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KIllington Wine Festival  - taste with a view

KIllington Wine Festival - taste with a view

Got an invitation to attend the trade session of the Killington Wine Festival Grand Tasting at 4,241' and so I ran up to the mountain with the mission to try some bubblies, and look for white wines that are not normally on radar.  The event is organized by the Killington Chamber of Commerce, and th

07.18.2010| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Taster, Video | todd

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Vina Borgia - Ahead of the Curve... & Wine List Awards

Vina Borgia - Ahead of the Curve… & Wine List Awards

Having dinner, enjoying a nice quality, inexpensive wine that I found at a tasting of Spanish wines back in March.  Lo and behold...checking out the issue of the Wine Spectator, that just arrived, and there it is among the "Best-Buys".  Nothing like a little palate validation...I had already order

07.15.2010| Press Notes, Taster, Video | todd

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Busy Stretch…

The last few weeks have just flown by, and we've been as busy as the bees who are hovering in the clover that is dominating the pasture. This post will likely morph in the next several days as we fill in the details. The first weekend of the month we did vineyard prep with the help of a local Bobc

07.3.2010| Press Notes, Video | todd

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Old World / New World - Wine Book Review

Old World / New World - Wine Book Review

I have a summer reading list, and several more books just arrived, but I thought that I ought not wait to go over these two.  The first read through was completed weeks ago, but I have been referring back to them, and re-paging since then.  The first book deals with some serious contemporary quest

05.27.2010| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Video | todd

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Spring Book Review

Spring Book Review

Wine related books that I've read in the last few months, and would recommend, as a follow on to the holiday gift book episode last year. These reviews, will not themselves be masterpieces, but only attempt to point out some titles worth checking out. and because of the YouTube time limit...

04.16.2010| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Video | todd

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Pommeau D'Or...

Pommeau D’Or…

The attire in the video turns out to be coincidental...today is Hugh Hefner's birthday. The libation is unique, and from north of the border.  Le Fleurs Des Pommiers, Pommeau D'Or...liquid gold. There is a beautiful and fascinating wine country in Quebec, where there are a couple dozen producers

04.9.2010| Press Notes, Taster, Video | todd

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Calmont Spring Opener @ The Stoweflake

Calmont Spring Opener @ The Stoweflake

This past week, I attended the annual spring tasting held by Vermont wine distributor, Calmont Beverage. The event was hosted at the Stoweflake Resort in Stowe, VT and along with the 30 wine importers participating, there was an impressive charcuterie table laid out by Provisions International. I

03.24.2010| Press Notes, Taster, Video | todd

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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

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The Game of the Rose - Ruché - La Donna Cannone

The Game of the Rose - Ruché - La Donna Cannone

The winter is still here, despite the warm weather we've been experiencing, the open areas where the snow has receded, and the nearby river flowing freely toward the sea. The lack of color has me impatient to see the fields in bloom, even though I know the time for such things, is just around th

02.19.2010| Press Notes, Taster, Video | todd

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Wine from Algeria?

Wine from Algeria?

I ask it again...wine from Algeria?   A co-worker of mine had remembered enjoying Algerian wines when traveling there during her university years, and had been looking around to see if there were any avaialble in the US.  Evetually she did find some through Grand Wine & Liquor, which is an e

02.12.2010| Press Notes, Taster, Video | todd

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