Archive for the Wine Making Category

Cold Hardy Grape Updates

Cold Hardy Grape Updates

Spring certainly seems to be in full swing, and it seems we are a couple of weeks ahead of "normal".  Buds are forming on the vitis labrusca in the yard, and cold hardy grape activities are popping up as well. Below are three posts that came across the trellis, regarding extension work being d

04.23.2010| Press Notes, Wine Making | todd

No Comments
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 | todd

2 Comments
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 | todd

No Comments
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 | todd

2 Comments
Successful Beer and Wine Making Supplier duplicates VTWM personality?

Successful Beer and Wine Making Supplier duplicates VTWM personality?

Imagine our amazement when our wine making buddy Tony Velturo asked if I had been to the E.C. Kraus wine making supply web site lately...and if we knew my doppleganger was on the front page?  What?  Sure enough.  Now we know that some people are excited about this project we've started, and th

02.12.2010| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Wine Making | todd

No Comments
Viticulture 2010 - announcement!

Viticulture 2010 - announcement!

This just in from Kevin Iungerman regarding Viculture 2010.  Kevin is with the Cornell University Cooperative Extension, coordinating a huge portion of upstate NY, to provide research, education and support for commercial  tree fruit and grape  programs. The early-bird rates for the conventi

02.12.2010| Press Notes, Wine Making | todd

No Comments
da wine Providence - VT Wine Media Road Trip

da wine Providence - VT Wine Media Road Trip

My trusty winemaking partner Tony Velturo got an invite from his son-in-law, to attend a monthly "Knights of the Wine Table" meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.  This month it was held at The Capital Grille  downtown, and afterwards we stopped to check out the only real wine supply store in t

02.3.2010| Press Notes, Taster, Video, Wine Making | todd

1 Comment
Making Merlove

Making Merlove

My much beloved spouse and I finally got an evening to relax,  kick back and watch movie that she got for me over the holidays (it was on Santa's list). Merlove ~ a Documentary About Merlot Wine (2008) is a home spun retort to the epic effect which another movie ( Sideways ), had on American perce

01.25.2010| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Taster, Wine Making | todd

1 Comment
Cold Climate Grape info at the University of vermont

Cold Climate Grape info at the University of vermont

This just in from the cold climate grape production project at UVM... Lorraine Berkett is who leads the program and she's just made some additions to their website.  The information on the site is limited, but it does have upcoming events that folks might find interesting and relevant.  I've

01.19.2010| Press Notes, Wine Making | todd

No Comments
Lake Champlain Grape Growers Association

Lake Champlain Grape Growers Association

Due to travel plans, I was fortunate to be able to change my schedule and attend the monthly meeting of the LCGGA.  These are normally held on Thursdays which are tough for me, but once and a while it works out.  These are a group of folks I originally met through volunteering at the Cornell Unive

01.14.2010| Press Notes, Wine Making | todd

No Comments