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Boyden Valley Winery | Free Tasting & Bottle Sale | SAT 11/24 2:00-4:00 PM

Boyden Valley Wines | Beverage Warehouse VT

Boyden Valley Winery | Free Tasting & Bottle Sale | SAT 11/24 2:00-4:00 PM

Our cozy friends at Boyden Valley Winery are coming over to do a tasting and we’re offering a special -10% tasting discount on their VT wine!

This is the perfect time to stock up for the holidays!

From classic table wines to fruit forward and dessert types, the Boyden family has a wine for any meal, celebration, or gift so stop in, sip, stock up, and save!

We look forward to seeing you here!



Boyden Valley Wines | Beverage Warehouse VT

Vermont Vigneronne Krista Scruggs Named a Wine Enthusiast “Top 40 Under 40 Tastemaker” 2018!

We’re so proud that Vermont winemaker and vigneronne Krista Scruggs has been named to Wine Enthusiast magazine’s 2018 list of the “Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers”! Congratulations Krista, from all your friends at the Beverage Warehouse!!

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Krista Scruggs, Vigneronne and Winemaker, and the Beverage Warehouse’s Kate Cartwright on an early (very early!) morning foraging windfall apples at Canamack Farms in Grand Isle, Vermont.

From Wine Enthusiast:

Krista Scruggs, Vigneronne, ZAFA Wines

Farm, forage and ferment

It may seem counterintuitive for a native Californian to open a winery in Vermont, but Scruggs specializes in work that lies outside the ordinary. After she assisted Deirdre Heekin at Vermont-based winery La Garagista, Scruggs ventured out on her own to develop this wholly original brand. She uses biodynamically farmed hybrid grapes and sometimes co-ferments them with foraged apples. Her wild-fermented, unfined and unfiltered bottlings debuted in March and drew raves. There seems no limit to her sustainable and delicious creations.

Read more about the Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers list published by Wine Enthusiast, and check out the other up-and-coming wine, cider and beer makers in America!

More about Krista:

NOTE: ZAFA Wines are currently extremely limited, and not available for retail sale, but stay tuned for more information when her next vintage is released!

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

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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

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“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

 

La garagista | Vinu Jancu | Vermont La Crescent | $36.99

La garagista | Vinu Jancu | Vermont La Crescent | 12,5 alc./vol. | $36.99 / 750ml

It is our great pleasure to announce the latest release of craveable wine from La garagista…  Vinu Jancu.

From the vino vessel:

La garagista:  n.  one who makes wine in a garage; one who works in a garage; one who uses all parts of a garage.

Vinu Jancu

Vinu Jancu is an old Sicilian name for white wines made in an orange wine manner.  This style has a deep nobility with a long history in the Eurasian production areas of Armenia & Georgia, but also found in Italy, Sicily, and other alpine areas of Europe.  The white wine grapes are treated like red grapes: the juice ferments on the grape skins and remain sur lie long afterward, taking on more color (hence the orange), tannin, texture, and aromatics.

This Vinu Jancu is made from La Crescent, a descendant of Muscat de Hambourg, and grown on the hills and valleys of Vermont.  Hand-picked and hand-sorted, this honest, unfiltered wine was crushed traditionally and fermented on native yeast at our cantina, and remained sur lie for the winter in glass demijohns.

– Deirdre Heekin & Caleb Barber / Visit us at lagaragista.com

Questo vino e vivo! ~ This wine is alive!

 

 

La Garagista Wine | Vermont Rouge | Loups Garoux

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We are delighted to announce the delivery and release of La garagista Loups~Garoux vin.

If you have yet to dive into the delicious world of esoteric wines La garagista hand crafts, now is your chance.  Deirdre and Caleb are winning hearts and palates over around the world with the small batch wines made in Barnard, VT.

Enjoy the vin whilst you are able in addition to pictures from a trip I made to ‘le garage’ earlier this year!  – Jason, Wine & Beer Mgr.

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We are delighted to announce the delivery and release of La garagista Loups~Garoux vin.

If you have yet to dive into the delicious world of esoteric wines La garagista hand crafts, now is your chance.  Deirdre and Caleb are winning hearts and palates over around the world with the small batch wines made in Barnard, VT.

La garagista Loups~Garoux Vermont Rouge
2015 | 12% ABV | $33.99

*** Because of the limited availability of this wine, it is limited to 1 bottle per person, per day ***

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From the bottle:

La garagista: n. one who makes wine in a garage; one who works in a garage; one who uses all parts of a garage.

Loups~Garoux

Vermont Rouge = Red Wine

Loups~Garoux is the French name for mythical wolf creatures that are not cursed, but blessed.  One is born a Loup-Garou and can turn at will. They are elegant, dark wolves to behold and remind us of other mythical creatures like those in the legends of the Black Wolves of the Chateauguay, the wild alpine terrain that defines our homefarm and vineyard landscapes.  Loups~Garoux speak of the woodland and are mercurial in nature.  Hand-harvested and unfiltered, this red wine hails from our alpine vineyard in Vermont on the edge of a lake, grown among wild purple aster and white fleabane.

– Deirdre Heekin & Caleb Barber

 

Questo vino e vivo! ~ This wine is alive!