Brotherhood Winery Holiday Spiced Wine
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"Sweet, red wine with a saucy, sweet, tart, spicy taste. Just heat, then wait for the pungent and tantalizing aroma that will make any day a holiday." ~Winery notes
This is a red wine
Item ID: #543
Location at store:122c
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Screw Cap
Alcohol by vol: 12%

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"Sweet, red wine with a saucy, sweet, tart, spicy taste. Just heat, then wait for the pungent and tantalizing aroma that will make any day a holiday." ~Winery notes

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Brotherhood WineryIn 1810, a French Huguenot emigre named Jean Jaques purchased land in New York's bucolic Hudson Valley and began planting grapes. By 1837, Mr. Jaques needed more land, so he purchased a plot in the quiet village of Washingtonville, NY, and planted another vineyard. By 1839, his first underground cellars were dug and Mr. Jaques fermented his first wine vintage. Those cellars, the oldest and largest in America, are still in use today at Brotherhood Winery. This is the oldest winery in the United States.

The Jaques family made wine at the Washingtonville facility for almost 60 years, selling much of it to Jesse and Edward Emerson, two New York City wine merchants. The Emersons, Finger Lakes vinters themselves, understood the high quality of Mr. Jaques' wine and used it to improve a blend of wine from an organization called The Brotherhood of New Life - an experiment in utopian communal living in the Hudson Valley. When the Emerson family took control of the Washingtonville winery, they renamed it Brotherhood, a name that it still proudly bears today.

The Emerson family operated Brotherhood until Prohibition. In 1921, Louis Farrell purchased the winery and its large stock of sacramental wine. He sold wine for religious ceremonies throughout Prohibition, which was finally repealed in 1933. It has been noted that the clergy population in the area grew substantially during this period.

Louis and his wife were the first to grasp the value of Brotherhood's location, as the nearest winery to New York City. They began conducting tours of the winery, highlighting the now-enlarged underground cellars, the history of the facility and its picturesque site. In fact, the Farrell family initiated the very concept of wine tourism, hosting parties and events at the winery that drew hundreds of thousands of fans annually, and introduced the Brotherhood brand to generations of American drinkers.


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Will Be a Holiday Staple! 2nd Year Now

"I think next year if the price is still reasonable, I will be buying a bottle as a Christmas gift for each co-worker! The holiday spiced wine was very festive and a great addition to the holiday celebration. Definitely recommend heating it.Update- I did buy a case and had fun passing out the bottles. Love it warmed up!!"


Excellent heated up!

"My parents used to get this wine and let us have some over the December holidays. Loved it then...love it still! Brings back lots of good memories. I was thrilled when I found it online as we can't find a place that carries it here. Will order again before I run out completely."


Definitely the Taste of the Holidays

"Brotherhood's Holiday Spiced Wine has been a tradition since I lived in Connecticut 30+ years ago. Heating the bottle in a water bath or microwaving it by the glass, it's perfect for warming you thoroughly on cold & snowy winter days."


Holiday Wine

"Love this wine. My parents have friends who live in New York and that is how our family started to drink this wine. Warmed up the flavor explodes and warms you up on a cold night in Ohio."


Brotherhood Winery Holiday Spiced Wine is FINE


Family Tradition

"My parents used to buy this wine directly from the winery ~50 years ago. It's become a family tradition for us to serve this at Christmastime. It's a nice spiced wine, pretty sweet. It wouldn't be Christmas without it!"


Brings Back Wonderful Memories & Tastes

"This is always a special holiday treat. Makes us think of holidays past and our glasses are always empty too soon!"


Went to the Brotherhood winery a number of times when I lived in NJ. We especially love the Holiday Wine for the Christmas Holidays.

"Thanks for shipping it to us! I loved how I was able to follow the shipment all the way to Peachtree City, Georgia. Thanks Empire! And Merry Christmas!"

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