January Update ~ 2018

January 11, 2018
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First Crush Winery Cape Cod ~ Newsletter
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and the mutual enjoyment of fine wines
January Update ~ 2018

What do we do on Cape Cod in the winter?
You’re getting warmer!


January 27, 4-6pm… Our Winter Social…

Diane and I wish you all a healthy, happy and meaningful holiday season. Always a time for reflection, renewal and a time to enjoy family and friendships. In the process, I expect most of you will toast the season with a glass or two of First Crush. It pleases me to contribute to your holiday experiences.

For Coop veterans, you must realize that new members sign on to our unique opportunity all the time. As a result, I must be somewhat repetitive, again! So again, and as always, couples are asked to bring a small appetizer to share, and as always, singles can mooch.

The Walrus and the Carpenter, the popular Cape Cod Band that entertained us at our September Harvest Social, will again fulfill our auditory pleasures. The leader of the pack, Gerry, a new coop member, also makes his own wine. Rumor has it he loves great wine. So, if you put 2 and 2 together he reserves 4 cases of First Crush.

I don’t want to jinx our playoff anxiety, however, last year’s winter social was a pep-rally for something even more Super. The year before that, we were one play away from the same opportunity. Just saying! Just in case, wash your jerseys in the event you need them again. FYI: This will be a no pad event

A change in protocol for our winter social… The entry fee will once again be $10.00 per person, however, you will receive one complimentary glass of wine as a thank you from Frank and Diane for your continued support and assistance. Wine beyond your complimentary glass will be at $5.00 per glass. You see… in my past avocation, I gave many of you glasses. Apparently, some things never change!


Wine Maker Update…

This is the time of the year my goal is to get my corks in row. In other words, this is the time of the year I get all my corks in a row! Sorry about that. It was funny to me.

As a result, if any our you get thirsty, or miss me, my schedule at the winery is less predictable in the first three month of the year. For sure, Thursday – Saturday I may be there, 11-4. It’s not my nature, but all kidding aside, feel free to call to call me, and I will be almost sure to accommodate your needs.

Common Coop Questions…

Question 1: In regard to the new 2017-2018 Coop season, when do we pick up our reserved wine? Answer: Optimum for the winery… Late June into the fall. This will give me time to bottle some of our 2017 vintage.

Question 2: What if I want some of my wine from my reserve before June, before I pick up all my cases? Answer: Last year we established a protocol that allows me to consistent with all requests. If you partially pick up some of your reserve, you will pay 50% of your remaining reserve balance. As an example, if your balance on a two case reserve is $190.00, and you pick up one case, you will pay $85.00 then and $85.00 when your final remaining case is picked up.

Question 3: What if I joined the current Coop season with a two case reserve, but I decide subsequently to want a three case reserve to save $10.00 per case? Answer: You would simply pay the difference between the two to be added to your initial deposit. In a two vs. three case reserve, this payment would be the difference between $190.00 and $270.00, or $80.00.

Question 4: What is the cost if I want wine before I pickup any of my reserved wine, or wine in addition to my reserve? Answer: Coop members can always come in and pickup additional individual bottles at $16.00 per any bottle, or full cases of wine at their reserve rate.

Any Questions…

Please contact me if I can further clarify or answer additional questions.

Coop Funny…
A Prayer

In an inner-city church one Sunday morning, a preacher said, “Anyone with ‘a special request’ who wants to be prayed over, please come forward to the front by the altar.”

With that, one parishioner got in line, and when it was his turn, the Preacher asked, “What do you want me to pray about for you?”

He replied, “Preacher, I need you to pray for help with my hearing.”

The preacher put one finger of one hand in his ear, placed his other hand on top of his head, and then prayed and prayed and prayed. He prayed a “blue streak”, and the whole congregation joined in with great enthusiasm.

After a few minutes, the preacher removed his hands, stood back and asked, “How is your hearing now?”

He answered, “I don’t know. My hearing ain’t ’til Thursday.”

Drink my wine my friends,

Frank

Contact Information
First Crush Winery ~ Cape Cod
Dr. Frank D. Puzio, Winemaker
Winery: 527 Main Street, Harwich MA 02645 (Tours by Appointment Only)
Business Office: 83 Thacher Shore Road, Yarmouthport, MA 02675.
phone: 508-362-2423 or cell: 508-737-6867
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