New native wines featured now at Windham Wines. Learn how native wines are important. Romeo del Castello, Allegracore Etna Rosso, 2016– organic $26.99 This is consistently our favorite Etna Rosso, a blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio from the northern slopes of Etna. The property is buccolic, beautiful, humbling and organically farmed. A 1981 […]
Whites Timorasso– Piedmont: Ezio Poggio, $24, (organic) my new favorite white at the shop 49 acres of Timorasso globally, all in Piedmont Juhfark– Hungary, Meinklang, $22 (biodynamic) 385 acres, all in Hungary Biancu Gentile– Corsica, $34 (organic) 15 acres globally, all on Corisca Jacquere– Savoie: Quenard, $16 2538 acres in France, 7 acres in Portugal […]
Earliest sugaring start, mud season, town meeting day– spring is knocking on the southern door of Vermont. As usual, that means lots of tasting at Windham Wines as we see new vintage whites come dribbling in and the 2017 ross begin arriving. Meanwhile, we are preparing for another 8″ of snow; it is early March after all!
At Windham Wines and at home, we are celebrating having made it through the longest month of the year– January. It is longer than any other month, isn’t it? It is, at least, darkest. We have turned that corner. Winter is officially more than half over (though not really in Vermont) and importantly, days are […]
In the past 1-2 years, we have been getting some terrific new US wines available to us in Vermont—California producers Arnot-Roberts, Bedrock, Birichino, Broc Cellars, Copain, Dashe Cellars, Donkey and Goat, Forlorn Hope, Porter Creek, and Salinia and, from Oregon, Montebruno. Here, we focus on two new California red wines and one from Oregon. 2012, Birichino, […]
2012 Birichino, Malvasia Bianca, Monterey– $15.99 Though Birichino is a new producer, the winemakers, Alex Krause and John Locke, have been making wine with others for years. Most notably, they spent years with Randall Grahm at Bonny Doon which has strongly influenced their approach to producing wine. According to Alex, we “make wines that we […]
2012 Bodegas Avanthia Avancia Cuvée de O, Valdeorras, Godello Godello is a varietal found principally in Galicia in NW Spain. To my palate, it typically produces full-bodied whites with citrus (think lime zest), stone fruit (peach and apricot) and fresh stream aromas (we’ve just returned from a walk along our fresh stream, so that may […]