Archive for August, 2011

The Last Grape Toast

The Last Grape Toast

This week there was a sad passing in the wine world, however this time it was not a well loved winemaker or esteemed importer. For those of us who eschew television programming, or at least look elsewhere for unique, entertaining, and informative content, Gary Vaynerchuk's decision to retire from pr

08.25.2011| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Taster |

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On the Internet, Everybody Knows When You are an Ass...

On the Internet, Everybody Knows When You are an Ass…

This post topic has been on the back burner for a while, and some recent, heated online commentary, forced it to bubble up to the front. Now, they say that 'nobody likes a critic', but these people are an important part of consumer review, and are often held in pretty high regard...unless one

08.23.2011| Media Reviews, Press Notes |

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Buena Fortuna Melaza

Buena Fortuna Melaza

This past weekend our Aikido dojo hosted a seminar, with a number of folks coming from out of town to participate.  This is normally a beer and sake crew, but I find that more and more of them are turning to wine as a refreshment.  That first beer after hard training always tastes great, but once

08.22.2011| Press Notes, Taster |

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Open House Weekends Upon Us

Open House Weekends Upon Us

This is just a reminder to local wine adventurers...this weekend and next both offer an array of opportunities to visit our north country vintners and viticulturists.  This weekend August 13 - 14,  is the Lake Champlain Wines Summer Wine Tour and next weekend August 20 - 21 is the Vermont Winery a

08.13.2011| Event, Press Notes, Taster |

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Margaux Show - Should Go!

Margaux Show – Should Go!

I remember when I first opened a copy of Peter Miller's iconic book "Vermont People" twenty years ago, the images so striking in their balance of intimacy and remove, with a piercing view into the old soul of Vermont.  I was a new resident to the Green Mountains at the time, and gave a number of co

08.6.2011| Media Reviews, Press Notes |

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Fire Consumes Elf's Farm Winery- Plattsburgh, NY

Fire Consumes Elf’s Farm Winery- Plattsburgh, NY

Tom Frey and his family have spent seven years steadily reviving an old motel property on Rt. 9 in Plattsburgh, just a short drive from the Grand Isle - Plattsburgh ferry dock.  This past weekend, their hard work  toward transitioning the place into ELFS Farm Winery and Cider Mill, was abruptly ha

08.3.2011| Press Notes |

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