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Pinot Noir Quartet

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Tasting within a category There are over 7500 wines from which we must choose to fill the only 500 (ish) options that occupy our shelves. While some of those are […]

Wine Discoveries 2023

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Our byline invites you to “shop locally, taste globally.” That is easier now to do than ever. Our distributors are working with more importers from more countries, bringing in wines made from grapes of which we’ve not heard, from regions for which we consult maps. Windham Wines now offers wines from 17 different countries. Within the US, we carry wines from 9 different states. The tasting team was active over 2023, and what a year of discovery it was for us.

Happy Holidays from Windham Wines 2023

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Kitten Under Tree 2023

We are nearly at the end of another year. When we review the year, it is through our memory and, as Robert Burns reminds us, those memories are made within relationships– deaths, births, celebrations (weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, retirement) jobs, moves, trips, dinners, catastrophes. It is especially during the difficult times that our friendship and family connections are so very essential. I am grateful for my “trusty friends” who are always willing to offer me a hand and a “cup of kindness.” I hope my hand has been extended as steadfastly when they have needed it. When we get to be of a certain age, “auld land syne” extends back impressively and, if we are really fortunate, we are still connected to some of those “auld acquaintance.”

Happy Thanksgiving 2023 from Windham Wines

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Two things I love about Thanksgiving: one, spending the day with three generations of family, catching up on the growth and development of those young people, and all the ensuing chaos that accompanies the combined energy of children, dogs, and adults in the kitchen; and two, consciously practicing gratitude. It’s ironic that we need to be reminded to be thankful, given that expressing gratitude is associated with positive effects on our emotional health and strengthening interpersonal relationships.

October in Vermont – Wines for Fall from Windham Wines

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October in Vermont

It is hard to believe that summer is over and yet the autumnal equinox is behind us and we are now 3 weeks into fall. If ever there was a year to query where summer went, it is 2023. But fall is here, like it or not, and Windham Wines has a selection wines perfectly calibrated to the season.

Wine Recommendations

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White Wines Atilia Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, 2021 organic: $17 (liter bottle) Abruzzo is one of those regions that has captured our attention in the past few years. We are devotées of […]

April 2023 – Responsible Wine Choices

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As I start this email in later mid-April, Frank and I are sitting outside enjoying our morning coffee together. It is not yet 7:00 a.m. While we love it, it is disconcerting and a reminder that global warming is real. The April issue of our newsletter always features “earth-friendly” wines as we welcome spring and are mindful of our deep connection to this magnificent planet. It has been remarkably forgiving of our disregard and even abuse. We owe it some care, including making consumer choices that consider the practices of the producers. Each of the wines we recommend this month is a product of environmentally-responsible farming and winemaking. It is our pleasure to work with these producers.

Early Spring Wine Recommendations

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White Wines Palmento Costanzo Mofete, Etna Bianco, 2021 organic: $20 Owner-winemaker, Valeria Agosta, has been joined by her daughter, Serena, who recently graduated from the University of Montpelier with a […]