by Tory Davis
- Enlightenment Wines, in New York’s lush Hudson River Valley, claims to put the “alchemy back in alcohol” with its Community Supported Alcohol delivery program — it’s so community friendly, members can even suggest new wines (TastingTable.com 7.12.10).
- Winemaker Raphael Lyon hand-delivers a dozen mixed bottles to members four times a year, and encourages them to stop by and lend a hand on his farm. He uses no pumps, sulfites nor filters; the self-taught vintner eschews most modern vineyard technology in favor of old-fashioned production.
- The latest wines include a dandelion-infused Memento Mori and an elderberry and cherry-infused sparkling mead called Cuveé Anguis Singularum.
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