When you think of super special wine experiences, Vermont likely does not come to mind. If the subject is craft beer, then absolutely, but overall the Green Mountain State has not been part of the wine conversation—until now. Last month, Dedalus Wine
opened its doors in Burlington, and its launch brought a new level of wine expertise to rival that of any notable oenophile city.
Jason Zuliani, Co-Owner of Dedalus Wine in Burlington, Vermont.
Dedalus is a gorgeous new venue, offering a full-service wine bar (recently named top 10 in New England), impressive wine shop, market of wine-loving foods, regular tastings, classes and wine clubs. The bar and shop is situated close to Lake Champlain, and just a short drive from many of Vermont's top travel destinations. Making Vermont a spot for an authentic, special wine experience is a definite plus for this touristed region.
Kai Gagnon, Wine Bar and Wine Education Manager at Dedalus Wine.
The Dedalus team—which boasts four sommeliers, including Boston’s award-winning Kai Gagnon, and James Beard-nominated chef Max Mackinnon—is tracking down hard-to-find wines like several vintages of Domaine Raveneau and a 1998 Jamet Côte-Rôtie that otherwise might only be found on menus at highly-acclaimed restaurants, and offering them up without the restaurant markup alongside seasonal, gourmet eats. This month, Dedalus is also launching its online wine store, so wine-lovers anywhere in the country can take advantage.
Rory Stamp, Artisan Food Manager at Dedalus Wine.
Wines from two monthly clubs, featured in the
Dedalus Wines newsletter and staff picks.