Dedalus Wine

Story: Alaia is a unique blend of Prieto Picudo (50%), Tempranillo (45%), and Merlot (5%) coming from Castilla Y Leon in Northwestern Spain. Prieto Picudo is widely planted in Northern Spain and is often blended with other varietals. Prieto in Spanish means ‘dark color’, here making reference to the color the grape adds to a […] [...read more]

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Abby

Aug 28, 2014

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Story: September in Vermont is one of the best times of year. There is a bittersweet feeling as the nights stay cooler and get darker a little earlier, a sure sign that autumn is closing in. But there are still glorious days with bright, summery sunshine to warm the skin – summer’s last breath. It’s […] [...read more]

morel

Abby

Aug 28, 2014

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I first tasted a Leon Barral wine in 2011. Dedalus was still across the street and I had been working there for almost two years, tasting new and delicious wines almost daily and thanking my lucky stars that for some reason I had been hired to do this crazy-awesome job. The 2004 Valinieres from Barral […] [...read more]

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Abby

Aug 15, 2014

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THE CROWN JEWEL OF CORSICA The Cap Corse peninsula stretches out into the green waters of the Mediterranean, a geological first outpost on the northeastern corner of the island of Corsica. It is here that the Genovese first landed – and fortified – the island they would come to rule for 450 years. Before the […] [...read more]

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Jason

Aug 05, 2014

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Story: Sicily is on our radar – this Mediterranean Island was, until the mid 1990’s, mostly making wines of questionable quality. Grapes were used more in the distillation of spirits such as Marsala and higher yields contributed to unbalanced, lackluster bottles on the table.  Another contributing factor in the regions unpopularity is the Sicilian Mafia […] [...read more]

mannara

Abby

Jul 31, 2014

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