School Supplies for Grownups Part II: After School Special

From lectures and lesson planning, to activity days and class trips, not to mention shopping for class supplies, teachers and university professors do hours of work before the first students even arrive. We think that's worthy of a drink (or two). 

As a warm-hearted thank you to all of the educators in our community, Greene Grape Wine & Spirits is excited to offer a very special discount. Beginning Friday, 8/12/22 to Thursday, 9/08/22 — the first day of school for New York City's public schools — prek-12 teachers and university faculty can receive 10% off an in-store purchase. Just show us your valid school ID and we'll take care of the rest. Now that's what we call an After School Special! 

Speaking of subject matter expertise, our wine and spirits experts paired a few more classic subjects with wine and cocktails. Ready for Greene Grape study hall? Read on!

P.E.: Canned Oregon Bubbly Rosé

This easy drinking Pinot Noir sparkling rosé is the perfect accompaniment (or antidote) for period of calisthenics. Featuring notes of red cherry, watermelon, and juicy Gala apples, this bubbly is also great for picnics or sitting in the park enjoying that early Fall sunshine.  

Music: El Impostor Sparkling Cinsault Rosé 2021

This unfiltered Chilean sparkler is organic, unfiltered, dry, and do-re-mi-fa-so delicious. Tart and tangy with notes of sour cherry, it's similar in appearance and in flavor to a piquette or sour beer. Born to a family of musicians, Juan José Ledesma has combined his passion for music and winemaking, using music to help nurture the wine through production. He even plunges speakers into the barrels! 

Art: Sixteen 600 Estate Zinfandel & Primitivo Rosé 

With a label designed by famed rock-and-roll artist Stanley Mouse, Sixteen 600 Estate Zinfandel 2018 and Primitivo Rose 2021 embody the passion of art. Thoughtful, bold, biodynamic, and spicy this red wine offers notes of brambled cherry, blueberry, and rhubarb, backed by aromas of forest underbrush and dried apricot. On the palate, the wine is juicy and alluring, with a lengthy, powerful finish. 


"Don't mess with the bull... You'll get the horns." - The Breakfast Club.
This cocktail is our own bad boy (or girl) twist on Devon Tarby's Mea Culpa cocktail We've added a few dashes of the aromatic bitters to add an earth-driven spice note, and spiced pear liqueur in place of the original apricot liqueur. Complex up front, with a strong backbone of dried fruit and nut aromas, this is the perfect cocktail for getting into trouble. 

2 oz Brooklyn Republic Vodka
3/4 oz Valdespino Inocente Fino
1/4 oz Callejuela Manzanilla Sherry
1/4 oz St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur
1 tsp. War & Rust Quina #6
3-4 dashes Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
Pinch, Kosher salt
Lemon twist, for garnish

Stir all the ingredients over ice, then strain into chilled cocktail glass. Express the lemon twist over the drink, then set it on the edge of the glass.