This Week's Magic Monday Deal

Summer holiday weekends are great-friends, family, food, fun-but they can also be a little hard on the wine supply. Did the college students come home-with all their friends? Were the neighbors at your house every night this past weekend? Or did Cousin Thelma hit the red wine a little too hard? No worries-we've got you covered.

'Porch wine' is what you need-a great little wine to sip, in quantity, in company, without worrying about the cost of all those bottles. A good 'porch wine' is crowd-pleasing, versatile, inexpensive, and above all, delicious. A good 'porch wine' is insurance against breaking into bottles you shouldn't, emergency trips to the store, or drinking sub-standard wine just because it's available.

Pecaso, a bold, ripe, and juicy little Spanish Tempranillo is a great example of 'porch wine'. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, blueberry, plum, and spice. Nice structure. Good length. 3 months in oak give it just a touch of vanilla on the finish. It won't break the bank, but it will deliver the flavor you're looking for-on the porch or off.

Sale is online only, through Sunday, July 12, or when product runs out. Pickup is in-store at your convenience.

Notes From All Over

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The coming of a New Year is always a good time to sit back and reflect on the months just passed. What was good? What was REALLY good? Typically, this results in a list, and we won't buck that trend. We will, however, ask for your input.

One of best parts of my job is finding incredibly tasty new discoveries to share with you. There were a LOT this year. I could easily list a hundred or so. But after extensive editing, and in no particular order, my Top Ten for 2013:

10. Pedroncelli Cabernet.
How can $12 taste this good?

Indulge
Indulge

Slog through 4 different malls to find the exact combination of color and size that your teenager requested. Bake cookies. Clean the house. Wrap the presents. Replace the lights that worked last year, but don't now. Pick Grandma up from the airport-in a huge traffic jam. Re-clean the house. Run out to buy gifts for 2 people who unexpectedly gave you gifts. Get a hostess gift for the neighborhood gathering. Drop off your Toys for Tots and Food Pantry donations. Deliver all the teacher gifts. Hit the grocery store for your holiday meal.

If Bottles Could Talk...
If Bottles Could Talk...

Seriously, what if the bottles could tell you about their contents? It would be a wild cacophony of languages and dialects. (And since we have so many French and Italians, they'd all be talking at once...!)
But personally, I'd like to hear the Armagnac section. "Psst, you there.....yes, you, ze wine lou-vair, do you want to try something amazing, something incroyable? I am ze best-kept secret in the world of spirits! "