Episode 196 – Sipping Stories: Unwinding With a Good Book…walter Wine (or 8)!

Episode 196 – Sipping Stories: Unwinding With a Good Book…walter Wine (or 8)! Episode 196 – Sipping Stories: Unwinding With a Good Book…walter Wine (or 8)!

In today’s episode, Shelley and Phil welcome in the literary journey of J. Bookwalter Wines with John Bookwalter and Edward Holmes! In this episode, we dive into 40 vintages, savoring tales of “happy vines, happy wines” and toasting to Bookwalter founders Jerry and Jean Bookwalter. We are guided by John’s transparent insights as well as unravel nostalgic names like Madge, Sunset Magazine and EF Hutton. We even debated splitting this episode into two parts, given all the information and education, but don’t worry, it’s all in one vintage-packed tale. Swirl, sip and let the words of John and Edward create a tapestry of taste and tradition. Cheers to the intoxicating blend of wine and words! #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime! #Cheersing #EasterEgg 

Wines this episode:

  • 2022 Readers Chardonnay ($20 at the winery)
  • 2022 Double Plot Chardonnay ($45 at the winery)
  • 2020 Protagonist ($68 at the winery)
  • 2020 Conflict ($60 at the winery)
  • 2020 Volume 10 ($120 at the winery)
  • 2020 Chapter 11 ($120 at the winery)
  • 2021 GSM ($60 at the winery)
  • 2022 Readers Syrah ($30 at the winery)

Please visit https://www.bookwalterwines.com to see everything that is happening at J. Bookwalter!

Wine Time Fridays Charity Sips: A Toast to Good Deeds

The Reading Foundation –  https://www.readingfoundation.org

The Children’s Reading Foundation supports parents and caregivers as their child’s first and most influential teacher by offering guidance to develop the skills they need to prepare their child for school. With initiatives such as READY! for Kindergarten, The Children’s Reading Foundation supports schools and communities by providing school readiness programs that help children succeed.

A HUGE thanks to our sponsors: Bottle Joy and 3D Kitchens by Design!

Bottle Joy: Looking for a premier libation establishment in Coeur D’alene to enjoy premier wine and beer? Look no further than Bottle Joy. Located at 1208 East Sherman in Coeur D’alene, Bottle Joy is a new libation establishment for folks to peruse and enjoy. Stop by tomorrow, December 16, for their Drunk Santa Christmas Party! Visit https://bottlejoycda.com or call 208 930 1922. Bottle Joy: The Inland Northwest’s Premier Bottle Shop & Tap House.

3D Kitchens by Design: If you’re ready for a complete kitchen upgrade, 3D Kitchens by Design is THE place for you. Visit https://3dkitchensbydesign.com for more information. Located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; 3D Kitchens by Design: Dream, Design, Deliver

And of course, a HUGE thank you to Tod Hornby who wrote and recorded our official Wine Time Fridays theme music, which is ANYthing but average.  Please visit https://todhornby.com or contact him at veryaveragemusic@gmail.com

The CDA Gourmet Wine Word of the Week – Tension

Tension refers to a desirable and dynamic quality found in well-crafted wines. It is often associated with the interplay of various elements such as acidity, tannins, fruit concentration and structure.

CDA Gourmet: Are you looking to elevate your kitchen? You need to check out CDA Gourmet! Located in Midtown Coeur d’Alene, CDA Gourmet offers a diverse mix of flavor enhancing product as well as the tools to make it all happen. Make every meal a special event. Visit https://www.cdagourmet.com for more information or  call 208-551-2364. CDA Gourmet: Your kitchen elevated.

Mentions:   Lindsay and Brian LaFaille, Charlie Hoppes, Zelma Long, Claude Gros, Liz Keyser, Robert Parker.

Some Wines we enjoyed this week: Colters Creek Viognier,  Tinto Negro Malbec and Five Star Cellars Stellar Red Blend

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