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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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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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Wine Bottle Kilns

Wine Bottle Kilns

I was in upstate New York for some business, flying solo, running on fumes, and had just set down at a safe and familiar culinary landing strip in the wilderness of the Adirondack Park.  The Turtle Island Café in Willsboro, NY is a favorite place where one can expect to take in a hearty meal, and

02.4.2013| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Taster, Video | 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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This Platypus Can Hold Its Wine

This Platypus Can Hold Its Wine

Earlier this year I was doing some research and came across a product that I thought was simple and innovative, with a number of practical uses. I made a note to go back and investigate further, and as things go, things got busy, and that note ended up buried in a pile of other notes, waiting to be

09.6.2012| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Taster, Video, Wine Making | todd

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Vermont Wine Making is Making Wine News

Vermont Wine Making is Making Wine News

The results are just in from the 4th Annual International Cold Climate Wine Competition, held in St. Paul MN.   I am happy to report that members of our own Team Vermont are bringing home Gold, Silver, Bronze, and a Best of Show out of a field of 325 wines, from 12 states and Canada. Shelburne

08.17.2012| Event, Media Reviews, Press Notes, Video, Wine Making | todd

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Mark Me UP, Scotty! Wine Bottles on Stun.

Mark Me UP, Scotty! Wine Bottles on Stun.

I recently had an extraordinary experience.  I am only now able to begin to understand what happened when I had a close encounter of the thirst kind.  It was so beautiful at the outset when I was awash in a sparkling splash of white, and I was feeling so comfortable, enjoying the cool weightlessne

07.24.2012| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Taster | todd

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Don't Settle for Less!

Don’t Settle for Less!

Getting the low-down on what wines to look for, which to avoid, and which stir up enough controversy to make it worth a try in either case...this is a major upside of following online wine resources, in the form of individual wine bloggers.  Much as I dislike the term 'blogger' for its clumsiness,

07.11.2012| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Video | todd

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Wine Cellars Rebuilding - Vermont Strong

Wine Cellars Rebuilding - Vermont Strong

The end of last summer was an abrupt one for many of us in central and southern Vermont who live close to our beautiful waterways, as we watched them rise up and wipe out years of hard work from previous seasons of labor.  So too were impacted, a number of establishments whose wine cellars were inu

04.25.2012| Media Reviews, Press Notes | todd

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