lummi island wine tasting june 28-29, ’24

Hours,  June 28-29 ’24


Fridays  4-6 pm     Saturdays 3-5 pm





Friday Bread This Week

Multi Grain Levain – Made with a sourdough culture and using a flavorful mix of bread flour and fresh milled whole wheat and rye. A nice mixture of flax, sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds and some oatmeal add great flavor and crunch. And just a little honey for some sweetness. – $5/loaf

Polenta Levain – Also made with a levain, known as sourdough, in which the sourdough starter is fed and built up over several days, then mixed with bread flour and polenta in the final dough mix. This bread is a nice rustic loaf with great corn flavor. – $5/loaf

and pastry this week…

Gibassiers – A traditional french pastry recipe from southern France. Made with a delicious sweet dough full of milk, butter, eggs and olive oil, with orange flower water, candied orange peel and anise seed. After baking they are brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with more sugar. – 2/$5

Island Bakery has developed a rotation cycle of several dozen breads and pastries. Each Sunday Janice emails the week’s bread offering to her mailing list. Orders received before 5 pm Tuesday  will be available for pickup at the wine shop each Friday from 4:00 – 5:30 pm. Go to Contact us to get on the bread email list at least a week before visiting!


This week’s wine tasting

Jacob Williams Chardonnay ’22   WA     $32
Whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented on lees and stirred regularly during aging; fruity aromas of cantaloupe and Bartlett pears; lively on the palate with notes of lemon citrus, vanilla,and chalk.

Phantom Red Blend ’20    WA   $17
Petite Sirah- Zinfandel blend delivers palate of dark blackberry and boysenberry with pepper notes and on a balanced structure with tantalizing layers of baking spices sandt velvety tannins…a consistent local favorite!

Rocks of Bawn Shafts and Furrows Red ’20     WA   $18
88% Merlot from Frenchman Hills Vineyard (south-facing & high elevation); 12 % Merlot from Southwind Vineyard in Walla Walla (full-bodied and rich); 6% Cab Sauv  from Red Mountain & Horse Heaven Hills; 4% Cab Franc and a spicy 2% Malbec from the iconic Red Willow Vineyard in Yakima Valley.


Economics of the Heart: Only You Can Save Us, Obi Juan Merchan!



Sometime in the last couple of days it occurred to me that our country and our world entered a strange and deeply disturbing sur-reality when the Tweetster came down that escalator, one no one could have made up. We have spent most of the last decade imprisoned in a disturbing, Monty Pythonesque, never-ending Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Like Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone of our youth, our world was hijacked by one insane man with an addiction for constant attention. In all that time there has been no place you can go to escape the incessant tweets and lies, the self-aggandizement. The toxicity of the Tweetster.

Right at this moment the “debate” between him and Uncle Joe is being broadcast in the other room. It is unbearable. Everything the man says is not just a lie; it’s an insane lie. NOTHING he says is true…NOTHING, not a whit, not even a single word. Ever. No wonder the Republicans are all crazy, and no wonder our entire world is poised on the brink of destruction.

The growing feeling in a lot of our guts is that EVERYTHING depends on whether or not Judge Merchan sends the Tweetster to jail. My personal desired outcome is that 1) he gets a month in jail for each of the counts of which he has been convicted, and 2) that he is barred from public speaking for the entire period. No tweets, no interviews, no TV, no film, no radio…you know, like anyone else in forced confinement.

It’s not because I want him or anyone else to suffer. It’s because all the rest of us on the planet need a break, and because in the terrifying event that he should somehow get back in the White House it will mean the End of the World. Yes, seriously, the end of human life in this little corner of the Universe for sure, and probably most species bigger than a pea.

Because he is now the tool of a much larger conspiracy to destroy our democracy completely, including tearing up the Constitution, ending elections at every level, and turning our democracy into a dystopian Fascist state controlled entirely by and for radical white Christian men with Bibles and MBA’s. They don’t know and don’t care about climate change, environmental protection, fairness, justice, or science. 

Yes, I am very pessimistic. Which is why Judge Merchan may be the only person in the world who can save the Future. Not to, you know, put any pressure on him…

Yes, it’s times like these that bring friends together for spirited chats in the friendly atmosphere of a neighborhood wine shop!

Wine Tasting

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