free Breaking News Alerts."Following the recent tragic events, we are honored to contribute toward the reconstruction efforts of this national landmark," said Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, chairman and CEO of Mouton owners Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA.Some of the worst damage was to the cathedral's attic, an intricate lattice of oak beams constructed in 1220 to hold up the roof and help support the vaulted ceilings. Known as "the forest," much of it went up in flames. So France's coopers, whose crafts are often employed in the construction of French oak barrels for winemaking, sprang into action as well. Charlois Group, a cooperage based in Burgundy that owns numerous wine barrel-making facilities, offered whatever timber and expertise it could spare for the upcoming repairs, which are expected to take years. Some 1,300 ancient oak trees were harvested to make the beams. Now all that wood will need to be replaced. "To build a stock sufficient and worthy of the cathedral, we will have to find beautiful pieces of oak, very large diameters," owner Sylvain Charlois told the Terre du Vins gazette.

  • In today's wine world, some winemakers are considered rock stars by their fans. But only a few winemakers really are rock stars. Better known as P!nk, Alecia Moore is one of the music industry's most recognized faces. A three-time Grammy winner, she has sold over 90 million records since her solo debut in 2000. She is currently performing on her "Beautiful Trauma" world tour. Married to professional motocross racer Carey Hart, Moore, 39, is also a mother of two. And she's a vintner. But rather than trade on a seemingly made-in-the-shade coupling of her stage name and the soaring popularity of rosé to produce a mass-market wine, Moore chose a more hands-on, artisanal approach for her passion project. In 2013, Moore purchased a 250-acre estate north of Los Angeles in Santa Barbara County. It came with 18 acres of organically farmed vines, planted to Cabernet Sauvignon along with Grenache, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and others; Moore planted an additional 7 acres to bring Syrah and Sémillon into the mix. The first release of her Two Wolves label totaled just 85 cases of individual Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot bottlings from the 2015 vintage; the rest of the fruit is being sold off for now. Moore plans to grow the project slowly to a goal of 2,000 cases per year. Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth caught up with the megastar recently to talk about what brought her to wine, her old-school vigneron inspirations and the mad-scientist experiments she's working on now. Courtesy of Two Wolves Wine Alecia Moore's first releases were a trio of Santa Barbara County varietal reds from the 2015 vintage: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc and Petit Verdot. Wine Spectator: This project has been a few years in the making. Tell me about how you found the vineyard.Alecia Moore: We had some friends in the area and often rode motorcycles around there. We fell in love with the land. We were getting tired of the city, and with the kids, it just seemed like the right move. WS: But a vineyard is whole new kind of headache. You need to really be into wine for that. How did you get the bug?AM: It's funny, because I grew up with a mom who drank Manischewitz on the holidays, so I thought wine was punishment [laughs]. When I was young and broke and trying to sing for a living in Venice Beach, I fell in with a boys' club that wore suits and had wine budgets, and I drank with them. That's when I first started tasting real wine. Then one day, I remember, I was in a Hilton in Australia and had a Châteauneuf-du-Pape and said, "Wow, this is fucking delicious." Suddenly it became more interesting, and I just went down the rabbit hole. I have three obsessions: my children, music and now wine. WS: And what have you learned since going down the wine rabbit hole?AM: Wine taught me to wake up and pay attention to life. The other side of my life is about escapism. Wine taught me to get engaged. Like, why have I never paid attention to all the different kinds of mushrooms out there, or the weather, or the moon? And you extend that into wine, and it's the barrels and the pruning—all these details. You have to pay attention. WS: So as you got into drinking wine, you thought about winemaking?AM: I had played around with the idea of living the life of a winery owner for a long time. One day after getting home off a tour eight or nine years ago, I decided to take some WSET classes. Then I went to the UCLA [Wine Education] Extension and eventually U.C., Davis, taking night classes along the way. I'm a high-school dropout and had never really been a real student before. But again, wine taught me how to pay attention. WS: And from there, any practical experience?AM: Absolutely. Look, I can read books all day long. But unless I actually do it, I don't understand it. So I went to France once a year for a few years and worked with a different winemaker and different grape type each time. Charly Foucault at Clos Rougeard was one of them, because Cabernet Franc is my jam. And I spent time in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas and Bordeaux. WS: And then you came home and essentially decided to become a winemaker at your own property. How was that?AM: When we took over the place, the previous owners had made wine from it just because the vineyard was there. But the vines weren't tended the way they could have been, and the soils weren't understood. So I just went to town on all of it. WS: With some help though, right? Now you're on a 14-month-long tour, which seems pretty long. How do you get time to manage things?AM: Fourteen months is short. They used to be 27 months, but I cut back when I became a mom [laughs]. But I do make sure to take off [from touring] on holidays and during harvest. And the wine community around here has been so great. You ask for help and they show up at your door. They invite you over to taste. Chad Melville has been a huge help and he introduced me to [winemaker] Alison Thompson, who does the day-to-day. WS: You have a reputation for being very hands-on—you write your own songs, for example. So how do you handle something as detailed as a vineyard and winemaking when you're not home all the time?AM: Well, Alison is U.C., Davis, so she teaches me the laws and then I break them [laughs]. But I also make sure I take time off on holidays and during harvest. This tour wraps up in August and then I'm home into the fall. WS: Any other influences in terms of wine, other than Foucault and those you worked with?AM: Being pro-female, Lalou Bize-Leroy is a total badass to me. When it comes to influences, I am a purist and I respect classics and tradition. But I also like to experiment. So while I learned about Cabernet Franc from Charly, I also made a carbonic Graciano and skin-fermented Sémillon. And that's what so much fun about wine. WS: The name, Two Wolves ...?AM: A Cherokee parable about how everyone has two wolves living inside them, in opposition. WS: So many wineries are a family business. How do you see Two Wolves in the future?AM: I'm just getting started. I'd love to give something to my kids to tend. Charly was an eighth-generation winemaker, and that's amazing to me. Two Wolves is a family thing, too, but in a different way. For right now, my husband is the janitor—he cleans up after me at the end of the day [laughs]. And my kids just eat the grapes. We all love it.