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October Wine Club 2023

We've had some pretty good wine club months this year, but I think this month might be my favorite so far. This month we are featuring weird and scary varietals. Except for the Peacock level (nothing scary or weird about it-just a wine that isn't normally available and I'm a sucker for cool packaging).

It's not wine related but on 26 October we are having a tap takeover/reality TV costume contest at Bluebird. Stay tuned for more details.

Back to the business at hand, spooky and scary wine.

These two wine I've had picked out for a while, and they might be my favorite Indigo picks of the year. This month we have the 2022 Pfeffingen Dry Scheurbe.

Pfeffingen is the winery Scheurbe (Shoy-ray-bah) is the grape. We'll delve into the nitty gritty a little bit later but this German grape is a cross of Riesling with Silvaner (oooh another spooky varietal). I tasted this wine back in February and the flavors stuck with me. I'm really excited for you all to try it. The indigo red wine this month is the 2020 Two Mountain Lemburger. Right off the bat 🦇 it sounds scary because of the cheese-I personally really like the Lemberger wines coming out of Washington. They are generally a little more robust than your average Washington wine and this one has a touch of merlot in it. Again I can't wait for you all to try these wines.

The sapphire level this month features one winery we've featured in our wine club and on our wine list. The red wine is the 2019 G.D. Vajra 'Kyè' Freisa. Freisa is the grape, it's a close relative of Nebbiolo and has been described as mesmerizing. I'll do a deep dive into this grape in the next couple of weeks. We're close to home with the white wine selection and this month with the 2022 Cor Cellars 'Ago' Tocai Friulano, which their website describes as "elegant and supple". It's a distant relative of Sauvignon Blanc.

So far I hope I haven't scared you all off with these spooky and scary varietals. I wish I could have found a scary varietal for the Peacock level but I found a fun bottle that isn't widely available.

The peacock selection this month the 2021 J. Bookwalter GSM. This wine is generally reserved for the winery's wine club and we are lucky enough get a few allocated bottles. I know its not a scary varietal and one way I'm trying to justify this wine is maybe there are spooky and scary stories contained in the books on the lable. Most of all its a great wine that you wouldn't normally be able to get your hands on unless your a member of their wine club.

Over the next month I will go into more detail on all of these wines. It know you all have your favorite types of wines and I hope this month you enjoy these out of the ordinary wines.

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