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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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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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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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Vermont Wine Open House Weekend August 17-18

Vermont Wine Open House Weekend August 17-18

It's that time of year again where our friendly neighborhood wine, cider, and mead producers slate a weekend to collectively welcome visitors to their establishments.  Sure, a lot of these place are open to visitors most weekends, but this time there are special events, tours, food, music, and othe

08.10.2013| Event, Press Notes, 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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Vermont Nudist Week of Wine

Vermont Nudist Week of Wine

Have I got your attention? It's been in the works, and under wraps for several weeks, but now it's time to bare all. Strong sunshine is finally bathing our state, and before long, we'll be skinny dipping in the rivers, lakes, and ponds.  While it's still a bit chill for swimming, next week na

05.16.2013| Event, Press Notes, Taster, Wine Making |

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Vermontino?

Vermontino?

What did he say?  It's "vermentino" not "Vermontino", as cool as that might sound.  Vermontini? No, you might be thinking of the cocktail 'negroni' when made with local green mountain bitters.  No it's not a grape grown in Vermont, at least not at this stage of climate change...maybe someday. An

05.9.2013| Press Notes, Taster, Video, Wine Making |

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Malbec World Day 2013

Malbec World Day 2013

Argentine Malbec has been a regular guest at our dinner table, since it first hit these shores, the long way around from its home in Cahors. While Malbec still grows in France, and is cultivated in Chile as well as here in the US, the production of Argentine Malbec is nearly double that of the other

04.17.2013| Event, Press Notes, Taster, Video, Wine Making |

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Vine & Tasting Room Positions at Lincoln Peak Vineyards

Just got word that the good folks at Lincoln Peak Vineyards are looking for help in the 2013 season. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in cold climate viticulture and wine making, to work with one of the finest outfits in the Green Mountains.  The Granstroms are Vermont

04.9.2013| Press Notes, Wine Making |

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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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