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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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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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Drinking the Pink on Snow

Drinking the Pink on Snow

In northern climates where snow can cover the ground for months at a time, we sometimes succumb to the deprivation of natural color around us, and start yearning for the change of season, when grasses green and the first flower bulbs push themselves into view.  In the last couple of years, this par

03.14.2013| Event, Press Notes, Taster | todd

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Bargaining with Love and Bubbles

Bargaining with Love and Bubbles

In the wake of the Valentine's Day holiday, which I understand is generally a success for retailers, one has to wonder how well it met the expectations of consumers, and for the consummation of their love?  How many folks are still dealing with an hangover associated with the big day ( or evening

02.19.2013| Event, Press Notes, Taster | todd

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Farewell To The Little Sweet One

Farewell To The Little Sweet One

This is a piece that I began last year, then stalled on until just recently when coincident events gave me the impetus to complete, and the kind folks at The New York Cork Report helped to edit and give it a place to rest. The last drops quivered, and resisted their fall, from the bottle’s lip

01.26.2013| Event, Press Notes, Taster | todd

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The 2010 Illahe Melee

The 2010 Illahe Melee

One of the coolest things about wine bars is that even at their most boisterous, they are safe places to convene in convivial fashion, and one never hears about fights breaking out within their confines.  A quick YouTube search on "bar fight" returns an endless stream of mayhem.  Try "wine bar fig

12.27.2012| Event, Press Notes, Taster, Video | todd

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Nice Sauce from Alsace

Nice Sauce from Alsace

While thinking about selections for the recent Thanksgiving holiday, and trying to pick out something a little different, we got very lucky when tasty options fell right in our path.  Due to a late stage logistical switch, Norwich Wine & Spirits hosted a pop-up wine tasting at the shop with Eva

12.6.2012| Event, Press Notes, Taster | todd

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