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!
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 […]
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 […]
If you’re a Sauvignon Blanc drinker, we are confidant that you will enjoy this well-made, flavorful Touraine from Sophie and Thierry Chardon. The Windham Wines tasting group got together a week ago and each of us rated this our number one white of the tasting (out of a total of 15 whites). It was our […]
Rosé Domaine des Corbillières, Touraine, Rosé, 2013 This is a really enjoyable wine. I am so glad that Fore Street in Portland made a mistake and served me this instead of the Domaine des Corbillières, Sauvignon Blanc that I ordered (and already knew I liked, and which would’ve been a great complement to the excellent […]
2013 Triennes, Rosé, Var — $14.99 62% Cinsault, 18% Syrah, 15% Grenache, 5% Merlot After a gorgeous last few days, and leading into our 7th annual rosé tasting this Saturday, it seems a propos to launch our updated website’s first pick of the week with our favorite rosé of the summer . . . so […]
2010 Domaine des Enfants, l’enfant perdu, Cotes Catalanes– $31.99 The domaine is owned by a young couple, Marcel Buhler and Carrie Sumner—she is from Oregon, committed to working with the vines to give the grapes the opportunity to express their personalities. Marcel works mostly in the vineyard, while Carrie nurtures the juice in the cellar. […]