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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

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

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

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.”


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“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


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.

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Make the Cut Homebrew Finalists

The Make the Cut homebrew competition has produced two finalists that will brew and compete head to head!

~ Roland Maheaux ~

mtc-1  At 70 Years young, this Man offered us an German Alt Inspired Beer that was passed around by the Judges on Day 1 with a Cheer!
From Jericho, Meet Roland Maheaux!

“I have always enjoyed a great beer and first dabbled in home brewing back in 1992 when my daughter gave me a home brew kit for Christmas. The batch was horrible. I wanted to brew again and do it better. After many trips to the home brew supply store gathering a multitude of grains and hops I made a few prized recipes including Verkaufen pronounced (fer-ko-fin) which I named my German Alt Beer. I live in Jericho with my wife, Carole. We have three grown children and five grandchildren. My hobbies include brewing, playing drums, and summers at Lake Eden with myfamily. I am the president of Maheux Heating and Refrigeration”

~ Casey Leahy ~

mtc-2Bravo to Finalist Casey Leahy !
Casey who is 28 from Chester, he blew the Judges away with his Baltic Porter

“Beer has been a passion of mine for some time. I began homebrewing a decade ago and don’t intend to stop. I was introduced to brewing and appreciation for great beer by my father. He was an avid homebrewer and taught me how to brew when I was in college. At the same time he taught me to revere beer as a cultural element. Craft beer became something I not only enjoyed but could participate in. I started brewing with my father’s old brewing equipment and with some of his old recipes. I quickly fell in love with the creative control and freedom that brewing gave me and was hooked.
Being ambitious and bold I quickly jumped to all grain brewing and began upgrading my equipment. The more I brewed the more I enjoyed the process and the results.
I am continually learning and expanding my knowledge of brewing. I love the great expansion of the craft beer industry and am thrilled to be involved in it. Beer is a great artistic outlet for me and I enjoy sharing it with others. Great beer has been a great joy for me and I am excited to be given the opportunity to share my beer with a broad audience, I hope you love it as much as I do!”

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Stay tuned to cast your vote and weigh in on the overall winner when you see their beer in the next couple of months on tap in bars, restaurants, and growler bars!

Growler Bar Location:

  • Beverage Warehouse

On Tap:

  • 14th Star Brewery
  • Mule Bar
  • Doc Ponds
  • Three Penny Taproom
  • Farmhouse Tap & Grill
  • Prohibition Pig
  • Worthy Burger
  • Worthy Kitchen
  • The Reservoir
  • The Bench

(American) Thanksgiving Week Release Schedule and Hours

Thanksgiving week is here and we know many of you are getting requests to bring hoppy VT-ness back with you to family and friends!

lawsons-double-sunshine-ipa-photoshopped copy

Here is our plan:

10a Tuesday:

  • Heady Topper normal release.  At least the first 5 people in line will get a case, we hope more people get a case.  It will the be broken down to half cases, two 4 packs, then a single 4 pack so everyone will get Heady Topper.  If you are here on time, you will at least get a 4 pack.  If you come a minute late and don’t get counted, you will probably miss out.

9a Wednesday – Big release!

  • Alchemist Heady Topper – Cases to people in the front as allowed then broken down as usual.  Be here on time.
  • Lawson’s – Sip of Sunshine & Super Session as usual.  DOUBLE SUNSHINE 1 bottle per person, while supplies last!

??? Friday – Bourbon County Brand Stout

  • We will put it out for sale when the truck arrives.  The delivery truck *should* arrive Friday, November 27th sometime between 12:45-1:30p. We just don’t know for sure but we will get it out ASAP.

10a Saturday –

  • Heady Topper normal release.  At least the first 5 people in line will get a case, we hope more people get a case.  It will the be broken down to half cases, two 4 packs, then a single 4 pack so everyone will get Heady Topper.  If you are here on time, you will at least get a 4 pack.  If you come a minute late and don’t get counted, you will probably miss out.
  • Lawson’s – Sip of Sunshine & Super Session as usual.  1 Bottle of DOUBLE SUNSHINE to the first 12 people in line!

American Thanksgiving Week Holiday Hours:

  • Sun  11a-6p
  • Mon  10a-9p
  • Tue  10a-9p
  • Wed  10a-9p
  • Thu  CLOSED
  • Fri  10a-8p  /  Redemption  10a-3p
  • Sat   10a-8p  /  Redemption  10a-4:45p


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!


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


(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