Hopkins Vineyard event manager Patty Baillargeon talks about wine at a recent tasting.

In the fall, New England is a destination. “Leaf peepers” from across the country come to our little area to see the fiery red, yellow and orange colors adorning the landscape.


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Record bidders for Avery family’s Latour 1945 & Montelena ’74

Image avery-family-cellar-300x198.jpgA record number of bidders produced strong results at Christie’s auction of The Avery Family Cellar in London, featuring rare wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy and the New World.Inside the Avery family cellar with Christie’s.The 11-hour, three-session sale attracted more than 150 bidders – a global record for any Christie’s wine sale – vying for wines amassed over six generations by the Bristol-based Avery family. Sales totalled just over £2 million, including buyer’s premium. Among the highlights were 11 bottles of Latour 1945, which fetched £38,000, three bottles of La Tâche 1985, sold for £11,495, and four bottles of Chambertin 1990 from Domaine Armand Rousseau, which went for £9,680. All wines were sourced from the Avery family’s pivate cellar, rather than its …

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Washington’s wine roots go back to riesling; these are winning … – The News Tribune

Washington's wine roots go back to riesling; these are winning …The News TribuneFor the past 16 years, riesling has been an important part of Chateau Ste. Michelle's portfolio. In fact, Washington's oldest winery has been crafting riesling for …and more »