This Week's Magic Monday Deal

Rich, creamy California Chardonnay-sometimes, it is EXACTLY what you want. But that doesn't mean you want to pay the price these wines usually fetch.

Today, you're in luck. Today, we've rolled back the clock to prices you haven';t seen in a decade. Today, pigs fly and unicorns run free. Today, we have Anthony & Dominic -Russian River Chard at an everyman price.

The first Anthony Scotto started his wine career in 1940, selling wines from a pushcart in Brooklyn. After the war, he moved his family to California, bought a vineyard, and started making the elegant, fruit-driven wines the Scotto family still specializes in.

Their Russian River Chardonnay is loaded with apple and roasted pear flavors, with hints of honeysuckle and bright citrus. It has a nice weight on the palate, with a light touch of oak and a long, creamy finish.

It's a pleasure at any price. For $10 a bottle, it's a steal.

Online special available for pickup in-store after noon today. Special available until Sunday, Dec 17, or until we run out of wine. To purchase, just click on the Specials tab, above.

The Almanac

12/14/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Notes From All Over

The Beginning
First Baptist Church

For me, the Christmas season does not begin on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or even Giving Tuesday. It begins on the evening when Brown University holds its annual Latin Carol Service at Providence's First Baptist Church.

I was not a Latin major. I do not currently live in Providence. I am not a Baptist. But sitting in those ancient pews, while the lights of the city gleam through soaring windows and the pipe organ's majestic tones blend with words of a beautiful language long dead, I feel a wake-up call to the glory of the season.

What Day Is It?
Doughnut Girl

Well. We have all-apparently-survived Black Friday. And Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday. And in case you thought you were done with randomly-created 'holidays', you are SO wrong. Tomorrow is National Cookie Day. Dec 9 is National Anti-Corruption Day. The 12th? Gingerbread House Day. And-my current favorite-Dec 15th is Cat Herder's Day. Query: How do you celebrate that? By engaging in futile acts all day?

Deck the Halls
Trimming the Tree

Weather more in tune with autumn notwithstanding, we're now on the far side of Thanksgiving. Time to break out the holiday decorations! Driving back from yoga on Saturday, we passed quite a few neighbors out hanging lights and wreaths. Inevitably, the blowups will follow, and -Boom!- it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.