Glen-Ro Spirit Shoppe Gets Sassy!

Click to comment - Posted March 10th, 2011

Sassy Bitch Wines founder Tami Fricks is shown with Glen-Ro Spirit Shoppe, Monroe, CT owner Larry Cass.  Larry stopped by the WINAM Wines table at the Mohegan Sun WineFest 2011, tried Sassy Bitch Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot and Pinot Noir and all four varietals were in his shop within a couple days. Larry also enjoyed Ramian’s Parlay The Bookmaker red blend, Ramian Rosé, a rosé from Syrah grapes, Sparrow Hawk Cabernet and Robledo Sauvignon Blanc.

To call Glen-Ro Spirit Shoppe in Monroe a destination wine shop would be a disservice and an understatement.  It has one of the state’s largest, and deepest collections of wines of all price ranges and carries more than 3500 different wines from around the globe.

Driving north on Route 111 just across from the new Stop and Shop one will notice Comaro Shopping Center. If you look closely you will see Glen-Ro Spirit Shoppe and Brewers; both owed by Larry Cass.

The second owner, Roy (still working there and having fun!!) had his first work experience in the retail liquor business in 1984 actually working for the original owner of Glen-Ro Robert Huggler. “I always liked wine and it was a fun job,” remarked Roy of his part-time position. Roy had been pursuing a career in Industrial Engineering and spent time as an assistant plant manager in Norwalk while still working part-time at Glen-Ro. However, being born as both an American and French citizen he visited France quite often. That French influence seemed to prevail and, in a sense spilled over and guided his career.  In 1992 Roy purchased Glen-Ro Spirit Shoppe and by that time Roy had turned Glen-Ro into one of the largest wine shops in the state.  Roy consults and travels to other countries and visits many wineries to find those best wines for the best price.

Today Glen-Ro cares over 3500 wines from all over the world. Caring top name hard to find wines to award winning values and soon to be highly acclaimed wines. Glen-Ro is one of the top 40 wine shops in the state and Larry and Roy knows every wine in the store as well as everything about the 1000or so beers the store cares. His staff has tremendous fun working and learning about all the different wines and beers and are always eager to help.

Glen-Ro’s moto is:  “People need to realize that you do not have to spend a lot to find a good wine. Once they find this out they have more fun trying different wines. Yes some you like better than others, but its like food, you have to try new recipes. Life should never be chicken everyday.”

Avon’s Super Cellar Tasting Featuring WINAM and Sassy Bitch Wines on Thursday, January 27th!

Click to comment - Posted January 25th, 2011

Super Cellar, 332 W. Main St., Avon, CT,  is a premier Farmington Valley and Hartford County wine store with an extraordinary selection.   They will host a WINAM and Sassy Bitch Wine tasting with Clark Denis on Thursday, Jan. 27th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at their monthly wine tasting.   Clark will pour our brand new, white hot Chilean line, Sassy Bitch Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir, as well as Parlay “The Longshot” Viognier blend.

Tony is the wine manager. Dave, Ken and Bill are store managers. Tina and Kris are service managers. You’ll find them extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

Check out Supper Cellar at:   http://ctwine.net/ourstore/avon/.  You can also reach them by phone at (860) 678-9777.

See you on Thursday!

WINAM Wines Comes to Sun WineFest 2011!!!

Click to comment - Posted January 24th, 2011

WINAM Wines will take part in in the Mohegan Sun WineFest 2011 on Jan. 28 – 30, 2011. WINAM will feature its exclusive lines of Sparrrow Hawk Cabernet Sauvingon, 2007; Parlay “The Bookmaker”, 2008 red blend; Robledo Family 7 Brothers Sauvignon Blanc, 2008; Ramian Rose, of Syrah, 2009; and Sassy Bitch Wines Chardonnay and Red Wines for your tasting enjoyment in the Grand Tasting in the Convention Center on both Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 PM.  Sassy Bitch founder Tammy Frick will join the celebration and will pour her white hot wines on Saturday and Sunday.

Also, at the Elite Cru Tasting the Mohegan’s Cabaret Theatre Saturday afternoon from 3 to 5 PM WINAM will pour its 91 point Anomaly Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006; 93-point Gridley Family Cellars Cabernet Franc, 2005 and the newest addition to its portfolio,  100-total-US case production– Black Coyote Chardonnay, 2009, from one of California’s first African-American vineyards.

Saturday’s festivities wrap up with the much anticipated Celebrity Chef Dine Around in the Mohegan Ballroom from 8:30 to 11:00 PM.  WINAM will join by acclaimed chef, cookbook author and Food Network star Marcela Valladolid and we will taste our Mi Sueno El Llano, 2006 Cabernet/Syrah blend; Robledo Pinot Grigio, 2006 and Robledo Sauvignon Blanc, 2008. Robledo is the first California winery owned by a Mexican migrant worker. This promises to be the highlight event of the weekend.

We look forward to seeing you at the Sun Winefest this weekend.

For more information on Sun Winefest or to purchase tickets please visit their website at
http://www.http//www.mohegansun.com/sitelet/winefest/

Say “I DO” Sassy Bitch Wines at the Wedding Styles of CT Event!

Click to comment - Posted January 22nd, 2011

Say “I Do” to Sassy Bitch Wines at the Wedding Styles of CT Event!

Winam Wines, importer and distributor of Sassy Bitch Wines, congratulates you on your recent engagement and we are looking forward to meeting you on Sunday, January 23rd at the Wedding Styles of Connecticut Event at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT.  The event runs from 11 AM to 4 PM.  Sassy Bitch is wonderful Chilean wine and comes in four exciting varietals, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.  Each of these wines is perfect for all your wedding events from your Bachelorette Party to your wedding reception.  They are delicious, affordable and fun.  After just one taste, you’ll be putting Sassy Bitch Wines on your wedding invitation list!
We will also be showing Permafrost Vodka and Frostbite Vodka from Alaska Distillery, the latest addition to our growing wine and spirits portfolio, at Wedding Styles.  Permafrost Vodka is handcrafted and was rated the second highest scoring wine at 96 points by the independent Beverage tasting Institute.  The ultra premium vodka is made with the highest quality water available–glacier water.  The distillery’s trademarked distillation process includes pristine glacial ice naturally harvested from the waters of Prince William Sound.  Permafrost will becoming to Connecticut soon….just in time for your wedding celebrations.

To find out more about the Wedding Styles of CTor to register for the event, please visit their website at
http://www.aclearvisionproduction.com/weddingstylesct.html.

We look forward to seeing you and helping you make your big day a special one.

Merry Christmas from Sassy Bitch Wines!

Click to comment - Posted December 24th, 2010

Sassy Bitch is Now Available in Fairfield at Mo’s Wine & Spirits!!

Click to comment - Posted December 11th, 2010

We are so pleased to announce that Sassy Bitch is now available at Mo’s Wine & Spirits located at 957 Post Road in Fairfield, CT 06824.    Mo’s has brought in our wonderful Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon and their friendly and knowledegable staff is ready, willing and able to help guide you to the perfect Sassy Bitch varietal.  Sassy Bitch is perfect for any occasion whether it’s a dinner party at home, heading over to friends for a holiday celebration, hitting the town with your best gal pals or giving as a holiday gift.    Wherever you find Sassy Bitch you will certainly find a party going on! 

Remember, in Fairfield, your Sassy destination is Mo’s Wines & Spirits!   You can call them at (203) 255-7623  and you can shop on line by visiting their great website at www.mos-wine.com.

Sassy Bitch Wine…Drink it!  It’s Fun!

Sassy Bitch Comes to Banner Wine and Liquor in Norwalk, CT!

Click to comment - Posted December 7th, 2010

We are so pleased to announce that Sassy Bitch Wines is now available in Fairfield County at the incomparable Banner Wine and Liquor located at 66 North Main Street in the heart of the SoNo District in Norwalk.   Larry Kiss, the owner of Banner, and his knowledgeable and friendly staff are ready and waiting to introduce you to the exciting world of Sassy Bitch Wines.  These are fun, affordable and conversation-starting Chilean wines available in four exciting varietals, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.   Once you try one, you will want to try them all and you’ll definitely want to take home several bottles.  Sassy Bitch is the perfect holiday wine for entertaining at home with friends or taking along to a party.  It also makes the perfect holiday gift!

To celebrate our new relationship with Banner and the arrival of Sassy Bitch in Fairfield County, we will be conducting a very special tasting at Banner of all the Sassy Bitch Wines this coming Friday, December 10 from 5 to 8 PM.  We hope to see you there and please bring a friend or two along. 

Sassy Bitch…Drink it!  It’s Fun!

If you have any questions, you can stop by Banner or call them at (203) 853-7535.

See you all on Friday!!!

Please Join Us At Amity Wine & Spirits for a Special Sassy Bitch Wine Tasting in Support of REGAPCT!

Click to comment - Posted December 4th, 2010

On Friday, December 17th please join us at Amity Wine & Spirits in New Haven, CT for the unique opportunity to taste our amazing line up of Sassy Bitch Wines and meet our incredible new partners at REGAP RETIRED GREYHOUNDS AS PETS OF CT, INC (REGAPCT) and some Greyhounds.   Sassy Bitch Wine and REGAPCT is the perfect marriage of a wonderful wine and an amazing charity. 
 
Sassy Bitch Wines are imported from Chile and come in four incredibly delicious and very affordable varietals, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.   Once you taste a Sassy Bitch, you will want to take home a bottle or two.   It is the perfect wine for the holidays, whether you are at home with family or stopping over at friends for a party.   
 
REGAPCT is a non-profit organization “devoted to educating the public about the joys of greyhounds as companion animals and finding responsible, caring homes for as many retired racing greyhounds as possible. Helping retired greyhounds find loving homes for more than 30 years.”  Founder, Eileen McCaughern, Animal Planet’s 2008 Hero of the Year, will be there with Greyhounds already placed in homes so you can meet these incredible dogs and to talk about Greyhound adoption.  Since 1973, Eileen has rescued more than 5,000, one at a time.

WINAM Wines is proud to support the fine work that REGAPCT does and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each bottle of Sassy Bitch Wine between now and August of 2011 will be donated to REGAPCT.  So, please join us at Amity Wine & Spirits on December 17th from 4 to 7 PM.  You’ll even have the chance to meet rescued Greyhounds. 
 
Amity Wine & Spirits is located at 95 Amity Road in New Haven.   You can also visit Amity on the web at www.amitywines.com or call them at (203) 397-9463. 
 
For more information on REGAPCT, please stop by their website at www.regapct.com or call 203-393-1673.
And, of course, for the best in wines, including Sassy Bitch Wines, please visit the WINAM Wine website at www.winamwines.com, the Sassy Bitch website at www.sassybitchwines.com or join in on the “sassy” conversation by joining the Sassy Bitch Wine Society on Facebook.
 
CONTACT INFO:
Lori Lawlor
WINAM Wines LLC
2 Eastview DriveFarmington, CT 06032203-457-9791
Lori@winamwines.com

WINAM Wines Announces a Very Special Wine Tasting in Support of RETIRED GREYHOUNDS AS PETS OF CT, INC. (REGAPCT)!

Click to comment - Posted November 23rd, 2010

This Saturday, November 27th please join us at Coastal Wine & Spirits in Branford, CT for the unique opportunity to taste our amazing line up of SASSY BITCH WINES and meet our incredible new partners at REGAP RETIRED GREYHOUNDS AS PETS OF CT, INC (REGAPCT) and some Greyhounds.   Sassy Bitch Wine and REGAPCT is the perfect marriage of a wonderful wine and a worthy charity. 

Sassy Bitch Wines are imported from Chile and come in four incredibly delicious and very affordable varietals, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.   Once you taste a Sassy Bitch, you will want to take home a bottle or two.   It is the perfect wine for the holidays, whether you are at home with family or stopping over at friends for a party.   

REGAPCT is a non-profit organization “devoted to educating the public about the joys of greyhounds as companion animals and finding responsible, caring homes for as many retired racing greyhounds as possible. Helping retired greyhounds find loving homes for more than 30 years.”  Founder, Eileen McCaughern, Animal Planet’s 2008 Hero of the Year, will be there with Greyhounds already placed in homes so you can meet these incredible dogs and to talk about Greyhound adoption.  Since 1973, Eileen has rescued more than 5,000, one at a time.

WINAM Wines is proud to support the fine work of REGAPCT and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each bottle of Sassy Bitch Wine between now and August of 2011 will be donated to REGAPCT. 

So, please join us at Coastal this Saturday from 2 to 5 PM.  You’ll even have the chance to meet rescue Greyhounds. 

Coastal Wine & Spirits is located at 103 North Main Street in Branford.   You can also visit Coastal on the web at www.coastal.net or call them at (203) 481-9400. 

 For more information on REGAPCT, please stop by their website at www.regapct.com or call 203-393-1673.

And, of course, for the best in wines, including Sassy Bitch Wines, please visit the WINAM Wine website at www.winamwines.com.  You can also join in on the “sassy” conversation by joining the Sassy Bitch Wine Society on Facebook.

For additional information on this event, you may contact Lori Lawlor of WINAM Wines at (203) 457-9791 or at lori@winamwines.com.

Sassy Bitch Wine Tasting at Town Line Wine & Spirits!!!

Click to comment - Posted November 19th, 2010

There is another wine tasting at Town Line Wine & Spirits in North Branford this Saturday, November 20th from 4-7 PM and you are all invited!  We’ll be pouring our sensational Sassy Bitch lineup and NOW is the perfect time to stock up for Thanksgiving!!!  Why not bring along your favorite Sassy Bitch to your family gathering?  Everyone knows that the perfect bottle of Sassy Bitch livens up any gathering.  It’s fabulous Chilean wine and the name alone will have everyone talking.   Town Line is located at 2430 Foxon Rd (Rt. 80) in North Branford.  You can call our wonderful partners at Town Line at (203) 488-1402 for more details!  See you all there!