Jeff’s Corner “Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world.” These are some very scary lines from Hamlet that send chills up my spine every Halloween. I hope they spook you as well… On a more serious note, I haven’t heard from my dear friend Mr. Pumpkin (head of the Pumpkin Family) in a few years, and this is very disconcerting. I have no way to get in touch with him, and fear the worst. I read the other day the demand for pumpkin pie filling has increased tenfold over the last three years. Let’s hope for the best, however, and reminisce over better times in a post from exactly five years ago in Jeff’s Corner on October 31, 2014:
Jeff’s Corner Hey, Hey, Hey Today I’d like to share a couple of personal updates with all you faithful followers of Jeff’s Corner. First, to quote our General Manager extraordinaire Julie Herbort, I’ve been “traded” to our Main Street location in downtown Fredericksburg for my colleague Chuck on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Details of the swap are murky, but rumors have it there were numerous draft picks involved and large sums of cash.
Howdy, Hola, and Hello,
Two Saturdays ago we released the new 2017 Cabernet Trois and guess what: it’s been stealing the show every single day. Our longest tenured red wine (produced first in 1991), this Texas beauty is very true in style to all the great wines that have come before it.
I’m a little fickle from vintage to vintage about my favorite GCV wine, but for the duration Cab Trois is by far my best-loved. It sneaks into my glass almost every night after work when I’m not looking, and the ’17 is the first vintage to feature the sleek new Black Label.
Jeff’s Corner Hey, Hey, Hey, The much anticipated October wine allocation is finally here (it’s been a long time since June). It will be available for pick-up this weekend as soon as your order is processed, and will be shipped Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week. Wine Club members are typically the first to receive new vintages before they go “public”, and if you’re in the Black Label Club you will get the new ’17 Merlot, and if you’re in the Mixed Club you will enjoy the ’17 Cabernet Trois. Here are the tasting notes I’ve written for these lovely wines, and when they are released on the tasting bar, I’ll post a more comprehensive story on each. Cheers!