International Woman’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day.

Our independent (and woman owned!) store relies all year on strong, smart, and abundantly talented Vermont women in these wineries and breweries.

The incredible Vermont wine and beer scene would not be as successful or acclaimed as it is now if it wasn’t for women.

Cheers to women for making Vermont (and the world) more delicious!


Tessellae Carignan | Vieilles Vignes | Côtes Catalanes – Back In Stock!

A $16.99 stunner!

We are delighted to announce the return of Tessellae Carignan Vieilles Vignes (Old Vines) to our wonderful French red wine section.

This gorgeous French red wine has a solid following at our store, so much that we have to pre-order it multiple times a year.

Next time you need a great, versatile bottle of red wine for under $20, snag a bottle of Tessellae.

Tessellae Carignan | Vieilles Vignes | Côtes Catalanes | 14.5% ABV | $16.99

Tessallae Carignan Vieilles Vignes –

  • Varital | 100% Carignan
  • Age of Vines | 70  Vieilles Vignes (Old Vines)
  • Location | Roussillon, France
  • Appellation | Côtes Catalanes IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée)
  • Size | 160 hectares
  • Farming | Practicing organic
  • Soil | Schist
  • Altitude | 275 meters
  • Fermentation | Hand harvested, destemmed, cold pre-fermentation maceration, fermented in concrete
  • Aging | 12 months in concrete tanks (80%) and demi-muid (20%)
  • Flavor | Black raspberry and black cherry fruit, licorice and dried spices to go with a super sexy, heady, seamless style on the palate that keeps you coming back to the glass.
  • Food Parings | Vermont Creamery Cremont, Fresh Chevre, Cranberry Vinaigrette Salad, Tumeric/Curry Pilaf, Moroccan Couscous, Coconut Pepper Chili Soup, Spicy Shrimp Thai, Balsamic Glazed Chicken.


Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage farm 160 hectares of vines located just south of the capital of French Catalonia, Perpignan. Some of their vineyards are situated a few kilometers from the Mediterranean while others can be found in the foothills of the Pyrenees. This range of sites allow them to make both refreshing whites as well as concentrated reds and, this being the Roussillon, some fortified wines as well. Benefiting from a warm, dry climate, the estate is farmed organically.

They grow primarily Grenache (Blanc, Gris & Noir), Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, Marsanne, Roussanne and Chardonnay with a significant proportion of the vines well over 50 years old. The soil, as you near the coast is weathered, alluvial gravel while in the higher elevation sites it is predominantly schist. They harvest by hand and the winemaking is surprisingly uncomplicated with stainlesss steel for the fresher whites but mostly concrete tanks for the rest with a
small amount of French oak demi-muids.

Carignan has had a rather tumultuous history in the south of France. Once seen as a necessary grape to spur the recovery of the region after the plague of phylloxera in the late 19th century, primarily for its ability to produce high yields, it has been largely replaced with “nobler” varieties such as Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. This is unfortunate, for as challenging as the variety is to love when the vines are young, they are superb with half a century under their belt. Jean-Marc Lafage luckily resisted the call to uproot and replace this variety, and he possesses Carignan vines well over 70 years old on schist with which he makes the Tessellae Carignan.


Dropkick Murphys Barroom Hero Pub Ale Beer Collaboration with Magic Hat to benefit Claddagh Fund charitable foundation


Dropkick Murphy’s Barroom Hero Pub Ale $6.69/4pk 16oz Cans +tax/dep

Dropkick Murphys Barroom Hero Pub Ale is a special collaboration between Dropkick Murphys & Magic Hat Brewing Company.

Sales of this english pub-style ale will raise money for The Claddagh Fund and their mission to help underfunded nonprofits that are supporting veterans, children’s charities and helping people who are on a path of recovery.




The Claddagh Fund

The Claddagh Fund is the charitable foundation of the Dropkick Murphys, founded in 2009 by band frontman, Ken Casey. The Claddagh Fund honors the three attributes of the Claddagh Ring: Friendship, Love & Loyalty.


Pow Pow DIPA | Trillium & Lawson’s Collaboration | Sip of Sunshine | Super Session 8 | FRI 03/02 & SAT 03/03

Pow Pow! Trillium & Lawson’s Double IPA is here!

Due to the extraordinarily limited supply of Pow Pow, our release schedule is:

  • 10 AM FRI 03/02One 4pk to the first 24 people – Sold out!
  • 10 AM SAT 03/03One can (think of it as a special bottle!) only to the first 24 people 🙂

Pow Pow | Trillium & Lawson’s Finest Liquids Collaboration | 8.5% ABV | Double IPA brewed with Lupulin Powder | $18.99/4pk $5.00/can

Sip of Sunshine DIPA | In stock!

Super Session #8 | In stock!


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

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