Oh, I’m so excited I could dance! I mean, really BOOGIE! In fact I am dancing, right now at my computer… it makes it hard to type, but there’s autocorrect so you wouldn’t even know it!
(but now Things… maybe you won’t judge me if you notice any typos, right?)
So here’s the thing I’m boogieing about: We’ve been working on this for Third a while, and finally we’re ready to launch our very own Station Wine Club.
Or… Wine ClubS, since we are offering 3 different options. We’ve outlined them below, and we could not be more excited about THE FUTURE OF WINE CLUBS AT THE STATION!
As we are in the thick of this thing called the Holidaze (not a typo btw, that was deliberate), consider gifting a Wine Club subscription to that wine lover in your life who is oh-so-difficult to shop for. Or gift it to yourself. You deserve it.
Details on the three clubs are outlined below. To sign up, you can call us (805.706.0711) or email us… OR come in and see us (we love seeing you) and we’ll get you all signed up.
***More fine print: Wines will be ready for pick-up on the 4th of each month, and credit cards will be charged at that time as well. So… Our first wine club will be ready on January 4th! How great! Pick-up parties and other wine-club perks are in the works as well.
So I went and sent out a big ol’ events newsletter to all of you about 10 days ago… and wouldn’t you know it I forgot to include the one event that I am MOST EXCITED ABOUT over any other event.
People, I love Gamay. Love. It is one of my very favorite red wine grapes. Sometimes I think if I had my way I would have a wine shop stacked high with Champagne, Riesling, and Gamay and nothing else (okay, maybe Cab Franc too)… and when someone came in for something else, I would say, “Pinot Noir? What’s that? OH No no no… but here’s some Gamay… ”
Clearly, I should never get my way all the time. Oh but… TOMORROW NIGHT, I WILL HAVE MY WAY. We will be pouring Gamay. Lots of it. Because….
Tomorrow is Nouveau day! For those new to the tradition, it’s the day when the French celebrate the first taste of the new vintage. For us, here at The Station… We are celebrating Gamay. Specifically Gamay from Beaujolais. Yes, we will have 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau here… But we will also be pouring Gamay Pet-Nat from Beaujolais, and four different “Cru” Beaujolais wines from some of the finest producers in the region. And MAGNUMS of Cru Beaujolais. Because that’s what I want everyone to take home for Thanksgiving dinner. And here’s the spot where I would normally launch in to some big lecture on how Beaujolais is producing serious wines, how Nouveau gives them a bad rep, and how these Cru wines rival Burgundy for quality, but certainly not price. But I think I’ll save it. If you want to hear that soapbox speech, you can ask me about it tomorrow night with a glass of GAMAY in hand.
For now, let’s keep it light and fun.
C’est la Fête du Beaujolais!
$25 to get your Gamay on, Big time.
Oh and The Grilled Cheese Incident will be here to serve up some crusty, crispy, warm and gooey cheesy sandwiches, and we’ll all be jovial and a Gamayzing time will be had by one and all. See what I did there? #gamayzing
See you soon.
We’ve selected 6 wines to serve with your holiday meal… at a highly discounted price! Taste a flight of all 6 side-by-side with Station Manager Jenna Congdon. We’ll discuss basic wine pairing principles, a little background about each wine to share with your friends and family on Thanksgiving… and we’ll send you home with a few recipes for perfect pairings.
$20 for the tasting flight.