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November 20, 2013 | Jack Galante

Gazette November 2013

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Golden Pine Cone Award
In Carmel we have a wonderful local newspaper – the Carmel Pine Cone. Visitors and residents alike enjoy this paper so much that it has a subscription base of over 12,000 people who either read it faithfully in print or via email delivery. And believe me, there is always something juicy going on in Carmel! Every year in October, the Pine Cone puts out a survey to identify the best our wonderful region has to offer in dozens of categories from the best seafood market, to the best pet store, to the best wines. This year we are very proud to have been recognized in not one, but two categories: Best Cabernet Sauvignon and Best Merlot! We are truly grateful for all the support that the locals and visitors alike give us, and thanks to all of you who took the time to vote for us and all the other wonderful establishments throughout the Monterey Bay. To commemorate our awards, for a limited time, we would like to offer $10 off AND free shipping on a four pack of one bottle each of our three cabernets (2010 Rancho Galante, 2009 Red Rose Hill, and 2007 Blackjack Pasture), along with a bottle of our 2008 Merlot. Wine Gang member discounts apply as well! To order visit our website and enter promo code PINECONE during checkout or visit our tasting room in Carmel.
Git Along Litlle Gifts
I know, it’s WAY to early to think about the Christmas and Hanukkah season, however, with holiday parties being planned, and business and personal gifts being organized, we wanted to let you know that we are here to help you. A gift of a wonderful bottle or two of wine is always well received and we can take care of all your gifting needs. Simply email us a list of your gift recipients with the wine(s) you would like to send, notes you would like to include, and any special instructions, and we will take care of the rest. You can also enter your orders easily directly on our website. For larger orders and corporate gifting contact Jack at 831-624-3800 or by email to discuss special rates. Definitely, don’t miss our Holiday Shopping Party at our tasting room on December 7th for great deals on wines and unique gifts, and of course sharing some Holiday Cheer with Jack and the gang.
Winter Wonderland – Without the White Stuff!
There is perhaps no better time to visit Carmel than in the winter. The town is less crowded (restaurant reservations are rarely needed), the weather is generally mild, and the coastal views are magnificent. A stay in our guest studio above our Tasting Room will make your visit truly memorable. Our Winter Special provides 2 nights at our studio for only $250 (plus a one-time $50 cleaning fee). And, you can add on nights for only $125/night. This offer is valid only through February 28th, 2013 based on availability. So come enjoy Carmel at its finest, and get your holiday shopping in while you are at it. Wine Gang members will enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine with their stay. For reservations please contact Lisa . (These rates are not valid for AT&T week – Feb 3-9. Please inquire if you are interested in visiting on these dates).
Blending Fun 2013
The report from this years Blending Bash is in – and man was it a lot of fun! After a lavish lunch (prepared by Chef Jack and Crew) and ample libation, our merry group of budding winemakers took to their pipettes and flasks and began their blending magic. After about an hour or so of mixing and tasting, all had decided on their one blend that was just right. Then came the blind tasting competition and the winner ended up being a newcomer to our blending group – Carl Schumaker. His prize, other than being the envy of the other winemakers and bragging rights for decades to come – an incredible magnum of 1999 Blackjack Pasture Cabernet Sauvignon!
Upcoming Events
Dec. 7: Holiday Shopping Party, Galante Tasting Room, Carmel, CA; 1:30-5PM
We invite you to gear up for the Holiday Season and join us for some red or white cheer at our Holiday Shopping Party at our Tasting Room in Carmel. In addition to great wines, we have a bunch of unique gifts and stocking stuffers for that special cowboy or cowgirl. So come on by if for nothing else to say ‘Hi’ and enjoy our holiday hospitality.
Jack’s Saddlebag – A Happy Wife is a Happy Life
It is never a good idea to be sassy with your wife – they never seem to forget and they will eventually get you back as this poor fellow quickly found out… A police officer pulled over a speeding car. The officer said, “I clocked you at 80 miles per hour, sir.” The driver replied, “Goodness, officer, I had it on cruise control at 60; perhaps your radar gun needs calibrating.” 
Not looking up from her knitting the wife said: “Now don't be silly, dear, you know that this car doesn't have cruise control.” As the officer pulled out his ticket pad the driver looked over at his wife and growled,
”Can't you please keep your mouth shut for once!?” The wife smiled demurely and said, “Well dear, you should be thankful your radar detector went off when it did or your speed would have been higher.”
As the officer made out a second ticket for the illegal radar detector, the man glowered at his wife and mumbled through clenched teeth,
”Woman, can't you keep your mouth shut?” 
The officer frowned and said, “And I notice that you're not wearing your seat belt, sir. That's an automatic $75 fine.”

The driver replied, “Yeah, well, you see, officer, I had it on, but I took it off when you pulled me over so that I could get my license out of my back pocket.”
His wife promptly said, “Now, dear, you know very well that you didn't have your seat belt on. You never wear your seat belt when you're driving.” 
And as the police officer was writing out the third ticket, the driver turned to his wife and barked, “WILL YOU PLEASE BE QUIET??” The officer looked over at the woman sympathetically and asked, “Does your husband always talk to you this way, Ma'am?” She quietly replied, “Only when he's been drinking.”

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