Teutonic Wine Jazz Odyssey | The Official Wine of the Winooski Jazz Festival

Jazz Odyssey | Teutonic Wine Company | Willamette Valley White Blend | $13.99

The Official Wine of the Winooski Jazz Festival –

The Winooski Jazz Festival is here which brings along aural delights… be sure to take care of your other senses with the official festival wine… Jazz Odyssey from Teutonic Wine Company!

 

 

From teutonicwines.com:

Jazz Odyssey White Wine |
Willamette Valley

Jazz Odyssey is a field blend of Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay and from the Wasson Vineyard in the Willamette Valley. This zippy refreshing wine is semi-sweet, hits of carmelized green apple, peach nectar and honey comb with refreshing acid.

Experience the Jazz Odyssey and see where it takes you.

12% Alcohol by volume

About Teutonic Wine Company:

It all started in 2002 when Barnaby was the wine buyer at Papa Haydn Restaurant in Portland’s southeast location. German wine importer Ewald Moseler, showed him 14 different Rieslings from Germany’s famed Mosel wine region. Barnaby bought all 14 and started one of the largest German wine lists in Portland. That same night he told his wife, Olga that he needed to learn how to make wines that are as expressive to terroir (expression of the place the grapes are grown) as these Rieslings.

Without a clue as to how to start or find investors for financial backing, we (Barnaby and Olga) started on a long journey into one of Oregon’s most difficult industries- the wine business. As our luck would have it, a friend of ours offered her fallow farm land in Alsea, Ore., to start a vineyard. So in 2005, along with a handful of good friends, we put 2000 vines into the ground, mostly Pinot Noir and some Pinot Meunier and Pinot Blanc. As we were learning how to manage the vineyard, Barnaby left his restaurant career and started as a rookie at a shared winery facility in Carlton.

Barnaby and Olga working the 2013 harvest.

We produced our first commercial vintage in 2008 which included our Estate Pinot Noir from the Alsea vineyard and Pinot Meunier made with fruit from a U-pick vineyard called Borgo Pass. From there, we increased our production by purchasing fruit from other vineyards around the Willamette Valley. We always look for colder sites, higher elevation and dry-farmed vines that are ideally 30 years or older. Today, Teutonic Wine Company produces roughly 6,000 cases of wine per year, all varieties that are typical to the Germany’s Mosel region. These include Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chasselas, Gewürztramer, Silvaner, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, Rosé and a variety of white blends. All the wines we make, with the exception of one blend, are single vineyard wines.


Because we love the wines from the Mosel Valley so much, we began traveling there every summer and met some local producers who make superb Rieslings. Barnaby, being tenacious as he is, asked many questions and was able to learn and emulate many of their techniques for making Riesling. Even though Oregon’s soil type(s) is nothing close to ones in the Mosel Valley, our wines are similar in style. When we pour our wines for our German winemaker friends, they nod their heads and smile. That right there tells us we’re doing something right!

We have a small but dedicated team at Teutonic. Alex Neely (green shirt) is our Assistant Winemaker who not only helps in the cellar, but also works the vineyards and the tasting room several days a week. Gus Wahlstrom (far right) has been with us for more than four years. He started out doing the over-night shift during harvest, pressing off one load of fruit after the other. Now he also works in the tasting room, winery and in the vineyards on a regular basis.

 

Buy Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine IPA | Super Session | FRI 06/02 & SAT 06/03

What a wonderful day… the hills are alive with BEER!

Sip of Sunshine & Super Session #2 Stock Status:

Sip of Sunshine IPA 4pk 16oz Cans – $13.79/4pk

  • Friday 06/02 – 2 packs per person | Sold out, more tomorrow at 10a 🙂 
  • Saturday 06/03 – 1 per person | 10a Release

Super Session 12oz Cans –

$21.99/12pk | $10.99/6pk | In Stock 🙂

Lawson’s Bottles this week – None 🙂

Buy Lawson’s Rico Poivre Saison | Sip of Sunshine IPA | Super Session IPA | FRI 05/26 & SAT 05/27

Photo courtesy of Lawson’s Finest Liquids

Lawson’s Bottle This Week!

Lawson’s Rico Poivre Saison, Sip of Sunshine & Super Session #2 Stock Status:

Sip of Sunshine IPA 4pk 16oz Cans – $13.79/4pk

  • Friday 05/26 – 2 packs per person | Sold out, more tomorrow at 10a 🙂 
  • Saturday 05/27 – 1 per person | 10a Release

Super Session 12oz Cans –

$21.99/12pk | $10.99/6pk | In Stock 🙂

Lawson’s Bottles this week – Rico Poivre Saison | $7.69 🙂

  • Friday 05/26 – Sold out, more tomorrow at 10a 🙂 
  • Saturday 05/27 – 1 per person to the first 24 people in line | 10a Release

label information: Brewed with rye and black peppercorns.  We teamed up with our friends at Whetstone Station Brewery to brew this farmhouse style ale with Pilsner, Vienna, and toasted Rye malts to celebrate the 1st Annual Green Mountain Beer Week!  We added dose of black peppercorns and fermented it with a French Saison yeast for a dry finish.  This beer is what every beer longs to be… desired.  We hop you enjoy!  5.5%ABV

 

Limits are per person of consumption age,
prices do not include VT tax/deposit.

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Raptor Ridge | Pinot Gris | Willamette Valley | Oregon

Raptor Ridge | 2015 Pinot Gris | Willamette Valley | Oregon | $16.99

One of the highlights of working in the beverage industry is not just being able to share enjoyable libation with customers, but to also meet the people behind the label.

Raptor Ridge winery has a wonderful trifecta of great wine, marvelous people, and good causes they support.

We are proud to carry their refreshing, well balanced Pinot Gris.  Not too rich or light, it’s just right and will appeal to a wide swath of white wine drinkers.  Think not as light as Pinot Grigio, not as heavy or oaky as Chardonnay, and not as acidic as most Sauvignon Blanc.  At $16.99, this wine pairs perfectly with grilled swordfish, lemon chicken, light pasta dishes, and fish taco’s.

Next time you’re in looking for a white wine you probably haven’t had, give Raptor Ridge a try and delight not just your 5 senses… but your sense of supporting a responsible winery doing good things for the community and environment.

 

2015 Pinot Gris | Willamette Valley

Editor’s Choice | 92 Points Wine Enthusiast

A pretty light gold hue, this wine shines brightly from the first sniff to the last sip.  It’s clean and dense, with notes of bee pollen and lemon oil, flavors of apple and pear, and a touch of vanilla cookie.  – Paul Gregutt

From raptorridgewinery.com: 

Raptor Ridge Winery

We founded Raptor Ridge in 1995 to share in the joy of wine-growing, a calling that brings us purpose through a close connection with the land, our community and the industry. Named for our location on a ridge in the Chehalem Mountains AVA, Raptor Ridge is a haven for our native raptors and winery guests. We treat our guests to a revitalizing experience complete with vine side tastings, chef inspired pairings, and yoga retreats in a tranquil setting with a view of four mountaintops. We specialize in hand-grown single vineyard Pinot Noir sourced from a rich tapestry of select Willamette Valley sites plus our own estate, Tuscowallame. We create intriguing wines by blending intuition honed over 20 vintages with the methodical approach of maintaining hundreds of separate lots. The result is an array of vineyard-specific barrels, providing diversity and nuance to the final cellar-crafted cuvées.

– Scott & Annie Shull

2015 Raptor Ridge Pinot Gris

 The 2015 Raptor Ridge Pinot Gris was fermented and matured in stainless steel. We strive to maintain a balance of fruit and acidity, while presenting the luscious texture and aromas that the fruit offers. The 2015 vintage includes fruit from Hawk’s View, Dion and Olenik Vineyards (Chehalem Mountains AVA), Bellevue Cross (McMinnville AVA,) and Rudolfo Vineyard, in Wren, Oregon.

 

A portion of the proceeds from every bottle sold supports iSalud!, a non-profit healthcare program for vineyard workers and their families.

¡Salud! was created by a group of Oregon winery owners and Tuality Healthcare physicians to address the hurdles faced by vineyard workers who cannot meet their basic healthcare needs. Their knowledge of basic health education is poor, and they are overwhelmed by the maze of complex and confusing resources available in the medical system. ¡Salud!’s mission is to fill this gap.

Read more: saludauction.org

30 Days of Rosé | #19 | Bellula | Syrah-Grenache Rosé Wine | Pays d’Oc IGP

30 Days of Rosé | #19 | Bellula | Syrah-Grenache Rosé Wine | Pays d’Oc IGP

Our 30 Days of posting about Rosé continues!  We are delighted to feature Bellula Syrah-Grenache Rosé from the Pays d’Oc (France).

Behind the dragonfly wing label resides a, easy drinking, crowd friendly, vin for $8.99

Responsibly made, JP Bourgeois works with small  and medium family estates to bring you delicious wine at everyday prices.

From jp-bourgeois.com:

Bellalua is the pinnacle of all the Languedoc has to share: Passion, Know-how, and Joy for Life.  This blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache boasts a magnificent pale color and aromas of violets, citrus, and peach tree flowers.  The aromatic essence of Syrah ideally mingles with the sweet fruity Grenache, which combine to create a subtle wine that will transport you to the South of France.  Enjoy it by itself or with all light fare dishes.

Every estates’ wines change from one year to another depending on the characteristics of the harvest, quality of wine making, even if is from the same producer and from the same terroir, each year’s batch is unique. Soil, weather, geology, varietals, and the style of wine making used, are all decisive yet variable factors that give each wine a unique character. I travel several times a year and visit every estate and try every wine I purchase. When you choose #besteurowines you choose the best taste and value for traditional small estate French and Spanish wines.
– JP Bourgeois