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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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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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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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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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Marquette and Mencia, long lost cousins?

Marquette and Mencia, long lost cousins?

We recently opened a bottle of Vermont's own, Lincoln Peak Marquette 2012, and at the first taste, like it often does, its saucy and savory qualities reminded me of Austrian Zweigelt. After a little bit more thinking, and memory bank searching, I realized it also conjured wines made from the Mencia

10.17.2014| Press Notes, Taster |

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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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Peche au Vin & Poly-carbonates

Peche au Vin & Poly-carbonates

Fresh peaches at the farmer's market had me remembering summer suppers with my grandparents. Pop did a lot of gardening in those days and a good portion of our meals came from the tilled ground about twenty yards from the cottage. He used to keep some Chianti or Montepulciano chilled in the refriger

08.1.2014| Press Notes, Taster, Video |

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