One to try and on special this month!

Fattoria Del Cerro Silìneo Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 

Reg. $20.99, $16.99!

Our friend and wine liason from VIAS Imports, Fred Mullins, shares his thoughts on this delicious wine from Tuscany.

"Think of this as a poor man's Brunello."

"Hailing from one of Tuscany’s oldest DOCG’s, del Cerro bottles a Tre Bicchieri winner of Vino Nobile that garners a ton of praise. Just about every wine writer, critic, and pundit alike, (even Vinous Media) gushes about this wine (and they rarely gush). Maybe even more important is its appeal to the everyday wine consumer since it offers up ample notes of blackberry, plum, hints of cedar and spice all wrapped up in supple tannins with a lengthy finish...think of this as a poor man’s Brunello.
Cerro’s Vino Nobile is a blend of Sangiovese and another native varietal Mammolo making for a red that is very good on its own and even better with food like grilled or roasted meats or veggies." 
 - Fred Mullins, VIAS Imports
You can find Fred on YouTube at Until Next Wine:

And on the podcast Culinary Rd.


Thinking about Wine? 


It’s the great store with the funny little name on Route One in York! Whether you’re after a knock-your-socks-off bottle for a holiday gift, a special occasion, or a friendly glass to sip with friends by fireplace warmth; you’ll find old favorites, new surprises, and a world of possibility at THE CLOWN. The thoughtful, attentive staff will guide you through the most impressive wine selection north of Boston, with hard-to-find vintages and sought after wines, as well as a great selection of wines for $9.99. 



We want to help the people of Ukraine during this humanitarian crisis.

THE CLOWN will donate 10% of our total sales beginning today, March 10th, through March 31st to The Ukrainian Red Cross Society.

 People who have been trapped in bomb shelters due to shelling and people who have been forcibly displaced are in dire need of food, hygiene kits, and medical treatment.

The Ukrainian Red Cross is on the ground in every corner of Ukraine responding to the humanitarian crisis.  Since February 24, the Ukrainian Red Cross Society has mobilized all of its forces and used available resources to help the population of Ukraine.

Since the beginning of the response to the armed conflict, the Emergency Response Teams of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society have been providing support to firefighters and the SES of Ukraine in repairing damage to civilian infrastructure. Emergency Response Teams, in coordination with local authorities, were also evacuating the population. From March 3 to 6, the Ukrainian Red Cross Society evacuated about 4,540 people from the city of Irpin and the village Makariv, most of whom are women, children, and the elderly. Also, on February 27, the Ukrainian Red Cross Society helped evacuate civilians from villages Antonivka and Sadove of Kherson region. And on March 1, volunteers from the Kharkiv regional branch of the Ukrainian Red Cross helped evacuate 25 children with disabilities to safety. Support in the evacuation of the population is provided in many other settlements of Ukraine.

THE CLOWN Winter/early Spring store hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday. Phone and email orders are always welcome!



What's New:

An extensive & exciting selection of Vermouth, Aperitifs & Vino Amaro

and so much more!

See our newly expanded section of Vermouth, Aperitifs, Vino Amaros as will as artisanal bitters by Vena's Fizz House, Luxardo Maraschino cherries, cocktail shakers, bar accesories, and drinkware.


Featuring Luxardo Maraschino Cherries from Italy, Artisan Bitters by Venas's Fizz House.



Happy March! 

Masks are now optional, please respect others' choice.

We are grateful for the support you, our customers, have given us during this unprecedented time of a pandemic, and are happy that so many of you continue to stay healthy and visit us for your wine and gift needs. We thank you for your continued patronage, for the referrals you have sent our way. Thank you!


Email and phone orders are always welcome.
To those of you who are happy and comfortable with our current email and phone order program with pickup in the entryway, we encourage you to continue to utilize this service.


THE CLOWN has a fun assortment of wine accessories, from wine gift bags and canvas wine totes to bottle stoppers including VacuVin and Viski, DropStops, and glassware --  including decanters, as well as Riedel and Spiegelau stemware. 

Wine Bottle Openers by Franmara

Stocking Stuffers!

Corkscrews, bottle openers, "wine keys" -- we have them in many styles and colors. Whether you keep losing yours or want to add one to a wine gift, we have a fun assortment to choose from. We also have a collection of vintage corkscrews - true antiques!

Wine in Cans: We have your new favorite thing.

Wine in cans are perfect for when you don't want to open a full bottle of wine. Or want an easy way to have wine with you during outdoor activities and excursions. We have a great selection including wine cocktail spritzers:

Pampleonne Blood Orange /  Pampleonne  French 75 / Pampleonne Rosé Lime and Peach / Ramona Ruby Grapefruit Wine Spritz / Ramona Ruby Lemon Wine Spritz /  West & Wilder White Wine and Sparkling Pink Rosé / Rosé All Day /  WANTED Grüner Veltliner.

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