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Austrian Wine Month Selections

SHOP HOURS: 10am-6pm (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday). 10am-5pm (Saturday). Closed Sunday and Monday. 2012 Strauss, White, Styria! Fresh, fruity, light, blend of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Morillon (Chardonnay). On the nose, very fruity with the aroma of elderberry, apple and citrus. On the palate, very dense with a balanced acidity and a harmonious finish.  This is […]


Saturday, April 27th, 2:00-5:00
Open House

We have teamed up with our neighbors to host a sampling of independently-owned, artisanal products that are offered by your independent, local wine merchant, butcher, and baker. Bring friends, encounter more friends and enjoy a lovely afternoon socializing while sampling interesting and delicious foods and wines.

Taste local, taste global and buy local and independent!


Saturday, May 11th, 5:30
New Vintage Austrian Wines with Winthrop Pennock and Rafael Flores, Artisanal Cellars
We are very excited to receive new vintages, because there are always surprises and new favorites, like last year’s Anton Bauer, Gmork. The new vintages of the Austrian whites are arriving in mid-April, so we are scheduling a tasting to share our discoveries with you. On that April boat is the new vintage of the perennial rosé favorite, Tegernseerhof. Join us to explore Austrian wines. We’re sure that they will become some of your favorites too!

Reservations necessary @ (802)246-6400. Tasting fee: $25, plus tax, includes light food pairings from North End Butchers.



Austrian Wine Month

As many of you know, Frank and I were fortunate enough to do a wine trip to Austria several years ago. While there, we fell in love with Austrian whites—Gruner Veltliner especially, but also Riesling and several blends that joined Gruner with other lesser known varieties like Gelber Muskateller and Welschriesling. In the years since, Austrian reds have come on strong. In addition to the native Blaufrankisch, Saint Laurent and Zweigelt (the last a grape developed as a cross of the first two), there is also some very solid Pinot Noir coming mostly from the Burgenland. Our Austrian wine tasting is scheduled for Saturday, May 11th, at 5:30. It will be led by Winthrop Pennock, of Artisanal Cellars and will focus on new vintage whites.

New Tastings for YOU!

Spanish Natural Wines Saturday, November 10th, 5:00 pm Led by Chris Barnes, Jose Pastor Selections Jose Pastor’s portfolio of Spanish wines focuses on producers who favor grapes  indigenous to their region and who follow natural, often organic, practices both in the vineyards and in the cellar. The result is a book of “honest wines with […]

Feeding My Hunger For Spanish White Wine: Pazo de Señorans

I never imagined the day would come when I would admit to such inclinations, but after much agony and deliberation I must confess that I’m enchanted by Spanish white wines.  Perhaps it’s their sheer gustatory novelty, or their “consumer friendly” pricing, or the simple fact that they are lipsmackingly good, or a combination of all […]

February Beer of the Month

Dogfishhead Squall IPA American Double / Imperial IPA style beer from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in United States. Stop by the shop for a 5% discount on this outrageously tasty beer. Drink it, enjoy it, and review it, by commenting on this blog post for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to the […]