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Should Friends Let Friends Drink Friends' Sangria?

Should Friends Let Friends Drink Friends’ Sangria?

Festive summer occasions often require that we come up with a menu that will please the most folks, and at the same won't to have to fall to a lowest common denominator.  Sangria is one of those fail-safe preparations that can simplify bar service, and allow everyone to share from the same cup.  I

07.3.2013| Press Notes, Taster, Video, Wine Making | todd

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Green Leaves, Blue Sky, Pink Wine

Green Leaves, Blue Sky, Pink Wine

The rain has finally abated, and our long, cool, extended springtime has finally leaped into summer.  The First Cuts of hay are already being hauled into hay lofts, hoeing the rows in the gardens produces the first batches of greens, and we a cutting wood like no tomorrow, to stack up for when the

06.22.2013| Press Notes, Taster, Video | todd

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Vermont Summer Wine Festival Season

Vermont Summer Wine Festival Season

It's that time of the year again my friends, when all sorts of summer festivals abound around the state, and for those that like wine, there is a regular set of events that are sure to please your palate, and open your mind to new experiences. Next weekend there is the overlapping lapping up of fin

06.11.2013| Event, Press Notes, Taster, Video | todd

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Austrian Wine Month Finishing Up

Austrian Wine Month Finishing Up

The month of days between May 8th and June 9th in this year of 2013, has been a celebration of Austrian Wine, sponsored internationally by the Austrian Wine Marketing Board, and locally by Vermont's own Austrian Wine importer /distributor, Artisanal Cellars.  A number of events have already taken p

05.27.2013| Event, Media Reviews, Press Notes, Taster, Video | todd

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Vermont Nudist Week of Wine

Vermont Nudist Week of Wine

Have I got your attention? It's been in the works, and under wraps for several weeks, but now it's time to bare all. Strong sunshine is finally bathing our state, and before long, we'll be skinny dipping in the rivers, lakes, and ponds.  While it's still a bit chill for swimming, next week na

05.16.2013| Event, Press Notes, Taster, Wine Making | todd

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Vermontino?

Vermontino?

What did he say?  It's "vermentino" not "Vermontino", as cool as that might sound.  Vermontini? No, you might be thinking of the cocktail 'negroni' when made with local green mountain bitters.  No it's not a grape grown in Vermont, at least not at this stage of climate change...maybe someday. An

05.9.2013| Press Notes, Taster, Video, Wine Making | todd

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Receding Snow Banks & Alsatian Pinot Blancs

Receding Snow Banks & Alsatian Pinot Blancs

Hope may spring eternal, but the short span of springtime in northern climes, is a brief and wondrous space of renewal which sprouts between the stark blanket of winter which melts into the muck of mud season, and the lush, humid, hot stank of summer.  As soon as the weather starts warming up, t

04.22.2013| Event, Press Notes, Taster | todd

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Malbec World Day 2013

Malbec World Day 2013

Argentine Malbec has been a regular guest at our dinner table, since it first hit these shores, the long way around from its home in Cahors. While Malbec still grows in France, and is cultivated in Chile as well as here in the US, the production of Argentine Malbec is nearly double that of the other

04.17.2013| Event, Press Notes, Taster, Video, Wine Making | todd

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Vine & Tasting Room Positions at Lincoln Peak Vineyards

Just got word that the good folks at Lincoln Peak Vineyards are looking for help in the 2013 season. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in cold climate viticulture and wine making, to work with one of the finest outfits in the Green Mountains.  The Granstroms are Vermont

04.9.2013| Press Notes, Wine Making | todd

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Meeting Chablis in NYC

Meeting Chablis in NYC

The wines produced in the area around Chablis have a history that goes back nearly two thousand years.  In that time they have seen service to the legions of Rome, the royalty of France, and the forces of democratic revolution.  Yet within the last century the brilliance of Chablis was nearly exti

03.30.2013| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Taster, Video, Wine Making | todd

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