Need a last minute gift for the mom’s in your life?
No? Ok, have a good weekend!
No matter which moms you are celebrating Cranberry Liquors wants to give you our best suggestion for this upcoming celebratory day…
Not a wine with a “flowery finish.”
Not a rosé with bouquet in the description.
Buy mom flowers!
Yes, that’s correct, Alex. In soil or cut, fresh cut or freshly potted. Everyone loves flowers. Everyone appreciates flowers, especially if you know them well enough to describe them to a florist. It helps to know if they have an allergy to pollen, but even that is an easy detour.
Personally I like living flowers. Whereas other people can’t keep a plant alive to save their lives (also me, hence cacti…). Others still have a cupboard full of unused vases.
I guess our only suggestion would be to reach her sooner than later, because like any good florist, she’s got to plan ahead for your moms!
Exit the Groupon “experience.”
Chuck the tchotchkes.
Halt the Hallmark ! # Haltmark ™
Jump the fence and cut your neighbor’s hydrangeas! Ok… don’t do that.
In all seriousness, to all the wonderful moms out there, who tolerated raising people in such a crazy, crazy life, we toast to you. Happy Mother’s Day.
Thanks for being mom.
PS: WHY is there so much hype around Mother’s Day, and not Father’s Day? I think people are excited about spring… or maybe it’s because MOMs really are the best. <3
P.P.S. We get it – the 1-800-flowers route is easy. We are locally yo-cal kind of folks (hidey-ho, neighbor!) Also, if you haven’t noticed, the Cape Cod Mall is closing. Support your local businesses, folks!
2. Take advantage of some major savings, as the Winter Wine Sale has been extended through until the end of this weekend (because we work hard for the money too, dammit!)
3. Get your craft down to C.Liquor’s all March and expect to save 20% on your craft beer purchase from big singles display. (while supplies last, of course.)
As we said before, we love our customers. We love our community and want to show our camaraderie through our least favorite months. Thank you for showing us love back by taking this survey and making us champions (no whammy, no whammy, no whammy!)
This is Cranberry Liquors, inviting you to our house this February to share in some of the best:
Promotions (Check out the scoop! Will be updated with more ASAP !)
People you’ll meet on our side of the ocean…
Although February has a tendency to kick anyone’s butt, Cranberry Liquors loves to take the opportunity to shine a little light into those dark, dark places our mind can wander off into…
Without further ado, the game starts February 1st (no, not that game, but #Gopats ).
Instead of getting what you always get, can I interest you in our first CBD brew? At $8 a can, I can almost promise you like many of our best wines, they’ll be scooped up in this first week of February, if not this weekend.
We don’t hide the good vintages (no, not even for you, Uncle Patriots!) so all 750 ML’s are FAIR GAME…
ON-SIDE NOTE: Sparkling wine is included in our Annual Winter Wine Sale.
Unless you hide under a rock (I do, often. It’s quite comfortable…) you may have noticed that construction in Harwich Port’s Center is not complete(!!!)
Sufficed it to say, Cranberry Liquors and the gang on Route 28 are giving it our best despite the circumstances. This time of year is sort of everyone’s “hurrah” before hibernation (if this isn’t your first winter on Cape Cod then you know I am referring to January.)
Cranberry Liquors is (drum roll) …
Having a baby! Just kidding, just kidding.
One more time.
Cranberry Liquors is (drum roll) …
having our biggest sale ever this weekend!
This weekend (Friday through Sunday) November 40th through December 2nd (ends on Sunday night or when my dad sells his whole store off on Friday night.)
Who- WHAT -Huh?
At Cranberry Liquors, we call it customer appreciation.
Our loyal patrons know what kind of a hellish season this part of Harwich Port has endured.
Before January makes you shiver, stock your own liquor cabinet! Get your favorites or branch out.
This weekend we will be hosting a “10% Off Everything in Store” Sale.
Wine? 10% off
Beer? 10% off
Liquor(?!!?) Yes, even liquor is ten percent off this weekend…
The only exceptions are legal – *we can’t discount lottery or tobacco.*
It’s ok, we forgive you. Click here for directions
Joe and crew decided to have a 10% storewide sale. Most of all? To thank you.
Thank you for being our customers.
We are beyond excited to have this sale. It’s about time we had a sale to thank our loyal patrons. Come see what’s new and cool, or just bend the ear of whoever you bump into while wandering the aisles.
Throughout Cape Cod (but magnified inside Harwich) you will see people from all walks of life. We have some great people who we would like to extend our best prices.
Cranberry Liquors knows how hard it is to try everyday, especially in the shortest days of the year. Rather then cater to the notion that we all freeze in place until summer, Cranberry Liquors wants to celebrate the great people in our little town.
So come by this weekend! May I recommend Friday night (before someone makes off with all of our fine french wine?)
Not just the yellow tags or the mixed six bottles (wine or beer…)
We’ve definitely never seen another sale like it, and we doubt that it’s been done before.
Either way, please stop by to see the commotion. There is plenty of parking (finally) and the rear entrance (the ‘backtrance’ ) is still a preferred point of entry to our establishment.
Yes, you still have to be 21 to drink. We can’t change the laws but we can crank up the discounts for the people who are old enough!
To quote a CLiquor store owner: “Holy smokes Batman, it’s less than a week from Thanksgiving!”
A week from today, people across America will be celebrating the most American thing since High School prom night: Thanksgiving …
Fortunately, we’ve got some excellent wine pairing suggestions, as well as other great information regarding the upcoming holiday.
That’s right folks, we are T Minus 6 Days away from school vacations,in-laws and spending frenzies.
[This is your (THAW THAT TURKEY) warning.]
In years past, sweet whites, inexpensive reds and those all-year-friendly roses have been hugely successful, to both our customers and our own guest’s delight. We also have that which refuses to die: the beaujolais nouveau.
Wine Suggestions – Thanksgiving 2018
This year, not only do we have suggestions for your holiday meal, but I got Joe the owner to write them! Then, all I had to do was build a post and add some images to this post.
In the time it took to write the post, that post died when our website crashed. Fortunately, Joe’s reviews were sent to me via email.
In a nutshell, what I wrote yesterday made the point that these wine suggestions aren’t picked out of a hat.
We find a great wine
We get a great price on said wine because we buy a lot when we find good wine.
We can then offer same wine to our customers at an equally excellent price.
Because we paid less, and we want you to have great wine, everyone wins.
tl;dr: In all seriousness, the selection a store makes is what makes a store great.
Without further ado, Joe’s Word…
Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier Blend ($12.99) What started out as an experiment at Pine Ridge Vineyards has long been recognized as a successful white wine blend enjoyed by many and highly recommended at Cranberry Liquors.
A food-friendly wine, CB+V (their designation, not mine) pairs well with turkey and all the trimmings. It presents ripe fruity flavors which are balanced by a natural acidity thus complementing your meal, not competing with it. At $12.99, the Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier presents a unique and sophisticated alternative to typical white wines served for Thanksgiving Day dinner.
Dr. Loosen Riesling ($11.99) If you’re not feeling in an experimental mood, Dr. L’s Riesling is the go-to white wine for your Thanksgiving.
Long a traditional favorite, the fruity sweetness of Riesling goes with turkey like cranberry sauce does.
If your serving wine to folks who aren’t typical wine-drinkers at mealtime, this is the can’t-fail choice.
If you prefer a drier wine but don’t want to abandon the Riesling motif, Cranberry Liquors also has the Dry Riesling ($13.99) and Red Slate Dry ($15.99) from Dr. Loosen as well.
As mentioned before, rosé has evolved from “all day” to “all year,” and can be an excellent compliment to your bird.
Red Wine Pairings
All winery information listed at the end of this post!
The Crusher Pinot Noir ($10.99) The Crusher (who doesn’t like saying “The Crusher”?) is a California vinted and bottled pinot noir that exhibits all the classic elements of a great pinot at an excellent price: Bright, strawberry rhubarb on the nose and moderate tannins to deliver a nice, long finish. The winemaker’s tasting notes even describe a taste of cranberry in its flavor profile. What better red wine to serve with turkey?
Folie a Deux Zinfandel
($17.99) For the wine drinker that likes a good cabernet with a good steak, the Folie a Deux Zin provides a robust, full-bodied red wine experience for your Thanksgiving. Jammy berry aromas give way to mocha and cedar.
Medium tannins, and a round mouthfeel make this a wine which will stand up to turkey or pork.
Just in case you are doing something a little different this Thanksgiving.
*Cue applause track*
If you can’t take Joe’s word for it, take mine.
If you can’t take my word for it, take LeVar Burton’s.
Reading Rainbow (or best gif ever)
If you trust no one (not even LeVar?!) We will be tasting the wines listed below tomorrow, Saturday November 17 from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. (click here for that information…)
Additionally (rather, before I forget) can I interest you in my all time favorite drink? If none of the above appeals to you, drink what I’ve never heard anyone refuse to!
If you are beyond lost in our aisles (and not dancing like Levar and crew,) please ask for help!
C.Liquors celebrates all sorts of ways this time of year, and nothing it is very difficult to surprise us with your recipe or familial tradition.
Wednesday, November 2018
Thursday: Legally, liquor stores are required to be closed!
Friday: Back to normal, open at 9:00 AM until 10:00 PM.
Regarding the additionalseasonalholidays, we will post them as soon as this one is over!
For more information on the wines being tasted tomorrow: See event
Vendors, attendees and event coordinators all agreed, amidst the dancing and drinking, that this year’s toast was not to be missed.
If you didn’t go this year, avert your eyes in the case you may never recover. This was, by far, the “best” Toast of Harwich to date.
Highlights from the night included:
Joe from Cranberry Liquors (sorry dad)
The High West Bourbon tasting was a success! Bill, our rep from Horizon, even commented how people were surprised and excited by the whiskey (and the whiskey tasting!)
The food was awesome, with Guy from the Mason Jar doing his famous desserts on a mirror, Red’s making their first appearance with Italian catering, salsa and other soiree food from Buca’s, and the Wequassett even got down with their “snicky-snacks.”
Mark from Trio Wines did his usual best – and new people fell in love with one of our favorite wine reps.
an excellent performance from the Rip it Ups: live music got people on the floor dancing.
Most notably, the online auction was a great fundraiser. Years past, the auction was “silent,” and the bidding took place only at the event. This year, previews of the items, bidding and winning all took place online. This allowed people to partake in a totally different way… and proved to be a profitable endeavor for the Chamber.
Harwich was there in full swing, and Cranberry Liquors is thrilled to have coordinated the spirits for the evening.
Check out some of the pictures Taylor Anne Williams took this year. (She is semi-counter girl at C.Liquors, photographer and artist.)
Olly Olly in free, ladies and gentlemen. If you haven’t bought a ticket to this year’s Toast of Harwich yet
They are almost sold out!
That is an awesome thing (it’s a charity event, after all…)
But it’s not so great if you wanted to go and have been noncommittal.
So get one?
In all seriousness, the annual Toast Of Harwich tend to sell out – this is no accident! Chamber members and local establishments taking part all do their best to sell tickets to this great Harwich-ian event.
But… and this is a really big BUT (let’s talk about your big butt, Simone…) if you have never attended the Toast of Harwich, it’s a seriously locals-only thing to do. I mean, if you’ve never gone to the Wequassett, if you’ve never hung out with the local business owners who do their thing, if you’ve never worn dressy clothes, drank wine and whiskey and laughed with strangers about finger food or dance to the “Rip It Ups”… and not gotten a kick out of ANY of what I just said… don’t go!
Take it from someone who 1.) went as the photographer one year, 2.) went as a wine pourer for several years and 3.) went last year with my dad (his name is Joe, and he will do “This is Joe” in his radio commercial voice if you ask really nicely.)
I did not, I repeat, did not want to go as any of the above things. And every single year, I wondered “why do I do this every year? It’s always the best time I have all spring.”
Cranberry Liquors has sponsored the wine tasting for this event for the 8th time this year. This is because we love Harwich and believe C.Liquors is a part of Harwich Port’s community.
PROTIP: If you don’t know what you want to drink, that’s why they invented these events. To figure out what you like…
PROTIP II: If you think everyone there will know more about wine and spirits then you, then you’ve been drinking all wrong! Come have a good time and be a local toasty person. It’s fun and you might find your new favorite wine, restaurant or best friend.
It’s crazy when you remember this past weekend was 50 degrees. Spring was a glimmer in everyone’s eye. Today, that same view is a dreary white tunnel similar to a frozen abyss.
Cranberry Liquors is here to brighten your spirits! With… spirits!
Several of our local customers have already been asking us about our ‘Winter Wine Sale.’
To confirm, the Winter Wine Sale is on.
Starting February 1st and running 28 days (this year) our most popular tradition begins again.
CRANBERRY LIQUORS WINTER WINE SALE
20% any 750 ml bottle
for the month of February
Cranberry Liquors started this sale several February’s ago: During a particularly miserable, slow and (dare I say depressing?) trying winter season, Joe came up with the idea that it would benefit our customers and get people excited by offering all regular sized (750ml) wines at 20% off.
Typically, Cranberry Liquors offers a hefty discount like this on 12 bottle sales. However, for the shortest month of the year, C.Liquors treats this month like an opportunity to make room for new product, drum up excitement in our sleepy little town, and most of all, offer all of our wines at an incredible discount.
We hope you use this February promotion to try new wines, stock up on your favorites, and visit us more often! This is the month where we DON’T recommend buying a case. That’s right, get out of your snow covered mountain, drive to Harwich Port center and see the shining faces waiting to serve you.
Side Note: Our Yellow tagged promotional items are already heavily discounted – we cannot discount them any further as that would not be legal (more on the legality in another post!)
What’s the Catch?
No catch! This is why, when January nears, our wine aficionados, our local-e-o-cles and snowbirds alike look forward to this sale.
Maybe our staff at Cranberry understands how February is typically a slow month for local businesses, making the days short and the money shorter…
Never fear! C.Liquors is here. With twenty percent off of any 750ml bottle in our store, you now have more budget latitude in re-plenishing your wine reserve. It is without a doubt the best wine sale on Cape Cod… hence the reason we chose the 28 day month.
Comment, call or visit us at 555 Main Street, Harwichport Route 28. The countdown is on.
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