Archive for January, 2010

Lacrima Di Morro - Smelling flowers in the dead of winter.

Lacrima Di Morro – Smelling flowers in the dead of winter.

January gets ready to slip into February, and it's been pretty cold.  The sun has been out but the air is so crisp, that the nostrils freeze up a bit, and it seems devoid of the smells that we take for granted in other seasons.  Our dogs beg to differ with that observation, as they say that the f

01.31.2010| Press Notes, Taster |

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Making Merlove

Making Merlove

My much beloved spouse and I finally got an evening to relax,  kick back and watch movie that she got for me over the holidays (it was on Santa's list). Merlove ~ a Documentary About Merlot Wine (2008) is a home spun retort to the epic effect which another movie ( Sideways ), had on American perce

01.25.2010| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Taster, Wine Making |

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Cold Climate Grape info at the University of vermont

Cold Climate Grape info at the University of vermont

This just in from the cold climate grape production project at UVM... Lorraine Berkett is who leads the program and she's just made some additions to their website.  The information on the site is limited, but it does have upcoming events that folks might find interesting and relevant.  I've

01.19.2010| Press Notes, Wine Making |

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Douro White - Quinta de Covela Eschola Branco 2005

Douro White – Quinta de Covela Eschola Branco 2005

With a couple of days of meeting in Naples slated for this week, it made sense to come down a couple of days early to spend the weekend with my grand parents.  It's  very fortunate for someone my age to still have folks like this in my life, and I do my best to see them when ever I can.  Tonight

01.16.2010| Press Notes, Taster |

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Deep Blue Pit Stop

Deep Blue Pit Stop

Had to leave VT on business and head back down to FL for a few days...it's been cold down there but without the snow. Bad news for all of the fruits and vegetables, but for what it is worth there are very few grapes at risk... Whenever we travel by air from VT, Jet Blue out of Burlington has

01.15.2010| Press Notes, Taster |

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Lake Champlain Grape Growers Association

Lake Champlain Grape Growers Association

Due to travel plans, I was fortunate to be able to change my schedule and attend the monthly meeting of the LCGGA.  These are normally held on Thursdays which are tough for me, but once and a while it works out.  These are a group of folks I originally met through volunteering at the Cornell Unive

01.14.2010| Press Notes, Wine Making |

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