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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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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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#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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Hudson River Schooled - TasteCamp 2014

Hudson River Schooled – TasteCamp 2014

Foliage was just passing peak here at home when I traveled a couple of hours south for TasteCamp 2014, and though I may have been a little bit reticent to leave and miss out on the last of our leaves, the reward for the short drive was an amazing and beautiful passage through a neighboring wine coun

10.28.2014| Event, Press Notes, Taster, Video |

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Rosé Soirée

Rosé Soirée

It's a simple pot-luck format with the addition of a lucky ice bucket. Bring a bottle of rosé and/or something to nosh on, and we will all be in the pink. It's an event that we've been holding for several years now, and this time, rather than waiting until last moment of good weather, we held ours

08.15.2014| Event, Press Notes, Taster |

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Local Vermont Wine Goes Global - la garagista #WineStudio

Local Vermont Wine Goes Global – la garagista #WineStudio

Vermont grown and made wines have certainly been gaining higher ground in the few years since they were first planted. They have garnered local interest, and even made regional news...on Tuesday July 15th, the discussion about Vermont vineyards and wine making is going international, when our neighb

07.14.2014| Event, Press Notes, Taster |

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Saratoga Shandy or Snakebite?

Saratoga Shandy or Snakebite?

Earlier this spring I was in Saratoga, NY for the "Taste of Upstate" festival which was a showcase for regional beverage producers, as well as food artisans and crafts people from the area. Afterwards, despite all the nibbles during the event, I felt I needed a substantial bite to eat.  Being just

06.26.2014| Event, Press Notes, Taster |

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