We are open reduced hours Monday through Saturday 9am-8pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm.

326 S. Caroline Street, Herkimer, NY 13350

Some people have had trouble placing online orders so I am going to outline the steps for you to make it a little easier.

 

1) Once all of the items you wanted are in your cart you click “Checkout”

 

2) This shipping box will pop up. Since we only offer in-store pickup you will put your zip code in and then click “OK”.

 

3) Next, you will see your items again. Select “In Store Pickup” and then fill out your information. Click “Submit Order” when you are finished.

 

4) The Terms of Agreement box will pop up. Scroll to the bottom and click the orange box which says, “I agree to the terms and conditions.”

 

5) After agreeing to the terms and conditions, your order will pop up again. Click “Confirm Order” at the bottom. If you do not click “Confirm Order” then your order will not be placed!

 

Once you complete these steps you will receive an email confirming that your order has been placed. You will receive another email once your order is ready for pickup. We process orders in an hour or less! If you want curbside pickup just call us when you get here and we’ll bring your order out!

 

I hope you find this helpful!

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We want everyone to know that we are taking this pandemic very seriously and have implemented several procedures to help keep our staff and customers safe and healthy.

 

We are obeying the Governor’s guidelines by:

1) Limiting our store to only 10 customers at a time.

2) Reducing our hours: We are open Monday through Saturday 9am-8pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm.

3) Installing plexiglass at both of our cash registers.

4) Marking on the floor where customers should stand while they are waiting in line (6 feet apart).

5) Constantly cleaning our doors, carts, countertops, & credit card machines.

 

 

 

Remember you can also place your orders right here online and it will be ready for pickup in just 1 hour. We also offer Curbside pickup for those orders. Just call 315-867-5800 when you arrive and we’ll bring your items right to your car.

 

These are difficult times and our hearts go out to everyone impacted by this virus. Thank you for your support!

 

Be well and stay safe!

 

Your Valley Wine & Liquor Family

 

 

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By Anthony Gorea of Valley Wine and Liquor Herkimer NY

          Labor Day marks the end of the Summer season and the beginning of Fall. Nothing says Fall more than apples and pumpkins. Whatever store you walk into you will be bombarded with apple and pumpkin products. Some people prefer apple over pumpkin, but I am not here to tell you which is better. We carry a plethora of apple and pumpkin products, but here are a few of our favorites that are only available seasonally.

Jack-o-Blast

            Back in the Fall of 2016 Captain Morgan introduced us to Jack-o-Blast, a pumpkin spiced flavored rum. At first we were very skeptical of pumpkin mixed with rum, but boy we were surprised by the taste. This instantly turned into a Fall favorite at our store with customers asking for the product long after the Fall season ends. The rum comes in a pumpkin shaped bottle priced at just $18.99 for a 750ML.

Here is one of our favorite Jack-o-Blast cocktail recipes:

1oz Captain Morgan Jack-o-Blast

1oz Apple Cider

½ oz Ginger Liqueur

In a cocktail shaker, combine the Jack-o-Blast, apple cider, and ginger liqueur, and fill with ice. Shake and strain the contents into a shot glass with ice.

Evan Williams Kentucky Cider

            Another one of our seasonal favorites is Evan Williams Kentucky Cider. For years people have been pouring bourbon into their apple cider. Evan Williams made it easier for us to enjoy this classic Fall cocktail by combining the two. When sipping it you will taste sweet apples, nutmeg, and allspice. The best thing about this drink is that it can be served cold or warm. Yes, I said warm! You can heat this up and turn it into a spiked liquid apple pie. You cannot beat this product for only $10.99!

Another way to enjoy Evan Williams Kentucky Cider is:

6oz Evan Williams Kentucky Cider

2oz Apple Cider

½ oz Fresh Lime Juice

Lime Wedge

Combine Evan Williams Kentucky Cider, apple cider and lime juice over ice in a shaker. Cover and shake. Strain into a martini glass. Serve with a lime wedge.

Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur

            The last item I want to highlight is Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur. This is by far our most popular pumpkin item that everyone waits all year for. This is a creamy, smooth liqueur with a blend of pumpkin, brown sugar, and nutmeg. The minute it touches your lips you will think of pumpkin pie. This should be served chilled on the rocks. For an extra delicious treat you can pour it over vanilla ice cream for a dessert that will have your guests wishing for more! Fulton’s Harvest is only $9.49 and sells out extremely fast so get your while you can.

Use Fulton’s Harvest to create a Pumpkin Martini:

3 oz Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Liqueur

2 oz Caramel Vodka

Add ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a martini glass.

            These are just a few of the many items that we have for Fall. Stop in and check out what else we have for you to try. We won’t steer you wrong!

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By Anthony Gorea of Valley Wine and Liquor of Herkimer NY

Can you believe we celebrated our 5th Anniversary here at Valley Wine and Liquor in Herkimer this past May? It seems like just yesterday we were opening our doors to customers for the first time. Over the years our customers have become more than just patrons buying wine and liquor, they have become friends and a part of our Valley family. Herkimer County welcomed us with open arms and we owe our success over the past 5 years to you! To thank you we decided to celebrate our 5th birthday all summer long with a Free Anniversary Wine Tasting, a Summer Sale, Giveaways, and more!

When customers walked into the store at the end of May they noticed some differences. We teamed up with our wine/liquor distributors to bring in birthday themed displays to decorate the store that will stayed up throughout the summer as we celebrated this momentous occasion. We also be displayed pictures of what the store looked like before we arrived. You can look for that blast from the past posted in the back of store!

Why decorate the store for the birthday you might ask? I wanted to create a fun and celebratory atmosphere for our Free Anniversary Wine Tasting. Yes…I said free!! The tasting took place on Saturday June 8th. There were both wine and liquor booths which had different samples. We offered samples of the following products: 19 Crimes Wines, Cupcake Wines, Adirondack Winery, Parrot Bay Cocktails, and Patron Tequila Cocktails. We also had a Knob Creek Bourbon booth where you could get the bottle engraved for FREE!

Anyone who shops at Valley knows that our slogan is 1 Big Family, 2 Great Stores, More Ways to Save Big! Well, we wanted to pass more savings on to our loyal customers. A summer sale went into effect Memorial Day Weekend and ran until midway through the summer. We hand selected some great items that were perfect for the summer season.

To further commemorate the occasion, we purchased another barrel! George Dickel Whiskey was the first barrel program that we offered to our customers, so we got nostalgic and brought back the Dickel barrel program! This is a whiskey that is extremely unique and will not be available anywhere else in the world but right here in Herkimer, NY! The bottle tags say: “Valley’s 5th Anniversary Edition Bottle.” We are very excited for everyone to try it! Plus, we get the actual barrel that the whiskey came out of. Click here to check out the bottle: Bourbon Barrel Program

No birthday party would be complete without presents. Every month we gave away a different item through an in-store raffle. Our first giveaway was a Jack Daniel’s Rolling Cooler and our lucky winner was Art Logan from Fort Plain . In June Max Caulfield from Herkimer won the Portable Weber Grill from our giveaway.

As you can see, we had a lot planned for Valley’s 5th Anniversary. I hope you had the opportunity to stop in and take part in our celebration. This was a great summer and I thank everyone who came out to support us. Thank you for the past 5 years. I look forward to serving Herkimer County for many more years to come.

 

By Anthony Gorea of Valley Wine and Liquor of Herkimer NY

What is the difference between Champagne and Sparkling wine?  The is the question many customers ask us at Valley Wine and liquor in Herkimer NY. Most people tend to believe that all sparkling or bubbly wines are champagne because they are usually grouped together in stores. Prior to opening Valley I always thought that anything sparkling with a popping cork was Champagne, like the bottle in the picture. I was pleasantly surprised once I was informed that this is not the case. After reading this you will understand why the French get so upset when we mistake a sparkling wine for Champagne.

In order for a sparkling wine to be considered Champagne it has to come from a designated region of France. The region is aptly named The Champagne Wine Region and it is located south of Paris. Laws have been put in place stating that the term “Champagne” can only be applied to a product if it comes from this area. If it does not come from this area then it is a sparkling wine and NOT champagne. You might have thought that the difference between the two would be more complex, but it is not. It’s location, location, location!

*Great Western Extra Dry

*Freixenet Cava Brut

*Korbel Brut

*Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante…

these are all items that people tend to believe are champagnes. As you now know, these items are not champagnes. These are what would be considered sparkling or bubbly wines. While some of them may taste very similar to champagne, the only difference is the area in which the products are produced. So what about Prosecco? Italian people love to believe that this is champagne, but it is not. While it is produced in Italy it is essentially Italy’s version of champagne. Technicalities prevent it from being champagne. Prosecco tends to be a little bit sweeter than champagne without being as sweet as an Asti Spumante.

Some common uses for champagnes and sparkling wines are celebratory toasts and mimosas. Toasts are the epitome of celebrations like New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Weddings, and Anniversaries. Mimosas are a very popular and common drink that you might find at a brunch. Whatever the occasion may be, you can now impress your friends with your newfound knowledge of champagne!

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