lummi island wine tasting march 13 ’20

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Wine Shop Schedule and War on Coronavirus… 

Yesterday Governor Inslee declared War on the coronavirus across our State. As numbers of cases continue to grow rapidly here and around the world, and as it will likely be some considerable time before a vaccine can be brought to bear, we are all being asked to help slow down its spread by actively practicing “social distancing” by minimizing physical contact with each other. Because it will likely be many months before effective treatments or vaccines are designed, tested, and implemented, social distancing is the best strategy we have at the moment to slow the spread of the virus. It will be inconvenient and annoying as well as a little scary and isolating. But it is also Prudent and does offer us some protection both individually and collectively.

Until yesterday we had been debating whether to stay open for wine tasting this weekend, and now these new protocols have made the decision for us.

Therefore, here’s what you need to know about our schedule for the next few weeks:

We will miss you! Stay tuned and stay healthy!

 

Friday Breads This Week

Barley, Whole Wheat, & Rye Levain – made with a levain also known as sourdough which is built over several days and allowed to ferment before the final dough is mixed. Made with bread flour and freshly milled whole wheat, barley and rye flours. – $5/loaf

Le Pave d’autrefois – (aka “old paving stones”) This is a ciabatta like bread which has a lot of hydration so it isn’t really shaped so much as simply divided into approximate squares – hence the paving stones name. Made with a mix of bread flour as well as fresh milled whole wheat, rye and buckwheat flours for a lot of hearty whole grain goodness. -$5/ stone

Black Pepper Walnut- Bread flour, fresh milled whole wheat and rye. A fair amount of black pepper and toasted walnuts give this bread great flavor with just a bit of peppery bite to it. Would go well with all sorts of meats and cheese – $5/loaf

and pastry this week…

Heavenly Butterhorns – a delicious pastry made with a rich Danish dough full of eggs, butter & sugar. The dough is rolled out and laminated with more butter before being rolled up and sliced, topped with almonds and glazed fresh out of the oven – 2/$5

(breads must be pre-ordered by Wednesday for pickup here at the wine shop at our Friday wine tasting, 4-6pm. Planning a visit to the Island? Email us to get on the mailing list!)

 

Mar a Lago Update: Corona Crisis

The past ten days have felt like a hundred # of Mass stuffed under great pressure into a Five # bag. Disturbing. Threatening. Out of control. Not likely to resolve itself any time soon. And all on the Tweetster’s Watch. This is the first Real Crisis he has ever had to face, and he is completely incapable of dealing with it. His usual band-aid assurances are woefully inadequate, leaving him no Cover from his responsibility. The Buck is circling outside his door and this time could actually stop right on his desk.

There can be no Real Leadership without full acceptance of Responsibility. We are about to see over the next few months how this will all unfold.  If no one takes Responsibility, Someone will have to be Blamed. Fingers will be Pointed; a Story will be contrived

Maybe this time there will be Blowback…

 

 

Washington Post Tweetster Lie Count to date : 16,241 as of 01/24/20

 

The wines we woulda tasted this weekend… 🙁

Cana’s Feast Vaso Bianco ’18        Washington     $16
Pinot Gris-Chard, Gewürzt-Muscat blend; aromatic and light, with pretty floral highlights and buttery texture; palate of apple and pear fruits with a hint of toast.

Three Feathers Pinot Noir Rose  ’18    Oregon     $20
Pale pink, with nose of fresh flowers and palate of strawberry, green apple, and melon with hints of brioche. Crisp and refreshing.

Folie a Deux Dry Creek Zinfandel  $15
Fermented 20% whole cluster and aged four months in neutral oak; the aromas are pure, bright and fruit filled, with notes of raspberry, ash, cherry and flower; light, elegant, smoky finish.

Cana’s Feast Bricco Red ’18        Washington   $16
Ripe raspberry, boysenberry and cocoa on the nose. Full flavors of cherry, brown sugar, and coffee serve as a base for more subtle mineral and iron nuances. Generous acidity and tannic structure support a long, round finish.

Baer Arctos Red ’13      Washington    $39
84% Cab, 8% Cab Franc , 8% Petit Verdot; displays rich aromas of black plum and cherry, with notes of pretty violet, anise, bay
leaf, and savory cigar box. Seamless and silky on the palate, with fine tannins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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