lummi island wine tasting april 22 ’22

May Schedule

We plan to be OPEN for wine tasting and sales Friday and Saturday from 4-6 pm through April. Anyone with boosted vaccine status is welcome!

NOTE:  We will be closed the first three weekends of May during ferry Drydock, and reopen May 27-28 for Memorial Day weekend.


Bread Pickup This Week

Buckwheat Walnut & Honey – A flavorful artisan bread made with a poolish preferment, fresh milled buckwheat, and bread flour. Though buckwheat is actually a seed and contains no gluten, it is not gluten free as it is also includes bread flour made from wheat. Buckwheat has an earthy flavor that in this bread is balanced with a little honey and toasted walnut; goes well with meats and cheeses – $5/loaf

Poolish Ale – the preferment here is also a poolish, made with bread flour, a bit of yeast and a nice ale beer for the liquid and fermented overnight. Mixed the next day with bread flour and fresh milled whole wheat. This makes a great all around bread with a nice crisp crust – $5/loaf

and pastry this week…

Chocolate Croissants – A traditional laminated french pastry made with a bit of sourdough flavor and another pre-ferment to help create the traditional honeycomb interior. Rolled out and shaped with delicious dark chocolate in the center. – 2/$5

To get on the bread order list, click on the “Contact Us” link above and fill out the form. The week’s bread menu is sent to the list each Sunday, for ordering by Tuesday, for pickup on Friday. Simple, right..? If you will be visiting the island and would like to order bread for your visit, at least a week’s notice is recommended for pickup the following Friday.



This Week’s $5 Tasting

Cantino del Morellino Cala Civetta Vermentino ’20      Italy     $12Sustainably farmed without pesticides or irrigation and manually harvested from Tuscan vineyards for a richer texture and cleaner palate than the more familiar (and also delicious!) Sardinian vermentinos. Aromas and flavors of lemon, melon, and orange finish with a bright, balanced acidity.

Argento Malbec ’20       Argentina       $12
From organically grown grapes; deep purple hue; inviting aromas of red berries and flowers, and flavors of plum and sweet blackberry; finishes with ripe, balanced tannins– way over-delivers for its modest price.

Pomum Red ’16     Washington    $18
Carefully made and easy-drinking red blend of mostly cab and cab franc along with malbec, petite verdot, and merlot; aromas of red fruit leather and exotic spices; flavors of black cherry, cranberry, and garrigue, with fine elegant tannins and a pleasing finish.



The Economics of the Heart: Humanism and Democracy

In just the last few days, the maelstrom of bad news buffeting us cleared long enough to let in a couple of welcome rays of sunshine. These came in the form of two carefully crafted speeches, with a common theme, in two state legislatures, by two intelligent, coherent members, calling out their Republican colleagues for the self-righteous hypocrisy of their ongoing assault on our National and State Constitutions.

Both speeches have gone viral, so it is likely you have seen/heard both. That’s okay, they’re well worth hearing again. They are the metaphoric equivalent of a broadcast announcement on the Titanic that We Are Heading Full Speed Into An Iceberg! Or, if you prefer a different metaphor, as Sinclair Lewis predicted, Fascism now has a solid beachhead in America; it is definitely carrying a Cross, and it is working very, very hard to drape itself with our Flag.

This nation was not founded on religious principles. It was founded on humanistic principles. The Founders were adamant that all religions would be allowed, would be optional, and would be private. Laws were to be based on every individual’s freedom to choose one’s own philosophy unbound by the beliefs of others. Any form of national religion would open the door for  authoritarian tyranny.




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