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January 2018


January 27th, Italian Wines, with Fred Mullins, Vias

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For our first Italian wine tasting of the 2018 winter-spring season, we’ll go on a Giro d’Italia with Fred Mullins, of Vias Wine, as our guide. From Piedmont to Puglia, we’ll enjoy a range of wines starting with a Gavi from Broglia to an Aglianico from Terredora. Like nearly all of the wines in our shop, these were selected because they are family-owned vineyards that produce wines typical of their region. Join us for an evening during which Fred will…

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February 2018


February 10th– Reva and Ebreo, with Daniele Gaia, Reva

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Daniele Gaia, of Reva Winery in Monforte d’Alba, makes a return appearance at Windham Wines. Reva just acquired Cascina Ebreo, a 2 hectare winery located in the Barolo Cru area Ravera, just west of Monforte d’Alba. Daniele will be presenting wine from both estates, each of which is committed to organic farming. If you are a fan of Nebbiolo, this is a “must attend” tasting. We’ll taste one of Ebreo’s whites (Sauvignon Blanc), move to Reva’s Barbera, back to a…

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March 2018


March 10th–French Natural Wines, with Kevin McKenna of Louis/Dressner Selections

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kevin McKenna, one of the partners of Louis/Dressner Selections, will take us along on a journey featuring French natural wines. Since its inception,  Louis/Dressner has honed a portfolio developed to bring authentic wines to the United States.  In the mid-1980s, Joe Dressner and his life partner, Denyse Louis, a native Burgundian, began spending extended breaks at the Louis’ family home in the Maconnaise. While that era may be remembered as the pinnacle of French industrial wine production, Dressner and Louis…

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March 24th– the New Californians, with Drew Robinson, Vermont Wine Merchants

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As Jon Bonne, former wine writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, observed, the California wine industry is changing. They are now lots of “young, innovative producers who are rewriting the rules of contemporary winemaking,” who are committed to producing wines that express the uniqueness of California’s terroirs. Drew has brought many of the wines from these young lions to Vermont for us to enjoy. He knows the people, knows their stories, knows their wines. Join Drew for a taste of…

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April 2018


April 28th– Portuguese Wines, with Ali Cheevers, MS Walker

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

So many of you have been to Portugal and, after your trips, come in to see what we have. We are finally getting access to some of those wines that you had the opportunity to try while there. Ali Cheevers will be our guide as we enjoy a wine tour of Portugal. As always, food pairings by Gretchen Hardy, of The Porch Too.

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October 2018


Tasting – Bosnian Wine

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 20th With: Indira Bayer, Wines of Illyria Patricia Whalen, International Judge Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina War Crimes Chamber Robert Madrygin, author, The Solace of Trees Our first tasting of the new season gives you the chance to explore what for us are obscure wines, i.e., wines from Bosnia that have not been exported to the US before, featuring grapes like Zilavka, Plavac Mali, Blatina and Vranac. This event brings the culture alive for us, with color commentary…

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November 2018


Tasting – Weingut Netzl, Austria

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 3rd $30, plus tax Christina Netzl, winemaker The Netzl family grows vines and makes wine in the Caruntum region of Lower Austria. Though renowned for reds, principally Zweigelt– we’ll taste two of those, more recently its dynamic producers, like Netzl, are also gaining recognition for Pinot Blanc, which we’ll try.

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Thanksgiving Wines

November 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Thanksgiving wines with Rob Ryan, Vermont Wine Merchants We’ll open 4 of the wines identified below to give you a preview of what you might bring to the mix a week from Thursday. Informal tasting — no charge!

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December 2018

Alpha Box & Dice

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 1st Alpha Box & Dice with Justin Fairweather The Aussies are back– Alphabox & Dice, a self-described “laboratory for viticultural exploration” brings us wines without boundaries, their Zaptung, a lively, sparkling made from the same grape as Prosecco but absolutely dry, to the Kit & Kaboodle red, a blend of Montepulciano, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon. Experimental, edgy and fun– Australian!

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Sparkling Wines

December 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

With hope for 2019 Informal tasting — no charge!

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