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Iapetus 2016 Tectonic: A Delicious Skin-Contact La Crescent from Vermont

Hello Friends,

Vermont may be one of the last states you think of for producing fine wine. However, for those with an open-mind and an adventurous palate, hidden gems await you. Despite seeing wines from only a handful of well-known states on most store shelves, today wine is produced in all fifty states. The trick is finding these wines. Social media provides an avenue to develop relations with small-scale wine producers you wouldn’t otherwise find in your local market.

During a recent virtual chat on #winestudio—an online education program on Twitter that happens every Tuesday at 9PM EST—I had the pleasure of meeting Ethan Joseph. Ethan is vineyard manager and head winemaker of Shelburne Vineyard in Shelburne, Vermont. We were introduced to Iapetus (pronounced ī-ˈa-pə-təs); a new sub-brand he developed that’s committed to sustainable farming and minimal intervention, allowing each bottle crafted to fully express its [Vermont] origins.

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