Cheshire’s Southend Wine & Spirits Welcomes New Wine and Vodka Collection.

Posted May 18th, 2011

Jim Barbato’s highly regarded store has seven new additions to its wide-ranging offerings.  They are headed by Alaska Distillery’s Permafrost Vodka, rated 96 points, “extraordinary,” and recipient of the Beverage Tasting Institute’s Platinum medal, the second highest rated Vodka EVER.

And if you are unable to visit Connecticut’s or California’s casinos, you’ll find that acclaimed winemaker Brian Graham’s red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, 71% and  additions of Petite Syrah, Syrah and a touch of Zinfandel make it the best grilling and meat bet for summer.

On Friday, Jim Barbato will be pouring Ramian’s  Parlay The Bookmaker red blend.  Try in and you’ll want to bring it home for the weekend.

And if you would love a little structure, and body not to mention taste to your Rose, then you’ll find Ramian’s minuscule production (135 cases for the world), memorable. Sold in only two states, it is produced from Syrah grapes and will rival France’s finest Rose’s.

An jim will be pouring arguably California’s finest and rarest Rose Saturday but act quickly.  Of the 135 cases produced, only 12 remain and they’re all in Connecticut.

The fastest growing import from Chile reaching America’s is all about fun. It’s the Sassy Bitch line of wines–a crisp, unoaked Chardonnay; a well-structured Pinot Noir; a Merlot rated a Best Buy by wine journals, and a Cabernet that will rival anything in the $20 range.

You’ll love the shop, an area fixture since 1980, located at 910 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410.  Telephone 203-671-6329.

And grab one of the shop’s business cards when you visit. You’ll see a gift for you on the back, good for $6 off your next six bottles of wine to drink in good health.