Wow, hard to believe, but we just celebrated our 2nd Anniversary doing business in Berlin and we’re happy to report that we are alive and well!
We’ve learned tons in the last 2 years! Of course, there have been ups and downs, mostly ups thank God. The biggest lesson that we’ve learned is to be flexible, both in our business model and our product line. Our priority and focus will continue to be providing the highest quality all-natural desserts, artisan bread, locally handcrafted cheeses, and beverages to our customers, both resident and visitor, but some great changes are a coming.
When we relocated to our new, expanded location at 4 C Bay Street back in July 2011 our business model also expanded to include a Fine Art Gallery. With the increase in space also came the expansion of our product line. We added Organic/Vegan lunches, savory pies, all-natural candy and even have our own little General Store. So, it is with great pleasure to announce that, beginning in May, we will also be offering a “boutique” Wine selection in service to those customers wishing to indulge in finely crafted foods, fine art and fine wine. We’ll have some craft Brew too!
Our wine selection will, of course, be closely matched to our model of all-natural and GREEN with the focus on sustainable, biodynamic and organic wines. This is a unique selection of wine, which currently, in our humble opinion, is under represented in this area. We believe that our selection will bring a whole new meaning to “drinking responsibly”!
Just in case you don’t know…
Organic Wine…made with organically grown grapes, avoiding any synthetic additives and without any added sulfites
Biodynamic Wine…similar to organic in that both take place without chemicals or common manipulations with yeast additions or acidity adjustments. Biodynamic farming incorporates ideas about a vineyard as an ecosystem, and also accounts for things such as astrological influences and lunar cycles.
Sustainable Wine…refers to a range of practices that are not only ecologically sound, but also economically viable and socially responsible. (Sustainable farmers may farm largely organically or biodynamically but have flexibility to choose what works best for their individual property; they may also focus on energy and water conservation, use of renewable resources and other issues.)
Our wine selection will include those from the Old World (France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Austria) and New World (US, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, Canada)
Whites – Light bodied (Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris);
Medium bodied (Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Viognier)
Reds – Light bodied (Pinot Noir);
Medium bodied (Malbec, Sangiovese, Merlot);
Full bodied (Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah)
We intend to particularly enhance evenings of 2nd Friday Art Stroll and town festivals with wine tastings, food pairings and demonstrations and off sales. We look forward to the future! CHEERS!