Wine Specials Favorites Of Jim Stutsman / Joe Kennedy 8/18-25/2015

I'M Back From My Vacation and what a ride it has been to the Outer Banks In
North Carolina and The Big Apple in New York State, and also Lewisburg,
West Virginia that is 5-10 minutes away from the wonderful Greenbrier
Hotel!

My drive to work this morning bathed in sunshine, heat , baby blue skies
was serene as I composed myself for what I might expect here this Tuesday
morning as I pick up the pieces where I left off, and continue. I walked
into a whole clean and bright store filled with specials in liquors and
wines that Malkit and Chris had bought in my absence, and am delighted with
what I see and have to write about this morning and share with you all.

What fun!

But this morning I spent my first hour or so here really speaking about and
finding pictures of bot Jim Stutsman and Joe Kennedy, both that have sadly
passed away in the two weeks that I have been gone. WE are all devastated
here by the loss of these two fine individuals, and we will miss them both
greatly.

SUNSHINE sure does help. Less traffic, too. I don't even have ' vacation
blues ', and yet I have great blues from the loss of both Jim and Joe. I
wonder if Joe and Jim were fans of the 60's group Cream with Ginger Baker
the drummer? Jim was a drummer for years, he started with the orchestra of
the Kennedy Center , and Joe has been a big champion of Robert's as these
fine Italian wines that we have been selling here now for a year I believe?

Perhaps they both know the song : " Sunshine Of My Love "?
SO : I will be mentioning some of both Joe and Jim's favorite wines here
for you all to come and check out for yourselves if you do not already know
them.

JIM LIKED very much local wines made in the United States but where they
are not yet as famous as those from California, New York, Washington State
and Oregon/ Jim would champion the wines of Michigan and Ohio, Missouri,
Texas, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and more. We have
the wines of McPHERSON here from Lubbock, Texas, and we sell the Albarino
white, $18.99, and the ' Les Copains ' Lost Draw Vineyards ', 2013, a dry
red blend of 32% Cinsault, 22% Syrah, 18% Carignan, 14% Mourvedre, and
14% Grenache, $18.99 a bottle, medium-bodied, silky, tasty, pointed and
vibrant : both wines, really lively and charming and a treat to enjoy in
this heat.

JIM ALSO LIKED the 2011 Arizona White Table wine ' Tazi ' 2011, from
Cochise county, Arizona, made by ARIZONA STRONGHOLD, On Special for $16.99
a bottle. WE also have their Chardonnay here as well : both are flavorful,
lively, balanced and wonderful food wines when outdoors, even with the
extra heat and humidity. I really like both myself and would be delighted
to drink any of these four wines I have mentioned. The Chardonnay is also
On Special for $16.99 a bottle.

JOE CUT HIS TEETH on the fine Italian wines his son Robert imports that are
made by families with real attention to detail and where the whole process,
from start-to-finish is controlled by them as they grow their own grapes
and then harvest and ferment and make wines from them.
Like Alberto Paltrinieri's ...

1)' Leclisse ' PALTRINIERI sparkling Lambrusco, On Special for $19.99 a
bottle, ( what a lively and bracing and dried-fruit explosion of flavors to
try and take in all at once, but like fireworks in the darkened skies of
our closed mouths, you just never know quite when the next explosion of
flavors will pop! ) ...
and the...

2) ' Vigna Rocca ' 2013 Albana Secco dry white from TRE MONTI that is made
in Romagna, Italy from the indigenous dry white grape variety, Albana, and
is so rich, so highly extracted and flavorful, golden in color, bright and
a torrent of refreshing white Albana grape tastes and sensations! $18.99 a
bottle, made by Vittorio, come get some while it is still available, 14%
alcohol by volume, ... go to : www.tremonti.it for more info.

3) Primitivo from Puglia's one of two wine-growing regions called Gioia Del Colle. the '
Alleggoria ' from PIETRAROSA, $21.99, made from 100% Primitivo, with 13.5%
alcohol by volume, this wine is medium-to-light-bodied, and silky elegant,
polished-bright-smooth : wonderful even with the heat and the humidity, a
real gem, all these wines are real gems. Cheers Joe, you are already
missed.

And about vacation, have you all had yours yet, are you currently on
vacation, how is it / was it?!?