Merry Christmas!!!!

December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas to everyone! Thank you for reading this blog and coming to the store. Without you we wouldn’t be here. Without you me and Pancho could had never known each other. (Imagine that?!) Have fun these holidays, drink lots of alcohol so we can see you back in the store sooner than later.

 

Forever grateful Cisco


Winter Brews

December 17, 2011

Cisco your blogging cat here.

A few days ago I was in my cooler (that is the walk-in beer cooler) chilling on cases of beer but then I noticed some new seasonal brews. That’s what’s good about season changes – you get variety in food and drinks. I personally don’t prefer one season over another because I have A/C and heat in my house. It doesn’t matter. And if you think about it it really doesn’t matter. That’s what my friend Jimbo would say. And I agree with him.

Back to the beers.

Shipyard came out with a new winter beer called Applehead. You probably have heard about Pumpkinhead – that is probably the most popular pumpkin beer in the store. Shipyard brewerers asked people what other flavor they would like to try. And apple won. (I still like PC better though).Image

Also Mayflower Brewery from Plymouth has their winter beer out. It’s Oatmeal Stout

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Well, I am going back to the cooler. See you here…

Cisco


Organic wines and catnip…

December 5, 2011

Here at Harwich Spirits Shoppe we (felines) often get asked about organic stuff. While we know a lot about organic catnip – we have a whole basket here filled with cat cuddlers (at $6 each it’s the best Christmas gift you can get for your cat). Anyway, our knowledge in organic wines area is not so deep. We don’t spend ours cuddling with organic wine bottles like we do hugging our catnip toys. So we decided to ask The Internet about organic wines and how you would chew drink them. This is what we found here:
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/06/food/la-fo-organic-wine-20110106

Why isn’t more wine ‘organic’?
Sulfites are forbidden in organic products by the USDA, but most winemakers consider the preservative crucial in winemaking, so few wineries want the label.
This sounds familiar: a national consumer group is fighting to maintain organic standards against industry people who want to weaken them. But when it comes to “organic wine,” the well-meaning consumers may actually be discouraging more organic farming.

the rest

Please read the whole article, it really helped us – Cisco, Pancho and Funky – to understand that we probably shouldn’t be fooling around with organic wine bottles (we don’t really like upset stomacks)

See you by the racks
Meaw


New Secret Word

November 28, 2011

Me and Pancho decided to change secret word to something new. Now it’s Bofi Dootz. Come to the store, say Bofi Dootz and get 10% off your purchase. Plus if you can figure out what this secret word means you will get a free beer koozie on top of the discount

Sincerely fluffy, Cisco


Yellow Dot Special

November 22, 2011

With holidays coming – we are talking Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years (hopefully we, felines, are going to try some of that turkey:) – you will need to stock up on beer, wine, liquor. Or at least we are hoping that you need to stock up – invite those guests and family members – the more, the better.

Pancho gave me an idea to do a yellow dot special. Why yellow dot, you would ask me. I don’t really care what color but Pancho is a typical female – all she cares about that those yellow dots will match her eyes… Anyway, come to the store and look for the wines that have  yellow dots on a rack next to them. Pick 25 bottles and save 25%. Easy to remember – get 25 for 25 off

See ya here!!!!


$195 Birdseed Contest in On Now!!!

November 16, 2011

Contest CLOSED! See winner here…

And the eBirdseed.com speed contest is live NOW!!!

Go!!!

By those winning racks…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


Boston Red Sox… What Went Wrong

October 19, 2011


Not pretty is it? Well no, it shouldn’t be. Confusion never is.

One sports statistician put the odds of the Red Sox implosion at 278,000,000:1. Now… There are liars, damned liars, and then there are people who bandy stats… Still, you have to admit that the Bo’Sox collapse was weird even for Boston standards. (Can you say, “Bill Buckner“, or, “1978“?)

But there’s a trend here…

  • Will Cordero — in ’97, Will beats his pregnant wife with a phone — Red Sox kept him for the season. (Back in the day, New York Yankees player Ruben Rivera was cut snicker snack when he was caught stealing a bat and glove.)
  • Mo Vaughn — 1998… Mo Vaughn was coming back from a strip club and hit a car in the break-down lane… Acquited. I quote: “As Vaughn was walking out of the courtroom, two bailiffs congratulated him, one patting him on the back.” Quaint.
  • Mid 1980s — Red Sox player Wade Boggs has four year affair and then blames it on his “addiction to sex.” Isn’t that special?
  • Drinking in the clubhouse (Parts I and II) — Never stopped them back in 2004
  • Roger Clemens juiced? Never! Lying before Congress? Couldn’t happen…

The story line here isn’t about mistakes — it’s about embarrassing mistakes. It’s about confusion.

Obviously, this isn’t anything new for the Sox, but it is more or less predictable. Firm leadership in both ownership and coaching goes a long way — think Red Auerbach, Bill Parcelles, Bob Kraft. Them again there’s ‘Pete the Poodle’… While this rule isn’t hard and fast, just look at the history.

Every team has players with ‘issues’. Not to put too fine a point on my assertion, but Bill Belichick managed to control even Randy Moss for a good deal of time. Still… coaches do lose their edge…

Back to baseball… Sorry Tony… But let this be a lesson once and for all as to who runs the asylum.

By the racks with the Cracker Jack…

Three cats blogging…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.