Get Excited About All the New Things!

Welcome to our new website! We believe you will find it exciting – we have many new and better things on here! Shopping has become easier! Our store is perfectly organized just for you! You can shop wines by grapes, wine types, different formats, countries, and even popular brands! We made it easy for you to find the right bottle, so take advantage of this and get searching! Our online caviar selection grew and we …

Our Wine Trip to California

While the store was closed during the month of July, GourmetPhile team didn’t waste time – we went to Napa and Sonoma! Here are some highlights from our visit – the great wineries we saw, the new wines and vintages we tried, and unforgettable memories we’ve made. Trefethen Winery (“trefethen” is a Biblical term meaning “lush cluster of grapes”) had just celebrated their 50th birthday. We were very impressed at how they have rebuilt their …

What’s so great about truffles?

Torn from the earth by pigs mad with truffle-lust, or tenderly rendered from the roots of a great oak tree by a man with equal passion for this noblest of fungi. So pungent that his hands still smell of it after he showers, the truffle hunter rewards himself with a few shavings at his evening meal. Without this consuming passion of hound, pig and truffle wizard, you are left with an unripe soulless knot of …

Why we are better than the big guys

In light of the recent purchase of Whole Foods by Amazon, we feel we need to explain our value in the context of the massive scale, infrastructure and technology you can access with a few clicks. It’s true that we don’t have fulfillment centers or drones. It’s true that you may be able to find an item for a couple dollars less in a big box store or online, even though our margins are very reasonable. It’s true …

Divine Fungus

“The truffle was born from the union of rain and lightning. – Theophrastus Just the the mere mention of “truffle” anything, has most people swooning with a dreamy look in their eyes. There’s a reason for that. The world’s most beloved edible fungus exudes aromas and flavors that, all at once,are alluring, sexy, curious and irresistibly delicious. I think, as humans, we always want to return to the earth, and dining on truffled dishes takes …

What’s “special” about a “specialty food store”?

You can expect a true gourmet store to carry superlative, highly curated products, and to be able to explain what to do with them. For example GourmetPhile has Lance Goldberg, who has lived and breathed great wine for over 20 years. It’s even nicer if the store is beautifully appointed and elegant. Check. We kicked it up another notch by adding a boutique, highly curated wine selection and a deeply knowledgeable sommelier, Jeffrey Faine. Great food and great …

New Website, New Tools

GourmetPhile welcomes you to our new website! We are so happy to announce this opening and want to share everything you can do with this new website. The reason we had to switch was that, as some of our regular users might know, the old website was very slow. Unfortunately, we couldn’t continue improving the website and adding new functions on such a slow platform. Here, on this new website, you now can: Purchase any …