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Sponsor shout-out

Pick up or delivery? A Wine Lover’s Dilemma (c/o Hullabaloo Sponsor Kingston Wine Co.!)

Thanks to Kingston Wine Co., you never have to leave the house for wine again…We’ll get to that in a minute, but first, let me tell you why you’ll want to anyway…

Stepping into the beautifully designed and well-stocked shop at 65 Broadway in Kingston, one could easily be immediately overwhelmed. But owners Michael and Theresa Drapkin know their stuff and are eager to share their knowledge, recommending the perfect wine for any occasion, offering tastes, and engaging in conversation.  All their wines are carefully chosen based on their philosophies on agriculture, historic normalcy, context, collaboration, and beauty. The shop is available for tastings and private gatherings as well. The space is a beautiful, unique setting for your next intimate event, and as gracious hosts, they really put together memorable evenings.

And wine isn’t the only thing on their radar—a chalkboard wall lists all the local happenings of the week, and Theresa and Michael get involved in lots of local initiatives and projects. Their shop even serves as the meeting place for Sunday Hikes on the Kingston Greenline (return for an apres-hike libation and conversation), and Theresa is one of the organizers of the Kingston Night Market downtown, which takes place on the third Friday each month between May and October.

When Theresa and Michael moved upstate and opened their fabulous shop, we knew they had done so because they loved Kingston…Loving Kingston has become the cool thing to do, but these two know that talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words. In less than two years, they’ve not only built a successful business, they’ve shown Kingston some serious love—becoming active members of the community and familiar faces in the neighborhood! And the neighborhood (and Hullabaloo!) is happy to have them!

A gorgeous space, well-stocked with wines hand-selected by knowledgeable owners who are warm, friendly, and eager to share their sommelier smarts with you? That experience is what makes it totally worth the trip.

But here’s why you don’t need to venture out in the cold: They even offer a monthly wine share program (YES! Like a CSA for wine!)—complete with wine profiles, stories, and recipes—to help you explore and enjoy new wines. You can purchase the share (for pick up or delivery!) right from the online shop on their website, www.kingstonwine.com to make sure you always have wine on hand for those snow-bound winter nights. Our advice? Save the shares for the storm…because you really should stop in as often as you can!

Thanks, Kingston Wine Co., for your support again this year!