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Mas des Chimères, “Oeillade,” Vin de Pays, Coteaux de Salagou, 2015– $15.99 (organic)

Our customers have discovered Cinsault. Two of the most popular red wines that leave the shop in consistent volume are this wine, the Mas de Chimeres, “Oeillade,” and the L’Argentier, Cinsault. We love them both. The Mas de Chimeres is another independent, family-owned small domain. The mas is worked full-time by just 4 people– the […]

Gruner Veltliner

| Austrian wines, Thoughts, White Wine

One of the great things about owning a wine shop is that we have to try a lot of different wines. (I must say here that the greatest thing about owning a shop, hands down, remains our terrific, interesting and loyal customers. I am sorry if it sounds like pandering, but it is nonetheless true). […]

Valentine’s Wine Recommendations

Looking for a wine to share with your Valentine? Windham Wines has some recommendations! Sparkling Graham Beck, Sparkling Rosé—A perennial WW favorite as cellarmaster Pieter Ferreira continues his quest for “the perfect bubble,” – a small mousse to carry a gentle flavors with elegance. Graham Beck sparkling (Brut) was served both at Nelson Mandela’s and […]

20 Wines Under $20, Winter 2017

| Biodynamic Wines, Picks, Thoughts

We are very excited about this list of winter favorites for $20 or under. We tasted throughout the fall, selecting wines for the season as we shifted the shop’s focus from the lighter whites and rosés of summer to the fuller-bodied whites, sparklings and especially reds of colder, darker months. As we mentioned in the […]

Vermont’s Apple Nectar, Ice Cider

| Thoughts

Ice Cider is a product unique to the Northeast, the process developed in Quebec and brought to the US by Vermont’s Eden Specialty Ciders. This is a piece about how ice cider is made, and about Eden in particular, that I wrote for a regional publication, Southern Vermont Arts and Living. Wine Observed: An Apple […]

Pick of the Week– ReNacer and Allegrini, Enamore

| Argentina, Pick of the Week, Picks

Enamore, Mendoza, 2011   Enamore is a joint project with Amarone producer, Allegrini, who brought their experience of making wine from dried grapes to ReNacer. The Enamore is a blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda and Cabernet Franc grapes, dried to concentrate flavors, then given a long fermentation to increase extraction of color and flavors. […]