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  • Wine Fest in October

    There are always exceptions to rules, but typically when the weather cools down the beverages heat up. The atmospheric change urges us to throw on a sweater, make a fire and get cozy. Instead of crisp, light dishes, our yen is for richer flavors that might lean us towards warm soups, crusty baguettes spread with…

  • Harvest

    The harvest is the pinnacle of months and years of the farmer’s labor. It’s the recognition that the tender care of the vines has been appropriate despite what the weather has imposed. A first harvest happens after the vine has matured for three years. Three years of nursing a vineyard before there is any wine!…

  • A Palatable Sunset – Rosé

    In the Northeast, summer’s warmth begins to melt away in August. The days are clear, bright and conducive to all things summer, but the nights are an afore-mention of autumn. The weather influences how we spend our time, what we will eat and drink. White wine drinkers may opt to go deeper into rich whites…

  • Tour and Sample New England Wineries

    New England has put itself on the world’s wine map with an interesting array of wines made from varied fruits, some native, some vitis vinifera – aka European Grape Varieties. America’s East Coast, specifically New England is the melting pot between Europe and America and it’s similarly placed on the same latitude as many of…

  • A Tale of Two Vineyards : Four Reasons You Should Be Drinking Rosé All Year Long

    Just West of Colmar, on the northern French and German border lies the walled Medieval Village of Turckheim. Dark timber-framed buildings with plaster walls and pastel colored facades line the narrow roads leading out of the old city and west toward the eastern slopes of the Voges Mountains. In the sheltered area of Alsace, since…

  • Making the Most of a Seasonal Favorite

    It happens every year. The hysteria seems to begin earlier and earlier with each passing autumn. The lovers begin their social media posts as early as August first. Hot on their heels are protesters, haters, doubters, and the indifferent. Marketing agencies and product development specialists have already been hard at work contriving interesting and sometimes…

  • A Little Piece of Long Island in the Granite State

    Friday November 16th The Colby Hill Inn sits on five acres of scenic property in Henniker, just a short drive outside of Concord NH. In the intimate setting of their elegant country dining space, The Grazing Room, Chef Bruce Barnes uses locally and regionally sourced foods to create unique and brilliant dishes that pair perfectly…

  • Valentine’s Day

    Do you embrace or eschew Valentine’s Day?​​ Many people believe Valentine’s Day is no more than a Hallmark card holiday, invented by the greeting card and confections industries. There is some real history to the sentiments of the day. The celebration of love each February 14th we call Valentine’s Day is rooted in both Christian…

  • Northeast Wines Are Winning Them Over One Consumer At A Time

    It would be a bit like preaching to the choir for us to tell northeast wineries about the numerous challenges around getting placement of their wines on an on premise (restaurant) menu, as they have the same challenges as a distributor on a daily basis. The one difference being that we, as a distributor, are…

  • American Hybrid Wine Grapes Coming Of Age

    Meet the Americans. No, I’m not talking about California cult cabs or Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley. I mean real American wines, grown from native and hybrid cultivars. European vinifera grapes have been coming to the United States for centuries now. They are the standard the world over for fine wine grapes. What about…