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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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]