Category Archives: Wine

Bevie To Go

 

Bevie To Go!

We currently offer easy curbside service:

  • Call us @ (802) 655-2620 (tap to call)
    -> -> -> (please have a mental idea of what you want)
  • We will efficiently pull items off the shelves while on the phone with you there is NO MINIMUM ORDER or UPCHARGE
  • We will pack up your order after getting off the phone with you
  • Call us when you pull up
  • We will come out, make sure you are 21+, obtain your credit card or cash, return inside, process the transaction, and reappear with your receipt(s) and items

Consider local items when getting Bevie To Go!

Help our Vermont neighbors and makers and support them as we’ll all get by with a little help our friends.

Kindly keep in mind:

  • Fluctuating stock levels on some items during these wonky days
  • Bring your own pen – we will bring out a fresh clean one for you, but bringing your own is best
  • In Vermont, spirits are processed on one POS system, all other items (wine, beer, etc.) are processed on a different POS system
  • We may be busy at times but we will hotfoot your order 🙂
Delivery:

Currently, we are not offering a delivery service due to the daily fluctuations of the times we are in and logistics with rotating staff to keep them healthy and safe while keeping staffing levels up on both retail and redemption sides.

 

Illahe Vineyards – Hand Crafted, Sustainable, Family Owned (really good) Wines

~ Hand Crafted . Sustainable . Family Owned Since 1983 ~

Today, we were graced by a special visit from Illahe Vineyards winemaker Brad Ford.

Not everyday do we have such a great human popping by who crafts some of the most ambrosial wine we get from Oregon.

 

Quick Illahe notes from our meeting with the winemaker:

  • The best under $20 Pinot Gris in our entire store!
  • Lovely Viognier that is a must try if you are a fan of that varietal
  • Pinot Noir that howls Willamette Valley
  • Anxiously awaiting their RosĂ© – it is going to be a top 10 staff favorite this year
  • Capitol Fizz coming soon – bright, scrumptious, pink bubbly refreshment 🙂
  • 1899 Pinot Noir release later this year – new world wine made with old world techniques and no electricity

 

We are so proud to carry Illahe wine and support a family owned winery in the sibling state of Oregon.

We could ramble on about their responsible practices, family, terroir, Doc & Bre (the vineyard horses) etc. but aside from all the cool stuff they do – their wines are stunning and if you’ve never tried any of them, you should.

Read more at:

illahevineyards.com

New Ciders and Wines from Vermont’s Fable Farm Fermentory!

The Fable Farm Fermentory brothers have released their latest creations into the world, and we’re thrilled to have secured a little bit of these limited, lovely creatures for our customers!

Along with new vintages of Fable’s still & sparkling apple ciders, vinous ciders and honey wine, there is a brand-new perry (sparkling pear-based cider), and a wine made from 100% St. Croix grapes found in a 10-year old Vermont vineyard that had been previously abandoned.

Read about each bottling below, and then pop into the Bevie to pick up these delightful, surprising, all-natural Vermont-made liquids!

Fable Farm Fermentory Ciders and Wines at the Beverage Warehouse Vermont

Emanation
2018
5.98% ABV
189 cases made
Ingredients: foraged + cultivated cider apples, wild cultures of yeast + bacteria

Our 2018 vintage of Emanation is a dry sparkling cider made in the ancestral method from the juice of both foraged and organically cultivated cider apples. Vermont’s Walden Heights Nursery & Orchard, whence the cultivated fruit was grown, is a magical place where orchardist Todd Parlo shepherds a rich diversity of alpine fruit and nursery stock on a village hillside terraced by hand.  The apple trees are sculpturally pruned and allowed to grow to their fullest potential amidst a polyculture of companion plantings. This rendition of Emanation is delightfully fresh, crisp, and tart, emanating a sessionable innocence.

750mL | $17.99

Fluxion  Batch IV
2016 + 17
6.99% ABV
199 cases made
Ingredients: foraged cider apples, wild cultures of yeast + bacteria

With faith in flow, we merged multiple vintages of cider aged in an assortment of wood barrels to create our fourth iteration of Fluxion that awaits you. Made in  the traditional method, maple syrup was added to kick-start a secondary fermentation in bottle. This cultured blend of cider is the sparkling counterpart to Stillpoint. Dry, with refreshing acidity.

750mL | $18.99

Stillpoint
2016 + 2017
6.95% ABV
56 cases made
Ingredients: foraged cider apples, wild cultures of yeast + bacteria

Stillpoint is an aged blend of cider, cultured in an assortment of wood barrels before bottling still, and from which our sparkling cider, Fluxion, arose.  This prolonged aging in our fleet of barrels tends to give the cider smooth, buttery, and peppery qualities. We are excited for more people to explore the wonder, simplicity, and solemnity of still cider.

750mL | $18.99

Apple – Grape Wine

Vinous Venus 
2017
7.68 % ABV
156 cases made
Ingredients: foraged cider apples, red grape pomace, wild cultures  of yeast + bacteria

A favorite with Fable Farm Fermentory fans, Vinous Venus is a pink-hued, apple-grape wine created in the traditional method.  Macerated red grape pomace and fresh red grape clusters containing residual sugars post pressing were co-fermented with a blend of foraged apple juice. The wine was then pressed off and sent down to the cellar to age in cultured wood barrels for a year, before bottling as a sparkling apple-grape wine. Vinous Venus celebrates the integration of foraged apples and grapes with its dry sparkle and refreshing acidity.

750mL | $19.99

Leela
2015/16
9.91% ABV
119 cases made
Ingredients: white grapes, foraged apples, wild cultures of yeast + bacteria

Herein awaits an amber-hued, apple-grape wine made by merging 40% Vermont-grown grapes and 60% foraged cider apples. In 2016 we purchased destemmed white grapes from our friends at Lincoln Peak Vineyard of New Haven, VT. We placed half the berries into an open-top vessel to macerate and  pressed the other half immediately. This wine contains both of these fermentations blended with a medley of multi-vintage cider barrels. Half of the final blend was used for our previously released sparkling wine, Leo, while its sister, Leela, was allowed to age for 6 months in barrel and another year in bottle.

750mL | $19.99

Koan 
2015
6.42% ABV
111 cases made
Ingredients: red and black currants, aronia berries, concord grapes, foraged apples, wild cultures of yeast and bacteria

[Koh ahn], a paradoxical anecdote or riddle, is used in Zen Buddhism to provoke enlightenment and demonstrate the inadequacy of logical reasoning. We love sour things. Sour stimulates digestion, opening the palate to experience a medley of flavor, while also inspiring the mind to open up to puzzling tastes. This sparkling apple wine was barrel aged for 3 years and then steeped with a mixed medley of berries before bottling with a dose of honey in the traditional method.

500mL |  $14.99

Perry (NEW!)

Pyrus
2015 + 2016 + 2017
32 cases made
5.84% ABV
Ingredients: foraged pears and apples, wild cultures of yeast + bacteria

It’s a rare treat to discover the bulbous pearl of pears when foraging for apples; but when we do, we jump for joy!  This still perry was barrel-aged for 2 years before bottling, and contains a blend of apples and pears from three different seasons. Residual sugars remained in barrel for over a year, and we hoped that fermentation would jumpstart in bottle to create a sparkling wine. Instead we received a beautiful still wine, expressing a refreshing interplay between volatile acidity and sweet appley-pear notes.

500mL | $15.99

Honey Wine

Betula
Batch II: 2017
9.79% ABV
Ingredients: raw birch sap, raw honey, foraged sumac berries, wild cultures of yeast + bacteria

Filtered through the roots and vascular tissues of Birch trees, each Spring living sap-water seeps out of tapped trunks as an elixir of life — long harvested as a tonic beverage of northern climes. Raw honey from Mcfarline Apiaries of Benson, VT was dissolved into raw birch water and left to ferment with whole clusters of foraged sumac berries. Bottled in the traditional method, honey was  added a second time to create a sparkling dry wine with earthy notes and a robust acidity.

500mL | $14.99

Grape Wine (NEW!)

St. Croix
2017
7.08% ABV
13 cases made
Ingredients: St. Croix grapes, wild cultures of yeast + bacteria

Our farm and fermentory lies on a branched road that was once used as the main thoroughfare from Boston to Montreal. Now known as the Royalton Turnpike, this graveled pathway winds through a pastoral landscape of lush fields and forests, and speaks to a time when horse and buggy brought passers-by from city to country. In 2016, we discovered a 10-year-old vineyard 25 minutes north, just off the beaten path from this historic road. In 2017 we were guided by the weather and our overall circumstance to harvest the St. Croix a bit underipe. Red-skinned St. Croix normally produces red wine, but in this iteration, all of the red pigments dropped out of solution over the course of a year of aging in glass demijohns. The resulting low alcohol wine is white, light and refreshingly tart.

750mL | $23.99

New Slovenian Rosé Alert: Gönc Cuvee Anna

GÖNC CUVEE ANNA ROSÉ | 2018 | $20.99 

We’re crushing on a newly-landed rosĂ© from Slovenia! Named after the winemaker’s grandmother, Cuvee Anna is ripe with aromas of wild berries, strawberries, melons and peaches. On the palate, it’s bright and fruity with a lively, refreshing finish.  We had it on a recent warm day with some grilled chicken and a goat cheese salad and it was *perfect*

Gonc Cuvee Anna rose wine bottle

Blend: 50% Ĺ˝ametna ÄŤrnina, 20% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Grigio, 10% Blaufrankisch (Fun fact: Ĺ˝ametna ÄŤrnina is the oldest-known grape varietal in the world (at 375-400 years old) and it’s traditionally planted in Slovenia). Aged for 3 months on fine lees.

You’re probably not familiar with the varietal that makes up the majority of the wine but don’t let that deter you – this is a Provence-style rosĂ© that will make you wonder how it’s not from Provence!

This wine is produced in small quantities and not a lot makes it to us in Vermont, so pick up a few and stash them for those hot days (they’re coming, we promise).

ABOUT GĂ–NC WINERY

Gönc is a family tradition going back to the year 1936, when winemaker Peter Gene’s great grandfather built a wine cellar and planted a vineyard around it in the small town of Dobrovnik in Slovenia. After World War II, Peter’s grandfather moved to the city of Ptuj and started working in the Ptujska Klet winery as a cellar cleaner. He worked his way up to head winemaker and CEO of the oldest winery in Slovenia (now know as Pullus).

Peter’s father worked at the same winery but on the side, he planted 24 acres of vineyards in Dobrovnik to keep up the family tradition (they now have 28 acres total). When Peter came of age they built a new cellar in Ptuj and started Gönc again. Peter is the 4th generation of winemakers and winegrowers in the family.

Learn more at: http://www.gonc.si/

La garagista | Ci Confonde | Petillant Naturel Rosé | Sparkling Wine of Vermont

La garagista | Ci Confonde | Petillant Naturel | RosĂ© Sparkling Wine of Vermont | $33.99 – 1 per person, per day 🙂 

Every time we get a message in a bottle from our dear friends at La garagista, we are thrilled to be able share the fruits of their labor with you.

Very limited amount of this highly sought after Ci Confonde Petillant Naturel Rosé exists so get this enchanting, enthralling, and ever-so-delicious expression of Vermont terrior while you can.

From the bottle:

 (Chi•con•fond•ay) It confounds us.  Surprises.  Dumbfounds.  Slays.  Bedazzles.  Staggers.  Shakes.  We’re feeling a bit bedazzled by petillant naturel, an old-style first fermentation in bottle.  Our Ci Confonde RosĂ© is bottled shortly after harvest, and left to finish its frothy alchemy under the cap, creating a fine bead of pearly effervescence.  Hand-harvested and unfiltered, this alpine sparkling hails from our vineyards in the northern climate of Vermont.

– Deidre Heekin & Caleb Barber

Read more at: http://www.lagaragista.com/