Monday, September 29, 2008

Going to the Dogs

Yesterday we held a Release Party for Abrazo, the wine we designed as a fund raiser for the Cascades Humane Society.

The weather was gorgeous -- we figured we'd earned it after the Raspberry Festival.

We weren't sure what to expect as far as turnout, but it was a very nice party. Not crazy busy, just a nice turnout.

The best turnout was by the dogs. I'd estimate that we saw at least two dozen yesterday!

Abrazo was designed to fit into a hole in the tasting list. We really needed a red wine that fit between the dry reds and Staccato, a semi-sweet red blend. It's perfect, just slightly off dry (basically, not perfectly dry).It's a hearty red with a velvety mouth feel. I think it'll be a hit.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wet Raspberries

Just a note to express my appreciation and admiration for all our hearty customers who braved the rains last Saturday and attended our Raspberry Festival and 5th Birthday Party.

As we approached the day and realized what sort of weather we were in for (the fringes of Hurricane Ike), we were afraid no one would come.

We've been so lucky in the past with other outdoor events -- we just figured we were finally due for some nasty weather during one. And of course it had to be our biggest event of the year.

What we didn't count on was the steadfastness of our loyal customers. What fabulous folks you are!

It wasn't as busy as it would have been had the weather been beautiful, but it was so much busier than we ever expected. What wonderful folks to spend a rainy day with us on our "birthday!"

Thank you, every last soggy one of you.