Spring 2020 Wine Recommendations

| New Arrivals, Picks

Fibbiano, Rosato Toscana, 2018 $17, down from $20 Fibbiano gives us an organic Sangiovese that is our favorite rosé in stock. It has so much more identity today than when it arrived a year ago, and now is $3 less. Vibrant, clean, beautiful fruit and mineral. La Staffa, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore, […]

Wines for Winter – 20 Under $20

| Featured Wine, New Arrivals, Picks

We love Eric Asimov’s idea of identifying 20 seasonal, affordable wines. We have followed his lead in creating a similar list filled with wines that we know are available in Vermont and that we know can be priced to stay under that $20 ceiling.

Featured Wines, Native Varieties

| Italian wines, New Arrivals, Picks

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 […]

Windham Wines: Winter 22 Under $22

We’ve created our own list again this winter, though it is a 22 under $22. Sixteen of the wines on our list are organic or biodynamic. Though we have several of the Asimov wines, we have only two overlapping wines that appears both on both our lists this time—the Ultreia and the Bonny Doon. Our regular customers will recognize the Ultreia. We recommended it to all who came in looking for a red during the first several months after which it was again available in Vermont.

Thanksgiving Wines

| Picks
Wine Tasting

I hope that you all enjoy Thanksgiving as much as we do. It is a wonderful time of family, friends, food and,of course, wine. After a token 5 km turkey trot, we all gather in the kitchen for much of the day, cooking, sampling, eating hors d’oeuvres, oogling over the new lives that have joined us since the last family gathering– we have 30-somethings whom we treasure. It is a glorious day that begins with “bloodies” or sparkling, and ends with a feast and bottles of red and white at the table.

Easter Wine Recommendations

| Featured Wine, Picks
Spring Daffodils

Stop in to Windham Wines for all your Easter wine needs.  Need help choosing a wine to go with your Easter dinner?  Here are a few recommendations that our tasting team really liked. Avinyo, Petillant Vi D’Agulla, $14.99 practicing organic Lightly sparkling, light bodied and low alcohol (but dry), provide a perfect glass to begin […]

Mas des Chimères, “Oeillade,” Vin de Pays, Coteaux de Salagou, 2015– $15.99 (organic)

Our customers have discovered Cinsault. Two of the most popular red wines that leave the shop in consistent volume are this wine, the Mas de Chimeres, “Oeillade,” and the L’Argentier, Cinsault. We love them both. The Mas de Chimeres is another independent, family-owned small domain. The mas is worked full-time by just 4 people– the […]

Valentine’s Wine Recommendations

Looking for a wine to share with your Valentine? Windham Wines has some recommendations! Sparkling Graham Beck, Sparkling Rosé—A perennial WW favorite as cellarmaster Pieter Ferreira continues his quest for “the perfect bubble,” – a small mousse to carry a gentle flavors with elegance. Graham Beck sparkling (Brut) was served both at Nelson Mandela’s and […]

20 Wines Under $20, Winter 2017

| Biodynamic Wines, Picks, Thoughts

We are very excited about this list of winter favorites for $20 or under. We tasted throughout the fall, selecting wines for the season as we shifted the shop’s focus from the lighter whites and rosés of summer to the fuller-bodied whites, sparklings and especially reds of colder, darker months. As we mentioned in the […]