Where did summer go? Each year, it seems to get shorter. Fall is in the air, and also starting its display in the maples. With fall, Windham Wines begins its seasonal transition away from summer whites and rosés, back to winter whites and reds. The team has continued to taste, exploring producers new to our distributors (e.g., Peay Vineyards in Sonoma and Tselepos in the Peloponnesian Peninsula) and regions or countries newly available to us (for instance, Calabria, Georgia and Croatia). New wines arrive weekly. If you have not been in for awhile, you’ll find lots to explore.
If you are among the wine curious, then our resurrected wine clubs are for you. Our wine clubs will introduce you to some of our favorite artisanal wines and the […]
Harvest is underway throughout the northern hemisphere, including here in Vermont. Shabir Kamal, local vigneron who sells grapes to La Garagista in Barnard, checked the ripeness of his berries, declared them ready, and called the volunteer crew to pick. With just over 1/3 of an acre, 25+ volunteers picked 2400 pounds of Brianna and Marquette over two picture perfect days.
We’ve checked in with some of our other winemaking friends from the US and Italy who sent images from their current harvest, some of which are included below.
The timing of this latest outbreak and the corresponding appeal to restrict discretionary social gatherings just before Thanksgiving is bittersweet. Plans were underway for smaller gatherings, though still across households. It hardly feels like Thanksgiving if it is just the usual couple or nuclear family at the table and yet, . . . .
As we watch what is happening around the country with COVID cases, we are going to start slowly, splitting time between curbside-only and opportunities for those who want to come in to browse. Curbside is available anytime we are there including all of Friday and Saturday; it is curbside-only on Thursdays and the first part of our Friday hours.
It has been two months since our world (the US northeast) became a different place governed by new protocols, like social distancing, mask-wearing and curbside pick-up. Thank you for the trust you convey by allowing us to collect cases, half-cases, or bottles for you during this pandemic. We are expanding the hours of pick-up to include 4 hours on Saturday– 10:00-2:00 as well as the Friday,11:00-5:00 pick-up time. More on orders and pick-ups below.
Our customers have sent a clear message– social distancing should not occur without wine! In response to those pleas and to enable you to get the wines we’ll be tasting together in our virtual tastings, we will be at the shop on Fridays, filling orders and arranging for your curbside pick-up.
We can get wine to you without physical contact.
We hope that you are all well. We think of you daily, and miss our conversations with you. Over the past two and a half weeks that we have been […]
As the news from here gets grimmer, and the news from Italy just heart-breakingly tragic, we have decided that if there is any chance that we are transmitting one COVID-19 cell to any of you, it is not worth it. For now, Windham Wines is closed.
Bearing in mind that Social Distancing – or even Social Isolation – is upon us, Windham Wines is focused on helping our clients maintain quality of life. We know that many of you will be immersed in family time, including cooking and dining. To that end, we’re introducing curbside pickup. We offer to collect cases/half-cases/bottles for you via phone or email orders that you can drive by to pick up as we deliver to your car in our parking lot.