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Vermont's RAW Natural Beauty

Vermont’s RAW Natural Beauty

The mere mention of Vermont, for many people, immediately evokes scenes of spring maple taps, verdant summer pastures, stunning autumn colors and winter wonderlands. There is no doubt that one of the state's most valuable assets is the unspoiled splendor that draws visitors at peak times of year, an

10.17.2016| Event, Press Notes, Taster |

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Vermont Summer is Coming and TasteCamp is Here

Vermont Summer is Coming and TasteCamp is Here

[caption id="attachment_3888" align="aligncenter" width="483"] La Crescent pre-bloom[/caption] It's been building steadily, and the heat of summer is here. Fruits are blossoming and afternoons are for swimming. For many thoughts or memories of summer camp adventures are strong, and so this is an

05.31.2016| Event, Media Reviews, Press Notes |

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TasteCamp 2016 - #VT

TasteCamp 2016 – #VT

This poor blog has suffered from neglect since the 2015 wine harvest, when a top-notch vintage was landing in bins and fermentation vessels all around the north country. Just as we were bringing in our own pickings, "Wines of Vermont: A History of Pioneer Fermentation" was published the kick-off for

02.20.2016| Event, Press Notes |

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Mid-Summer Status Report

Mid-Summer Status Report

The strong sun of summer is a welcome blast of energy almost causing us to forget the  long cold winter and damp spring transition. We've been hunkered down here, with lots in the hopper and are just coming up for air after a season so busy that even the bees would forgive all the cliche. Trying to

08.6.2015| Press Notes, Taster, Video, Wine Making |

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Spring: Everything Coming up Rosés?

Spring: Everything Coming up Rosés?

Warmer weather brings with it the return of the bright colors that we've been lacking in the north country and the closer we get to summer, the more folks talk about rosé. Requests have been coming in from the neighborhood and beyond, wanting to know when we are going to schedule our annual pink wi

04.26.2015| Press Notes, Taster |

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Austria Invades Vermont

Austria Invades Vermont

An aggressive campaign is currently being waged by Austrian Partisans to dominate the Vermont cultural scene. A series of serious forays, to capture the hearts, minds and palates of our citizenry is under way and shows no sign of abatement. Should this pressure keep up, we can expect to soon be reco

03.26.2015| Event, Press Notes, Video |

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This Wine Last Week - Ramitello Molise Rosso

This Wine Last Week – Ramitello Molise Rosso

Sometimes you enjoy a wine one week and then find that you are still thinking about it the next.  Maybe it's because it was a knockout fancy expensive unicorn wine or maybe it was just a simple and tasty wine that matched well with a meal or a moment in time. Those wines are always worth a second l

02.18.2015| Press Notes, Taster |

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#BDX in #BTV: A Reminder Why Wine Dinners Matter

#BDX in #BTV: A Reminder Why Wine Dinners Matter

We cook a lot at home, and because of that we don't always get out as much as we probably ought to. That said I do try to keep my ear to the ground in order to stay on top of the wine dinners and tastings that are going down all around the state. We have a Google calendar that's available to the pub

01.28.2015| Event, Press Notes, Taster |

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Languedoc Talk and Roussillon Rumblings

Languedoc Talk and Roussillon Rumblings

The year is drawing to a close and lots of bloggers have put together their top ten lists or favorites for 2014. Some of us are just trying to play catch-up and sort through notes for wines that made the biggest impressions upon us in this past cycle. Underdog areas seem to draw my recollections mos

12.28.2014| Event, Press Notes, Taster |

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Mini Review: Paul D - Roter Veltliner

Mini Review: Paul D – Roter Veltliner

Paul D - Roter Veltliner 2013 Gorgeous nose of spring blossoms, harvest pomme fruit and talcum powder. Lilting peachy and citrus flavors, slightly effervescent, dancing on the tongue's edge. Honeydew melon and lime lasts a long time. Vivacity is deceiving of its real weight. Has aspects that make

11.18.2014| Press Notes |

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