By Greg Hitchcock
Annmarie Guglielmo is a native of Saratoga Springs and pilates instructor with a bent for business.
“I had been working at another wine shop just outside of Saratoga when I got the idea to open my own wine and spirits business,” she said.
By the Bottle, at 11 Spring St., Saratoga Springs, across from Congress Park, is a boutique wine and spirits shop that opened on Oct. 26. It offers a variety of wines and spirits from New York and California wineries, as well as vineyards from France, Italy and beyond.
“It’s not the same as even five years ago,” Guglielmo said. “Better quality products are coming from New York state including cabernets and delicious sparkling wines.”
Other products are spirits including moonshine, whiskey, gin, vodka, and bourbon.
By the Bottle is operated solely by the owner, but Guglielmo said she has plans of hiring a part-time employee in the near future.
“I’m lucky to do this as my job,” she said. “I want to introduce the latest in New York wines to people. I want my customers to find and try different things.”
Every day, By the Bottle offers a couple of wines and spirits to taste. Guglielmo said she will be offering educational seminars in the future.
Hours of operation are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, noon to 7 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.
The phone number is (518) 860-0299. The website is www.bythebottleshop.com.