November in Florida is special. The weather turns almost fall-like and it is finally cool enough across the country to safely ship wine to the gulf coast. This year November was an early Christmas for us with the arrival not only of our regular orders but also of the wines we selected in August in Walla Walla, WA and from the Willamette Valley of Oregon.
Arterberry Maresh Willamette Valley, Or (photo- Arterberry Maresh website)
Sure, some of the wines from Willamette and Walla Walla you can purchase in the east but most from the small producer’s never see our coast.
and not so familiar wines………….
(Photo credit – Longplay’s website)
This Christmas and New Year we have the pleasure of introducing some spectacular Oregon and Washington wines to friends and family thanks to many remarkable winemakers. For us it will bring back some exceptional memories of the great people we met while tasting the wines firsthand. For friends and family we are hoping they find these wines as truly amazing as we have.
waxing Magnum bottles
Lori, at Sleight of Hand was one of those terrific individuals we had an opportunity to meet. She poured for us, fed our interest with grape details, gave us the low down on the label artist and showed us the art of waxing a magnum with “high-tech” equipment all while listening to Pearl Jam on LP’s!
Sleight of Hand Tasting Room
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Now as we plunge into this special season of celebration and share these wines we’d like to extend a big thanks to the winemakers, growers, their families and staff who give their heart and soul to making magic and who so graciously share it with us!
Merry Christmas to…….
Amavi, Archery Summit, Arterberry Maresh, Ayres Vineyard, Bella Vida, Bergstrom, Colene Clemens, Evening Land, Gramercy Cellars, Isenhower Cellars, Lange, Le Cadeau, Longplay, Mark Ryan Winery, Northstar, Penner-Ash, Purple Hands, Rasa Vineyards, Revelry Vitners, Saviah Cellars, Sleight of Hand, Soter Vineyards, WillaKenzie Estate and Winderlea