This Week's Monday Madness

Sunshine. Warmth. Mmm...time for rosé, already!

Because who does NOT want delicious pink wine that is cool, zesty, refreshing, and gulpable? Nobody, that's who! Just in time, we're on the spot with an assorted 6-pack of lovelies.

Start out with the clean, crisp, near-ethereal loveliness of Villa des Anges. Then imagine you're drinking woodland strawberries filtered through an alpine stream-that's the organic Les Rocailles from the Savoie region. Move on to the strawberry-rhubarb tang of some awesome Cabernet Franc in Domaine de Pallus Chinon Messanges Rosé.

No 6 pk of rosé is complete without Provence. Try 2: Commanderie del laBargemone, the classic that started this whole trend, and the raspberry and mineral richness of Miraflors Lafage.

Last-but most certainly not least-we have finally found a replacement for THAT rosé, the slightly bubbly, just off-dry pink Happy Juice that was SO hard to replace. But replace it we have! Meet La Vie en Rose. Trust us, you're destined to fall in love.

As usual, we'll pack your bottles into a lovely reusable logo tote. Ready-set-picnic!

Enjoy.

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Notes From All Over

All in the Perception
Glad Farm

I've been reading Glad Farm, by Milford native Catherine Marenghi, a memoir of her childhood set in the late 50's and early 60's. I met the author at a local networking group, she was selling copies of her book, and as a huge sucker for local history, of course I bought one. It's an interesting read, and especially fascinating to envision the Milford of her childhood: a small town, very rural in character.

Big Gulp
Gulpable

I'm not really a 'Big Gulp' type. My nearest gas station isn't a 7-11, and even if it were, I wouldn't be grabbing a 64 oz soda. Who is THAT thirsty?

I may need to re-think that.

With the turn of the season, our wine selections change, too. We'll always have some bodacious reds in stock, but what I really want right now is thirst-quenching wines, wines you can drink rather than sip. Gulpable wines.

Gulpable wines come in every color and style. But whether red, white,or rosé, still or sparkling, they have 2 things in common: low-ish alcohol and refreshing acidity.

Jasmine & Mariachi Bands
Mother's Day

Mother's Day originated in 1908 as a memorial service for the mother of one Anna Jarvis, a West Virginia woman who then campaigned to make the day a national holiday. She envisioned children honoring their mothers with 'thoughtful hand-written letters'. When Hallmark, etc turned it into a day to exchange greeting cards, bouquets of flowers, and candy, Ms Jarvis was NOT amused. In fact, she was arrested while protesting at a candy makers' convention.