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You’ve tried red wine and white wine. But “green” wine is the specialty at WINE GEEKS in Armonk (914-273-9463, www.winegeeksarmonk.com), an innovative year-old shop carrying about 75 labels that are organic, sustainable and biodynamic (a farming method that treats the vineyard as a closed, self-sustaining eco-system).

“Natural wines are much better for the earth, and you don’t have to worry about drinking chemicals and additives,” says co-owner Carol Todd, who operates the chic industrial-style shop—housed in a repurposed vintage gas station—with husband Derek, the original wine director of Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills.

Whether or not you choose a “green” bottle, the majority of the shop’s offerings are artisanal wines from small-production wineries, with prices starting at $7.99 a bottle. “Unlike the bigger houses, you’re not paying for their marketing and branding, so we find they’re generally a better value,” says Todd.

Wine education classes are also offered, such as “Tour of the Mediterranean” on August 20 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., which includes samplings of eight wines, cheese and charcuterie. (Call for pricing.)

“I love that I can choose from a variety of wines that have been thoughtfully put on the shelf,” says regular customer Paul Gavejian of Mount Kisco. “I feel good about buying bottles made from responsible agriculture. And I enjoy the personal attention Derek and Carol always provide.”

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