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Noble Italian, Peasant Price (comparatively!)

Italy is rich with noble grape varietals. It’s northwest region of Piemonte has Barolo and Barbaresco (produced from 100% Nebbiolo). Toscana has Brunello di Montalcino (100% Sangiovese Grosso). It is typical to spend anywhere $50 t0 $100 + on these … Continue reading

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Shebang! The Name Says It All

Bedrock Sherman and Hooker’s Shebang! Red, Fourth Cuvee Price: $12.99 When I say¬†winemaker Morgan Twain Peterson is a freak of nature, I really do mean it as a compliment. He made his first wine at the age of 5. He … Continue reading

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Top to Bottom, A Favorite Spanish Wine Portfolio

I can count on one hand the number of wine importers whose entire catalogs of wine impress from top to bottom. Ole Imports,¬† a Spanish wine importer, is one of them. Ole does an incredible job of finding producers throughout … Continue reading

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Big Vine Chardonnay – Richness without Oak

California Chardonnay is known for its toasty richness and creaminess. While the toasty richness tends to come from time in oak barrels, the creaminess can typically be attributed to a secondary fermentation (malolactic fermentation) that often trades crisp acidity for … Continue reading

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Andrew Will Wines – Releasing the 2007s, Tasting the 2003

As we receive our allocation of the 2007s from the always impressive Andrew Will line up, it seemed an appropriate time to pull the cork on a 2003 Andrew Will. After all, these Washington State gems age beautifully and, with … Continue reading

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Heat Wave Wine

Even here in Vermont summer has hit full force with temps allegedly nearing 95 degrees later today. Time to check your water intake and time to double check the weight of your wine. Not exactly what you hear on the … Continue reading

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Pinot Noir On A Budget

Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It likes cool growing conditions and does not like to be over produced. Keeping crop levels down per acre is a must, which is one reason Pinot Noir is a more expensive grape to … Continue reading

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