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Commanderie de Peyrassol, Cotes de Provence, 2008, $17.99

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This is our harbinger of summer; when the Peyrassol arrives, we know that summer is not far behind. A blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, we buy this wine by the case and serve it at early evening gatherings when the sun is still out and parched throats yearn for something refreshing. When we […]

Kalin, Sauvignon Blanc, Potter Valley, 1997, $31.99 (current release)

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This will be like no other Sauvignon Blanc you’ve tasted. It is so unusual, more like Vouvray (Chenin Blanc) than a Sauvignon Blanc. If it resembles any Sauvignon Blanc, it would be a Graves from Bordeaux, and then only because of the Semillon blended with the Sauvignon. Though the wine is dry, it has such […]

Domaine Caillot, Bourgogne Blanc, “Les Herbeux,” 2005, $27.99 (organic)

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This is an opportunity to taste a terrific white Burgundy at an affordable price. Domaine Caillot is located in the village of Meursault. In February, the owner and winemaker, Michel Caillot visited Vermont and we were able to taste through 8 of his wines, each of which we wanted to buy. We finally settled on […]

Domaine Bellegarde, La Pierre Blanche, Jurancon, 2006, $24.99 (biodynamic)

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This is a very unusual, distinctive and delicious wine. It is a blend of 80% Petit Manseng, 20% Gros Manseng from the Jurancon. Even if you travel a lot in France, you are unlikely to have visited the Jurancon. It is located in far south-west France, just north of the Pyrennes and in the middle […]

Domaine La Manarine, Cotes du Rhone Blanc, 2008, $14.99

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Here is an opportunity to taste two grapes (50% Clairette and 50% Bourboulenc) that are more often blended with lots of other grapes. They are two of the thirteen grapes allowed in Chateauneuf du Papes. Chateau de Beaucastel still famously uses all thirteen in their stellar Chateauneuf, but most use just 2-4 varietals. Of the […]

Broadbent, Vinho Verde, Portugal, $9.99

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Vinho Verde, the most popular white wine from Portugal, is a deliciously refreshing, light wine with gentle spritz. “Verde” means “green,” and I’ve read different explanations for its application to this wine. The first is simply that it refers to the hue of the wine. The second is that the grapes are picked when they […]

Wines for Summer Brunches

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Saturday, May 9th: Wines for Summer Brunches We have a terrific line-up of wines from a sparkling Malvasia to a Tavel rosé that will match up nicely with the warm weather. Enjoy these wines outside with family, friends, and summer fare.Led by David Humphrey, Farrell Distributing. Come anytime between 4:00-5:30.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Benefit Tasting

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Saturday, May 16th: Wine Tasting to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation Seatings at 5:15 and 7:15 In keeping with the pink theme of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust for Breast Cancer Research, we will taste rosés. Proceeds will benefit the above, so collect some friends and support […]

Southern Italian Wines

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Saturday, May 23rd: Southern Italian Wines From the Blue Zone of Sardinia to Campania and Puglia, we’ll taste a range of delicious wines from areas south of Tuscany. David Humphrey, along with Marty, will share some favorites from this high-value region. Come anytime between 4:00-5:30; $15, plus tax

Salon Series

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Come to The Wine Gallery and sip some wine and talk about current events with experts,  friends and neighbors. “The Obama Stimulus Package” Wednesday, April 22, 7:00 Jim Tober, Professor of Economics at Marlboro College, moderator   “Prospects for Peace in the Middle East” Wednesday, May 20, 7:00 John Ungerleider, Professor of Conflict Resolution at […]