Wine Geeks Armonk is an artisanal boutique wine shop owned by husband- and-wife team Derek (the original wine director of Blue Hill at Stone Barns) and Carol (previously in management positions at Union Square Café, Follonico, and Blue Hill NYC) Todd. The store, situated in a renovated vintage gas station, sells mostly organic and biodynamic wines.
Do you remember the days when winemakers were bottling with antifreeze? Or what about vineyards and pesticides, or sulfites and chemical fertilizers? You don’t want this stuff in your food, so why are you drinking it in your wine? Ex-Blue Hill at Stone Barns Wine Director Derek Todd has been asking this very question. His modern, service-based wine shop, which he opened with his wife, Carol, offers a concentration in organic and biodynamic wines that are geared for every budget. Also, these wine geeks offer fabulous classes and—bargain-drinkers, rejoice—there’s a “$15 and Under” table with great deals.