As you can see from the images above, spring has finally sprung. Two weeks ago, with a day around 80 and another in the low 70s, the trees got the message and sent out little green buds which last week unfurled. We have reasserted the “green” in the Green Mountain state. And, . . . the hummers are back! Did anyone say rosé? We did. Speaking of weather and rosés, we have our final tasting of the fall-winter-spring 2017-2018 tasting season on June 2nd– rosés.
Enjoy our current and previous featured wines and picks!
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 […]
Winter 2018 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 […]
Responding to customer requests, Windham Wines is now offering wine clubs for the wine curious. For $60 per installment, those who join would receive 2-3 bottles every other month starting in February. We provide notes giving you the stories of people and place as well as suggesting food pairings. We offer two clubs, one for […]
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 […]
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 […]
This wine is a perennial favorite of Windham Wines’ customers. We were without it for nearly a year. Then in early summer, the distributor was able to get more. Windham Wines took all but a case. An unusual combination of Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc, the two grapes are happily blended via the skill of 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 […]
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 […]
A couple of times a year, Eric Asimov, who pens the wine column, “The Pour,” for the New York Times, assembles a list of wines that he buys in the New York area for $20 or under that he can recommend for seasonal enjoyment. Asimov is one of those wine writers who I really enjoy—always […]
Bob Haas, along with the Perrin family of Chateau de Beaucastel in Chateauneuf, are the founders of Tablas Creek Winery, in Paso Robles, California. I have been smitten by the Patelin, rosé this year. That love led me to ask Bob if he might write about the Patelin, rosé for our website. He graciously agreed. […]
Enamore, Mendoza, 2011 Enamore is a joint project with Amarone producer, Allegrini, who brought their experience of making wine from dried grapes to ReNacer. The Enamore is a blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda and Cabernet Franc grapes, dried to concentrate flavors, then given a long fermentation to increase extraction of color and flavors. […]
Folk Machine, Pinot Noir, Central Coast, 2013–$19.99 Another wine selected as a customer favorite, from the California garagistes tasting on October 21st. Beautiful dark cherry fruit aromas are complemented by clean, woodsy smells of dried leaves and piney resin. This was one of the first of the new wave of California wines with which we […]
Birichino, Vin Gris, Central Coast, 2013– $15.99 Admittedly, we love rosé. Historically, we have tried to squirrel away a few bottles of rosé at home to enjoy on those evenings when we crave the memories of the warmth of the sun on our skin and light after 5:30 p.m. Mercifully, it has finally become acceptable […]
Castelfeder, Muller Thurgau, “Gessner,” Alto Adige, 2013–$19.99 We have written about this wine as one of last week’s “picks.” For more on Castelfeder and the Alto Adige region, we invite you to look there. Below is a picture of the beautiful Castelfeder vineyards against the backdrop of the impressive Dolomites. Muller Thurgau is German hybrid […]