ARTISANAL WINE SHOP OPENING IN RESTORED VINTAGE GAS STATION IN ARMONK Grand Opening Weekend Slated for June 4 - June 7
May 13, 2009 - Armonk, NY – Wine
Geeks Armonk announces its Grand Opening, an event scheduled for the
entire weekend of June 4th through June 7th. The business, owned and
operated by husband and wife team, Derek and Carol Todd, is a
service-oriented wine shop specializing in artisanal producers with an
emphasis on organic and bio-dynamic vineyards. Situated in a vintage
gas station at 559 Main Street that has been re-designed in a
rustic-industrial style, Wine Geeks Armonk features a $15 and Under
Table offering strong value on a wide variety of fine wines.
proprietors, both coming originally from backgrounds in theatre, met 14
years ago when he directed her in a show in New York City. Their
shared passion for food and wine was instrumental in bringing them
together. The couple has a combined 40+ years of experience working
with fine wines in some of New York’s most celebrated restaurants.
Westchester residents may know Derek Todd from his recent four-year
tenure as the original Wine Director at three-star restaurant Blue Hill
at Stone Barns on the Rockefeller Estate in Pocantico Hills. His wine
list received two back to back “Best of Awards of Excellence” from Wine
Spectator Magazine. Carol Todd has balanced an acting career in
regional theatre and film with extensive work in both service and
management at critically acclaimed New York City eateries including
Union Square Café, Follonico, Blue Hill NYC, the Harrison and Casellula
Cheese and Wine Café. She is currently a founding partner of Stir – A
Production House, which is releasing her short film Showers of
Happiness at festivals this fall.
New York artist Allen Stafford
has been commissioned by Wine Geeks Armonk to create a large-scale
artwork to be centrally displayed in the shop. The piece will be an
18-foot triptych made entirely of recycled wine foils. Mr. Stafford’s
previous work, ”Farm Glory” is currently on display at Casellula Cheese
and Wine Café in New York City.
The four-day Grand Opening Event
will include multiple wine tastings from a variety of winemakers, a 15%
storewide discount* and the unveiling of Mr. Stafford’s new artwork.
Store hours are 11am–8pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11am–9pm Thursdays
through Saturdays and Noon-6pm on Sundays. Monthly tasting events and
classes will be available on premise.
*15% Grand Opening Discount offer is good from Thursday June 4, 2009 through Sunday June 7, 2009 and is not to be combined with any other discount, special or promotion.
Wine Geeks Armonk 559 Main Street, Armonk, Westchester, NY 10504 (914)273-WINE