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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 […]