Tales From The Cellar

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Ciders with Supper

Cold beer and white wine are almost Pavlovian choices when it comes to refreshment. We give the kids sparkling apple juice before they are of age, but what if people desire a more adult version of what...

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Wines of Veneto

Wines from the Veneto region in the north-eastern part of Italy have been always one of my favorites. They are made using a unique method of production in which grapes are kept in special drying rooms...

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Grape Varieties You May Not Know

It is estimated that there are more than 5,000 grape varieties in currant wine production. And (though it’s nearly impossible) I’m on a mission to find and try as many as I can. Sounds crazy, right?...

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Bubbles off the Beaten Path – with Dinner!

These days I hear a lot of customers say, “We like to serve a Champagne or Sparkling Wine as the main dinner wine, not just with appetizers.” This certainly makes sense as there are a number of great...

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Beltramo’s Fall Evening Tasting Schedule

In addition to our weekly Saturday tastings, in the fall, we open up our Tasting Room for a number of special events.  We design these tastings around exceptional vintages, special winery guest speakers,...

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The Japanese 12s: Whisky

With the increasing popularity of American Whiskey as well as Single Malts from Scotland, it’s becoming more and more difficult to find some of our favorites and while others remain available, for the...

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Bordeaux Wines are back!

Chevalier, Bernadotte, Croix de Gay, Chateau Gloria and many more! After a long trip across the Atlantic Ocean, an influx of wonderful Bordeaux selections has finally arrived at our doors! The selections...

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Glossop’s

Just hitting the shelves are some unique, premium Bar Syrups from Los Angeles.  These small batch cocktail mixers are made with the home bar-tender in mind to make cocktail mixing easy whether you are...

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Sake Basics

Sake Blog The month of August for me was all about Sake. I went to Seattle to attend the Society of Wine Educators Conference where I took a 3-hour seminar on Sake. I’ve always wondered how does one...

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An Old Austrian Proverb

A friend told me recently that his father had always told him “I can’t drink water when I eat, it’s an insult to the food”, which I thought was a delightful way of saying that food should be enjoyed...