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I was 80 miles away from the Woodstock Concert, but the Army threatened to court martial anyone who attended. As a former professional musician, I almost risked it. But then this is a wine forum and I don't remember Woodstock being big with wine lovers.

On a truly happy note, I'd heard that Hog Island Oyster Company was having economic difficulties due to CV-19, so I placed an order for oysters and mussels. Enjoyed a nice breakfast of a dozen Hog Island smalls with a glass of 2017 Cherrier Freres Sancerre, followed by a second breakfast of steamed mussels with garlic, shallots and butter and, of course, more wine.

Almost noon, so I should look into lunch.
Morning buzzes can be very enjoyable :) 🍷
 
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The music that followed was The North Mississippi Allstars "Up and Coming" CD. It's up there with Joe Bonamassa and John Hiatt as favorites to play along with. I accompanied all tracks on bass.

My wife was working in the yard, so the volume went up.
 
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Customers place their order online, wait no more than a day to receive confirmation that the order is ready to pick up, and then drive to the store's parking lot. The clerk puts everything in your car.

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Wish I lived close enough to a Total Wine to take advantage of it. Our local wine shop, Vintage Cellars, will do curbside delivery. But their selection is much smaller and prices much higher.
 
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The recent comments about pairing wine with classical music got me thinking. After listening today to Mahler's Symphony #8 "Symphony of a Thousand," I decided that no single wine will suitably pair with so many different sounds during such a long piece (about 80 minutes). At best, maybe a big red wine for Part 1 and a big, bright Chardonnay for Part 2.

When my wife was listening to Ravel's Bolero, I got the idea that someone should do a slow-motion video of pouring Barolo to part of Bolero. (Try saying Barolo Bolero three times in a row!)
 
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