When You Can’t Come to 4.0, We Bring 4.0 to YOU!
“Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!” If you’re a Monty Python fan (or were at some point), you know this phrase. As teenagers, my friends and I uttered it often to explain away anything disappointing or frustrating. It’s literally been on the tip of my tongue for the past four months but never more so than in the past couple of weeks since the governor announced a re-closing of bars and tasting rooms.
Now, we could argue the reasoning behind this closure and why tasting rooms are lumped in with bars. Many have, of course. But this is our new (and temporary!) reality, and at 4.0, we’re focused on making the best of things.
So, while we can’t provide on-site consumption for now, we’re open for business, and we’re happy to sell bottles to go. But if you can’t come to us, we’re more than happy to come to you. Check out these opportunities:
1) Need some wine delivered to your doorstep? Visit our website at fourpointwine.com, and click on the “Shop” tab to explore our wines and select your favorites. Need help deciding which ones to choose? Give us a call at 830-997-7470, and we’ll be glad to help you out.
2) This Thursday, July 16, we’re hosting what we hope will be the first of many virtual cooking classes. This one features Chef Casey Thompson of Sonoma who will lead participants through a three-course menu paired with three of our wines.
If you follow the Cellar Scoop, you’ll recall that I took a virtual “Zoom” class with Chef Casey back in early June. It was a real treat learning from a Top Chef finalist and fan favorite! If Thursday’s event goes well (which I can only imagine that it will), be on the lookout for more similar events!
3) This Saturday, June 18, at 4:00 pm (CST), join us for a Facebook Live virtual tasting and pairing on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/fourpointwine. It’s our first one, and we’re excited to give it a try. We’ll be sampling these bites (created by our very own Chef Amber!) paired with some truly fabulous wines:
Grilled peaches with goat cheese, honey, and basil paired with McPherson Cellars’ Sparkling Wine
Spicy honey figs-in-a- blanket paired with Lost Oak Winery’s 2018 Cabernet Franc
Crab-stuffed button mushrooms paired with Brennan Vineyards’ 2017 Tempranillo
While it’s too late to get the wines for this pairing shipped to you, you can pick them up in the tasting room through Friday at a 20% discount, and we’ll give you the recipes along with a list of needed ingredients. Don’t have the wines or time to get them? No worries! Just grab the wine and bites you have, and join us for some pairing fun.
So, yes, back in January (remember way back then?) we couldn’t have predicted what our “normal” is now because “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!” But we don’t have to let these crazy times keep us from having some fun with wine.