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The One Holiday Gift That Nobody Returns — According to Sparrow Wine & Liquor Co.

by Ainsley Layland
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Shopping at Sparrow Wine & Liquor Co. is easy no matter where you live in Hoboken — there’s an uptown and downtown location, both with knowledgeable and friendly staff to help shoppers find exactly what’s needed this holiday season. Whether it’s for a gift for someone else or you need the perfect pairing for hosting, shopping at one of the premier merchants in Hoboken for wine, beer, and spirits, means you’ll come away with something amazing. Local shoppers can even order online if there isn’t time to stop by and have your selection delivered that same day. Keep reading to learn more about Sparrow Wine & Liquor Co. and this year’s holiday recommendations.

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Wine + Spirits Make a Great Last-Minute Gift

Sparrow Wine & Liquor Co. has a location at 1224 Shipyard Lane in uptown Hoboken and at 126 Washington Street in downtown Hoboken, making it easy to stop by while running other holiday errands in town. Both shops will be open Christmas Eve and if you need a wine recommendation, ask for Javier at the uptown store and Armando at the downtown store.

Gifting a special bottle enhances family gatherings, has universal appeal as the perfect gift to share, and it makes a great last-minute gift. Thanks to the wide selection at Sparrow Wine & Liquor Co., the options are endless when it comes to small production, artisanal producers. In short, you can’t go wrong with a bottle from Sparrow Wine & Liquor Co., considering it offers some of the best values in the market. 

When asked why a bottle makes a great gift, Sparrow Wine & Liquor Co. owner, Armando Luis responded, “Wine and spirits gifts are never returned!”

Local customers can shop the entire inventory, including seasonal selections of craft beer, spirits, and fine wine, online with the user-friendly website. In addition to the two convenient locations, the local delivery offered by Sparrow means that with the click of a button you can have your gift purchased and delivered to your (or the recipient’s) door without disturbing the million other tasks you have going on. The site also features a Holiday Gift Series, highlighting Classic Scotch Whiskey, Eclectic Spirits, and Luxury Spirits.

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The Mix ‘n Match Deal at Sparrow Wine Co.

Shoppers will receive 20% OFF when choosing a selection of 12 bottles of wine and a 10% discount off a selection of six bottles of wine. This promotion does not apply to bottles that are already on sale.

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Holiday Gifts Recommended From the Experts

Champagne for the Holidays

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Only bubbles from France can be called Champagne, but there are delicious bottles of bubbles from all over the world that can be found at Sparrow. Nothing compares to a glass of bubbly, especially to celebrate the holidays, so if you need a recommendation, you’re in luck. The team at Sparrow Wine & Liquor Co. has put together a special selection of Champagne for the Holidays to make it easy to choose.

Louis Roeder Collection 242 NV 2019 

“This storied Champagne house blends numerous years to create a lovely “house style”, a blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Meunier,” Javier Martinez, the Wine Director, told Hoboken Girl. “I love the toasty, baked apple notes in this dry, refreshing Champagne.”

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Domaine Gerard Seguin Cuvee Gerard 2019

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“We love this producer and scooped up the remaining few cases of this beauty. Not only will you not find it in many other places but the purity and concentration of the fruit is irresistible, particularly in this stellar vintage,” Javier shared. “Simply put, this is an outstanding Pinot Noir that would make an ideal gift to the Burgundy-lover in your family.”

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Single Malt Scotch

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The reputation of scotch has shifted from a spirit old-timers enjoy to attracting younger consumers, both men and women alike. According to the experts at Sparrow Wine & Liquor Co., Single Malt Scotch Whisky must be made exclusively from malted barley, distilled using pot stills at a single distillery, and must be aged for at least three years in oak casks.

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Hudson Single Barrel Bourbon

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According to the experts, bourbon is hot these days, which is why Sparrow Wine & Liquor Co. jumped at the opportunity to exclusively select and purchase an entire single barrel from Tuthilltown Distillery in upstate New York. The Hudson Single Barrel Bourbon barrel is branded as “Hoboken’s Favorite Whiskey”. This local whiskey is only available at Sparrow Wine & Liquor Co. and makes for a tasty holiday cocktail.

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Gueuzerie Tilquin

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The beer director at Sparrow Wine & Liquor Co., Lazaro Luis, says the Gueuzerie Tilquin is “a great gift for beer geeks and natural wine lovers alike.” This particular beer is a Lambic beer and can be aged up to ten years. Gueuzerie Tilquin opened in 2009 and is still the only gueuze blendery in Wallonia, Belgium. Freshly brewed wort is purchased from different producers in the region including Pajottenland and Brussels and pumped into oak barrels for one to three years of fermentation. Eventually, the Lambic is blended, bottled, and rested a further six months to re-ferment in the bottle. The result is Gueuze Tilquin à l’ancienne, which has 7.0% ABV.shop now button

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If you prefer to give the gift of choice, then gift cards are available at both Hoboken locations. The gift cards can be used in-store only but they never expire. If you need your wine quick but can’t make it out of the house, (or just don’t want to hit the streets in freezing temps) you can order online and enjoy a speedy delivery within Hoboken.

You can also call the store with any questions before visiting. Reach the uptown location, 1224 Shipyard Lane, at 201-659-1501, and the downtown location, 126 Washington Street, at 201-659-1500.

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