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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 […]

New White Wines In May

101 year Old Grenache Besson At Harvest

Whites Australia 2011 Zontes, Footstep, Love Symbol, Savagnin, Langhorne Creek–$17.99 This relatively young vineyard (9 years old for the 2011) was planted with the white varietal associated most frequently with the Jura. Jancis Robinson’s tome, Wine Grapes, locates Savagnin in the Traminer family, so a very aromatic wine with aromas of dried apricots, orange zest, […]

Sicilian Wines

| Tastings
Domaine de Enfants, Scherl photo

Title: Sicilian Wines Location: 972 Putney Road Description: Sicily may be the most exciting area for wine in Italy for now. Join us for an introduction to the grapes and wines of Sicily. Tasting fee: $25, plus tax includes light food pairings. Reservations are necessary at 246-6400. Start Time: 5:30 Date: 2014-04-22 End Time: 7:30

Natural Wines, encore!

| Tastings

“Natural” wines have become the latest wine trend. We have a number of natural wines in our shop and have enjoyed several tastings this year featuring some of them. Jenny and Francois have compiled a portfolio of natural wines from France, Italy and the United States that will allow us to do a global tour […]

Austrian Reds

| Tastings

We welcome back our primary Austrian suppliers, Artisanal Cellars, to share their current vintages of Blaufrankisch, Saint Laurent, Zweigelt, Pinot Noir and blends from throughout Austria’s wine regions. Reservations are appreciated by calling (802) 246-6400. A $25, plus tax tasting fee includes light food pairings. Start Time: 5:30 Date: 2014-03-08 End Time: 7:30

Austrian Wine Month Selections

| Austrian wines, Featured Wine

2012 Strauss, White, Styria! Fresh, fruity, light, blend of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Morillon (Chardonnay). On the nose, very fruity with the aroma of elderberry, apple and citrus. On the palate, very dense with a balanced acidity and a harmonious finish.  This is a fun, bright white for the summer. 2012 Meinklang, Burgenland White A trilogy […]

April-May Tastings

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Saturday, April 27th, 2:00-5:00 Open House We have teamed up with our neighbors to host a sampling of independently-owned, artisanal products that are offered by your independent, local wine merchant, butcher, and baker. Bring friends, encounter more friends and enjoy a lovely afternoon socializing while sampling interesting and delicious foods and wines. Taste local, taste global […]

Austrian Wine Month

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As many of you know, Frank and I were fortunate enough to do a wine trip to Austria several years ago. While there, we fell in love with Austrian whites—Gruner Veltliner especially, but also Riesling and several blends that joined Gruner with other lesser known varieties like Gelber Muskateller and Welschriesling. In the years since, Austrian reds have come on strong. In addition to the native Blaufrankisch, Saint Laurent and Zweigelt (the last a grape developed as a cross of the first two), there is also some very solid Pinot Noir coming mostly from the Burgenland. Our Austrian wine tasting is scheduled for Saturday, May 11th, at 5:30. It will be led by Winthrop Pennock, of Artisanal Cellars and will focus on new vintage whites.