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The Liberty Tribune

Our blog consists of vineyard happenings, winemaking insights, event highlights,
and curated quotes from Founders!
 

Frances Scott Key
 
January 25, 2023 | Frances Scott Key

Star Spangled Banner - verse 1

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Benjamin Franklin
 
January 18, 2023 | Benjamin Franklin

Enemies

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Nick Gardner
 
January 18, 2023 | Nick Gardner

January Newsletter

Happy New Year from Liberty!!

 
In this Issue:
  • Rain Wonderful Rain
  • Bottling
  • February Club Shipment
  • History Spotlight: Liberty Bell
 VINEYARD
Rainbow over Liberty vineyard

Rain A Rama

Record precipitation - 18.4" has fallen here since October 1, 2022! (we measure Oct 1st to Sept 30th to approximate rainfall from harvest to harvest)  This is the most since Liberty began keeping track back in 2017 - in fact, 7.5" more than any prior year to date.  If you're curious, we keep the chart updated on the website Vineyard > Rainfall.

The adjacent Huer Huero River has flowed several days this month, the first strong run in our ten years here (closer to 20 years, per neighbors)!

Huer Huero river running 

 Chart of year to year rainfall at Liberty Vineyard
 
 WINE

Exciting news:  The 2022 Sauvignon Blanc is scheduled to be bottled on February 16th!  Our first full production SB is tasting great - we look forward to adding this white wine to our offering.  This vintage looks to be around 84 cases (750mL bottles) from four year old estate vines.

We now ship to:  CA, CO, DC, FL, MA, MO, MN, PA, TX, and VA!  Let us know if your state not listed.

 CLUB

Next Wine Club shipment is scheduled for Monday 2/27/2023!
(in honor of George Washington's birthday on February 22nd). 
Details to follow.

This shipment is optional - opt in by sending us an email.  

NOTE:  The February/Washington's Birthday shipment is now the optional one (originally the April/Patriots' Day shipment was the optional, but we've made the winemaking decision to leave the reds in barrel longer going forward and bottle them in April).

Not a member yet?  Join / More info here.

 HISTORY
The Liberty Bell

LIBERTY BELL
Fun Facts:

  1. The Pennsylvania Assembly had the Liberty Bell made in 1751 to mark the 50-year anniversary of William Penn's 1701 Charter of Privileges.
  2. The Liberty Bell is, ironically, a re-cast of an English-made bell which cracked on its first ring. 
  3. The bell probably didn’t ring on July 4, 1776 but likely did ring on July 8, 1776 for the public announcement of the Declaration of Independence.
  4. As the British closed on Philadelphia in 1777, the Bell was removed under armed guard and hidden in a church in Allentown, PA. 
  5. During its functional lifetime (1753-1846), the Bell tolled for many occasions including to mark the signing of the Constitution and the deaths of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson.
  6. Weight: 2,080 pounds
    Height: 3 feet (lip to crown)
    Circumference: 6'11" at crown, 12' at lip
    Composition:  70% copper, 25% tin and traces of lead, zinc, arsenic, gold, and silver. 
  7. The strike note is E-flat.

Sources: constitutioncenter.org and nsf.gov.

 
This month in American Revolution history...
01/01/1752  Betsy Ross is born in NJ.
01/04/1746  Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence (NC), is born.
01/12/1737  John Hancock, iconic signer of the Declaration of Independence (MA), is born.
01/14/1730  William Whipple, signer of the Declaration of Independence (NH), is born.
01/15/1716  Philip Livingston, signer of the Declaration of Independence (NY), is born.
01/17/1706  Benjamin Franklin, signer of BOTH the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution (PA), is born.
01/21/1738  Ethan Allen is born (VT).
01/23/1730  Joseph Hewes, signer of the Declaration of Independence (NC), is born.
01/31/1734  Robert Morris, signer of BOTH the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution (PA), is born.

01/02/1777 Second Battle of Trenton (NJ)
01/03/1777 Battle of Princeton (NJ)
01/17/1781 Battle of Cowpens (SC)

Best wishes for 2023 - Salud!!

- Nick and the Liberty Team


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We now ship to:  CA, CO, DC, FL, MA, MO, MN, PA, TX, and VA!

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Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
January 14, 2023 | Martin Luther King, Jr.

First Amendment Privileges

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Benjamin Franklin
 
January 9, 2023 | Benjamin Franklin

Liberty <> Safety

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