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Chateau Maris – An Organic, Delicious, Negative Carbon Wine for Earth Day (and everyday)

chateau-maris-french-winesimage015Earth Day is Friday, April 22nd, do something good for the environment and drink wine!

 Chateau Maris Winery Features:

  • Certified Organic by Ecocert AB and NOP
  • Certified Biodynamic Demeter and Biodyvin
  • Hemp Winery has a Negative Carbon Footprint
  • Winery is biodegradable and energy self sufficient
  • Bottles are ultra-light recycled glass
  • Labels are printed on recycled paper

chateau-maris-la-tougeMaris “La Touge” Syrah
Liviniere, France
$16.99

La Touge is a blend of certified organic Syrah (70%) and Grenache (30%) grown on hard and soft limestone and alluvial soils. The juice form 15-20 year old vines is fermented in concrete and aged 16 months in concrete eggs. Like all Chateau Maris wines, it is bottled unfined and unfiltered and is thus suitable for vegetarians and vegans. The nose is ripe black fruits (blackcurrants, elderberries) notes alongside more spicy characteristics (pepper, herbs). The palate is very attractive with firm yet silky tannins. Aromatic, spicy with a fabulously generous weight.

Wine Advocate – 91pts “I found the Minervois la Liviniere La Touge very Rhone-like, with subtle leather, spice and garrigue mixed with plenty or raspberry and blackberry fruit. Forward, supple and fruit loaded, with medium-bodied richness, it will drink nicely on release and evolve through 2021. The blend here is Syrah and Grenache that’s aged in concrete.

 

le-carignan-de-marisLe Carignan de Maris
IGP Coteaux de Peyriac, France
$14.99

As fresh and juicy as they could possibly make it, Le Carignan de Maris is made in an environment  that encourages bio-diversity and sustainability. It’s handpicked, fermented with natural yeasts in large concrete tanks in our Hemp winery. Our Carignan is a lighter style red wine (bordering on chillable), packed with fresh cherry flavors. It is old vine Carignan, certified Organic by Ecocert AB, blended with 20% Certified Demeter Biodynamic Grenache. It is bottled in super light (395 g.), recycled glass bottle and labeled using only recycled paper. Please open before drinking.

Wine Advocate – 91pts “A great example of the variety, Minervois Carignan de Maris offers classic plum and purple-like fruit, spring flowers, crushed rock and hints of charcoal to go with medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful purity and surprisingly polished tannin, which isn’t easy to do with 100% Carignan. Aged 10-12 months in concrete tank, drink this beauty over the coming 4-5 years”

 

chateau-maris-old-schoolMaris “Old School” Rouge
Minervois, France
$13.99

Karabi is a mighty horse, a Percheron from the north of France, and he helped make this wine. Old School Rouge is a blend of 85% certified organic Syrah and 15% certified biodynamic Grenache wine made in an environment that encourages bio-diversity and sus-
tainability. The wine is made using only natural yeasts from our vineyard, bottled in light recycled glass and labeled using recycled paper. Certified organic by ECOCERT France. This is all sun, earth and the toils of man and Karabi. Just old school. It’s very dark in col-
or with notes of blackberry, white pepper and Herbes de Provence.”

 

Chateau Maris wines are distributed by our friends at:

calmont-beveragewww.calmontbeverage.com

 

 

 

From chateaumaris.com/sustainability/:

“Maris is the driving force behind the push toward biodynamic and sustainable farming in the Languedoc region. It has gone as far as building his new winery out of massive hemp “bricks. The estate produces a bevy of wines, all of which are reasonably priced, and in most cases, represent incredible values. Readers could do much worse than buying a mixed case of these wines, and they’re a great example of high quality wines from this special terroir.” Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

The Biodynamic apostles of the Languedoc” “One of the top Producers confronting climate change head-on, Château Maris has taken green winery construction to a new level, building an entire facility out of lightweight, organic hemp-straw bricks that continue to capture and sequester carbon dioxide.” Dana Nigro, Wine Spectator

Perhaps THE most dedicated organic/biodynamic winery. Chateau Maris takes every possible step to work as naturally as possible. Winery building built of sustainable hemp, vineyards worked by horse and plow, biodynamic practices in the cellar and vineyard all are geared towards growing the healthiest fruit possible with the best expression of their local terroir in the sunny south of France. In addition, or perhaps as a result, their wines are exceptional values!” Chris Cree M.W.

“Chateau Maris’ 9,000 square foot wine cellar in southern France maintains a stable temperature year-round without the use of air conditioning or heating; it’s sustainable, organic, all-natural, odorless, and acts as a carbon sink–able to absorb carbon dioxide. The cellar isn’t made of brick, or stone, or some magical new ingredient, but rather it’s a simple combination of hemp, lime and wood.” Katie Kelly Bell, Forbes

Special Wine Tasting with Patricia Green Winemaker | Sat. 04/09 11a-1p

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We are most delighted to share the enthralling wines of Patricia Green all year with you.  Patricia Green wines are limited, craveable, fine wines from Oregon with prices in the $30-$60 per bottle range.

pg3 We are lucky to have Owner/Winemaker Jim Anderson at our store from 11a-1p on Saturday, April 9th for a special tasting before he has to leave Vermont for a wine dinner.

We hope you will join us!

This will be one of the finest wine tastings at our store in 2016 – don’t miss out!

pg5 Patricia Green Cellars is located in the Ribbon Ridge Appellation of the Willamette Valley on a 52 acre estate purchased in 2000 by Patty Green and Jim Anderson. The winery, and thus the two friends and business partners, are noted for producing a tremendously broad selection of vineyard designated Pinot Noirs from several vineyards representing some of the better sites in the Willamette Valley with a particular emphasis over the years on Ribbon Ridge, Dundee Hills and the Chehalem Mountain appellations.

ph8 At a larger level the philosophy of the winery is fairly simple: Do what needs to be done. There are certain approaches and techniques that will obviously be applied, however the intensity of those actions is fluid. That fluid nature would extend to nearly every aspect of the winemaking. Ultimately things are done as simply as is possible. The 14th century friar William of Ockham stated that “one should not increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.” This is the physics theory known as Occam’s Razor. It applies to winemaking though, too. With over 50 combined years worth of winemaking experience the two partners are quite possibly the longest-partnered winemaking duo in Oregon and they have come to realize that the hardest thing to do is to do the simplest things.

ph2 Of course to be a truly successful winery one must start with very strong raw materials. Over the years an ever-increasingly strong set of vineyards has made up the core of the winery’s Pinot Noir bottlings. The crowning jewel initially was landing what is the Estate Vineyard with the purchase of the property back in 2000. At this juncture Patricia Green Cellars has now assembled what is certainly one of the strongest collection of well-farmed, high-quality sites with great reputations in the entire state.

pg1 Patricia Green Cellars is a unique winery because of the collaborative approach to running the business from nearly all perspectives, a dedication to particular sites being able to produced uniquely special Pinot Noirs and a willingness to continually evolve, adapt and grow as a winery, winemakers and winery owners.

To read more, visit:

http://www.patriciagreencellars.com/about-us

 

Armand de Brignac Rosé Champagne

armand-de-brignac-champagne2We’ve had many requests to make Armand de Brignac Rosé Champagne available… we worked with our industry partners and it has arrived!

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Current Beverage Warehouse Price:

  • $449.99 (list price $479-$529)

From armanddebrignac.com:

Armand de Brignac Rosé
Armand de Brignac Rosé is among the finest examples of the famous pink Champagne blend ever conceived, and is packaged in a brilliant pink-gold bottle with matching adornments.
Its beautiful color is achieved through assemblage, the process by which sparkling white wine is blended with a proportion of still Pinot Noir wine. Our Pinot Noir is picked from old -growth vines grown specifically for use in Rosé Champagne.

Our Rosé is announced with a rich bouquet of red fruits with delicate, smoky grilled notes behind. It is fresh and full-bodied on the palate with aromas of strawberries and blackcurrant, and is lingering and complex in its finish. Armand de Brignac Rosé is produced in extremely limited quantities – even by comparison to our boutique Brut Gold.

Click here to continue reading about the grapes, harvest, pressing, bottling, and other information about Armand de Brignac Champagne.

Armand de Brignac Champagne

 

Meet & Greet Wine Tasting w/ Field Recordings Winemaker Andrew Jones

the-fabelist-wineCome to the Beverage Warehouse for an extraordinary treat – meet winemaker Andrew Jones and taste wine with him, discuss natural wine making, and enjoy the crushed-and-fermented-fruit-of-his-labor!

Thursday, February 25th, 4-6p

Free event and open to the public!

About The Producer –

   Field Recordings is 35-year old winemaker Andrew Jones’ personal catalog of the people and places he values most. Spending his days as a vine nursery fieldman planning and planting vineyards for farmers all over California, Andrew is sometimes offered small lots of their best fruit on the side. Having stood in just about every vineyard on the Central Coast, he has a keen eye for diamonds in the rough: sites that are unknown or under-appreciated but hold enormous untapped potential. As friendships are made and opportunities are embraced, Andrew produces small quantities of soulful wine from these unusual, quiet vineyards.

     The Field Recordings wines are a catalog of single vineyard sites that produces wines with a sense of place and personality.  In addition to the single vineyard wines, multi-vineyard blends are put together under the Alloy Wine Works and FICTION labels. 

     Alloy Wine Works is a collection of varietal wines packaged only in tallboy 500 ml cans.  The perfect balance of inventive spirit and rural charm.  Each can is pure craft wine, not to be “hip” or “relevant”, but because we want to.

     FICTION, the original spin-off label, is a white and red wine produced from multiple vineyards and multiple varieties.  Taking what the season gives us and creating a blend made for every occasion.  Ready for tonight, tomorrow or this weekend.  

14th Star Tasting | Wine Tasting | Mega Beer Releases of 14th Star Tribute, Lawson’s, Heady, Double Dose, Space Juice & More!

Vermont beer week is in full swing over here at the Bevie and today…. whether you’re a beer or wine lover, we have something for everyone!

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FREE BEER from 4-6p at our 14th Star Brewery tasting!

Hangout and sample free beer with the 14th Star Brewery Crew, makers of the famed Tribute double IPA, the Make The Cut Homebrew, and other delicious VT beer!

FREE WINE from 4-6p during our wine tasting!

  • Charles Smith K Vintners Viognier
  • Charles Smith K Vintners Milbrandt Syrah
  • Charles Smith The Velvet Devil
  • Charles Smith K Vintners Sauvignon Blanc
  • Terres Dorées FRV 100 Rosé NV

BEER RELEASES:

(staggered so people at work are able to share in VT beer glory!)

  • 4:00p – 14th Star Tribute Release – 2 per person
  • 4:00p – Lawson’s Super Session #2 Release – 12 cans per person
  • 5:00p – Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine Release – 4 cans per person
  • 5:00p – Lawson’s & Otter Creek Double Dose Release – 8 bottles per person
  • 5:30p – Long Trail Space Juice Release- 4 cans per person
  • 5:30p – Alchemist Heady Topper Release – 4 cans per person