Archive for March, 2012

Sipping Vicariously

Sipping Vicariously

With so many wine related events going on about the state, and a busy schedule to boot, we do not always make it to some of the gigs that we would like to.  So, it is always nice to get a report from someone who has gone, and is willing to share. Recently Vermont beverage distributor g.housen or

03.29.2012| Event, Press Notes, Taster |

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Freeze Warning as Winter Returns

Freeze Warning as Winter Returns

Just when you thought it was safe to put away the winter jacket, because you have been slathering on sunscreen for the last week, we get a reminder that we are only a few days past the vernal equinox, and that old Jack Frost has not migrated north for the season yet. Just got back from a wine ori

03.27.2012| Event, Press Notes |

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Wine Bloggers Wednesday #75 - Single Vineyard

Wine Bloggers Wednesday #75 – Single Vineyard

Busy as usual and scrambling to keep loose ends under control, I find myself on the eve of #WBW75, the semi-periodic gathering of the wine blogosphere to congregate around a content idea, and collaborate as a group to produce a topical resource that is novel and crowd sourced. This particular vir

03.20.2012| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Taster |

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Talking Points and 90Plus Wines

Talking Points and 90Plus Wines

Our tasting panel recently convened to evaluate six wines from the Boston based negociant, 90+ Cellars.  You may have seen these modern looking, but otherwise nondescript labels in a local Vermont wine shop or grocery.  Having received some favorable reports from a reader, we decided that it woul

03.14.2012| Press Notes, Taster |

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Cork Dork & Native of New York -> Reports

Cork Dork & Native of New York -> Reports

Not exactly breaking news, but I did fail to mention here previously, that a first post has been published, by an esteemed web presence, bringing news of wine growing in cold climates across our little great lake to the west. After some discussions, I had the honor of being asked to contribute to T

03.13.2012| Media Reviews, Press Notes |

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Surfing the Seafood Show - Boston 2012

Surfing the Seafood Show – Boston 2012

I was already scheduled to be in Boston for an Aikido seminar, so when Richard Auffrey, The Passionate Foodie, reminded me that the big show was on, I decided that I should try to tag along, as he attempts to win another writing prize, for coverage of the event.  Having never attended the double he

03.13.2012| Event, Press Notes, Taster, Video |

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Return to NY, for Return to Terroir

Return to NY, for Return to Terroir

Monday Feb 27th, the Altman Building, which often hosts wine events was the venue for the controversial 'natural' edge of the wine growing and wine making world.  Lots of ground to cover, just as in any other tasting, and to zoom through everything, would be unnatural for me. A hefty allergi

03.8.2012| Event, Press Notes, Taster, Video, Wine Making |

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Time to Order the Chilean Grape Haul

Time to Order the Chilean Grape Haul

It's that time of the year again for those of us who can't seem to get enough wine making done in the autumn... For the last three years we have been making the run down to Hartford, CT to pick up Chilean fruit and juice through M&M Produce, better known on the web at JuiceGrape.com.  So in the

03.5.2012| Press Notes, Video, Wine Making |

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Chile's Proper Chili Pepper

Chile’s Proper Chili Pepper

Usually the swag one picks up at conferences and expos, are cheap pens, branded magnets, and knick-knacks which are eventually eventually relegated to a dusty desk corner, or the trash bin.  Not so with this little gem that Wines of Chile provided at the Wine Bloggers Conference in Virginia last su

03.3.2012| Press Notes, Taster |

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