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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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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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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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Extending the Life of a Wine Bottle

Extending the Life of a Wine Bottle

When most folks talk about extending the life of a wine bottle, discussions will ensue regarding proper cellar temperature, humidity, protection from light, and the like, but those topics are all about extending the life of the wine inside of the bottle, not the glass vessel itself. Most wine bottl

01.18.2013| Press Notes, Video, Wine Making | todd

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It Comes Down to Topping Up

It Comes Down to Topping Up

This year, the home made Chilean wine project is a little bit behind schedule. This time last year the Chardonnay / Viognier blend was already in the bottle, on tables, in glasses, and flowing down gullets. This time around things have proceeded a bit more slowly, causing some anxiety. We decided

01.8.2013| Press Notes, Taster, Video, Wine Making | todd

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Say OK to Pays d'OC!

Say OK to Pays d’OC!

It's been a busy 4th quarter of the year, and we've made more progress with barn renovations, snow prep, and general buttoning up for winter than we have in previous seasons.  With a couple of extra vacation days in a use-it-or-lose-it state, and an unexpected invitation to attend a private wine ta

12.30.2012| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Video, Wine Making | todd

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Vermont Wine on Napa Radar - Marquette More than a Blip

Vermont Wine on Napa Radar - Marquette More than a Blip

Big News on the cold-climate wine frontier.  Wine growing in Vermont is a novelty, even if folks here in the region have been tasting vintages for a several years now.  People in New York and Boston have caught wind of what's going on through visits here.  Who woulda' thought that backwoods wine

11.10.2012| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Taster, Wine Making | todd

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