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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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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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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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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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Goodbye Girl, Graze in Peace

Goodbye Girl, Graze in Peace

I'm not one for long goodbyes, but that does not make sudden ones any more preferable. I've always felt a solemn respect for the Memorial Day holiday, because of family, friends, community members, and a nation of those in uniform who have passed during their time in service to the rest of us. Now

05.27.2014| Event, Press Notes, Taster, Video |

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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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Donkey and Goat Syrah with Donkeys

Donkey and Goat Syrah with Donkeys

It's been a busy autumn transition, with the completion of harvest and it's inevitable need for storage and and fermentation. Apologies to those who contacted us wondering what had happened, posts having dwindled in recent weeks.  Yes, its been busy and some changes are afoot, but until the time is

10.25.2013| Press Notes, Taster, Video, Wine Making |

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Festivals Past Us. Harvest Upon Us.

Festivals Past Us. Harvest Upon Us.

Now that the hard work of harvest is upon us, it's almost going too fast to look into the rear view mirror at an all too brief summer receding into faint memory.  That's where ubiquitous video comes in handy.  I managed to make it to a few venues this season, hang with local friends, meet up with

09.23.2013| Event, Press Notes, Taster, Video |

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Je Me Souviens TasteCamp

Je Me Souviens TasteCamp

Je me souviens... In French it translates to mean, "I remember".  Employing it could easily be dismissed as a literary device, in the context of an article about a trip to Quebec. However, in this particular situation, the phrase echoes with years of accumulated memories.  The true meaning of this

08.21.2013| Event, Press Notes, Taster, Video, Wine Making |

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Should Friends Let Friends Drink Friends' Sangria?

Should Friends Let Friends Drink Friends’ Sangria?

Festive summer occasions often require that we come up with a menu that will please the most folks, and at the same won't to have to fall to a lowest common denominator.  Sangria is one of those fail-safe preparations that can simplify bar service, and allow everyone to share from the same cup.  I

07.3.2013| Press Notes, Taster, Video, Wine Making |

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