We wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your positive notes, emails and calls this week. It means so much to us and we could not continue to do what we do without you.
How are all of you? We hope you are staying safe and keeping in touch with all the people that matter to you. That's what we are doing. Our week is full of quality conversation -- in person at home and virtual. We stay busy, concocting comfort in the form of food and wine. This week we are sharing a recipe for beautifully simple raw beet salad, linking you to a funky music playlist to get you going and suggesting an apt read by NY Times Wine Columnist Eric Asimov who says, "In times of fear and anxiety, we find solace in foods that conjure up memories and emotions. Why not wine?" Why not, indeed.
We're also continuing our super special on the entire Copia store, which gives you 20% off everything and $1 shipping on 3 or more bottles (extra benefits for club members). If there is anything that you need, please reach out by replying or calling (805) 835-6094.
STAY HOME, BE SAFE. ENJOY SOME FOOD AND WINE WITH THE ONES YOU LOVE.
Anita and Varinder Sahi
COPIA STORE SPECIAL
20% off, an extra 5% for club members, $1 shipping on 3 bottles or more
Recently, Sarah, our hospitality manager ventured out to templeton, where our prized local farmer’s market takes place every week. There was something so comforting about knowing that, while we are all sheltering in place during the corona virus outbreak, that we still have access to fresh and healthy produce. What’s more is that we can support our local farmers during this time when industry has all but halted. Sarah picked us up some delicious red and golden beets. I went to work immediately on a refreshing, crunchy salad that would end up being an accompaniment to a roasted sockeye salmon.
We recently made a meaty goat curry that had a soupy broth, mild warming spices and big flavor. We were feeling like going big, so we paired it with our 2016 Cure Reserve Syrah (L'Aventure and Copia Estate Vineyards), which is juicy, rich and big on fruit.
The recipe is included here for you to enjoy. Stay positive, stay safe and support small businesses whenever possible. We will be in touch throughout the next few weeks with some additional offers and recipes.
2017 The Source
90% Syrah, 10% Grenache. As much as we enjoy revisiting the wines of proven producers each year, the discovery of talented new ones is equally satisfying, and Copia’s inaugural appearance in the pages of Connoisseurs’ Guide is an auspicious one to say the least. “The Source” is a very well-made Syrah that leads with abundant, very deep, optimally ripened, blackberry fruit, and, as it unfolds, its variety’s mildly meaty, slightly peppery traits appear as does a judicious dollop of enriching oak. It is big and balanced with a very long finish, and it is structured to age wonderfully for five or more years. - 92 Points
2017 The Cure
47% Grenache; 30% Syrah; 19% Mourvèdre; 2% Roussanne; 2% Grenache Blanc. Rhône blends are often more than just the sum of the parts. They seem, at times, to reach beyond their bits and achieve unique synergy in France, Australia and more recently here in California. With a darker color than Grenache alone can achieve to its deeper level of extracted fruit, this rich, ripe bottling combines red berry notes with hints of loam, spice and the lifting presence of creamy oak. It does not demand long aging but is capable of holding for a half-decade. - 91 Points