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December Thirst Club: Jean Foillard Beaujolais Village, 2016

STORY One of the benefits of having a special relationship with Kermit Lynch Wine Merchants here at Dedalus, is the fact that we get to try wines before anyone else. The Beaujolais Villages from Jean Foillard is one of those wines. This is the first vintage ever for this particular...

December Thirst Club Recipes

Quick Cider-Brined Pork Chops with Mustard Seed Serves 2 I served this quick and easy meal with mashed potatoes and roasted veggies. It would, in my opinion, make a perfect meal to make mid-week on a blustery December evening. It's fast, it's tasty and boy oh boy that whole seed...

This Week At The Food Counter

WINNIMERE IS COMING The holiday season is here and with it comes the arrival of some of my favorite seasonal cheeses. Each time I visit the Cellars at Jasper Hill to taste and select cheeses for our shop, my question is the same: when is Winnimere coming? This spruce-bark wrapped,...

Holiday Gift Guide

We have you covered this holiday season. It's simple, just choose from our selection of expertly curated gift sets and we will do the rest. Our holiday gift boxes are available for shipping and in-store pickup with complimentary gift wrapping. Vermont $49 Locally crafted delicacies sourced directly from the makers. Winooski-roasted single...

This Week At The Food Counter

CHOCOLATE SARDINES, BISCOTTI, PANETTONE, OH MY The wait for holiday confections is over, with glorious pallets of seasonal chocolates, cookies, bread, honey, jams, and spreads due to arrive on Friday. From Michel Cluizel’s Chocolate Sardines from Normandy ($1.75/each, $20/tin) to Piedmontese Soft Torrone with Bronte Pistachios $10, these traditional delicacies...

This Week At The Food Counter

Cracking Into The King Of Cheeses GIORGIO CRAVERO PARMIGIANO REGGIANO DOP Not all Parmigiano Reggiano is created equal. Our one and only Parmigiano Reggiano DOP (not to be confused with the wood-pulp-laden, shakable “parmesan”) comes from the inimitable Giorgio Cravero, a 5th generation stagionatore (cheese ager). Giorgio and his team...

This Week At The Food Counter - November 01, 2017

The story of the Cellars at Jasper Hill When native Vermonters Mateo and Andy Kehler purchased a plot of land in Greensboro Bend in 1998, no one could have possibly imagined what Jasper Hill Farm would become. Much to the confusion of the locals, the Kehler’s broke ground on the...

November Thirst - Chateau La Grave Cahors 2015

  Chateau La Grave Cahors 2015  STORY When most folks think of Malbec, their minds usually go to the big, bold wines of Argentina. Those wines are well and good, but Malbec actually originated in the Southwestern region of France known as Cahors. This was once a Roman town and...

November Thirst Club - JL Chave “Mon Coeur” Cotes-du-Rhone

  JL Chave “Mon Coeur” Cotes-du-Rhone 2015 STORY We carry a lot of legendary winemakers in the shop who have a long history making great wine, but JL Chave is up there with the greatest and most historical. His family has been producing wine in the Rhone valley since 1481...

November Thirst Club Recipes

This months recipes

This Week At The Food Counter - October 25, 2017

Reflections on a trip to “America’s Dairyland” and the producers who define themselves against commodity cheese, meat, and preserves.

A Rare Red Gem From Piedmont For Under $20

"A rare red gem from Piedmont for under $20" Cantine Valpane’s Ruchè is a brilliant wine with beautiful, shimmering color and chiseled, enticing aromatics.  The Vineyards of Valpane in Monferrato were first planed to the vine in the 1700s. They’ve been a source of exceptional winemaking ever since. The third...

This Week At The Food Counter: October 5, 2017

October 5th, 2017 Rare swiss delicacies, red wine vinegar from the rugged terraces of Côtes Catalanes, best friends in Burgundy, and organic crackers from Madison, Wisconsin. SBRINZ ALPAGE 36 MONTH AOP $32/LB Although Parmigiano Reggiano may be regarded as the “King of Cheese”, Sbrinz is rumored to be Europe’s oldest...

This Week At The Food Counter: September 19, 2017

September 19th, 2017 The joys of splitting a fresh wheel of Marcel Petite Comté, finding the perfect anchovies, remembering a trip to Tomales Bay, and the return of Biellese Hot Coppa. MARCEL PETITE 14-MONTH COMTÉ AOC $22/LB Beneath the Alps in the French Jura, a converted military fort houses some...