Virtual Tasting Calendar

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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 on Saturday afternoons at the scheduled time; plan on at least an hour.

Stay home, open wine, enjoy the conversation, ask questions.

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October 2021

Virtual Tasting: Palmento Costanzo, Etna with Valeria Agosta

October 16, 2021 @ 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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November 2021

Noelia Ricci, Emila-Romagna with Valentine Davide

November 6, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noelia Ricci

Our two November tastings are meant to provide some options for your Thanksgiving table. From Noelia Ricci, we'll taste a white from Trebbiano and a red made from Sangiovese. Emilia-Romagna, on the other side of the Apennines from Tuscany, is arguably the birthplace of Sangiovese. The Noelia Ricci vineyards cover just 7 hectares of the 140 that comprise the family farm, called Tenuta Pandolfa near Predappio. We will definitely delve into the Manifesto that introduces Noelia Ricci as "the story of those who never stop dreaming."

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December 2021

San Martino Winery, Basilicata with Lorenzo Piccin

December 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
San Martino Winery

We finish our 2021 calendar with our first tasting from a Basilicata producer. Lorenzo's 6 hectares of vines are farmed organically. All are planted with the region's foremost indigenous variety, Aglianico. We'll taste two of the three Aglianicos he makes.

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February 2022

Virtual Tasting: Gian Luca Colombo Segni di Langa of Piedmont

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

Barbera and Nebbiolo from Piedmont, of course, but Pinot Noir?. . . yes, from Gian Luca Colombo, a young, driven, thoughtful winemaker who farms just over 5 hectares, organically and with biodynamic practices. Gian Luca may be the most intense winemaker who has led a tasting at Windham Wines. That intensity translates into the bottle as he produces just 1700 cases across the 5 wines he makes. Join us for a trip to the Langhe, led by Gian Luca.

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Virtual Tasting: Xabi – Sanz Vina Zorzal of Navarra

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The brothers Inaki, Xabier and Mikel Sanz have propelled Vina Zorzal to new heights. They have refocused the family winery to producing varietal wines from old, bush-trained vines farmed organically in rocky clay and limestone soils as seen in the picture to the right. Xabi Sanz will be our guide as we taste their Garnacha and Graciano.

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March 2022

Virtual Tasting: Bàrbara Mesquida Mora Mallorca

March 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bàrbara Mesquida Mora will kick-off our annual celebration of women winemakers for Women's History Month. Bàrbara has been a champion of organic and biodynamic farming for the 20 years that she has been working in the vineyard. We will taste together her Sincronia Blanc, a blend of prensal blanc, chardonnay, and giró and the Sincronia Negre, a blend of Callet / Gorgollasa / Mantonegro / Monastrell / Cabernet / Merlot. The Sincronia wines have been described as a "love letter,"…

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Virtual Tasting: Marilena Leta Gorghi Tondi, Sicilia

March 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The second act of our celebration of women in the industry features women at every level from winery owners--Annamarie and Clara Sala, to importer--Mary Taylor, to distributor-- Housatonic, owned by Nicole Keiley and Mary Taylor. We are looking forward to this tasting because we have so enjoyed both of these well-priced, entry-level wines-- Grillo Iwhite) and Nero d'Avola (red). We'll be guided by Marilena Leta,

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April 2022

Virtual Tasting: Jordan Kivelstadt Sonoma

April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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.

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Virtual Tasting: Sam Baron, winemaker Kivelstadt Cellars, Sonoma

April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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 above.

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May 2022

Virtual Tasting: Filomena Iacobucci Terre Stregate, Campania

May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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 wines.

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