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We are honored to host Eva Steininger, of Weingut Steininger, one of our favorite Austrian producers. We have so many good wines to show that we had to split the tasting into two. Steininger has won numerous awards for their sparkling wines, known as sekt, which they do as single varieties. They own vineyards in each of the Kamptal's crus from which they also make still wines.
Saturday's morning event will be an informal brunch, with quiche and fruit, and several delicious and refreshing Steininger sekts. Eva collaborated with her father, Karl, making these wines when we met her eight years ago. We are excited that Eva agreed to this second event that gives you the opportunity to taste the difference across grapes in sparklings. We are in for a treat.Find out more »
with Nate Winters, Troon Vineyard We are believers in the effects of biodynamic practices on wine. In biodynamics, farming organically is necessary but insufficient to achieving plant and planetary health. Biodynamic farming is attributed to Rudolf Steiner, who believed that the health of our soils, plants and animals comes through bringing them into connection with the natural forces of the earth and the heavens. Troon Vineyard was recently certified biodynamic by Demeter. Nate will use their experience, from first converting…Find out more »
With Matteo Cantoni, Fattoria Fibbiano Windham Wines' favorite son, Matteo Cantoni, of Fattoria Fibbiano in Terriciola, Tuscany, is coming to the US again, so we latched on. Matteo is a passionate representative of his family's small, organic winery. This will make his fourth visit to Windham Wines and, as importantly, Matteo has welcomed many of you at Fattoria Fibbiano. We always learn something new when Matteo comes to the shop. If you have not met Matteo, or if you visited…Find out more »
Ines Giovanett, Winery Castelfeder We welcome back to Windham Wines Ines Giovanett of Castelfeder Winery in Alto Adige. From Kerner and Vernatsch to Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir, there are varieties that are specific to the region and varieties that are globally-planted but offer regional expressions. Ines has experience and energy. Evenings with her are always delightful.Find out more »
Klaus Wittauer, KWSelections Many of you know Klaus from his past visits to Windham Wines. We owe our love of Austrian wines to Klaus' superb palate and continued commitment to share the love. Like Matteo Cantoni, Klaus now has myriad connections among our customers, several of whom have traveled to Austria and visited some of these winemakers. We always try to bring you something different when Klaus comes. Katja and I have our thinking caps on and promise to bring…Find out more »
Leigh Ranucci, Wine Traditions French Wines Just in time for the holidays, Leigh Ranucci arrives to guide us through a tasting of French wines from artisanal producers, including a couple of sparklings (one Champagne, one Loire). We'll start in the north (Loire), then head down the Rhone to Saint Joseph, continuing south to the Lanquedoc, then further west to Bordeaux and perhaps Jurançon, before returning north to finish with some Champagne. Wine Traditions has a unique book of small, independent,…Find out more »
25 Under $25 Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wines in collaboration with Artisanal Cellars and Vermont Wine Merchants and . . . New England House $36, includes food, wine, tax After we slog through January, we celebrate the half-way mark through winter with a walk-around tasting party at New England House. Kurt Johnson, owner/chef at New England House, will provide lots of delicious snacks as he continues to expand his already impressive culinary range. We promise a fun, healthy, informative and social afternoon…Find out more »
Presented by: Brian Ravisky, owner, Brazos Wines We've not done an Argentinian-South American wines tasting in several years, but now we have an importer pushing the envelop. Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, and high-altitude (5000'+) Malbec raised in concrete eggs, . . . there are some young winemakers exploring new wine horizons in South America. It's time to reset our wine expectations for Argentina and Chile. Brian Ravitsy, who along with Jon Chapin, owns Brazos, writes that " we focus on…Find out more »
Vermont Vermouth with Kobey Shwayder An informal tasting: no chargeFind out more »
We couldn't persuade our European women winemaker friends to cross the "pond" amidst this economically uncertain climate, so we brought in the ringer from here, and by "here" we mean not the US (though she is a ringer throughout), but from just north of us in Barnard, Vermont-- Deirdre Heekin, of La Garagista. In early December, NYT wine critic, Eric Asimov, wrote about his best wine experiences for the year. Included among those was his enjoyment of a 2016 La…Find out more »