Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year

With 2010 just around the corner we want everyone to know that All Star Wine & Spirits will be open December 31st from 9 am - 9 pm. On New Year's Day we will be open from 10 am - 9 pm. Come and pick up everything you will need for your New Year's celebration.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Malgra Fornace di Cerreto Barbera D'Asti 2003

Malgra Fornace di Cerreto Barbera D'Asti 2003
The perfect wine for your holiday table
Opens with fresh and elegant floral aromas. Medium-bodied, it shows a ripe character with rich, dark fruit, delicate acidity, and a persistent, lasting finish.
In stock at only $16.

We also have a huge selection for you to choose from for yourself or that perfect gift you know they will enjoy. Come in and see us or check us out on line at
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Monday, December 14, 2009

Elyse Zinfandel Korte Ranch Napa Valley 2006

Elyse Zinfandel, 2006. $19.99

A full-bodied wine offering a series of wonderful aromas and tastes on your palate.

This Napa Valley Zinfandel is rich in flavor providing hints of cola, coffee and mocha. It's aroma suggests citrus, smokiness and dried raspberries. On the palate, you will notice both blackberries and black cherry.

Stop into All Star Wine & Spirits today and bring a bottle home to enjoy this holiday season.
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Monday, December 7, 2009

Chateau Tournefeuille Lalande De Pomerol 2004

Chateau Tournefeuille Lalande De Pomerol 2004

All Star Offers Another Great Wine For The Holidays....

Chateau Tournefeuille Lalande De Pomerol 2004
Soft in style, opening with ripe red fruit dominance. Plum, berry and chocolate flavors follow through on a medium- bodied frame, finishing pleasant and soft.

For This And Other Wonderful Wines, Please Visit Us In Store And Let us Help You Find That Perfect Holiday Spirit Or Visit Us On-Line And We Will Ship Right To Your Door!
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Fun Wine Trivia For Your Tuesday!

Q:How much wine is in a bottle?

A:Generally a bottle of wine measures the liquid in milliliters, with 750 ml being the standard amount in most bottles (or about 25 fluid ounces).

Q: How many gallons of wine are produced from one acre of grapevines?

A:About 800

Q: How many varieties of wine grapes exist in the world today?

A:Over 10,000!

Q: When did winemaking begin?

A: The Mesopotamians were credited with producing the first wines in 6000 B.C.

Q: When was the corkscrew designed?

A: Mid-1800’s.

Nobody has wine in the Capital District like AllStar Wine and Spirits. Visit us today at Or stop in and see us at our store in Latham Farms! Our knowledgeable staff is eager to help you with your wine selections!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Need a Wine for the Holiday?

Eifel Pfeiffer Riesling Estate Collection Kabinett 2005

Looking for a wine this Holiday week? Why not try Eifel Pfeiffer Riesling Estate Collection Kabinett 2005? A light Riesling, but very rich white wine with loads of lemon, honey, and tropical fruit aromas and flavors. It is lightly sweet and has a delicious flavorful finish. A food friendly versatile wine. You are sure to please your guests or hostess with this wine!

Product Sub Type -White

Size- 750ML

Vintage -2005

Country- Germany Region Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Appellation -Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Varietal- Riesling

In Stock Compare To $16.99 All Star Price $12.99

Reisling not to your liking? May we suggest Blackstone Pinot Noir Sonoma Reserve 2005

Blackstone has been working hard on their Pinot, and with this new Sonoma Reserve line, they’ve produced their best ever. It’s a rich, dry wine that seems to have both cool- and warm-climate notes. Shows cherry pie, cola, blackberry tart and spice flavors

Product Sub- Type Red

Size- 750ML

Vintage- 2005

Country- United States

Region- California

Appellation- Sonoma

Varietal- Pinot Noir Wine

Enthusiast Rating- 88

In Stock Compare To $17.99 All Star Price $12.99

We at AllStar wish you and yours a very happy holiday this week and as always, we ask that you drink responsibly.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

November 19th is "Beaujolais Nouveau Day"

Today, November 19th is "Beaujolais Nouveau Day" and we will have available for Sale,
Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2009 in both 750ml($7.99) and 1.5L($17.99) Pics available at

(From Wikipedia)

Beaujolais nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced inthe Beaujolais region of France. It is the most popular vin deprimeur, fermented for just a few weeks then officially released forsale on the third Thursday of November. This "Beaujolais Day", or"Beaujolais Nouveau Day" sees heavy marketing from the producers, withraces to get the first bottles of the vintage to different markets.
Beaujolais Nouveau is a purple-pink wine that is particularlylightweight, even by the standards of Beaujolais. The method ofproduction means that there is very little tannin, and the wine can bedominated by fruity, ester flavours of bananas and pear drops. Theseare enhanced by the frequent recommendation to serve the wine lightlychilled, at approximately 13°C (55°F).

So stop in and see us today or order on line!
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Some New Arrivials

Some new arrivals have come in this week to AllStar and we invite you to try them.

Looking for a good Chianti? Why not give Dievole Chianti Classico Riserva Novecento 2003 a try?

Size 750ML

Vintage 2003

Country Italy

Region Tuscany

Appellation Chianti

Varietal Sangiovese

It is deep and concentrated, with fruity plum aromas, coffee and chocolate. Dry and full-bodied, with a soft finish, this Riserva pairs well with grilled meats and seasoned cheeses. Dievole Chianti is the perfect bottle to bring to a holiday cocktail party or why not host your own wine and cheese party? Stop in or order it today!

Chianti not your style? How about Artesa Chardonnay Reserve Carneros Estate 2006?

Full of pear, green apple and peach blossom with a hint of pineapple and mango. Balanced, seamless, multi-layered and elegant, this wine has a triple creme brie texture that melts into a lingering toasted vanilla bean and butterscotch finish.

Product Sub Type White

Size 750ML

Vintage 2006
Country United States Region California

Appellation Carneros

Varietal Chardonnay

Swing in and pick some up today or order ahead for the holidays!

As always, we at Allstar than you for your patronage and ask you to drink responsibly!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Exciting news! Werewolf Wines in!

Exciting news! Werewolf wines are in at All Star!!!

New this week, Werewolf wines are in. We currently have them in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay varieties, all at $7.99 each. And the best part is that these wines actually ARE from Transylvania, Romania! So stop in and see us this week before you spook it up! And while you are here, remember that we also have all varieties of Vampire wines as well as Glenora BOOberry Breeze and Cabernet "Franc" enstein. These wines are guaranteed to please at any party and bring the spook out in you!

We here at AllStar want you to enjoy this Haunting Season, but remember, Please drink responsibly.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Glenora Cabernet "Franc"enstein 2008 Has Arrived at AllStar!

Glenora Cabernet "Franc"enstein 2008

Scare-up a good time with this wine! Ripe blackberry and currant flavors are complemented by elegant French oak. A floral note reminiscent of violets highlights the aroma. This rich, red wine is full bodied, with a lingering dry finish and gentle tannins. This wine would be a perfect addition to all of your spooky gatherings this month! Stop in and pick some up! Can't get here? Just visit our website and place your order today and we will ship it to you!

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Vampire Pinot Noir 2008...Scare Up Some Fun!

Vampire Pinot Noir 2008 $9.99

Powerful forest fruit and wild strawberry aromas persist on the nose, balanced by hints of fine French oak. The vibrant ruby red colors hint at a young wine, but the taste reveals a remarkable maturity. Elegant soft fruit flavors are already finely integrated into the structure of the wine, as is the oak, adding a subtle but powerful complexity to the flavor. This is a light smooth wine, easy to drink at any time of the year and exhibiting typical character of a young Pinot Noir.This wine has been made for early drinking using advance cold macceration techniques, but will age well for several years to come. It has a 100% malolactic fermentation - allowing the perfect integration of the natural acides into the structure of the wine.Vampire Pinot Noir is well suited to Venison and game dishes, and is equally well adapted to pasta dishes featuring basil and tomato sauces. It can also be enjoyed as an aperitif or as an after dinner wine with snacks and blue cheeses.

All Star is proud to also carry Vampires other varieties, such as Vampire Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 and Vampire Pinot Grigio 2008. Visit and take a bite out of a Vampire! Vampire wine that is! A hauntingly good time will be had by all!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Kosher Selection Ideal for Holiest Time of Year

Here are a few options to consider with dinner as Yom Kippur concludes these holiest of days. Kosher wines offer the same flavors and textures as non-kosher selections. Share good wine with family and friends tonight.

Baron Herzog Merlot, 2005. California. $13.99

Rothberg Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004. South Africa. $11.99

Bartenura Pinot Grigio, 2006. Italy. $13.99

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Arrivals

We have some wonderful new arrivals at AllStar. To give you a taste...
Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas [Robert Parker rated 93] only $19.99
Tin Barn Zinfandel on sale from $26.99 to only $12.99!
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Some of the best are from the U.S.

It is no secret that much of the best wine in the world is produced from vineyards outside of the United States. Australia, New Zealand and South America are often recognized as some of the true leaders in wine production. However, great wines are also being produced from all over the U.S.  

At All Star Wine and Spirits, you can find a variety of California red wines that rival any international peer. For lovers if wine, spending a little extra is expected when buying a bottle that has been perfectly crafted. Within the wide selection of wine available at All Star, there is an excellent assortment of California reds that would appeal to even the most specific of palates.

A. Rafanelli Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley 2005

This Cab's dark color is a result of the mixing of blueberries and dark cherry. The smooth finish makes it a pleasure to drink.

Cain Cain Five 2004

This blend incorporates a variety of quality aspects notorious in red wine to create a taste that your palate falls in love with. The citrus aromas and the taste of black currant are wonderful and lead up to a velvety after taste. Truly delicious! 

Larkmead Vineyards Firebelle 2005

This blend utilizes black cherry and a variety of earthy elements to create a spicy taste to the palate, but finishes with a taste of white chocolate. Look out also for the subtle hint of licorice upon first taste. An excellent selection for years to come!
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Friday, August 14, 2009

Organic, Natural & Sulfite Free Wines

The wines listed here fall into several Categories, including "Certified Organic", "Made with Organic Grapes", "Uses Sustainable Farming Practices", "No Sulfites Added" and several other indications.

Badger Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay Columbia Valley 2007


Coturri Zinfandel Chauvet Vineyards 2005


Visit our site today and order yours or
If you would like further information on any of these specific Organic / Natural wines please email us at
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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Did you know?

Cheaper by the Dozen!
10% OFF Case Purchases
12 of the Same Wine
Mixed Cases - any 12

*SALE items not subject to additional 10% discount

Nottola Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2004

WS 87

$19.99 $14.99 SALE

Torbreck Vintners Juveniles Barossa Valley 2007
$23.99 $18.99 SALE

Andre Brunel Cotes du Rhone Villages Cuvee Sabrine 2004

Guicciardini Strozzi Millanni 2001

WS 90

$45.99 $34.99 SALE

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Staff Favorite!

Check out an All Star Staff Favorite!

Forefathers Shiraz 2004

Firm, with cinnamon and leather overtones to the red cherry flavors, lingering on the finish against a mild grip of tannins. Best from 2008 through 2012.

An All Star Staff favorite!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Come See All Star

About Us

Welcome to, the online version of upstate New York's premier wine store.

We take pride in providing our customers with a better shopping experience through our unique store, excellent selection and knowledgeable staff.

So, come visit often - whether it is on the web or in person - we know you'll be pleased with your experience!

Store Hours:

Now Open 7 Days!

Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Sunday: 12 Noon - 6:00pm


We are conveniently located in Latham Farms Shopping Center in Latham, NY. Latham Farms is accessible from Exit 6 off I-87.

From the South, take Exit 6 on I-87. At the end of the Exit ramp, take a right onto Troy-Schenectady Rd (Route 2), then an almost immediate left into Latham Farms. All Star Wine & Spirits is located in the far corner of the Plaza.

From the North, take Exit 6 on I-87. At the end of the Exit ramp, take a left onto Troy-Schenectady Rd (Route 2), go about 1/4 mile and take a left into Latham Farms. All Star Wine & Spirits is located in the far corner of the Plaza. Latham Farms is also easy accessible off of Route 9 between Latham Circle and Route 7

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