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WOW WINES OF THE WEEK | 9/9-9/15!

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WINES OF THE WEEK 9/9-9/15! CT LOVES VT MONTH Cheese Traders LOVES Maquam Wine! Pear Wine 2016This award-winning pear wine is fruit-forward and highly aromatic with lingering tropical undertones. The pear continues on the palate with an exceptionally smooth and lingering finish. Its beautiful light golden color and layered, balanced body make it a perfect appetizer wine to enjoy with friends. This pear wine matches perfectly with picnic fare, salads & sandwiches, Asian cuisine, fruity desserts, grilled chicken and mild cheeses (brie, Gouda, etc.). It is also excellent on its own or as a spritzer. Serve chilled!$15.99Black Currant 2016This full-bodied...

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WOW WINES OF THE WEEK | 8/26-9/1!

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WINES OF THE WEEK LAST WEEK OF ROSÉ MONTH! Domaine Carrel Eugène Et Fils Savoie Rosé 2018located in the village of Jongieux, about 40 miles southwest of Geneva. Established in the 14th century, Eugene manages the estate with his son Olivier and his son-in-law Sebastien. Despite their proximity to the Swiss Alps, the climate is surprisingly warm; Jongieux enjoys 2-3 more hours of sun than any other area in the Savoie. The Carrel vineyards are planted with indigenous varietals: Jacquere, Altesse, Gamay, and Mondeuse. This wine is a blend of 80% Gamay and 20% Mondause. This lovely Vin de Savoie...

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WOW WINES OF THE WEEK | 8/12-8/18!

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WINES OF THE WEEK ROSÉ MONTH! Hogwash Rosé 2018Hogwash Rosé is pure fun. The annual spring release heralds the coming of warmer weather and all the pleasure that entails. This is not a bottle for cellaring, but rather a twist the top and throws in some ice cubes because you can't wait for it to chill barefoot, barbecue, poolside, beachside, lakeside, in the park, summertime wine.  Perfect for casual summer sipping, paired with a plate of pork hot off the grill; which is, of course, how it got its name.$15.99Massaya Rosé 2017Lebanon, land of inspiration.  Massaya Rosé is a blend...

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WOW WINES OF THE WEEK | 7/8-7/14!

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WINES OF THE WEEK Tour de France Wines!  Maurice Schoech Alsace Pinot Auxerrois Vieilles Vignes 2017Pinot Auxerrois There is an intriguing floral streak on the otherwise subdued nose. The palate is dry and has a pithy, zesty and slightly bitter edge that gives structure and weight to this concentrated wine. $19.99 Domaine des Nugues Beaujolais-Villages  2014This is a ripe and generous wine from a well-regarded producer. It is rich with red berries and structured with a series of fine tannins and acidity. It offers weight, plenty of fruit and is ready to drink.$14.99 Joseph Drouhin Laforêt Pinot Noir 2016A wine full...

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WOW WINES OF THE WEEK | 5/17-5/23!

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WINES OF THE WEEK GARAGE SALE GEMS! Duke & Ella Amplify White 2017 The "Duke and Ella" white blend for 2017 is a co-fermentation of under-ripe Riesling and very ripe Viognier named for another famous pair-Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald. Like its namesake, this wine is good-natured but intense and remarkably unique. Honeyed, with youthful floral notes, lemon, and subtle smoke on the nose, the palate is medium bodied with a gentle, transparent minerality supported by an elongated, creamy midpalate. The finish is textured with bursts of intensity as if Coltrane had stumbled into Duke and Ella's session. Unfined, unfiltered,...

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