Virtual Wine Tasting Process

For those of you new to the tastings, we open two bottles together– available for purchase at Windham Wines– and talk with the winemaker or winery owner about terroir, grapes, farming practices and wine.

Come into the shop, buy the wines, leave us your email so that we can send the Zoom link. For the tasting, have your wines ready,  prepare some snacks, and relax into the evening with some delicious conversation.

Email us your email address so that we can send you the link to participate.

Virtual Tasting: Jordan Kivelstadt Sonoma

Kivelstadt Cellars has an estate vineyard in Bennett Valley (Sonoma County) and buys grapes for its "experimental side project," KC Cellars. The KC Labs Syrah has been very popular with our customer-friends. We'll do at least one KC Labs wine with Jordan and probably an estate wine as well.

Virtual Tasting: Sam Baron, winemaker Kivelstadt Cellars, Sonoma

We are tasting a bit later than usual since we are heading west rather than east. Kivelstadt's winemaker, Sam Baron, is a young whippersnapper, full of ideas and the energy to experiment. We'll talk about some of those as we enjoy a lovely Petillant Naturel of Pinot Noir and the Father's Watch, Rhone Blend recommended […]

Virtual Tasting: Filomena Iacobucci Terre Stregate, Campania

We will be tasting the Tre Bicchieri, Falanghina, Svelato and the also delicious Manent, Aglianico. We'll talk about the local legends of surrounding hills as enchanted, which may explain the secret of how their Falanghina is so consistently superior to any others we've had. Join us for an interesting, informative conversation while enjoying some lovely […]

Virtual Tasting: Ines Giovanett – Weingut Castelfeder

Ines Giovanett Weingut Castelfeder Südtirol/Alto Adige We kick off the new tasting season with a trip to one of Italy's smallest wine regions, the Südtirol in northern Italy. Long known as a white wine region (still 64% of its total production), reds are now coming on strong. We'll taste both and talk about the region's […]

Virtual Tasting: Vincent Tramier – Domaine Coste Chaude – Visan, Provence

Many of you have visited Provence. We invite you to return there virtually, to the Vaucluse département where the Cotes du Rhone wine appellation is located.  We'll meet with Vincent Tramier, owner of Domaine Coste Chaude, an organically-farmed winery where vines have been grown since at least the 16th century.

Virtual Tasting: Mel Goldman – Keuka Lake Vineyards – Hammondsport, NY

Mel Goldman Keuka Lake Vineyards Hammondsport, NY The Windham Wines tasting team spent a lovely afternoon with Mel in August during which we discovered the delight of the Keuka Lake Vineyards wines. We wanted to bring them all in, from the Vignoles Petillant Natural to the Blaufrankisch. Each certainly deserves a spot. With limited space, […]

Virtual Tasting: Josep Samsó – Raventos i Blanc, Penedes

Sparkling wine from the Penedes, but not Cava. Though it was a Raventos who made the first Cava in the 1870s, they pulled out of the Cava, D.O. in 2012. In the spirit of the season, we'll taste two very dry sparklings with Josep as we talk about everything from history and family to biodynamic […]

Virtual Tasting: Pietro Mascazzini – Gaggiano, Alto Piedmont

It seemed fitting that we begin our Winter 2023 tasting season not just with Italy, but with Piedmont and Nebbiolo. Gaggiano's winemaker, young Pietro Mascazzini, will guide us as we taste the Nebbiolo-Vespolina blend from Coste della Sesia, then try the pure Nebbiolo from the volcanic region of Gattinara.

Virtual Tasting: Tahmiene Momtazi Maysara, McMinnville

March is Women's History Month which we typically honor by showcasing women winemakers. We are celebrating having Maysara wines available to us again after a hiatus of several years. Maysara's tag line is "{p]ure, female-made biodynamic wines: grown with intention, crafted in harmony with the land we farm." We'll enjoy some Willamette Valley Pinot Noir […]

Virtual Tasting: Mary Taylor, Mary Taylor Wines and Nicole Keiley, Housatonic Wine Company

This year, we expand the recognition of women leaders in the wine sector to include an importer and a distributor. Mary Taylor started an eponymous wine import company. Our regular customers are familiar with her iconic label-- a white background with black lettering that features the place from which the wine comes. Nicole Keiley founded […]