As the crisis evolves, it is becoming clear that this pandemic will change the way we interact, travel and do business forever. We are settling into what will hopefully only be severe in the short term. These lifestyle changes will echo through generations to come, but humanity’s ability to adapt is one of our greatest strengths. We will persevere.
We need to change the way we seek out the things that bring us joy and sustenance. Together we are riding this out in semi-isolation, in hopes of stemming the COVID-19’s encroaching tide. Between binging on the 24-hour news cycle, we find solace, comfort and even escape through Netflix/Hulu/Amazon. We are diving into books we’ve always meant to read and catching up on the podcasts in our queues, anything to get our minds off the onslaught of daunting information. For some of us, we are getting to spend more time with our loved ones than we ever have before. I am truly grateful, when they aren’t making me totally nuts, for the time I am sharing with my kids. As social beings, we need interaction and contact with others; for many of us, this solitude can be very challenging. Over the weekend I had a virtual cocktail hour over Zoom with eight friends. At first, it was weird. But as we loosened up, it became an absolute joy to connect with friends again. Hours flew by and I hadn’t laughed that hard in weeks. I highly recommend it as a way to check in on friends and family and have a bit of human connection.
A call to action – Support your local small businesses
We seek to limit our exposure to others by using Amazon Prime delivery direct to our homes, but we must be mindful of where our treasures come from. The immediate gratification of next day delivery is fantastic, and a huge tool to maintain our standard of living, however, these items are seldom made by local small businesses, but from factories abroad using cheap labor.
Small businesses are hurting: the artist that make that favorite gift you give each holiday season, the restaurant team that cooks your favorite meal, and the forager at the farmers market that always has the perfect ingredient for your signature dish. The prospect of unprecedented unemployment is looming in the not so distant future; an estimated 15 million restaurant workers are already out of work. It is our duty to do what we can to support the creatives that have allowed us to live such rich lives. Many small shops, farmers and restaurants have found ways to do curbside pickup or delivery; many artists and craftspeople have transitioned to online sales to survive. Every one of us is trying to maintain our quality of life during this challenging moment in history. Please find ways to support the small business you cherish in any way you can – big or small – our future depends on it.
INTRODUCING THE MYSTERY LIBRARY CASE, 6-PACK, 3-PACK (SOLD OUT)
All of this “free time” has allowed us to do some library Spring cleaning. It turns out we’ve been hoarding some of our favorite wines from the last eight or so years. As with any Spring Release, we are excited to share our latest efforts with you but often the greatest reward is seen years down the road, when the wines have matured to show their full potential. It is our pleasure to be able to offer a very limited amount of mixed full cases, 6-packs, and 3-packs, aged to perfection and ready to be enjoyed at your table. All wines have received at least 91+ points and vintages dating back to 2012 are included in each Mystery Pack.
LIVE IN THE GREATER SEATTLE AREA? – FREE DELIVERY!! We will deliver for free within 25 miles of the winery, within 3 days of your order, minimum $150 order. Select “Pick Up” at the winery and we will contact you to coordinate drop-off.
FREE SHIPPING! For those of you who live further away, we are also offering $10 Ground Shipping (4-11 bottles) / FREE Ground Shipping (12+ bottles) on all purchases.
*Alchemist Guild members, due to the deep savings additional
discount cannot be added.
Spring Release Weekend Update
~ Saturday & Sunday, April 4th & 5th ~
With less than two weeks until our Spring release weekend, we regret having to delay our joyous evening with our Guild members. To ensure the safety of all of our visitors and our team, we will be “open” for drive-by pickup of your Spring Release Allocation and new release purchases over the weekend of April 4th and 5th from 1-5pm. Additionally, we will be able to hand-deliver with-in 25 miles of the winery. Please take this time to log-in and update addresses and payment info so we may efficiently get you our delicious new wines. Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
Alchemists Guild members, please stay tuned for an invitation to a grand fête when we emerge from these troubled times. Thank you for your ongoing support.
We understand that this is a dynamic, quickly changing situation, and our hearts go out to all those who’ve been and will be impacted by this virus. We appreciate your ongoing support of W.T. Vintners and we encourage you to continue to support local small businesses in any way you can through these uncertain times. We look forward to the return of a busy, thriving community and hope to see you soon.
Be safe and be well,
Jeff and the W.T. Vintners family