Cygnus Wine Cellars is Closing

Cygnus Wine Cellars’ Customers, Neighbors and Friends; I am writing to inform you that Cygnus Wine Cellars will be closing its doors effective 30 December 2016. All inventory is available for purchase from now through that date. The following link is to the Maryland Wineries Association website where an article about the closing has been...
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Twentieth Anniversary Dinner

Chef Antonio Baines graced us with his extraordinary skills at the 20th Anniversary Dinner celebrating the founding of Cygnus Wine Cellars in July 1996. The main course, featuring the 1995 and 1997 vintages of Julian, was a super seafood dish that was a perfect match with the mature red wine flavors of the oldest wines in the library. What a great experience. The attendees were still buzzing...
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Milestone

Disgorged – The Blog: 19 November 2015 Milestones #1: Well, I suppose it had to happen. Cygnus has reached another significant milestone in its history, as this marks the twentieth vintage that I have produced commercial wine under the Cygnus label. Even though I did not start Cygnus Wine Cellars until 1996, I correctly anticipated the greatness of the 1995 vintage and had arranged to buy...
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Gettysburg, again

Disgorged – The Blog: 28 May 2015   We never get bored with visiting the battlefields at Gettysburg. We are working on the Memorial weekend, but we try to get up there later in the week when we can take a half-day off to drive around, walk the battlefields, and otherwise get away from our normal schedule.   It is almost always quiet. Well relative to what you might expect with the...
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New to Us!

Merry and Blessed Christmas to all!  We got ourselves a new car for ourselves a couple weeks ago. Well, new to us, anyway. 2012 Ford Fiesta 4dr hatchback with only 34400 miles on it, and in very good shape. More than we had wanted to pay, but the used car market is really active and prices have been high most of this past year, and especially since summer when we started looking. The more we...
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Veraison in the Vineyards

Disgorged – The Blog: 29 August 2014   Well the vineyards have moved into the ripening phase for all varieties. Late ripening varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin and Vidal Blanc are just beginning to accumulate sugar, while others like Chardonnay, Seyval, and Chancellor are progressing nicely. Harvest this year will be near normal to maybe a week or so later, will very much...
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