Category Archives: Wine

New Wine Coming Friday

We love finding new wines for the shop and are particularly excited about a couple new ones coming tomorrow, January 13th 2012. Big Vine Pinot Noir Arroyo Grande 2009, $14.99 California’s Central Coast certainly produces great Pinot Noir. It also … Continue reading

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Maso Poli tasting. Day 2 Trentino Alto Adige

At dinner I asked Maso Poli owner and founder Luigi Togn, if there was one other grape he could plant, what would it be. He shook his head smiling. “I am a traditionalist. All the people who have come before … Continue reading

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Trentino Alto Adige day 1

As I sit at Maso Poli in Lavis, within Italy’s Trentino area, it is difficult to focus on the vines. The beginning of the dolomites (the Italian Alps) rise sharply from the valley floor, leaving little room for prime vineyard … Continue reading

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White Wine Like No Other

As the snow continues to fly here in Vermont, white wines that speak of spring and summer are still a couple of months out from hitting the radar. But there are whites that pair beautifully with the winter season, perfect … Continue reading

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Old World in the New World

Mendoza, Argentina is creating fun, fruit forward, value Malbecs. And there are certainly a number of higher priced, well balanced, blockbuster Malbecs coming out of said area. But rarely does one find earthy, old world values in Mendoza. Enter 2006 … Continue reading

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2009 Abott’s Table. Yum.

One might assume that Owen Roe’s 2009 Abbot’s Table Red, a blend of nine varietals, is a kitchen sink blend of leftovers that did not fit in any number of this producer’s other phenomenal  bottlings. Believe it or not, this … Continue reading

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Ice Cider – Home in Vermont

When I jumped into the wine business, Vermont Ice Cider was not on my radar. Nor was being a panelist for a Vermont Ice Cider gathering in which nine ciders were blind tasted. But there I was recently, at a … Continue reading

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