Sorry. That title was probably either confusing or if you recognize it, just annoying; it’s a song…it’s not a very good song. Trust me, I know. I have a 13-year-old sister. The hip hop these darn kids are listening to today is terrible. It’s nothing like the lyrical masterpieces I listened to when I was in high school…remember when Puff Daddy was making music? Sorry, I mean making CLASSICS!
…But I digress. Despite it’s terrible musical origin, the title fits well with the theme of today’s post. “Why” you might ask? Oh I’ll feed you baby birds:
Today is DeVine Wines birthday! Six years ago today, they opened the doors. It’s hard to believe. Paula, Rich, Jim and Gerry all wanted to thank you for your support. It’s been tough, especially in the recent years (I’d say “economic climate”, but I get a facial twitch when people say “economic climate”), but the local support and word of mouth that you bring is what keeps DeVine Wines open today. So keep it up, because without this blog, I’d have to actually get back to work right now.
To read the thank you note from Paula (mom), check out the DeVine Wines Facebook page, I’ll post it there.
Game Night Tonight! Come down to the shop at 7PM and have a few drinks, some laughs, and lose to my team at Pictionary. I’m not trying to sound cocky, honestly. I’m only saying that because I’m amazing at every game ever, and there’s not even a word for how good I am at Pictionary. I would have to draw it for you and I don’t have time right now.
Try to make it on time because we’ve already got a pretty full guest list. Buy-In is a bottle of wine off our discount rack, and winner takes all (actually that’s a lie, I think we give second place a couple bottles too. Theoretically I could just go back and rewrite this paragraph, but that sounds like a lot of work and I’m on a roll).
This Week’s Tasting: This week, we’ll be tasting Cougar Crest Winery from Walla Walla. I’m told that Cougar Crest puts out a solid collection every year. We’ll taste their Viognier, which is Latin for “really good while wine”. This bottle won the white wine category for the DeVine Wine Club Member’s “March Madness” event, which I’m told didn’t involve Duke at all…so it’s got that goin’ for it.
We’ll also be checking out the Grenache Rosé (great for summer weather), Dedication Three Red (which donates all proceeds to Children’s Hospital in Portland, be sure to ask about that story, it’s really heartwarming), the Cabernet Franc and the Syrah. Come down Thursday from 5-8 or Saturday from 1-4.
Personally, I’ll be there Saturday because the Mill Creek Sidewalk Sale is going on, and that also means that the patio opens for the summer. Nothing I like more than sitting on the patio watching Hot Yoga let out across the street…sorry mom.
See you soon! As always, shoot me an email with any questions. Kevin@de-vinewines.com