This Week's Magic Monday Deal

Tired of over-paying for a nice weeknight bottle? Then read on...

Today's special began with a phone call from an old friend who owns a small distributor. He has a salesperson-a good saleperson- who handles our account. But he felt this salesperson was under-representing a certain portfolio of wines, and wanted to bring them by himself. I asked what wines. He said, 'Bulgarian'. Well.

Bulgarian. "Honestly, David, that's not the salesperson's fault. I haven't asked for Bulgarian wines. Do I need Bulgarian wines?"

Apparently, I do. And so do you, because the majority of what he showed me was very good. And really, really cheap.

For example: this soft, juicy, pretty Chardonnay, overflowing with peach, apple, and pear flavors. A little citrus, a touch of vanilla, a hint of something floral. And the Cabernet-Mavrud (a local grape), just bursting with ripe blackberry, plum, cinnamon, and vanilla. The Cab gives structure and the Mavrud fleshes it out. Pretty much your perfect bargain sippers. We're combing 3 of each to make the perfect sixpack.

For $8 per. Bring it on, Bulgaria!

Online special available for pickup in-store after noon today. Special available until Sunday, October 22, or until we run out of wine. To purchase, just click on the Specials tab, above.

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Notes From All Over

Grace Under Fire
Sonoma Fires

This week, as New England basked in unseasonably gorgeous sunshine. Northern California burned. And burned. Wildfires raged throughout Napa, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties, killing 23 (at this count), injuring many more, and causing billions of dollars in property damage.

When you think of fire damage, what comes to mind? A house, a barn, a hotel? Maybe a business or 2? Do you ever imagine entire neighborhoods burned to the ground? Because that's what happened in CA this week. And then there are the vines...

Unexpected Treasures
Bismarck Churchills

Bismarck, North Dakota is a very white place. Even today, the population is 92.5% white and 4.5% Native American, with all other groups at a combined 3%. Now imagine what it was like in 1935. How comfortable would it have been for an African American athlete to live and work there?

Passion, Distilled
David Suro-Pinera

Before I started Pour Richard's, I worked for wine distributors and importers. And although I enjoyed that work, there were some days that just made me tired. Tired and sad.

For someone who is passionate about what they do, there is nothing worse than trying to relate to people who just don't appreciate that passion or knowledge. (And before you get your pitchforks out, I am NOT saying everyone has to agree with me.) But.