Stories tagged with: Winerak

December 30, 2014 - 5:55pm
47 weeks 6 days ago

If you're planning on toasting to the New Year, don't forget to pick up a bottle of champagne.

It has been said that champagne is the classic New Years Eve beverage, but when it comes to purchasing a bottle of bubbly, there are some recommendations you should consider. This morning we spoke with Mike Alfman, the owner of Winerak Market, about different New Years Eve champagne and sparkling wine options.

"People come in and they ask for a bottle of champagne, but what I...

May 23, 2014 - 3:55pm
1 year 27 weeks ago

Memorial Day is one of the biggest outdoor grilling weekends of the year and Mike Alfman, Owner of the Winerak says he can help make it successful.

Alfman says it all starts with the cut of meat you choose. He says for grilling you want a higher quality meat with a tender texture. He suggests the beef tenderloin, ribeye, new york strip, the porterhouse, sirloin and the t-bone as options.

" All of those cuts of meat are delicious on the grill due to their tenderness and I...

May 17, 2013 - 7:09pm
2 years 28 weeks ago

The Winerak is celebrating its 35th anniversary by having a customer appreciation day.

Owner of the Winerak, Mike Alfman says that he is thankful for all of his customers over the years and Saturday is a day to give back to the community. He says the event will feature all types of entertainment.

"We're going to have a local band my sons in the band and they're going to be playing out in front of the store. We're going to have a barbeque going on. We just like folks to stop...

December 26, 2012 - 4:42pm
2 years 48 weeks ago

Now that Christmas has come and gone, everyone is moving on to the next holiday only days away.

The traditional best way to ring in a new year is to toast with a glass of bubbly champagne. Like most alcohol, prices vary from high to low and the price is based on where the grapes were grown.

Chad Lynn, the beverage manager at Winerak said, "region of where it is made for one. For two, the champagne maker itself is who develops the eliteness of the particular champagne. The...

December 27, 2011 - 1:15pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

It's time to ring in the new year.

For many that means popping the cork on a bottle of champagne. If a bottle of bubbly is on your list there's two questions you should ask, how much do you want to spend and what type.

"Asti is real sweet and is made with a moscato grape and usually made in California, not in the champagne region," explained Winerak Beverage Manger Chad Lynn.

A bottle of champagne costs anywhere from $5.99 to $499.00. If you're not sure what kind...

December 21, 2011 - 4:32pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

The holidays are here and alcohol sales are seeing a spike.

Beverage Manager Chad Lynn at the Winerak in Zanesville said the week before and after Christmas are their busiest times of the year.

"Because of people coming home and coming in and buying things for parties and what not, these two week are definitely a huge increase in sales as far as customer flow coming through the store even," said Lynn.

Lynn said they typically see three to four  times...

December 8, 2011 - 4:01pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

Zanesville Police are asking for the public's help in connection with a theft at the Winerak.

Detective Sgt. Ric Roush says they are hoping someone recognizes the suspect in this surveillance photo.

He says on November 4th at around 4:30 p.m. a woman with blonde hair, wearing dark sunglasses and a dark blue coat walked into the Winerak on Maple Avenue.

The woman began taking large items off the store racks and placed them in a grocery cart.

Roush says she then walked...

July 4, 2011 - 4:18pm
4 years 21 weeks ago

Fourth of July liquor sales may have been the highest in years for one local store.

Winerack owner in Zanesville, Mike Alfman, said he hasn't had a chance to look at the numbers yet, but predicts sales will be the highest he has seen in the past ten to fifteen years. The nice weather could be one factor but Alfman contributes the spike to the holiday falling on a Monday.

"So people are celebrating on Saturday and Sunday having that license on Sunday really made it busy,...

December 30, 2010 - 11:54am
4 years 48 weeks ago

If you are planning on celebrating the new year there are many options when it comes to alcohol.

Champagne is the most widely used drink to toast in the new year with prices that range from $5.99 to $500. Champagne is considered a sparkling dry wine that comes from the Champagne region of France. One expert said there's a difference between top shelf and bottom.

"It does make a difference if you know what to look for," said Owner of the Winerak Mike Alfman....

December 30, 2009 - 4:18pm
5 years 48 weeks ago

A champagne toast at midnight is tradition on New Year's Eve, but if you don't want to break the bank there are several types of bubbly at an affordable price.

Mike Alfman, owner of the Winerak, off Maple Avenue in Zanesville says he sells champagne starting at a price of $5.99 all the way up to the high end brands.

"We have Cristal which runs $299 dollars a bottle and we also have a gold dip bottle by the name of Armon which runs, I believe, somewhere around $350...

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