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World Cocktail Day!

Today is World Cocktail Day! How about an Old Fashioned? First created around 1806, this drink may have had some tweaks, but has never gone out of ‘fashion’. Cheers!

  • 2 ounces Bourbon or Rye
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • Garnish with an orange peel

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

Finding Great Wine for a Bargain

Every one wants a bargain, and good wine doesn’t have to be expensive. Try one of our longtime staple whites – Folie a Deux Chardonnay regularly priced at $17.95 on CAP for $9.97 per bottle. Enjoy with any light to heavier cuisines. Don’t forget the red! One of many best bargains in red is Terrazas Malbec at $7.97 CAP and if you are more into California, we also recommend Raymond R Collection Cab on sale at $12.97.

https://shop.schaefers.com/terrazas-malbec-2018.html

https://shop.schaefers.com/folie-a-deux-chardonnay-2017.html

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Fresh and Ready to Go Home

Our Famous Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup $10.95 per quart

Let us do the work, all you have to do is heat and serve. Made fresh every week! Don’t forget about our full service deli including over 100 cheeses, deli meats and charcuterie.

#deli #food #foodie #delicious #yummy #lunch #fresh #shoplocal #delicatessen #local #catering #wilmette #skokie #evanston #soupson #takeiteasy

Spring Beers Here!

With March in full swing, new seasonals are arriving each week here at Schaefer’s Wines. Looking for a palate quencher in a sour, aka Gose (gose-uh)? Try Lakefront Brewery ‘s New Grist Gose made with lime and salt perfect for #tacotuesday

If you are looking for a low-key option, check out our local Smylie Brother’s Lager- a Bavarian style pale lager; and finally a new seasonal from Lagunitas – Phase Change, a wet hopped juicy ale ready to wet your whistle.

New Grist Gose $9.99/6 pack, Smylie Bros Lager $10.49/4 pack and Lagunitas Phase Change $13.79/4 pack

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Rainy Day Wine & Cheese Pairing

Rainy days are going to happen. When they do, reach for a Rosé. Rosés are one of the most food friendly wines you can quickly grab and go with. Try it with a simple cheese board with a triple creme brie and some charcuterie like Crespone and cozy up for the night. #Cheers #meats #cheeseboard #skokie #wilmette #roseallday #winepairing #deli #wineisforlovers #wine #winetime #rainorshine

Italian Wines to Try

Italian wines are some of the most welcoming wines for someone just getting into wine, or looking to expand their horizons. We have a fantastic selection of Old World reds and whites sure to please the discerning or new wine drinker.

https://shop.schaefers.com/countries/italy.html?limit=all&mode=list

Ask for a friendly wine consultant to help you pick out a new favorite Italian wine today!

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New Beers! March 2, 2020

From Michigan to Chicago and Colorado, each week we have a new selection of craft beer coming into the shop. Come by and talk to one of our beer guru’s anytime!

#craftbeer #beer #illinoisbeer #wilmette #Skokie #drinklocal #stpats #beerisfood