Archive for March, 2010

Lake Champlain Wines Pruning Workshop

Lake Champlain Wines Pruning Workshop

This past Saturday March 27th Lake Champlain Wines held an afternoon pruning workshop and informal wine tasting at Hid-in-Pines Vineyard, and it was well attended by about 40 folks, despite the crisp temperatures.  Thank goodness for the strong spring sunshine taking the edge off of the high pressu

03.29.2010| Press Notes, Wine Making |

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Calmont Spring Opener @ The Stoweflake

Calmont Spring Opener @ The Stoweflake

This past week, I attended the annual spring tasting held by Vermont wine distributor, Calmont Beverage. The event was hosted at the Stoweflake Resort in Stowe, VT and along with the 30 wine importers participating, there was an impressive charcuterie table laid out by Provisions International. I

03.24.2010| Press Notes, Taster, Video |

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Green Mountain Green Wine Goes to Scranton

Green Mountain Green Wine Goes to Scranton

A 'quick and dirty' label we produced for a short run bottling of home made wine for the festivities. All due apologies to Guido Reni, the god Bacchus, and Wee Folk everywhere. What the heck would make someone go to spend a long weekend in Scranton, PA?   After all, isn't it just a post indutr

03.17.2010| Press Notes, Taster, Wine Making |

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Correspondent Tastings

Correspondent Tastings

Sometimes we get the opportunity to proxy for our retailer or restaurateur friends, at trade tastings, provided we take useful notes, pertinent to the business model in question. It is a tough job but someone has to do it...and believe it or not, it is real work. Sometimes the calendar can get bu

03.9.2010| Press Notes, Taster |

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Chile Quake - Wine News Update

Chile Quake – Wine News Update

3/7/2010 Strong aftershock quakes continue This will be the last update to this post, and any further information about our friends, or the wine situation in Chile will be consolidated on the Amigos Vinos Chile page. Christian Callec: Writer/Blogger in the Netherlands has been pulling toget

03.6.2010| Press Notes |

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Vinosophy: Burn it Doon. Jazz it up.

Vinosophy: Burn it Doon. Jazz it up.

I'll try to refrain from rambling and keep this on track, since I am still digesting the content of two back-to-back, meet-the-wine maker dinners, with Randall Grahm and Bruno De Conciliis. The fruits of the conversations, are still fermenting... After debating about whether to enter the next ite

03.3.2010| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Taster, Video, Wine Making |

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