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Wines to Celebrate Black History Month

| Thoughts
McBride Sisters

February is Black History Month. We’ve included two wines among our recommendations that are made by black winemakers. The McBride Sisters genesis includes a wild story about two half-sisters, one raised in California, the other in New Zealand, who did not know the other existed. Finally at ages 16 and 25, they met. It’s worth a listen. Mouton Noir is a winery started by André Mack, who began his career at Citicorp Investment Services, then followed his wine passion to become a sommelier, including at Thomas Keller’s French Laundry before being tapped to be head sommelier at Per Se.

New Partner: Agricola Farm, Vermont

| Tastings
Agricola Farm

We will be partnering with Agricola Vermont for our virtual tasting with Alto Piemonte producer Gilberto Boniperti. Alessandra Rellini and Stefano Pinna, natives of Lombardy and Piemonte respectively, farm privileging soil health and animal welfare to produce traditional, authentic Italian products. They champion “intensive rotational grazing” that they maintain “favors the consumption of grass and legumes at their sweetest point, and the constant movement of muscles allows for healthier animals and more flavorful and healthy meat.”

Windham Wines Picks for Black History Month

| Picks
McBride Sisters

In honor of Black History Month, we’ve included two wines from black winemakers: the McBride Sisters’ Sauvignon Blanc and Andre Mack’s Mouton Noir (“Horseshoes and Handgrenades”). Enjoy!

25 Under $25 for Winter 2021

| New Arrivals, Picks

Here are 25 wines under $25 to keep you warm and convivial in Winter 2021, starting with white wines.

Durigutti, Cara Sucia, “Legitimo, Blanco, Mendoza, 2019:  $15, organic

Palomino, Pedro Ximenez, Ugniblanc, Chenin, Moscatel Amarillo, Sauvignonasse from an 80-year-old vineyard, organically farmed.

Winter 2021 Virtual Tastings

| Tastings

As we retreat indoors by late afternoons this winter, Windham Wines continues its virtual tasting series as one way of maintaining our relationships with you, our customer-friends, and with the small, independent, family-owned wine producers that we champion. For those of you new to the tastings, we open two bottles together– available for purchase at Windham Wines– and talk with the winemaker about terroir, grapes, farming practices and wine. Click to read the full schedule through March 2021.

2021 Winter Wine Recommendations

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2021 Jan White Wine Picks

White Wine Recommendations L & C Poitout, Bourgogne Blanc, 2018: $20 100% Chardonnay from a vineyard in Tonnerre, a region of Burgundy to the east and just north of Chablis. Louis and Catherine Poitout farm a total of 18 hectares throughout Chablis and Tonnerre, all Chardonnay. Like Chablis, Tonnerre is characterized by the chalky-limestone soil […]

2021 Winter Musings from Windham Wines

| Thoughts
Winter Road

What a year 2020 was. I think we’ll be talking about it with our kids and our grandchildren for years to come. I certainly hope that it remains one of the most unusual years of our lifetime. Fortunately, our kitchens give us the opportunity to recreate the flavors of our favorite food destinations and the Windham Wines virtual tastings have taken us on satisfying group travel adventures as we visit and taste with winemakers in Italy, France, Austria, Spain and the United States. We’ve actually traveled quite a bit in this past year, and we have many more trips planned as you’ll discover in our tasting calendar.

Thanksgiving Wine Recommendation 2020

| Featured Wine, Picks
Hope Well Sheep

Thanksgiving is just around the corner — shop your holiday wines now with our hand-curated picks. White Wine Recommendations Moderately-Priced Under $15 Achados e Perdidos, Codega do Larinho, Douro: $14, organic A customer-favorite year round, using a grape often blended for a white port, Codega do Larinho. Citrus fruit gets softened by melon and stone […]

Thankgiving Greetings from Windham Wines

| Windham Wines News

The timing of this latest outbreak and the corresponding appeal to restrict discretionary social gatherings just before Thanksgiving is bittersweet. Plans were underway for smaller gatherings, though still across households. It hardly feels like Thanksgiving if it is just the usual couple or nuclear family at the table and yet, . . . .

New Virtual Tastings From Windham Wines – Biodynamic Wine Series

| Tastings
Parish Hill Creamery Cow

As we retreat indoors this fall and winter, Windham Wines continues its virtual tasting series as one way of maintaining our relationships with you, our customer-friends, and with the small, independent, family-owned wine producers that we champion. For those of you new to the tastings, we open two bottles together– available for purchase at Windham […]