Mardi Gras translated to English means "Fat Tuesday". Mardi Gras, an annual celebration, is the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a time of solemnity and penance for Catholics. Lent ends on Easter Sunday. Because many of the Acadians (Cajuns as they became known) who migrated to South Louisiana in the mid-1700's were and still are catholic, they celegrated, and continue to celebrate Mardi Gras as part of their culture. In addition to the well known New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration, many of the small towns and cities across Louth Louisiana celebrate Mardi Gras with a series of balls and parties several weeks prior to the actual Mardi Gras day. Unfortunately, due to COVID, many celebrations were cancelled last year and this year. But, there's always next year! Mardi is Tuesday March 1, 2022. Anyone in for a trip to South Louisiana to celebrate?
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Sheila Dupuis was born and raised on a dairy farm in south Louisiana’s Cajun country. Surrounded by French speaking family, where she learned the value of hard work and good Cajun food...
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Stock Your Cellar with Bookshelf Wines 2020
Virtual event to Stock Your Cellar in 2020. We are starting early to get Bookshelf Wines in your cellar before the holidays.
Here are the specifics:
Want to taste before your buy? Contact us by text or phone (530) 400-7654 and we will arrange a private tasting.
Already know our wines and want to purchase? Contact us by text or phone (530) 400-7654 or email us and we will work out details. Or, click the Shop Wines tab above to read wine descriptors, browse, or shop.
We are offering Free Shipping on case purchases! If you want to purchase less than a case, select the pick up option to save big on shipping charges. We will work out the details with you.
Hey, you know what would be good for Fall?
Butternut Squash Ravioli With Bookshelf Wines Viognier.
About 20 minutes.
Storytime Cellars 2019 Chardonnay is a fruitier and leaner Chardonnay than our Bookshelf Wines Chardonnay, its an unoaked wine that shows hints of tropical fruit like starfruit and pineapple. Pair it with dishes such as this this Swordfish Piccata. The crispness of the wines goes well with delicate foods.
Stock Your Cellar for the Holidays
Yes, 2020 is coming to an end! We know you will be celebrating close to home. Take advantage of our virtual Stock Your Cellar Specials that we are continuing through November and December.
Give Bookshelf Wines as gifts, or enjoy with family and friends at holiday dinners.
We are offering free shipping on cases through the holidays. This special is not available online. Call or text us (530) 400-7654 or email us on the Contact Us tab or send an email to email@example.com.
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Want to taste before you buy? Contact us to set up your appointment on Nov. 14.
"The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance to a threat. At length I would be avenged..."
While we wait for harvest...
Please contact us for your spot at one of our Saturday Afternoon Sip and Nosh Events. We are taking the first 8 reservations for informal sipping and noshing from 4-6 Saturdays through fall. Call or text (530) 400-7654, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the contact form tab on this website. Don't miss out to enjoy a lovely late afternoon with us. Bring friends...we love meeting new people, visiting with friends, and introducing all to Bookshelf Wines.
In the meantime...we wait for harvest. Always a fun and exciting time and always different. The suspense builds; when will the grapes hit the peak of perfection with perfectly balanced sugar and acid? It's always hard to predict and this year has presented some unique challenges. The smoke and ash that lingered in the air through most of September blocked needed sunlight for ripening. We've seen uneven ripening and usually early varietals are
Video!: Tasting Dichotomy At A Bookshelf Wine Tasting Event
We knew this would happen. We are sold out of 2017 Dichotomy White Pinot Noir.
How did this happen? Easily when Dichotomy became a Bookshelf Wines fan favorite!
But, don't despair. We have plenty of 2019 Dichotomy available to taste and purchase. Very similar to 2017 Dichotomy, the 2019 has hints of apple and honey. Its been described by early tasters as perhaps a bit brighter and fresher.
You might ask why there are differences from one vintage to the next. As we have discovered, grape growers are farmers and at the mercy of Mother Nature. Here are some examples of what might go wrong in any given year.
In 2016 the Trail Head Fire burned for about a week on a ridge between the Middle Fork and the South Fork of the American River. The ridge where the conflagration burned was in view of our vineyard. The grapes were tinier than peas so we didn't think much about smoke taint
Join us as we move closer to harvest.
Appointment Only Tasting Event: August 8, 11-1 Charcuterie plates available for order. 12 persons max either time.
Call us to arrange for your private tasting outside of dates listed.
Don't want to mingle?
Order a tasting package to enjoy in the privacy of your home. One bottle of Dichotomy 2017 (Gold Medal), Chardonnay 2018 (no contests in 2020, you be the judge!), Zinfandel 2016 (Silver Medal) and Sangiovese 2017, (again, you be the judge!). This is a great way to sample some of our wines at a reasonable price. Available for pick up or shipping is available. Give us a call if you have questions about the tasting package.
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