Archive for February, 2010

The Game of the Rose - Ruché - La Donna Cannone

The Game of the Rose – Ruché – La Donna Cannone

The winter is still here, despite the warm weather we've been experiencing, the open areas where the snow has receded, and the nearby river flowing freely toward the sea. The lack of color has me impatient to see the fields in bloom, even though I know the time for such things, is just around th

02.19.2010| Press Notes, Taster, Video |

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 Valentine Reduction - The Turtle Island Cafe

Valentine Reduction – The Turtle Island Cafe

I'm a romantic at heart and a pragmatist by nature, so the Valentine holiday is something of a conundrum for me, since I am a bit commercialism / market sensitive, and really do not enjoy the holiday expectations...luckily my sweetie is even more vehement about the pink and red sales  blitz, so t

02.16.2010| Press Notes, Taster |

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Successful Beer and Wine Making Supplier duplicates VTWM personality?

Successful Beer and Wine Making Supplier duplicates VTWM personality?

Imagine our amazement when our wine making buddy Tony Velturo asked if I had been to the E.C. Kraus wine making supply web site lately...and if we knew my doppleganger was on the front page?  What?  Sure enough.  Now we know that some people are excited about this project we've started, and th

02.12.2010| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Wine Making |

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Wine from Algeria?

Wine from Algeria?

I ask it again...wine from Algeria?   A co-worker of mine had remembered enjoying Algerian wines when traveling there during her university years, and had been looking around to see if there were any avaialble in the US.  Evetually she did find some through Grand Wine & Liquor, which is an e

02.12.2010| Press Notes, Taster, Video |

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Viticulture 2010 - announcement!

Viticulture 2010 – announcement!

This just in from Kevin Iungerman regarding Viculture 2010.  Kevin is with the Cornell University Cooperative Extension, coordinating a huge portion of upstate NY, to provide research, education and support for commercial  tree fruit and grape  programs. The early-bird rates for the conventi

02.12.2010| Press Notes, Wine Making |

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Wine Clinic @ Publick House – Sturbridge, MA

Wine Clinic @ Publick House – Sturbridge, MA

Another listserv post just came across the desktop from Lorraine Berkett at UVM.  There is going to be a wine clinic sponsored by the Massachusetts Farm Wineries & Growers Association  at the Publick House in Sturbridge, MA on February 9th.   This must be late breaking news because it is

02.5.2010| Press Notes |

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da wine Providence - VT Wine Media Road Trip

da wine Providence – VT Wine Media Road Trip

My trusty winemaking partner Tony Velturo got an invite from his son-in-law, to attend a monthly "Knights of the Wine Table" meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.  This month it was held at The Capital Grille  downtown, and afterwards we stopped to check out the only real wine supply store in t

02.3.2010| Press Notes, Taster, Video, Wine Making |

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