December 2020 Newsletter: Holidays 2020

29th Nov 2020

As 2020 FINALLY comes to a close, I am ready for new beginnings with old friends - all of you - to rebuild our lives one carboy of wine or wheel of cheese at a time.  This past year has not been what anyone expected, though my motto has always been "Expect the Worst and You are Never Disappointed."  This year has not disappointed! The challenges of this year have given me even more reasons to be very grateful for all of you and your support.  We are all in this together!

I am still only open for back door pick up of online orders by appointment on select days as well as shipping orders - please try to get in your holiday orders in early, I have low stock on some items and will not be able to get more inventory before the end of the year.  If you are interested in purchasing a wine kit to give as a gift or make at home please contact me - I have minimal in-stock kits and will send you a list of what I currently have available, and can put requests on my next shipment to come in early 2021.

You can always purchase Curds and Wine Gift Certificates online any time. I will not be offering Holiday Special Winemaking Gift Certificates this year, but if you have one from last year the expiration date is extended from December 2020 until December 2021.

Best wishes to everyone for a safe, healthy and happy Holiday Season - Cheers to a better, brighter 2021!

Curds and Wine makes everything fine!


Curds and Wine will be CLOSED December 24th through December 26th and December 31st through January 2nd -- no pick up orders, orders to ship could be slightly delayed during this time


Winexpert 2021 Limited Edition Wine Kits

Explore the world’s most distinguished wine growing regions with this exceptional series that celebrates the unique, the exciting and the very best – from classic varietals to exceptional blends. This annual showcase features hidden gems in limited quantities.

WE LE21 Torrontes Muscat

January 2021 - Argentina Torrontes Muscat $159.95


An aromatic wine with floral aromas, fresh peach and citrus flavors. Notes of rose petal and peach, complemented by honeysuckle, mandarin orange and stone fruit flavors. Bright acidity. 

Sweetness: Dry 

Body: Medium 

Oak: None 

Alcohol: 13.5%

April 2021 - Australia California Grenache Tannat Shiraz with Skins $184.95

RIVERLAND, AUSTRALIA - LODI, CALIFORNIA 

A plush, charismatic blend with notes of raspberry and spice. Big tannins with a whisper of licorice. Delicious dark fruit and red berry with complex notes of vanilla, peppery spice and subtle smoke. 

Sweetness: Dry 

Body: Full 

Oak: Heavy 

Alcohol: 14.0%   

WE LE21 Grenache Shiraz Tannat

Contact me to reserve yours - VERY limited quantities will be available.


RJ Spagnols 2021 Restricted Quantity Wine Kits

Every year, craft winemakers explore new adventures through illustrious tales that capture the essence of unique wines through the Restricted Quantities (RQ) Premium Collection. 

Journey into the mystical realm of tarot and discover new experiences in wine with these 5 limited releases: 

Spain Tempranillo Merlot - The Empress (January 2021) $184.95

This dry, medium-bodied wine hints of deep red fruit with alluring aromas of plum and currant. Heady spices, earth and smoke linger with a moderate tannic finish. 

Oak: Medium 

Body: Medium

Sweetness: Dry

Spain Muscat - The Chariot (January 2021) $164.95

Soft, sweet floral notes mingle with exotic aromas. This off-dry white wine balances lemon's acidity with flavors of peach, apple, honey and spice for a delicious finish. 

Body: Light 

Sweetness: Off-Dry

France Cabernet Sauvignon - The Emperor (February 2021) $184.95

This classic Cabernet offers flavors of cassis, ripe plum and red berry fruit. Integrated tannins with a balanced acidity create easy-drinking experiences. 

Oak: Medium Food 

Body: Full 

Sweetness: Dry

Italy Nero d’Avola - The Magician (March 2021) $184.95

This full bodied wine bursts with aromas of plum, cherry, toasted oak, and pepper that mingle with soft spices for a robust finish.

Oak: Medium 

Body: Medium 

Sweetness: Dry

France Rosé - The Wheel of Fortune (April 2021) $184.95

Berry and floral aromas combine with hints of spice and delicate sweetness for a light, yet crisp, flavorful finish. 

Oak: Unoaked 

Body: Light 

Sweetness: Dry


Contact me if you are interested in any of these kits - orders are filled on a first-come first-served basis so availability is not guaranteed.

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Open by Appointment Only

I will continue to bring you the home winemaking and cheesemaking supplies you need.  Curds and Wine is currently only open for back door pick up of online orders by appointment on select days or shipping of online orders. If you need assistance finding anything to order online please do not hesitate to contact me. Shipping or curbside pick up is available; if you prefer to pick up, please note we will schedule a date and time for you to pick up - please do not order online for in store pick up and assume you can go directly to the shop for pick up.  The shop is not currently open for walk in shopping and will not be for the rest of the year, only pick up of online orders will be available for the forseeable future. Please note - Curds and Wine will be CLOSED December 24th through December 26th and December 31st through January 2nd -- no pick up orders, orders to ship could be delayed during this time. I will keep basic supplies in stock, but out of stock wine kits will be available on a request/preorder only system.  I do have several kits currently in stock, please contact me for our current inventory list or to request kits to preorder.  New Winemaking on Site is on hold indefinitely, if you have a wine waiting to be bottled I will be contacting you to make arrangements for bottling.