Batavia, NY 14020
About West Main Wine & Spirits
Located at 341 West Main Street just outside of downtown Batavia N.Y., West Main Wine & Spirits offers the biggest selection of New York State Wines. We have over 250 Wines and a vast selection of Spirits. With convenient parking and excellent service to the Batavia Area since 1983. We have become the City's number one volume retail store for Wine & Spirits. Whether your planning a fine cuisine menu for several guests or a casual romantic dinner for two we are ready to assist you in selecting the perfect wine for your special evening, if we don't have it we can order it. Our carefully crafted menu link above will offer ideas before you enter the store. Our extensive wine selection will help make your evening elegant, yet cozy, creating a memorable and lasting atmosphere. The perfect wine can bring the taste of Paris to your dining experience.
The Cabernet Franc grape counts itself as one corner of the triad (along with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) that comprises the well-known red Bordeaux wines. While it is similar (both genetically and in terms of taste) to the more popular Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc can be appreciated for its lighter, less acidic nature. These wines of less tannin are meant to be enjoyed while they are young (less than three years). Cabernet Franc wines also exhibit more perfume notes than Cabernet Sauvignon, with a decidedly herbaceous quality that exudes notes of raspberry, cherry, plum, cassis, violet, tobacco, and bell pepper. To appreciate the difference for yourself, try drinking a Cabernet Franc side by side with a Cabernet Sauvignon.
HINT: Try pairing Cabernet Franc with grilled meat dishes and strong fish dishes (such as grilled salmon).
Those looking for something different in white wine should give “Falanghina” a taste. This Italian white-wine grape reportedly has its origins in Greece and may be the grape variety behind “Falernian,” the most renowned wine produced in ancient Rome. Falernian was reputed to have such a high alcohol content that drinkers were warned against consuming it near open flames. As for Falanghina, it is grown in the porous volcanic soils near Campania (the “shin” of Italy’s boot). The wine produced by these grapes is noted for its slight pine scent, but the citrus’ blossom aromas (bitter orange) predominate. These crisp, lean wines have apple and pear flavors with spicy or mineral notes, depending on where the grapes are grown.
HINT: Pair Falanghina with pizza or cheeses.