Friday, August 21, 2009

Our Free Twist on the Tax Holiday

Saturday is the Vermont Tax Holiday, so stop by Claire's in the afternoon between 2 and 4 pm for a special free tasting of mead wines with Dana Matthews of Honey Gardens Apiaries and Caledonia Spirits, and you can learn more about the relocation of their distillery to Hardwick in the months ahead. The wines are made from yeast, water, and honey as the basic ingredients, and range from sweet to dry. You'll have an opportunity to try their Traditional mead, dry and crisp in the style of chablis, straw in color with citrus and apple notes. Also on hand will be the medium bodied Black Currant rosé style mead, and the complex Melody dessert wine, combining floral notes with the complexity of honey and butterscotch flavors. If you can't make it Saturday, the meads are available from our bar menu.

This event is part of the Route 15 Festival organized by the Lamoille Valley Chamber of Commerce and featuring shops and businesses from Cambridge to Hardwick. To find a list of participants, visit their website.

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