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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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More Than a Blanc Look

More Than a Blanc Look

Ten years after the movie "Sideways" elevated Pinot Noir to super star status on the United States wine scene, and with tens of millions of gallons of Pinot Grigio pouring down American gullets every year too, it is still a wonder that Pinot Blanc does not get quite as much attention as it should. I

06.14.2014| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Taster |

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Late April Showers and Fools

Late April Showers and Fools

I thought I had a good April Fools gag to pull at the beginning of the month, and then I got too busy to pull it off. Then I got really busy in the real world of work, some wine gigs, and vine pruning, and bottling, and cellar prep for the spring crush of Chilean fruit, and started wondering who was

04.30.2014| Event, Media Reviews, Press Notes, Taster |

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Popping Corn and Corks

Popping Corn and Corks

I wish I could find the cartoon that I remember seeing years ago, in a video rental shop.  It illustrated how one was prepared for a Vermont Winter once one had 5 cords of wood and 3 cords of VHS movies stacked up. Plenty of folks still heat with wood, but the movie rental spots have faded with the

01.20.2014| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Taster, Video |

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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 |

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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 |

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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 |

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Say OK to Pays d'OC!

Say OK to Pays d’OC!

It's been a busy 4th quarter of the year, and we've made more progress with barn renovations, snow prep, and general buttoning up for winter than we have in previous seasons.  With a couple of extra vacation days in a use-it-or-lose-it state, and an unexpected invitation to attend a private wine ta

12.30.2012| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Video, Wine Making |

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Vermont Wine on Napa Radar - Marquette More than a Blip

Vermont Wine on Napa Radar – Marquette More than a Blip

Big News on the cold-climate wine frontier.  Wine growing in Vermont is a novelty, even if folks here in the region have been tasting vintages for a several years now.  People in New York and Boston have caught wind of what's going on through visits here.  Who woulda' thought that backwoods wine

11.10.2012| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Taster, Wine Making |

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This Platypus Can Hold Its Wine

This Platypus Can Hold Its Wine

Earlier this year I was doing some research and came across a product that I thought was simple and innovative, with a number of practical uses. I made a note to go back and investigate further, and as things go, things got busy, and that note ended up buried in a pile of other notes, waiting to be

09.6.2012| Media Reviews, Press Notes, Taster, Video, Wine Making |

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