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Hurrah to Three Syrahs

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What do the wines of Hermitage (Jaboulet Aîné La Chapelle, Jean-Louis Chave), Cote Rotie (Guigal’s single-vineyard Cote Roties-La Mouline, La Turque, La Landonne), and Penfold’s Grange have in common? Well, they are easily some of the most sought after, iconic, and expensive wines produced (a case of 1961 Hermitage La Chapelle recently sold at auction […]

Alex’s Picks for Holiday Gifts

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It is that time of year, when holiday gift shopping is on everyone’s mind. Buying a bottle of wine as a gift is not always easy. Let’s face it, there are a lot of wines out there and everyone seems to have a different taste for wine. To help out, I’ve selected three wines in […]

A Delicious Value: the 2008 Altovinum Evodia

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The Gratification of Discovery. While there are many reasons that wine is a fun and an interesting subject to explore, one thing I’ve learned in my involvement in the wine world is this:   few experiences rival the gratification of discovering a great value wine. One constantly hears the refrain that never before has the […]

An Ode to Summer

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As we start to feel the first tinges of fall in the air, is there a better time to toast one of the summer’s best whites?  After some of the long, hot days of this past summer, there was nothing I craved more than a refreshing glass of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Oregon Pinot Gris, […]

“Summer Sippers” Case

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Summer Sippers Case   One characteristic that each of these wines shares is their refreshing acidity that qualifies each as a “summer sipper.” Summer is the season for light-bodied, fresh, clean wines with lots of energy to give us a little kick as the dog days of summer lull us into lethargy. They pair beautifully […]

Green Wines for a Green Spring

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We have recently updated our list of wine producers who grow their grapes organically, sustainably and/or biodynamically. All of the wines listed here (greenwines) are either in stock or available for order at Windham Wines. Come by the shop to browse our selection of wines produced through sustainable practices. Organic wines are labelled with a […]

Wine Reviews: Summer Whites

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Summer Whites Broadbent, Portugal, Vinho Verde, NV Technically a non-vintage wine because they should be consumed within the current vintage so including the vintage is unnecessary. We prefer the Broadbent because Bartholomew Broadbent, importer, insists that the wine be shipped via refrigerated containers to preserve its freshness. A blend of indigenous white varietals picked before […]

Wine Reviews: Rosés

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Commanderie de Peyrassol, Cotes du Provence, Rosé, $17.99 Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre  As always, our “go-to” summer rosé– light-bodied, dry, minerally, floral, a bit more fruit this year than last, strawberry, peach and nectarine.  As I write this, we are in New York, having spent much of the 80 degree day in Central Park […]

Spring Tasting Schedule

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Tasting Calendar   Please make a reservation to help us provide  a more satisfying tasting for you. Call us at (802) 246-6400 or email us at info@wwines.com. Saturday, May 8th, 4:00 New Zealand Wines, with David Humphrey, CSW, Farrell Distributing Whites and Reds from Marlborough Tasting fee, $15 plus tax Friday, May 14th, 6:00 Italian […]