A bit of a debate ensued when one of our esteemed wine peddlers wondered aloud if red wine drinkers gravitated more to whites when the weather warmed. One opinion was that red wine drinkers are red wine drinkers, period. Another thought that yes, warm weather spurred on the sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio drinkers....or was it just that these white wine lovers simply increased their consumption of white wines during warmer weather. Hmmm....All we really know is that we think its just about time for some sunshine, blue skies, and climbing mercury.
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Ben Franklin
While this quote is popular among beer lovers, we wondered if the quote is correctly attributed to the great Ben Franklin. After a bit of research, we provide the actual quote.
Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine, a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.
While we don't doubt that Ben loved his beer, we think he might have enjoyed a glass of grape too.
Not only are we anticipating the KBS release coming up next week but are also anticipating the following limited releases to arrive on Thursday.
Lagunitas - Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale. Beeradvocate gives this show stopper a whopping 90 pts. Very limited supply.
Oddsides - Citra Pale Ale. New to the D Schuler's line up is an outstanding ale from Oddsides in Grand Haven, MI. This jewel finds itself somewhere between a pale ale and and IPA. Light and crisp...just the way we like 'em. Very limited supply.
Heavy Seas - Barrel Aged Double IPA "Big Dipa". We think the name says it all. Get yours soon. Extremely limited supply.
"A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo, and when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members! In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine! That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers."
- Cliff Clavin
Gary Vee (Vey•ner•chuk) of Wine Library TV and social media/personal branding lore, is doing an awesome little series on the "12 Wines of Christmas" we'll be following along with. We love this! Checkout the awesome wine infographic format they came up with.
Click the graphic to pop over to Pinrest and follow along yourself and of course if you have any questions let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page.
What do we think of 2009 Primus Cabernet Sauvignon? It's a great little red we're fans of and we currently carry. If you're interesting in picking up a bottle from our shelves drop in.