This Week's Mad, Mad Monday Deal

Riesling gets such a bad rap. The vast majority of wine drinkers think all Riesling is sickly-sweet and cloying. Maybe good for a cocktail or 2, or to distract your sister-in-law who loves white zinfandel.

But. The majority doesn't always get it right. In this case, the majority is DEAD WRONG.

Riesling, in the right hands, can be delicious. And its fresh, delicate fruit and sky-high acidity are tailor-made for food. Want to elevate Thai or Szechuan takeout? Riesling. Match a beautifully ripe cheese? Riesling. Indian food? Vinaigrette? Garlic? Riesling handles some of the toughest wine-pairing challenges like Serena Williams handles a tennis racket. Slays it.

Washington Hills, from-where else?- Washington State, harnesses warm days and cool nights to create this fresh, zesty beauty. Aromas and flavors of orange peel, apricot, pineapple, and flowers. Granny Smith apple. A touch of herbs. Just off-dry, the touch of sweetness is balanced by searing acidity. One glass turns into another. You'll probably need more than one bottle, so we're selling it in threes.

Online special available for pickup in-store after noon today. Special available until Sunday, September 23, or until we run out of wine. To purchase, just click on the Specials tab, above.

The Almanac

09/20/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
09/29/2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
10/05/2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
11/04/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
12/01/2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Notes From All Over

Old Friends & New
Make New Friends..

As a small business owner, I spend the majority of my time right here at 14 Grove Street, either figuratively (writing emails and social media posts, communicating with suppliers) or literally (moving around cases and talking to our fab customers). But when I'm not at Pour Richard's, you can often find me in Providence.

That's right: I live in Medway, work in Franklin, but like to spend my fairly brief leisure hours in a different state. Why? Simple- old favorites.

Grape Farmers & a Winery Dog
Alexander Valley Vineyards

Experience Alexander Valley Vineyards
Thursday, September 20 6:30-8 PM

Last April, over five gloriously overstuffed days, John and I managed to meet our daughter for sightseeing in San Francisco and then head north for some winery visits in Sonoma and Mendocino.

One of the most charming visits was at Alexander Valley Vineyards, with warm hospitality, a beautiful setting, and delicious wines at extremely affordable prices. And there was also a dog....

1% Feeding the Other 99- 2nd Annual MA Farm Bureau FUNdraiser is Sept 8!
Farm

Once upon a time, we were a nation of farmers, pushing ever westward in wagons and trains in search of fertile farmland. Before that, we tried, with cussed determination, to coax crops from New England hillsides studded with boulders and woven through with trees. But no more. Today, only around 1% of the US population is actively engaged in farming. That 1% might not seem very important-until you realize that the other 99% of us eat what that 1% grows.