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Monday October 19, 2015


It is an evening of Lamb shanks with garlic roast potatoes........great

So now I have to think about my vacation to Hawii, And I have trouble spelling that name............

OK, so the Club has been a lot of trouble. It brings in money but we sold more "Futures" before offering the Club. Yes the Club is probably a better deal than "Futures" and it includes shipping and no sales tax...........so yes the Club has been good for us because even though we do not sell as many "futures" our customers get the same prices. Why I did not offered the Club before: because I did not want to offer the Club for some who wants to choose their favorite wines, I pick the wines but and I hope you will enjoy a new wine. I like my wines........

As all of you know I love my Tesla, Model S.......I even hold some stock. I decided to sell enough Amazon and Google to pay for a trade in.

Yes I am excited, I will own a Model S 90D. I can now drive over 240 miles at 80 miles an hour and pull into a hotel to charge the night for free every 30 or so miles. As I said before, we have a free charger paid by Tesla and many of the businesses are encouraged to do the same.......So anyone in the Future will be able to drive into a business and charge for free....INSTEAD of going into an OIL, GAS station. I hope I see the Future...........

so I have to think about this way........

I owned Three BMW 5 series, great cars and those great cars were traded in for a new one three times from 2003 until 2013. My latest trade in will be my Model S purchased in 2013. There is no competition. My Model S is valued more.

My trade in on all my BMW 5's were down 2/3rds from what I paid, like  a little over $20,000........after paying $70,000........now I have an offer for my trade in for 60% of what I paid so any of you interested in a great car, it is $54,000 what they offered..........It will go for $65,000 after they resale it.......

It is Monday so it is nice to have everyone here,, except Catalina. Catalina is the best in the tasting room but she has Maverick to deal with....... a lot of trouble........Catalina will be here to help while we are away.......

Pat and I are leaving........Pat does not tell all so go back to see details............

So I am trading in my Old Tesla, two years and will have a new one...........it will be fun

Some of you know about my past passions. Of course my winery and family is first, for sure........
Sure the Raiders are up there, sound and video is something I still love..Nadal is not doing as well and of course the Giants are not in the playoffs, but I am off to a cruse........

This enters our more quite time in the winery. Most of our sales are after March but then in January we will start blending our wines to be bottled as early as July. It is a fun time and then a week later we bottle our 2014 Barrel aged 16 month wines. I look forward to a new year...........but tomorrow is another day..........

Tuesday October 20, 2015

Mike was a great guy. Every time I saw him he kept me interested, I will miss him........


Remember the Teepee? Meeker.........We never know when we will die...........

FYI

 

Healdsburg resident Michael Jay Loykasek was born on July 20, 1954, and died on Oct. 1, 2015 after suffering a stroke. He was raised in Yuba City by parents Jerry and Daphne Loykasek. After high school, he developed a love for wine while living on the beach in San Diego and later graduated from U.C. Davis after happening upon an ad for winemaking classes while working framing houses. In 1983, he married Sue Singleton with whom he had a son, Cory, and a daughter, Karly. They lived in Paso Robles as Mike took his first winemaking job at Arciero Winery. In 1991 they moved to Healdsburg, where Mike continued to live and work until his death. He was a talented winemaker with a flare for the inventive. He loved wine but not the pretentiousness, and always strived to make it more accessible and fun. For his first tasting room, he built a teepee, and for Passport weekend, served rattlesnake and his dadís chili. He created the Poizin label for Armida, the handprint labels for Meeker and won sweepstakes at the Sonoma County Fair in 2007 with De La Montanya Winery. The last decade he spent making wines for himself under the labels Dark Horse and, later, Gunfighter. He was larger than life and full of passion, at once competitive and admiring of others. A manís man, but sensitive, his heart too big to be disguised by his bravado.  He was loyal and anyone heíd met once he forever called a friend.  He was a cowboy who carried a Native American scripture in his wallet. A hunter with an artistís soul. In addition to children Cory and Karly, Michael is survived by his two grandchildren, Noah and Callen, sister Evonne Brown and his son Derek, whom he finally had the blessing of getting to know 39 years after he and his high school girlfriend offered him the best life they could through adoption. He considered their recent reunion an incredible blessing. He was endlessly proud of his family, just as they were of him.






For any comments or questions I encourage any of you to e-mail.....david@coffaro.com

Dave


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