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Australian Wines

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Saturday, November 14th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Ethan Hunt, of Old Bridge Cellars, shares a white and plenty of deep, rich reds from their terrific portfolio. Tasting fee: $15, plus tax

Deirdre Heekin and Caleb Barber chef/owners of Osteria Pane E Salute, Woodstock authors of In Late Winter, We Ate Pears: A Year of Hunger and Love

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Saturday, October 3rd, 7:00 For the Brattleboro Literary Festival weekend, we are hosting Deirdre and Caleb, authors of In Late Winter, We Ate Pears. More than a cookbook, In Late Winter shares their love of the culture and way of life they experienced during their year in Italy. Caleb and Deirdre offer glimpses of a […]

Spain: Beyond Rioja and Ribera del Duero

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Saturday, September 26th, 5:00 We have identified a line-up of great-value, 90+ rated wines from Spain to share with you. These are wines to have in your portfolio, sure to please friends and acquaintances when you bring them as host/hostess gifts. They’ll never know that you spent under $20 (with one important exception). These are […]

Upcoming Tastings

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Saturday, September 25th, 5:00 Spain: Beyond Rioja and Ribera del Duero Spain continues to offer interesting varietals at great prices. Marty shares some of her favorites. Tasting fee: $15, plus tax Saturday, October 3rd, 7:00 Deirdre Heekin and Caleb Barber chef/owners of Osteria Pane E Salute, Woodstock authors of In Late Winter, We Ate Pears: […]

O’Reilly Pinot Noir, Oregon, 2008

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O’Reilly’s Pinot Noir is widely regarded, particularly in the Northwest, as the best value Pinot Noir on the market year after year. In the three years that we’ve offered it, we receive our allocation in late September upon the new vintage release and run out before the end of the calendar year. This year, we […]

Domaine Les Florets, Gigondas, 2006, $29.99

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This is surely one of the best-value wines in the shop. Frank and I visited this property when we first when to Gigondas ten years ago. Gigondas is one of those “most-picturesque” villages in France. Domaine Les Florets has a small hotel surrounded by vineyards nestled in the shadow of the Dentelles de Montmirial in […]

Produttori del Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Langhe, 2006, $23.99

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Nebbiolo is one of the world’s great grape varietals. It is the varietal of Barolo and Barbaeresco, two majestic wines of great longevity. More affordably, Nebbiolo d’Alba and Langhe afford the opportunity to taste this varietal without the commensurate price tag of Barolo. These are also wines that you can enjoy much sooner, with warmer, […]

Falesco, Vitiano, Rosso, Umbria, 2007, $11.99

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We were first introduced to the Falesco “Vitiano” when we opened the wine shop two and a half years ago. Then, as now, it was a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet, Merlot. Then, unlike now, it was $9.99 and frequently went on sale for $8.99. It was a steal then, and it is still a great […]

Altos Las Hormigas, Malbec, Mendoza, 2008, $10.99

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This is a great introduction to Malbec– rich flavors of black berry fruit, mulberry and black cherry along with a bit of licorice and spice. The new vintage was just released, and to promote it, the distributor offered a deal. The wine usually sells for $2 more per bottle, so now is the time to […]

Campos Reales, Tempranillo, La Mancha, 2007, $8.99

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This super-value has been a crowd pleaser since we first introduced it over a year ago. An unoaked Tempranillo from La Mancha, it is the perfect weight for those who only drink red and need something less ponderous for summer evenings. It can be enjoyed as a glass on its own, but also pairs nicely […]