Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 14:51:06 -0800
Subject: November Newsletter
||In this issue:
| ▪ BI Winter Farmers Market -- this weekend
| ▪ Food -- Thanksgiving and the 100 Mile Diet
| ▪ New outdoor chessboard
|Newsletter -- November-2007
|| ▪ The winery -- Fermentations all done
|(Click here to view
in HTML on website)
| ▪ In the vineyard -- Peaceful time
|| ▪ On the website -- What we want you to know
(Click on any image below to go to website with more information/larger
▪ BI Winter Farmers Market -- this weekend
The BI Winter Farmers Market starts this weekend (tomorrow) Details at the website.
We'll be there, hope to see you!
▪ Food -- Thanksgiving and the 100 Mile Diet
Thanksgiving is a wonderful opportunity to
carefully consider the food on your table. Natalie McLean who writes
the Nat Decants newsletter, says that your best bet for wines to match
with a turkey dinner are "crisp whites". We at PV couldn't agree more,
and believe our Müller Thurgau is exactly the sort of wine she has in
mind... Remember, our wine is sold
at Champion Wine Cellars in Seattle and Malt and Vine in Redmond,
so even if you can't make it to Bainbridge, you can still pick up a
bottle in time!
At PV we strongly believe in locally produced
food for our own table, and we can help you choose to "eat local" too.
BIVW are tied for the closest vineyards to Seattle proper -- we are the
most local wine producer -- remember almost all wines made in WA state
are made from grapes grown about 300 miles away in the Yakima Valley.
If you've not heard of the "100 Mile Diet", right now is an excellent
time to read about it. Also, Puget Sound Fresh is having an "Eat Local
for Thanksgiving" pledge campaign. The website gives you an
estimate of greenhouse gases saved by eating this one meal from local
ingredients! Please visit the What we want you to
know page for more information and links.
▪ New outdoor chessboard
We've started building a new giant outdoor chess set, see photos at the
website (click on the picture).
▪ The winery -- Fermentations all done
The fermentations are all done, yay! Now we decide upon any
refinements to make to the wines, and let time do the rest...
▪ In the vineyard -- Peaceful time
The vineyard is at a beautiful and peaceful time. The leaves have
mostly dropped, the cover crop is growing, there's nothing left to do
but enjoy the beauty on the occasional days that it's not raining
really hard... This time of year is really why I wanted to have my own
vineyard! Have a look at the new photos on the website (click on the
▪ On the website -- What we want you to
Last month I added a new page called "What we want you to know". With
Thanksgiving coming, I'd like to call special attention to this page.
It discusses locally produced food, what "estate" means on a wine
label, and more. Please click on the link and spend a few minutes
Mike Lempriere- Home: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 206-780-2146
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