The Spring 2021 Wine Sale will be Wednesday, April 7 through Tuesday, April 13, when any and all wine, but not beer or liquor, will be 20% off. Please use comments here to say what you’re finding of interest, and where. After the sale, the conversation will probably mostly go back to the What’s New page. In fact, do scan the conversation there to see what wines folks have been liking recently.
Myself, I usually get about a case for myself of recent favorites that I want to drink over the next few months or years, but this time I’m so far planning to get just a couple of the Vienot 2017 Beaujolais-Villages ($7 regular price). GO lately has had good values in interesting every day wines, but not a whole lot that I’d want to stock up on to age for another 6 months to three years. I expect that my need for tasty every day wines will be met largely by new arrivals in the months to come.
I’m relieved that, so far, no one at my store has gotten sick from COVID-19. However, the battle is hardly over, between increasing vaccinations and now-increasing cases in many areas fueled by the more contagious and lethal variants (mutations from the original Sars-Cov-2 strain). Even if you are fully vaccinated (as I am), when in stores, please continue (as I do) to use masks that make a good seal around your mouth and nose, and to keep interactions as brief and distanced as feasible. This should be the norm in public indoor spaces until the vaccination rate is much higher. In my previous sale post, I linked to a couple articles by Zeynep Tufekci, who has been one of my most important guides during the pandemic, and who has been consistently right, early. Let me end with her latest:
A deadlier and more transmissible variant has taken root, but now we have the tools to stop it if we want.