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Wine of the Month: Sharrott Cranberry Wine

Fruit in Wine vs. Fruit Wine—What’s the difference? On many occasions in the tasting room, I’ve caught guests snickering at the tasting notes. “Blackberries? Bananas? Mint? Smells like wine to me.” Others ask, “Is there really fruit in the wine? … Continue reading

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A Cold Crisp White for a Cold Crisp Winter

Happy New Vintage Year! 2012 has begun beautifully, with clear blue skies, lots of sunshine and no sign of snow. After the gustatory extremes of the holiday season (standing rib roast, quiche, croquettes, ham and countless cheeses), I’m cooking less … Continue reading

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Sharrott Winery’s Wicked New Release

What is so sweet, so rich, so powerful that it has a warning against depravity on the label? Wicked, our new dessert wine! Deep, dark, black cherry red in color with overtones of oak, rich fruit aromas and a long, … Continue reading

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Cherry Grove Farm Wine and Cheese Experience

A sincere thank you goes out to the folks at Cherry Grove Farm. Cheese maker Sam Kennedy and Marketing Associate Stacey Gentile visited us last Friday for a wine and cheese experience featuring our current portfolio of dry red wines … Continue reading

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Wine of the Month: Vignoles

Vignoles is a hybrid grape that was developed in the late 1920s by French grape scientist Jean Francois Ravat. He tried 50 times before he reached this magnificent marriage of Seibel and Pinot Noir, which he eponymously named Ravat 51. … Continue reading

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