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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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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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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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Malbec Check - 2010 Argentina & Chile

At this point in time, pretty much every red wine lover in this country, with any sense of adventure, has tried a varietal wine made from the Malbec grape, and more likely than not has been pleased with what they tasted. Argentina made a name for this grape in the last several years, a fruit whose

03.1.2013| Press Notes, Taster, Video | 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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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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