This Week – Fantastic South African and Portuguese Wines on Sale!

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Get your passport ready! This week at our FREE weekly wine tasting, we’re offering up some incredible wines from South Africa and Portugal – and they start at just $12.75 a bottle!
Keep scrolling to learn more about these beauties, and as always, if you can’t make the tasting in person, you can still snag the deals online!
great Portuguese red for everyday dining.
delicious Portuguese white perfect with your favorite fish dishes!
The star this week is the Lothian Vineyards Pinot Noir out of South Africa. Highly rated across the board, it’s a lighter Pinot Noir with an airy bouquet and great definition. Flavors of bright strawberry and cherry end with a beautiful finish.
Next up the Audacia Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon, also out of South Africa. On sale for a total steal at $16, this beauty can’t be missed.
We have a Portuguese white up next, the Howard’s Folly Sonhador Alvarinho. The nose begins with a rush of floral and citrus notes, and the palate is rich and textured. Zesty and tangy but also weighty, it would be fantastic paired with a big swordfish steak topped with beurre blanc.
Next we have a Portuguese red that’s always an incredible bargain. The Corgo de Regua is a great “everyday” wine, and at $14.44, it’s definitely affordable. A trusty companion to most of your favorite dishes!
We end this week with a Portuguese white on sale for $12.75! What a steal! The Quinta da Murta is fresh and bright, with tropical aromas on the bouquet. It pairs excellently with your favorite Asian and Indian foods!
We hope to see you Saturday from 3-6 for our free tasting! If you can’t make it, you can always shop our weekly specials online!

 

Tax Refund Season! We Say: Invest in Wine!

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It’s tax refund season!! What are you going to do with that sweet refund check?

We think that you should spend at least some of it on wine. It’s a good investment –  whether you’re storing it in your cellar, or saving it for a fun night with friends.

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite extra-special “splurge” wines just for you – and a few “save” wines if you’re trying to be more fiscally responsible!

 

SPLURGE
DOMINUS ESTATE
100 points. This Napa Valley red was rated 100 POINTS by reviewer Robert Parker- a very rare rating indeed! Parker called it one of the most profound wines in esteemed winemaker Christian Moueix’s history. This beauty had a very low yield of only 3,500 cases.
It has earthy, masculine aromas of cedarwood and soil. The flavor is singularly pure and intense. It’s a 40-year wine – buy it now and to open at your 100th birthday party, or your grandchild’s wedding!
PLUMPJACK CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Rated a whopping 96 points by Wine Advocate, this gorgeous Napa Valley red is a true investment. A big, classic Cabernet Sauvignon, it starts with layered aromas of blackberry, cassis, and a hint of camphor. The textured flavors are bold but not brash, and it ends with a nice, long finish. It’s delicious now but its prime is in 10-15 years – definitely cellar-worthy, and we recommend getting a case!
SAVE
FLORA SPRINGS TRILOGY
This Napa Valley red is highly rated and a real steal for the price. Described as a “wow wine” by reviewers, its plum, licorice, and blood orange flavors leap from the glass. It’s not too loud or flashy, though – elegant, polished, and refined, it’ll drink well for the next twenty years!
CHALK HILL ESTATE RED:
 
 
Dense and dark, this delicious red is packed with ripe flavors.  Cardamom and cassis on the bouquet add an exotic hint of spice. Layered fruit and cocoa flavors accompany a lush texture – this one will age spectacularly.

Weekly Wine Tasting – Week of January 28

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Our goal for this week’s FREE weekly wine tasting is to make you hungry! We’ve picked wines that pair excellently with your favorite winter comfort foods, from gumbo to warm berry crumble.
Keep scrolling to learn more about these beauties, and as always, if you can’t make the tasting in person, you can still snag the deals online!
First up is the Fess Parker Big Easy wine. If you’ve been to New Orleans, you’ll love this robust red! The nose is full of smoked meat, black pepper, and ripe fruit aromas, while spicy dark chocolate flavors dance down your palate. It has a lengthly finish delicious chocolate tannins.
TRY WITH: traditional New Orleans gumbo 
Next up is the Tavistock Pinot Noir. It’s definitely on the sweeter side, but its pleasantly surprising and layered nutmeg and tart cranberry flavors keep it from being too sweet.
TRY WITH: a fresh berry crumble, straight out of the oven
 
Third on the list is the Bayten Chardonnay from South Africa. Totally gorgeous, it has smooth fig and apple flavors layered with sweet honeysuckle and just a hint of shortbread. On sale for under $17, you can’t pass up a taste!
TRY WITH: a simple roast chicken stuffed with thyme or some fresh bay scallops
 
Next up is our Flegenheimer Brothers Paisant Red. Fresh and elegant, it has raspberry aromas with just a hint of pepper. The flavor is smooth and jam-like, with a nice, energetic lift at the tail end of the finish. 
TRY WITH: a roast pork with herbs and cranberry sauce
 
Last but not least is the Woop Woop Shiraz out of Australia. It has earthy, herbal notes on the nose – not too sweet or fruity. Its flavor is full of wild berries, with a toasty finish. A really, really good wine for an excellent price – under $11!
TRY WITH: root vegetables roasted with fresh herbs and butter.
 
We hope to see you Saturday from 3-6 for our free tasting! If you can’t make it, you can always shop our weekly specials online!

 

 

Featuring Wines from Raphael Vineyards

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We’re staying local at our free weekly wine tasting this week!  We’re always keen to feature wines from right here on Long Island, and we’re lucky to have so many great vineyards nearby.
 
This week, we’re featuring wines from local favorite Raphael Wines. Located on Long Island’s North Fork, Raphael produces new-world wines in a traditional, old-world style. 
 
Keep scrolling to learn more about these beauties, and as always, if you can’t make the tasting in person, you can still snag the deals online
Raphael Sauvignon Blanc – fresh and exuberant_
Raphael La Fontana – Electric and zippy with a hint of manly cedar and tobacco
 First up is a bold Cabernet Franc, rated 90 points and selected as Editor’s Choice by Wine Enthusiast! It has an old-world feel, and its brambly, herbal flavor will transport you to a medieval fairytale. With notes of bright fruit, black olive, and tomato leaf, this is what Sleeping Beauty’s fairies would drink in their little ivy-covered cottage in the woods. It’s on sale for under $14!
 
Next up is Raphael’s Merlot. Wine Enthusiast rated it 89 points! Savory and nuanced, it has layered cedar, mushroom, and plum flavors. It’s a little bit wild, with a lingering finish that ends in a whisper. On sale for under $14!
We have another red for you, also rated 89 points and on sale for UNDER $16! The La Fontana is a blend of traditional Bordeaux grapes. Exceptionally electric and zippy for a red, it’s elegantly composed with just a hint of cedar and tobacco. 
 
And finally we have a gorgeous Sauvignon Blanc, Raphael’s “First Label.” Highly-rated across the board, this dry white is grassy and enticing. It’s exceedingly fresh and bright, and is perfect to drink now in 2017.
 
 
We hope to see you Saturday from 3-6 for our free tasting! If you can’t make it, you can always shop our weekly specials online!

Weekly Wine Tasting for January 14 – Spanish Wines

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We always love featuring Spanish wines at our FREE weekly tastings! Not only because they’re delicious, but because it usually means we get to spend the afternoon with Mercedes, one of our favorite wine consultants!

Mercedes will be at the shop on Saturday from 3-6 to serve up some of her favorite Spanish wines – and this week, they’re all under $19/bottle!
Keep scrolling to learn more about these beauties, and as always, if you can’t make the tasting in person, you can still snag the deals online!

Altino is a 90-point red: spicy and floral, not too sweet!

Pazo de Monterrey Mencia
First up is a gorgeous 90-point Spanish red on sale for just under $19.  100% Tempranillo, it begins with a highly perfumed nose. It has broad, deep fruit flavors that are balanced nicely by tangy minerality. It has spicy, floral finish. If you’re not a fan of sweet wines but still like a ton of flavor, this one’s for you!
Next is a gorgeous 91-point red, on sale for under $17. It’ll knock your socks off with a fragrant bouquet of cedar, rose petal, and Asian spices. The flavor is velvety and intense: slightly sweet with exquisite balance. You can’t find a better deal for $17. It’s going to become one of your favorites.
We’re so excited to be serving up this one: a 91-point Sauvignon Blanc that’s truly electric. Packed with acidity and citrus flavors, it’s also a little briny – the perfect wine to sip at the beach, or if you’re freezing this winter and wish you were at the beach. It’s delicious as an apertif, too!
Next up is a rich and vibrant 90-point Spanish pink wine for less than $14! It has a bright, sophisticated aroma, then explodes into juicy berry and citrus pith flavors. It rides off into the sunset to a long and spicy finish!
Another great red is an 88-pointer on sale for under $13. It’s definitely more masculine, with woodsy aromas and deep flavor with hints of bitter chocolate. Weighty with nice power, it’s a total steal!
Our final selection for this week is a Spanish sparkling wine for $11.05. It’s got bright, zesty citrus flavors. Tangy and clean, it’s a streamlined, elegant wine that will bring you back to summertime!
We hope to see you Saturday from 3-6 for our free tasting! If you can’t make it, you can always shop our weekly specials online!

 

 

BACK IN STOCK for a limited time

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Sometimes our FedEx guy makes us so happy. He JUST delivered us some more stock of one of our favorite wines!
The Joseph Drouhin Saint-Véran white burgundy was listed on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines for 2016.

 

A Top 100 wine for under $17? Yeah, we’re serious. 

It’s #61 on the Top 100 List. Don’t be fooled by its initial richness – it’s balanced by a vivacious acidity. The bright lemon, melon, and apple flavors dance down your palate to a tangy finish. Save up a few bottles to pair with your summer lemon meringue pies or meyer lemon tarts.

Stock is still VERY limited, so snag it today! 

Mora’s Pappy Van Winkle Contest!

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Pappy Van Winkle – if you love Kentucky bourbon, that name sends a shiver up your spine.Pappy Van Winkle 15 and 20-year whiskeys are famed, highly-sought-after whiskeys with a huge cult following. They’re in extremely limited supply and are nearly impossible to find on the market. They’re basically whiskey unicorns - you’ve heard that they exist, but very few have seen them in the wild.

Why are they so awesome? Well, they’re aged for a really long time. They’re exquisitely made. And they’re absolutely delicious – some say the best bourbon on the planet.This unicorn of whiskey comes with a big price tag (anywhere from $1300-1900+ online).

Lucky for you, Mora’s has our hands on ONE bottle of 15 year and ONE bottle of 20 year and is giving you the chance to buy them at a huge discount!
PRIZES:
– you can buy 1 bottle of Pappy’s 15 year for $650 (avg online price is $1300)
– you can buy 1 bottle of Pappy’s 20 for $1000 (avg online price is $1900)
CLICK HERE TO ENTER!!

 

Mora’s Scotch Tasting Dinner with Mosaic St. James – LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

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Mora’s is hosting an exclusive Scotch tasting dinner on January 29th at St. James hotspot Mosaic, and as an email subscriber, you’re the first to find out the details and get your hands on the tickets!
With each ticket you get:
- a five-course meal crafted by the incredible chefs at Mosaic
- a tasting of seven single malt scotch whiskys to complement each course, including a signature welcome cocktail by Mosaic
- discounted prices from Mora’s on all the featured whiskys
- one lucky attendee will win a bottle of whisky!
Tickets are EXTREMELY limited, so if you’re interested, be sure to snag yours right away by clicking here! 
The amazing menu:

 

Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines

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Whether you’re in #NewYearNewMe mode or whether your New Year’s resolution was to drink more wine, you can’t deny that one of the best things about 2016 was the vino.

Wine Spectator agrees. Each year they put out their list of Top 100 Wines, and Mora’s was lucky enough to snag a few of them for you – we even have THREE wines from the Top 10!

 

 

The Barbaresco Italian Red is the #5 selection from the Top 100 List. Rated at a stellar 96 points, this beauty is practically perfect in every way. Get ready for delicious and deep fruit, cola, and licorice aromas, with an unmistakable hint of white truffle. Its balance is seamless, its flavors sensual and expressive. You don’t want to miss out on this one!

STOCK: EXTREMELY LIMITED

 

Another elegant red, this time the Orin Swift Machete red out of California. It’s #6 on the top 100 List! You’ll first notice its deep red, nearly black color. Inside that sultry shade are ripe blueberry and candied plum aromas that lead to layered, sexy cassis flavors. It has a nice, long, toasty finish with hints of dark chocolate.
STOCK: EXTREMELY LIMITED

This manly Tuscan red, #8 on the Top 100 List, begins with masculine aromas of graphite, smoke, and tobacco that coalesce into a deep cherry flavor. Its long finish rides out with herbal and spice elements. If this wine were a person, he would have an impeccably tailored three-piece suit, drive a Ferrari, and try to steal your girlfriend.

STOCK: EXTREMELY LIMITED

When a wine has a label like this and a name like “Carnival of Love,” you know you’re in for a good time. This gorgeous Shiraz out of Australia is sure to become a regular in your wine cellar! Expressive, explosive, and bold, at its core are ripe and juicy plum and cherry flavors. Get ready for the carnival of flavors to follow on the finish: licorice, Earl Grey tea, even gingerbread meld together for a truly unique tasting experience.

STOCK: EXTREMELY LIMITED
A Top 100 wine for under $17? Yeah, we’re serious. This one was rated 90 points, and you’d be crazy not to pick up a bottle or two! It’s #61 on the Top 100 List. Don’t be fooled by its initial richness – it’s balanced by a vivacious acidity. The bright lemon, melon, and apple flavors dance down your palate to a tangy finish. Save up a few bottles to pair with your summer lemon meringue pies or meyer lemon tarts.

STOCK: LIMITED
Another steal at under $26! Rated 92 points, and #68 on the Top 100 List. Definitely not an overly fruity pinot noir - this Lemelson Vineyards gem is way more sophisticated than that. Its lingonberry and floral flavors deftly balance the juicier cherry notes.

STOCK: VERY LIMITED
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ABOVE WINES, PLEASE CALL THE SHOP AT 631-941-4458 OR EMAIL US! THEY ALL HAVE LIMITED STOCK AND WE DON’T WANT YOU TO MISS OUT!

 

Free Weekly Wine Tasting – December 30

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1… HAPPY NEW YEAR!
It’s almost New Year’s Eve, and our FREE weekly tasting is happening on December 31st from 3-6.

We’re featuring some of our favorite sparkling wines from all over the world: France, Australia, Italy, California, even Spain!
We’re open 10 AM – 9 PM on December 30, 10 AM – 9 PM on December 31st, and 12 PM – 5 PM on January 1!

 

So what’s on the lineup this week?
We’re starting with a traditional champagne from France. Don’t think that champagne costs an arm and a leg - the Duval-Leroy is on sale for less than $36! It’s the Catherine Deneuve of champagne: sophisticated and seductive. With rich honey flavors and a ginger-tinged aftertaste, it’s going to quickly be added to your list of favorites!
Don’t underestimate methode traditionelle sparkling wines made outside of France. The Majolini Italian sparkling wine is one of the best entry-level sparklers on the market. It has bright green apple and peach flavors.
Australia’s Taltarni Tache sparkling rosé is always on our go-to list. It has vivid color and gorgeous raspberry flavors. It’s on sale for under $16!
If you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve party and need to stock up on sparkling wine without breaking the bank, we recommend the Chandon Brut from California. On sale for under $16, it has gorgeously layered flavors of cinnamon, vanilla, and anise.
For a more zesty sparkling wine, go with the Sonim Cava from Spain. On sale for less than $12, it has peppery citrus aromas with tangy herbal flavors.
We hope to see you Saturday from 3-6 for our free tasting! If you can’t make it, you can always shop our weekly specials online!