This Week's Magic Monday Deal

The dog days of summer are upon us, a phrase invented by ancient Greeks and Romans for the hottest, stickiest days of summer, when Sirius* shines brightest in the night sky. The dog days are languid, languorous...lazy. Bestirring yourself too much? Umm, no. Sitting in an Adirondack chair sipping a crisp white? Much better.

Enter Palazzone's 'Grek'. 100% Grechetto, a grape variety first cultivated by the Greeks. Old vines, steep slopes, low yields, no chemicals-all the right ingredients for a compelling wine.

Grek is a seriously refreshing, thirst-quenching wine. It starts off floral-acacia, orange blossom. The palate is a fruit salad: peach, pineapple, tons of citrus. It finishes with more citrus, herbs, and a hint of bitter almond.

Just set up that Adirondack chair.
* Sirius, the brightest star in Canis Major, is known as the Dog Star

Sale is online only, through Sunday, Aug 2, 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! "