This Week's Magic Monday Deal

Whoa, there! The Pour Richard's community seems to have developed a powerful thirst for porch wine. Porch wine, as in 'wine you can throw down in quantity, maybe sitting on the porch with your neighbors, without totally breaking the bank.'

Last week's Viognier special sold out thisfast, so apparently you liked it. Or, to paraphrase Sally Field, "You liked it! You really liked it".

So...another week, another awesome Porch Wine. This time, it's a killer Sauvignon Blanc Chile, where Casablanca's warm sunny days and cool nights yield a wine that's dry, crisp, refreshing, and just plain delicious. Grassy, green, with apple, citrus, and herb overtones. Thirst-quenching. Awesome. And at $6 per, a fantastic bargain, too.

Sale is online only, through Sunday, February 26, or when product runs out. Pickup is in-store at your convenience. Just click on the Specials tab above to find your savings.

The Almanac

03/09/2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
03/10/2017 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
04/02/2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Notes From All Over

Children Behave
Parent Survival Kit

Scene: a public place. A child-not a toddler, but an 'old enough to know better' kid- and at least one parent. And you. Said child does something awful...throws an absolute hissy fit, repeatedly kicks the back of an airplane seat, licks the food for sale in a retail case. Said parent does....nothing at all.

What do YOU do? If you can honestly say you don't judge the parent just a little, then you are a better, more charitable person than I am. Even worse: it's your kid. You wish the floor would open up and swallow you, because you KNOW you're being judged.

Snow Falling

On Thursday, I did something fairly mad. While the Northeast was girding its loins for a major snowstorm, hunkered down with emergency supplies of bread, milk, batteries, and a little beer and wine, I drove to Westwood and hopped aboard the 5:19 AM train to NY. Why? Because Thursday was the Tre Bicchieri tasting, where the creme de la creme (de la creme!) of Italy's current releases are opened up for the trade. The best wines of the year, all in one room, along with many old friends....who would miss that? Not me.

Inclusion: Overdoing It?
Cat Biting Dog

"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." -Voltaire

We live in the age of inclusion. The land of the free, the home of the brave. Ground Zero for freedom of speech. Haven for immigrants. (Or at least we were until January 29th.) But....can there be too much inclusion and political correctness? Can we go too far? After all, true freedom of thought is impossible without the right to dissent.