On Friday, March 22, from 3-6pm, we will be having an educational wine and cheese tasting in the center of our store.
This month, we are featuring wines from Australia, which has become the sixth largest wine producing country in the world. Nearly 2,000 wineries are spread through every state, and many of them are small family-owned operations. On Friday, we will be sampling a selection from Barossa Valley Estate, including their Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and red blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. The Barossa Valley is considered to be among Australia’s greatest wine regions, home to some of the oldest wineries and some of the most complex, flavorful, and best-loved wines in that country.
Along with those wines, we will be sampling Vermont Shepherd Verano. Located in Westminster West, VT, this farm has 250 dairy sheep, from which they make a selection of cheeses. Verano, their “summer cheese,” is made from pure sheep’s’ milk and aged for three to five months. Its flavor is sweet and earthy with hints of clover, mint, and thyme. Their cheeses have won a number of awards, including Verano winning first place in the “Farmstead Cheeses – Sheep’s Milk Category” from the American Cheese Society in 2015.
We hope you’ll join us on Friday from 3-6pm for this exciting tasting experience.
Beer and wine tastings are open to all folks aged 21 and older.