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Northern Harvest Approaching

Northern Harvest Approaching

Reports from folks we have spoken to and visited with, confirm all suspicions that we've had an excellent ripening season, and that fruit will probably be coming in early this year, provided that we do not have any soaking rains that would postpone harvest.  We continue to be a couple of weeks ahea

08.31.2010| Press Notes | todd

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Open House Weekends coming up!

Open House Weekends coming up!

The next two weekends should provide ample opportunities for folks who are looking to learn ( and taste ) more about what is going on in our neck of the woods.  This coming weekend, August 14 - 15, Lake Champlain Wines is sponsoring a Summer Wine Tour of the handful of wineries and vineyards that h

08.9.2010| Press Notes | todd

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PA Vin-sanity?

PA Vin-sanity?

Just another reminder about how good we have it here in VT when it comes to selection in general and the process of buying wine.  Pennsylvania is notorious for being one of the most obstructionist states in the union with regards to the purchase of the vino.  The state of PA acts as the sole distr

07.22.2010| Press Notes | todd

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KIllington Wine Festival  - taste with a view

KIllington Wine Festival - taste with a view

Got an invitation to attend the trade session of the Killington Wine Festival Grand Tasting at 4,241' and so I ran up to the mountain with the mission to try some bubblies, and look for white wines that are not normally on radar.  The event is organized by the Killington Chamber of Commerce, and th

07.18.2010| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Taster, Video | todd

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Vina Borgia - Ahead of the Curve... & Wine List Awards

Vina Borgia - Ahead of the Curve… & Wine List Awards

Having dinner, enjoying a nice quality, inexpensive wine that I found at a tasting of Spanish wines back in March.  Lo and behold...checking out the issue of the Wine Spectator, that just arrived, and there it is among the "Best-Buys".  Nothing like a little palate validation...I had already order

07.15.2010| Press Notes, Taster, Video | todd

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Busy Stretch…

The last few weeks have just flown by, and we've been as busy as the bees who are hovering in the clover that is dominating the pasture. This post will likely morph in the next several days as we fill in the details. The first weekend of the month we did vineyard prep with the help of a local Bobc

07.3.2010| Press Notes, Video | todd

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Second Annual Conference -VT Grape & Wine Council

Second Annual Conference -VT Grape & Wine Council

The Vermont Grape and Wine Council held it's second annual conference at Randolph, VT's  The Three Stallion Inn today, and I have to say, for a young organization to have put together such a quality event, is nothing short of impressive.  A full day of informational sessions and networking opp

06.9.2010| Press Notes | todd

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Old World / New World - Wine Book Review

Old World / New World - Wine Book Review

I have a summer reading list, and several more books just arrived, but I thought that I ought not wait to go over these two.  The first read through was completed weeks ago, but I have been referring back to them, and re-paging since then.  The first book deals with some serious contemporary quest

05.27.2010| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Video | todd

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Stepping out to the Woodstock Inn

Stepping out to the Woodstock Inn

Got a last minute notice about a tasting happening at the Woodstock Inn, of a flight that was supposed to offer great QPR.  Wednesday is wine project night anyway and our Chilean Vendimia 2010 was safely percolating, so I grabbed wine making helper Don Fielder and we skipped over from the White Riv

05.20.2010| Press Notes | todd

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Reconaissanace Quebec

Reconaissanace Quebec

NOTE: Event! La Clé des Champs de Dunham The 13th annual tastes of terroir held in Dunham, QC June 12-13...wine, local foods, crafts, and activities, in a historic village. A quick overnight to the QC wine country, on the QT, in the off season. I had a birthday recently, and so we decided to

05.20.2010| Press Notes | todd

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