Stowe Cider | Touch of Grape Hard Cider with Lincoln Peak | Pippin Ain’t Easy

We are delighted to announce 3 new ciders from our friends over at Stowe Cider!

Stowe Cider & Lincoln Peak Vineyard | Touch of Grape | Marquette | $13.99/4pk 12oz cans | 7.5% ABV | Vermont maker collaboration! Hard cider co-fermented with red wine pomace.

Stowe Cider & Lincoln Peak Vineyard | Touch of Grape | La Crescent | $13.99/4pk 12oz cans | 7.5% ABV | Vermont maker collaboration! Hard cider co-fermented with white wine pomace.

Stowe Cider | Pippin Ain’t Easy | Pippin Cider | $8.99/500ml | 6.7% ABV | Pippin Ain’t Easy is a unique and diverse cider that pays homage to two varieties of pippin apples and finished with the wonderful Ahmead’s Kernel.  This is a serious cider for not so serious people.

From stowecider.com:

”Every silver lining’s got a touch of…grape?” Well, those might not be the exact Grateful Dead lyrics, but they will give you a hint as to what our newest ciders are all about! When our friends over at Zenbarn were looking for a speciality keg to feature at their Wednesday night music series with Zach Nugent’s Acoustic Dead Duo an idea was sparked and our newest ciders, A Touch of Grape, (inspired by the song Touch of Grey) were born.

Sella & Mosca Italian Wine | Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva DOC & La Cala Vermentino di Sardegna DOC

 

We are delighted to highlight a couple of Italian wines from the island of Sardinia we’ve enjoyed for years… Sella & Mosca Cannonau and La Cala Vermentino.

In addition to being delicious, the crowd friendly Sella & Mosca Cannonau and Vermentino wines are also very wallet friendly, both clocking in at under $15 a bottle.

 

 

The next time you need an easy drinking bottle of wine but want something different, snag a bottle of Sella & Mosca Cannonau and/or La Cala Vermentino and wash your palate to the Mediterranean.

  • Sella & Mosca | Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva DOC | Red | 14% ABV | $13.99/750ml
  • Sella & Mosca | La Cala | Vermentino di Sardegna DOC | White | $13% ABV $10.99/750ml

 

(Italian images above, and descriptors below, courtesy of sellaemosca.com)

 

Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva DOC –

Cannonau grapes are the very symbol of Sardinia and grow well on the Sella&Mosca estate, where the vineyards are exposed to the north-easterly winds. It is a proud, generous wine, which matures during ageing in centuries-old oak barrels, developing a complex, elegant nose. The warm, dry palate is nicely balanced with slight hints of plums and oak. It goes well with all red meat dishes and is excellent with game.

  • VARIETY: Cannonau, Sardinia‘s best-known red variety, as proud and wild as inland Sardinians themselves. The grape is known in France as Grenache and in Spain as Alicante.
  • PRODUCTION AREA: The Cannonau vine thrives both on the warm, sandy soils of the Sardinian coastline and on the harsh, rocky terrain of the island’s mountainous interior. At Sella&Mosca, Cannonau is grown in the southeastern part of the estate, where it is exposed to the Grecale wind.
  • HARVEST PERIOD: The grapes are picked in late autumn when the berries are just starting to dry.
  • WINEMAKING: The crushed and destemmed grapes are given lowtemperature skin contact for at least three days, allowing the extraction of colour compounds and tannins that will enable the wine to age unhurriedly in time-hallowed oak casks. Temperature-controlled fermentation at 25-28°C takes about 12 days.
  • APPEARANCE: The initial ruby red gradually shades into warmer, less intense shades as the wine ages.
  • NOSE: The faintly tousled woodland fragrances of the wine’s first year mature with ageing into a complex, elegant bouquet proffering distinct whiffs of violets that fuse well with the tertiary notes of spiciness contributed by cask conditioning.
  • PALATE: Warm, dried and beautifully poised, with a restrained background note of plums and an aristocratic hint of oak.
  • AGEING: For two years in traditional casks of Slavonian oak stored in temperature-controlled cellars with no direct sources of light. A further period of bottle ageing completes the wine‘s maturation process.
  • FOOD MATCHINGS: Beautifully complements any red meat dish and makes a perfect partner for game.

 

Vermentino di Sardegna DOC –

Vermentino, which has acclimatised well throughout Sardinia, is grown in the north-eastern corner of the Sella&Mosca estate, on ancient alluvial soil. Its very concentrated nose shows great complexity that focuses on the variety’s aromatic typicity. The palate has firm structure, with taut flickers of marine salinity backed by fruity notes in the soft finish. The “offspring” of the north-westerly wind, it has a natural vocation as an accompaniment to seafood.

  • VARIETY: A Mediterranean variety, probably from Spain, known in the south of France as Malvoisie Gros Grain. Vermentino spread along the coasts of the northern Tyrrhenian Sea and subsequently established itself in Sardinia.
  • PRODUCTION AREA: Alghero, Tenute Sella&Mosca, vineyards in the north-east quadrant on long-established alluvial soil.
  • HARVEST PERIOD: First and second ten days of September.
  • WINEMAKING: The crushed and destemmed grapes undergo brief low-temperature skin contact. The must obtained by light pressing is clarified and then fermented at strictly controlled low temperatures.
  • APPEARANCE: Very pale straw with persistent lemony-green highlights.
  • NOSE: Very intense, steadily unfolding all the complex aromatics characteristic of the variety. Careful analysis of the sensory perceptions reveals evidence of the Mediterranean growing environment and scrupulous fermentation.
  • PALATE: Notes of sea salt vein the structure, enhancing fruit, apparent on entry, that lingers on the soft, leisurely finish.
  • FOOD MATCHINGS: A “child of the Maestrale wind”, La Cala is at its inimitable best in the company of seafood of all kinds on very special occasions.

 

Four Quarters Five Horizons | Four Quarters Morning Sun

Drink Winooski Beer!

We are most enthused to announce the arrival of fresh beer from our local pals over at Four Quarters!

Brewmaster-friend Brian has been busy brewing and we have:

  • Four Quarters | Five Horizons | 5.6% ABV | Pale Ale brewed with five grains and five hops.
  • Four Quarters | Morning Sun | 9% ABV | Imperial Milk Stout brewed with lactose, coffee beans, and cold brew.

4pk 16oz | $16.99 | plus tax/deposit

 

 

Lawson’s Peril Imperial IPA | Sip of Sunshine | Super Session #8 – FRI 01/05 & SAT 01/06

Warm up with Peril Imperial IPA this week from Lawson’s Finest Liquids!

Sip of Sunshine IPA Cans – $13.79/4pk

  • In stock, no current limit! 🙂

Super Session #8 Cans –

  • In stock! 🙂

Peril Imperial IPA Bottles | $15.99 (plus tax/deposit) –

FRI 01/05 – Sold out, more Saturday at 10a 🙂

SAT 01/06 – 1 per person to at least the first 36 people through our door!

From the bottle:

Peril Imperial IPA

Brewed for our 9th Anniversary, Peril Imperial IPA has a menacing hop character and dangerously smooth flavor, achieved by copious dry-hopping and cold conditioning.  Please enjoy responsibly… at your own Peril!

11.1% alc./vol.

 

 

 

Buy Alchemist Focal Banger!

We are stoked to now have the Alchemist Focal Banger IPA for sale!

Focal Banger supply is limited so we’re going start off with one (1) 4 pack per person per release, the limit could change depending on how many people are here for a release.  $12.99/4pk 16oz cans

Alchemist Heady Topper & Focal Banger Releases:

->  WED 8PM | THU & SAT 10AM

click here for details on our Alchemist releases

 

La Garagista | ReMix & House Music Wine | Homefarm Field Blend & Petillant Naturel White Sparkling VT Wine

We most delighted to announce TWO La gargagista wine releases today!  Get yours while you can because in addition to being uber scrumptious… they are of limited supply and high demand.

~  ReMix | Petillant Naturel – White Sparkling Wine | 12.5% alc./vol. | $33.99/750ml

~  House Music | Homefarm Field Blend – Petillant Naturel Sparkling Wine | 11.5% alc./vol. | $33.99/750ml

 

From the gorgeous bottles our friends sent over…

ReMix | Petillant Naturel – White Sparkling Wine

B-SIDE | ft. m.guillot & d.heekin

ReMix is a sparkling tine born of a deep friendship between two families from two countries.  For a long time now Domaine Guillot~Broux and La garagista at Domaine de la Forêt have been looking for ways to collaborate, ever since a French vigneron and his family came to Vermont for a summer holiday for the trout fishing and the fresh green countryside and met a burgeoning American vigneron{ne} and her chef husband, and that vigneron{ne} and chef traveled to southern Burgundy to learn the mysteries and art of pruning.  Finally, through happy accidents and the threads of the Fates, this bottle was born, a conversation in amity and landscape; an ongoing dialogue in wine.  – Deirde Heekin & Caleb Barber

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House Music | Homefarm Field Blend Petillant Naturel

vin de jardin

“This is a journey into sounds, a journey that along the way will bring you new color, new dimensions, new values.”
Eric B. + Rakim, Paid in Full

House Music is a slightly sparkling wine for the wild alpine terrain that defines our homefarm and vineyard landscape, and speaks to the flora and fauna that we grow here, a love letter to our untamed country.   Made in the ancestral method with a first fermentation in bottles, hand-harvested and unfiltered, this vin de jardin is grown in our garden, surrounded by roses and apple trees, parsnips and wile chicory.  – Deirde Heekin & Caleb Barber