Have you been to the Farmer's Market this summer? It is looking GREAT! Lots of farms, plus bakeries, local honey, a cheese and meat purveyor, and a knife sharpener. (I am definitely bringing mine tomorrow!) Whether you're trying to eat healthier, like to support local businesses, or just have an interest in great fresh food, you should stop by the Common tomorrow.
Harvest Festival is October 6th!
Franklin Downtown Partnership is a wonderful organization. Among the many projects they take on, the Harvest Festival is a great opportunity for family fun. We will have a booth at the festival, and hope to see you there.
A Royal Pair
Who holds more power, the King or the Queen? In chess, the loss of the King ends the game. But the Queen has superior mobility and range; without his Queen, the King is stripped of much of his power and worth.
In wine, the answer is simpler: Both, but for different reasons.
Renieri Estate is owned by Marco Bacci, a man so fanatical about details that, when one of the estate's five historic oak trees was struck by lightning, he had all the labels re-designed to show the tree lying on its side.
That attention to detail extends to the wines, of course. Re (the King) is a Bordeaux-style blend of Merlot, Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, and Petite Verdot. It is flashy and brash, with big flavors of blackberry, licorice, and spice, a big tannic structure and a long, lingering finish.
Regina (the Queen) is more of a mystery. She'll draw you in with a fragrant nose, tantalize you with lush berry, plum, and spice flavors, and then perplex you with a long, brooding finish. 100% Syrah. One of the best and most interesting wines I've drunk this year.
Both rated 94+ by multiple critics. Very limited.
2009 Re de Renieri
Compare at $40
Pour Richard's $32.00
2009 Regina de Renieri
Compare at $48
Pour Richard's $40
(One of each)
Order by replying to this email. Wines arrive on or about September 12. One or both would make an exceptional gift for the wine lover on your list.
Next Thursday's LNO is shaping up beautifully!
September 5's 120 minutes of 'me time' will include the following:
We will be sampling foods from Foxboro Meat and Cheese, a purveyor of raw milk cheeses from the own Ayrshire herd. This is a family-owned and operated farm, and we're happy to introduce our customers to such a great local producer!
Chris Warner of White Oak Cottages in Westwood will be speaking about their unique approach to elder care. He'll be available for questions afterwards.
Theresa Duggan of Art and Discord Studios is an interesting, innovative photographer. She'll be bringing many of her current works, but also showcasing a new technique of vintage-style tintypes. We have a few of her pieces on display in the store, or check out her website Here.
It's a good bet we will scare up some delicious wine, too. There are also rumors of an excellent new craft cocktail..