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2013 Tegernseerhof T-26, Wachau, Austria

We’ve chosen a Gruner Veltliner as our “pick of the week” in anticipation of our informal “new vintage” Austrian whites tasting on Wednesday, June 25th.  The Tegernseerhof T-26, 2013 is a real beauty. There is a lot to “unpack” here, but I promised my brother that I would work toward “more pictures, fewer words,” so […]

Triennes Summer Rosé Wine from Provence

2013 Triennes, Rosé, Var — $14.99 62% Cinsault, 18% Syrah, 15% Grenache, 5% Merlot After a gorgeous last few days, and leading into our 7th annual rosé tasting this Saturday, it seems a propos to launch our updated website’s first pick of the week with our favorite rosé of the summer  . . . so […]

California and Oregon Red Wine Arrivals

101 year Old Grenache Besson At Harvest

In the past 1-2 years, we have been getting some terrific new US wines available to us in Vermont—California producers Arnot-Roberts, Bedrock, Birichino, Broc Cellars, Copain, Dashe Cellars, Donkey and Goat, Forlorn Hope, Porter Creek, and Salinia and, from Oregon, Montebruno.  Here, we focus on two new California red wines and one from Oregon. 2012, Birichino, […]

A Visit To Castelfeder

| Italian wines, Thoughts, Travel
Castelfelder

Ines Giovanett, of Castelfeder Winery in Cortina, Italy, will be in town on Sunday, June 29th, for a wine dinner with Zach, Meg and crew at Peter Havens in Brattleboro. Located in the Alto Adige valley of Italy’s rocky Dolomites Mountains, Castelfeder focuses on crisp whites of the area, including Kerner, Muller Thurgau and Moscato Giallo, and […]

New Spanish Wine, May 2014

| New Arrivals, Spanish wines

2012 Bodegas Avanthia Avancia Cuvée de O, Valdeorras, Godello Godello is a varietal found principally in Galicia in NW Spain. To my palate, it typically produces full-bodied whites with citrus (think lime zest), stone fruit (peach and apricot) and fresh stream aromas (we’ve just returned from a walk along our fresh stream, so that may […]

Southern and Western French Red Wine Arrivals

| French Wine, New Arrivals
Domaine de Enfants, Scherl photo

2010 Domaine des Enfants, l’enfant perdu, Cotes Catalanes– $31.99 The domaine is owned by a young couple, Marcel Buhler and Carrie Sumner—she is from Oregon, committed to working with the vines to give the grapes the opportunity to express their personalities. Marcel works mostly in the vineyard, while Carrie nurtures the juice in the cellar. […]

New Australian Reds

| Australian Wine, New Arrivals

2011, Raw Power, Shiraz, Adelaide Plains– $11.99 What a surprise! There is a lot to say about this wine—2011 was a terrible vintage in Australia (remember the pictures of towns underwater? That was 2011.) Shiraz at this price point is usually jammy and one-dimensional; the owner/producer, Rawley Power, is a punk rocker??? Well, despite all […]

Tasting-Reading with Author, Joe Mazur

| Tastings

Reading-Pairing with Joe Mazur May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm How are mathematical symbols related to wine? We have such interesting customers. Joe Mazur, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Marlboro College, was in to pick up wine for the reception at the launch of his new book, Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation […]