As used to be the case with fashion, the spring and summer months of white season drinking are giving way to the brown and reds of fall and winter. In one way I am thankful for that, as one of the most delicious of white commodity varietals (it's like drinking sunshine), New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, is no longer going to be something I purchase until things change.
This is the people of New Zealand? I used to have much more respect for them. Whenever they visited our wholesale house they were, to a man and woman, baller people. I used to love how they would slag on Aussies. What happened?
“The outbreak has infected 736 people"...."New Zealand has notched 19 days in lockdown, which began after the identification of one case on August 17".....A poll conducted by Kantar and published by the NZ Herald shows 85 per cent of Kiwis support the elimination goal, compared with 13 per cent who support "living with" the virus.”
Now for the red and brown part of this post. Deb and I had an opportunity to stop by the much cheaper New Hampshire State Liquor stores on our recent getaway to northern New England. Even when I paid pre tax, wholesale prices for wine and spirit as a wholesaler, my Connecticut price point was still higher then New Hampshire retail. So substantial savings. Case in point is the lovely Grand Marnier. In Connecticut the minimum bottle price for a 750 ml is $43.99. In New Hampshire it is $25.99. A 1.75 ml is $69.99 min. bottle in Connecticut and $43.99 in New Hampshire. Hence, the picture. One bottle is for my middle son, one bottle is for Christmas, and the big bottle is from now until we leave for Kodiak.
btw- I never met anyone from Grand Marnier while I was in the business. They did not need things like reps, or sales, or marketing. Imagine selling a product so good that you can not keep up supply?
ps- If this sounds interesting, please sip Grand Marnier slowly and drink it neat. Very little goes a long way. Like with absinthe, it is has a unique psychological effect on the human body. It is like drinking liquid heroin. Yummy. Enjoy.
It’s taken us a bit to catch our breath from the effort it took to move ourselves from CT to AK! We have been here 3 months already and are settling nicely into an amazing next part of our lives!
Tuesday 9/7/21 3pm
I hope y’all are having a great day!
"And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town."
~ Matthew 10:14
"And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.”
~ Mark 6:11
"And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.”
~ Luke 9:5
I had an opportunity to go for my usual neighborhood walk this morning. It hasn't been possible recently as early November brought the first snow (a few inches), sideways rain, wind (sustained 50+mph for a week) and ice. We have had a warm spell the last few days (mid 40s) so most of the ice is gone. (As an aside Deadman's Curve en route to the town of Kodiak has a whole new meaning when the roads are icy.) Anyways, so my walk this morning. Dressed in two layers, with my walking umbrella (more on that later) and my crampons (or ice cleats as they are called here) I was off. When I tried to walk up the ridge a few days ago I kept sliding down the road, but today traction was good. I walked past a neighbor on my way and his dog. We chatted briefly about the weather and I petted his dog. (Good doggo.) The trail was not too flooded or ice choked and I carefully picked my way along until I gained a little elevation and then it was fine. I watched the many bald and golden eagles as they hunted or ...
pic 1 - First snow of the season around Center Mountain. Taken at the fairgrounds.
pic 2 - Getting gravel for the upcoming ice under a landslide of Old Womans Mountain.
pic 3 - Cope Mountain late fall. Taken on a walk in our neighborhood.
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