lummi island wine tasting oct 24 ’20

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Bread  Crumbs

Friday Bread pickup will continue at the Ferry Parking Lot on Fridays from 4 – 5:30 pm through October. We are exploring how to bring Bread Fridays back to the wine shop. perhaps in the partial shelter of the wine shop garage door opening beginning in November.

The wine shop is presently open for sales on Saturdays from 3-5 pm for purchases and perhaps a wee splash of a “Wine of the Week.” We don’t think reservations will be necessary, at least for the time being, but since only one group will be allowed inside at a time, you might encounter a short wait if another party is already inside. Appointments possible if timing is important to you.

The usual social distancing guidelines (see below) will apply. Windows will be open and fans and air filters will be in place as necessary to maintain a rapid air exchange cycle while the shop is open.

Social Distancing Guidelines:
1. Only one group (up to four people) will be allowed in the shop at once for up to 20 minutes.
2. Everyone must wear a mask;
3. Each group must be a “pod” that willingly takes responsibility for managing social distance within their group.
4. Reservations optional (most likely not necessary).

 

Wine of the Week: La Spinetta IL Nero di Casanova Sangiovese ’15      Italy     

Ruby red in color with intense cherry and spicy mint characteristics on the nose. Densely rich on the palate, this magnificently structured Sangiovese is rounded with a good grip and fine finish.This is a pure expression of Sangiovese from 20-year-old vines surrounding the Casanova winery. i offers a complex aromatic profile of pressed rose, wet earth, liquorice and wild Mediterranean brush, fully expressing its Tuscan fingerprint. This wine has a distinct structure and power not unlike the more well-known Brunello or Montepulciano and aging in ten-year-old oak casks adds further integration, definition and stability to this exciting win

La Spinetta IL Nero di Casanova Sangiovese ’15        Italy        $20
Intense ruby red color. Aromas of wild cherry, black currant and sweet plum. On the palate, this wine offers silky tannins and a fruity chewy finish as well as lots of cherry with elegant richness. A funky and intense wine. A better under $20 Tuscan Sangiovese might be impossible to find! This vintage of Il Nero is delicious! Intense ruby red in color with intense cherry and spicy mint characteristics on the nose. Densely rich on the palate, this magnificently structured Sangiovese is rounded with a good grip and fine finish.

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Mar a Lago Update:

It’s been a challenging week around the wine shop. In politics, the Republikans  appear ready to clamp down on their opportunity to cram yet another highly Conservative Justice onto the Supreme Court.

Turmoil in election forecasts shows increasing volatility and improving odds for Democrats to take over White House and both houses of Congress. (oh please, oh please!) while Republikaners pat themselves on the back for their moral courage at the ability to break any rule at any time.

Al told there is tremendous volatility in our national body politic.

And being as how some of us have gotten very little sleep the last  few days, for this week we are signing off early.

to be continued…

 

 

Wine Tasting

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