retail news in context, analysis with attitude

First of all, my thanks to all of you who wrote this week to congratulate Mrs. Content Guy and me on our 30th wedding anniversary. We appreciated your kind words and wishes ... and yet again, it made us realize how lucky we are to have the MNB community as a kind of extended family.

I tasted some lovely beers and wines this week during my trip to Portland, Oregon, and let me recommend my favorites to you...

I particularly loved a couple of terrific Chardonnays ... the 2010 Lange Three Hills Cuvee, and the 2010 Argyle Reserve Series Eola Amity "Nut House" ... which are just bright and mouth-filling and perfect with seafood. And, I very much liked the 2011 Domaine Drouhan Oregon Dundee Hills Pinot Noir, which is yummy. (That's my clinical analysis.)

As for beer, you need to try the Burnside Brewing Co. Oatmeal Pale Ale ... which is probably my favorites of various beers tried this week.

(There are more ... but if I mentioned all of them, you might begin to question my sobriety.)

That's it for this week. I'm going back to Portland next week for the Portland State University Center for Retail Leadership 2013 Executive Forum ... always a great event, and I'm looking forward to participating. If you're there, come by and say hello.

Have a great weekend.

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