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A Wine for Hearty Winter Dishes

Even if you’re not in Vermont, where today’s high is expected to be zero (farenheit), there’s nothing better than a hearty cold weather dish for dinner. Whether it’s a lasagna Bolognese, a venison stew, chili con carne, pasta with wild mushrooms, or even a cheeseburger, Lincoln Peak Vineyard’s Marquette is a perfect pairing. We recommend popping open the bottle ahead of time and adding a splash to your recipe. Perhaps you should have two.

LPV’s Marquette is a rich dark dry red with notes of black cherry and and black pepper notes and more tannin than the other northern reds. .

From the Marquette grape, a cousin of Frontenac and a grandson of Pinot Noir, it was developed by the University of Minnesota to be cold hearty and is perfect for growers in Vermont. It is also one of the most popular wines from Vermont.

One of the many possible stops on our Addison County tasting tour.

How Wine Can Improve Your Health & Happiness
Charlotte Village Winery

Charlotte Village Winery

Usually we take articles and studies about a food or drink being bad or good for you, with a grain of salt (is salt on the nice or naughty list this week?).

However, a recent posting on the website has a list of 7 benefits of wine, a couple of which we really endorse.
#1. It’s Fun! - This is an obvious one. Wine is great at de-stressing and bringing about a little flair of euphoria but it’s also strongly associated with celebration, even if it’s to celebrate the end of the work week.

#2. The other one we stand behind is how it (re-) connects you to the land. Visiting the place where wine (or any food) is produced is grounding. It’s important to see and learn how it’s made. Wine making is ancient, artistic, and because vineyards are often labours of love you feel the passion that goes into the product.