Howard Hewitt Article on the Languedoc

Here is an article written by our friend, Howard Hewitt, which originally appeared in Madison Magazine, published in Anderson, IN. It’s more a primer on the great Languedoc region in France than a review of specific wines that you’ll often find on his blog.  Chartrand Imports carries a great selection of wines at all price […]

Chartrand Wines rated in Wine & Spirits

Our newest rated wines in the June 2011 issue of Wine & Spirits! 92 pts. Mas Laval 2005 Vin de Pays de l’Herault  $34.00 “Meaty and firm, this is a blend of syrah (50 percent). Grenache, mourvedre and cabernet franc from the Laval family in Aniane.  Despite its age. it feels youthful. with rugged tannins […]

Organic, Biodynamic & Sustainable Wines Seminar

Join Paul Wednesday February 23, 2011 at Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle, NH for the Organic, Biodynamic, and Sustainable WInes Seminar, part of the Winter Wine Festival. He will be pouring a great selection of organic wines and educating you as well! Starts at 6:30 and price of $45.72 includes fee and gratuity.

Playing with Words

Languedoc is the region in southern France that extends from near Narbonne and the Spanish border in the south, along the Mediterranean shore north to the western bank of the Rhone River. Exactly how you define the place depends to whom you’re speaking or why you’re describing the ancient area. Named for the old language […]

Holiday Wine Tasting Dec 18th in NH

Join our Pine State rep, Zach Bouchard, for a Chartrand Imports holiday wine tasting at Just Naturals & Co in Bedford, NH on Saturday,December 18th from 2:30-4:30. This is a wonderful store so combine your holiday shopping with tasting our great wines from certified organic grapes! Click here for store link for info and directions!.

Reception for George Cole Quintet, Chartrand Imports Sponsor

Saturday, January 8, 2011 George Cole Quintet – “Eurocana” Jazz Chartrand Imports will sponsor a wine reception from 7:00- 7:45 pm (between acts) which will be included in price of the event ticket. See Lincoln Street Center website for details and contact info. 7:00-9:30 p.m. Lincoln Street Theatre, 24 Lincoln Street, Rockland, ME 04861

Wine Class, Winter Wine Fest

February 23, 2011 Wentworth by the Sea, 588 Wentworth Road – New Castle, NH 03854  603.422.7322 Time and Details TBA 2011 Wine Festival Website

Sugarloaf Wine Dinner

January 13, 2011 Join Paul Chartrand at the Double Diamond Steakhouse & Wine Bar at Sugarloaf. Time and details TBA.

December Wine Class

December 1 at Restaurant Grace in Portland, Me 15 Chestnut Street Join Paul Chartrand of Chartrand Imports at the December Wine Class where he will give a brief talk about Organic wines. We will taste some of his wines on the evening. Don’t miss it! Dues $10 to cover the cost of wine. Location within […]

Across the US

Just back from a midwestern sales trip, where I was happy to work with our IN distributor Derek Gray of GrayBull Organic Wines. He’s done a great job opening up a small specialized wine distribution company serving the Indianapolis area. We visited a number of stores and restaurants together. I arrived during a wine tasting […]

Celebrate or Commiserate!

Finally the elections are over and it’s time to….. that’s right, time to look forward to holidays, friends, and fine meals with accompanying wines! And perhaps it’s time to toast an election win or raise a glass to a good candidate gone down this year. Either way, the cold weather here in Maine is leading […]

Harvest on the Harbor

I had a great weekend at several wine tastings in Portland Maine area. Friday evening was at Freeport Wine & Cheese, with ten of our organic wines for tasting and buying. We had a bit of everything with spanish, french, italian, north and south american. All were popular and especially Mas Laval Les Pampres from […]

Bill Powers Named Legend of Washington Wine

Bill Powers was named a “Legends of Washington Wine” in 2010 and inducted into the Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame. He supplies our Badger Mountain Vineyard wines. Bill Powers planted his Badger Mountain Vineyard in 1982 after consulting with Dr. Walter Clore and, in the late 80s, began exploring the possibilities for low-impact […]

St. Vincent’s Day Celebration

St. Vincent is the patron saint of vineyards – his saint’s day is celebrated in many towns of the French Burgundy region. I was invited to visit the family of our supplier Guy Chaumont in January 2004, to join in the St. Vincent’s day celebration with the Society of Vignerons of St. Desert, founded in […]

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