Tasting Calendar
Mostly Virtual
except for October 2nd

Process
Come by the shop to buy wines for the tasting– Usually 2 bottles per tasting below.

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

Join us at 4:00 on Saturday afternoons; plan on an hour.
Stay home, open wine, enjoy the conversation, ask questions.

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February 2021

Virtual Tasting – Holm Oak, Tasmania

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Women Winemaker Series We are celebrating Women during Women's History Month (March-- but we are starting in late February) by focusing on women winemakers. We have an interesting and fun line-up that takes us from Australia to Austria, with a stop in Italy's Marche along the way. Holm Oak, Tasmania with Becca Duffey, owner-winemaker 4:00 our time-- but 8:00 a.m Sunday for Bec! It will be nearly harvest time in the southern hemisphere when we connect with Becca Duffy of…

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March 2021

Virtual Tasting – Tiberio, Abruzzo

March 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Women Winemaker Series We are celebrating Women during Women's History Month (March-- but we are starting in late February) by focusing on women winemakers. We have an interesting and fun line-up that takes us from Australia to Austria, with a stop in Italy's Marche along the way. If you would like to participate, the wines can be purchased at the shop. When you come in to get the wines, give us the email address to which you would like the…

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Virtual Tasting – Weingut Netzl, Carnuntum

March 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Netzl Winery

Christina and the Netzl wines are no strangers to Windham Wines fans. Christina represents the next generation at Netzl. Having overseen the conversion of the vineyards to organic farming, Christina describes her job as winemaker as "strengthen the vines" to allow them to produce their healthiest grapes, which she refers to as the vineyards' "art." In the cellar, her role is to "accompany and listen to the wines. Support them without wanting to change them."

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April 2021

Virtual Tasting – Waterkloof, Schapenberg, South Africa

April 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Waterkloof

Certified biodynamic, Waterkloof embraces biodiversity. In addition to vineyards, sheep, chickens, cows and horses, 107 of their 189 hectares are set aside for native flora and fauna. Here is a link to a video that gives you a preview of the kinds of practices that make Waterkloof a conservation champion. We will be guided by owner, Paul Boutinot, who will share his passion for conservation to preserve the terroir that allows wines to express place. We will taste the Circle of Life, White and the Circumstance, Cabernet Franc with Paul.

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Virtual Tasting – Tablas Creek, Paso Robles

April 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We are extremely excited about our tasting with Jason Haas, at Tablas Creek, the world's first Regenerative Organic Certified winery. Between 2018 and August 2020, the team at Tablas Creek committed to adding practices to their already biodynamic farming that are meant to create solutions to the nefarious effects of the climate crisis, factory farming, and to help repair fractured rural economies. It is an ambitious but wonderfully hopeful vision. Please join us to hear more while tasting some of our favorite, high-value wines.

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Virtual Tasting – Troon Vineyard

April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Troon Vineyard

Troon Vineyard Saturday, April 24th 8:00 PM We're calling this our Millennial/GenZ tasting. Our usual virtual tasting start of 4:00 in the afternoon does not work for this demographic who are now in the phase of their lives occupied by young children. We hope that this time will work for them, but all are welcome. Those of us who have tasted with Nate and Nate before have become groupies and wouldn't miss the opportunity to taste with them and learn…

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May 2021

Virtual Tasting – Entry-level Gruners from 3 DACS

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anton Bauer, Gmirk, Wagram Steininger, Kamptal Tegernseerhof, T-26, Wachau We finish our winter-spring tasting season with an in-depth exploration of our most popular white variety: Gruner Veltliner. Recently, Lettie Teague, wine writer for the Wall Street Journal, wrote that, wo decades ago, this white grape from Austria was an exotic novelty for most Americans and a fast sommelier favorite thanks to its food-friendly nature. This wine was seemingly everywhere—until it was not. I was among those who mostly forgot about…

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June 2021

Virtual Tasting – Single-Vineyard Gruners

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bauer, Rosenberg, Wagram Steininger, Loisum, Kamptal Tegernseerhof, Schutt, Wachau We finish our winter-spring tasting season with an in-depth exploration of our most popular white variety: Gruner Veltliner. Recently, Lettie Teague, wine writer for the Wall Street Journal, wrote that, wo decades ago, this white grape from Austria was an exotic novelty for most Americans and a fast sommelier favorite thanks to its food-friendly nature. This wine was seemingly everywhere—until it was not. I was among those who mostly forgot about…

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October 2021

In-Person Tasting: La Garagista Field Studies, Round Mountain at Lilac Ridge Farm

October 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
La Garagista Field Studies

We'll meet at Lilac Ridge Farm and walk or ride the hay wagon up to the Round Mountain vineyard where vigneron Shabir Kamal will talk with us about the specifics of that site. We'll head back down to the farm for a tasting of the three Field Studies wines that Deirdre Heekin, of La Garagista, vinifies from Shabir's two hybrid varieties (Brianna and Marquette). Ross Thurber, Lilac Ridge farmer-caretaker and poet laureate, will read us the poems that contain the lines from which Deirdre derived the wines' names. We'll enjoy local cheeses and a salad fueled by ingredients from the farm.

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Virtual Tasting: Palmento Costanzo, Etna with Valeria Agosta

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We are excited to share with you the principal grapes of Mount Etna through the two terrific entry-level wines of Palmento Costanzo. Our guide will be owner, Valeria Agosta, who will talk with us about volcanic soils and Etna's influence, the unique varieties and the vineyard practices that have propelled these wines to the international wine stage.

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