t drools at zachy’s
t says: A weekend or so ago, g and I visited l and c who live outside of NYC in Pleasantville. We made excellent time getting up there, so I was in a good mood. g and l got down to business and did some work, while c and I were left to our own devices. I knew exactly what I wanted to do … go to Zachy’s!
We did some Umbrian wine tasting (free!) and some browsing. I walked out with yet another bottle of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon (I’m vowing here and now: no more pricey Cali Cabs until we drink some!). But the coolest thing was walking around the “fine wine room”.
On one hand, yes, Zachy’s is nothing more than a liquor store … but on the other, it’s a darned good one! The selection of fine(r) wines is expansive; I could spend hours in there looking at label after label. The staff try very hard to be helpful, which I like. The prices for some wines are quite good (but some are ridiculous – $30 for 2009 Calera Pinot Noir? That’s way too much!) – so do some iPhone googling before pulling out the plastic and everything’ll be fine. All in all, though, it was a positive trip. Thanks for driving, c!