CoryDoors – Red, White and Blush #ThursdayDoors

As part of Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors link-up, I’ve been taking pictures around town. I don’t go to this little shop very often, because they carry good wine, and, if I drink wine, it’s plonk. But I love this shop, and I do shop here for cheese sometimes, and for gifts. It’s delightful! If I lived in town instead of out past the ball park, I’d shop here a lot.

For one thing, I love the name. Red, White & Blush — is that a great name for a wine shop, or what?

RWBRedWhiteBlushIt’s small, but it’s packed with goodies. Here’s Kathy Hoehn who, with her husband, Russ, is the owner.

RWBKathyYou can see some of the coolio stuff they have. Bottle-toppers, sauces, cheese boards, bread, gifts for foodie friends large and small. The gifts are large and small, I mean, not your friends.

RWBcheeseFairly local cheeses, small-farm, some goat and some cow. Pricey, but DELICIOUS! Charlie and I have found that these cheeses are so rich and flavorful that a little goes a long way.

RWBinsideWine, beer, and other potent potables. One of these days, I’m going to splurge and buy myself a bottle of their Chianti that comes in one of those straw baskets like this.

This image from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chianti

Meanwhile, I’ll drop in for conversation, gift shopping, and really good cheese.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Does your main character drink expensive or cheap wine? Why?

MA

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One thought on “CoryDoors – Red, White and Blush #ThursdayDoors

  1. Dan

    January 21, 2016 at 7:07am

    In a day when large discount liquor stores are trying to dominate the market, I love finding little places like this where you can spend some time talking to the owner, get a nice recommendation and support a small business.

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      Marian Allen

      January 21, 2016 at 7:33am

      I tend to buy my liquor where it’s cheap, because I’m cheap thrifty, but I accidentally drank a glass of expensive wine once, and I could tell the difference, so quality IS worth the cost.

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  2. Deb Cohen

    January 21, 2016 at 8:26am

    PLONK – what a great word! Love your sense of humor 🙂

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  3. norm 2.0

    January 21, 2016 at 8:44am

    I love little local specialty shops and try to encourage them when I can. Something tells me I could get lost for an hour or two in this place 🙂

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      Marian Allen

      January 21, 2016 at 10:08am

      Oh, you definitely could, Norm! And you could spend as much money as you wanted to. There really is plenty for every wallet.

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  4. Jane

    January 21, 2016 at 9:07am

    Wiiiiiine!
    I love it. I’m quite the con is sewer.

    Yes, I find that the fine box wine from Australia and Chile is the best in the land. But a small, ridiculous, impertinent wine can be found from the big CA USA. It’s called Redvolution. Because it’s a blend. One should not cringe. A skillful blender can pick sh- stuff that improves and smooths out the vintage into something -er- extremely potable. I find, IMO, that it ages well in the box. Since one has just plunked down 20 bucks for a 3 liter container, one demands a fine drinking experience from first to last drop. (I can give you tips on how best to get that last drop, too: You turn the container upside down, vent the remaining air, and voila, there is a nice, half glass left to decant into your collector soda glass.)

    I like the shop. It looks like a clever blend of two kinds of shoppes one might find in a bigger city. While still appealing to the came type of customer. Brilliant!

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      Marian Allen

      January 21, 2016 at 10:11am

      LOL! You crack me up! Thanks for the tip on wringing out the box. 😉

      When you come visit, we’ll go to RWB and get some Chianti and cheese and come home and bake bread. 🙂

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      • Jane

        January 23, 2016 at 9:04am

        I can imagine no happier a picture!

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  5. joey

    January 21, 2016 at 10:20am

    That does look like a charming shop! Who doesn’t love pricey cheese? With wine? Don’t mind if I do!
    I’d love it if you told me where this is. You can do it privately at joeyfullystated@gamil.com if you don’t want to tell the world. I would never spam you or sell your addy. I do sometimes get down your way, and it’s nice to take in recommendations.

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      Marian Allen

      January 21, 2016 at 10:30am

      Oh, Joey, that would be great! This is in Corydon, Indiana, right in town. “117 W. Walnut Street, On the corner of Capital Ave and Walnut St (Hwy62) across the street from Emery’s Ice Cream,” as their rack card says. 😀

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  6. janet

    January 21, 2016 at 11:08am

    This is my sort of shop, carrying things that I love. Yes, more expensive wine does taste better, but there are some real bargains out there as well. So satisfying to find something you love that’s not pricey. And as for cheese! Mmmmmm! Just FYI, my husband says that Chianti never disappoints. 🙂

    janet

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      Marian Allen

      January 21, 2016 at 11:28am

      Tell him I got a bottle that was the exception that proves the rule — it tasted like industrial waste (or what I imagine industrial waste-flavored Chianti might taste like). Bleh. I used to get an inexpensive one that was JUST to my taste, but my store doesn’t carry it now, and I never bothered to remember the name because I could always go in and grab it. My bad!

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  7. Jesh StG

    January 21, 2016 at 2:14pm

    You are fortunate if there’s a specific cheese store nearby – used to have one in Southern CA – now I have to stock up! Great pics:)

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      Marian Allen

      January 21, 2016 at 2:37pm

      We’re pretty lucky. Not a huge selection of cheeses, but what there is is good. 🙂

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  8. jan

    January 21, 2016 at 7:42pm

    I wish we had a cheese shop in my town!!! Looks like a great place to shop.

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      Marian Allen

      January 22, 2016 at 10:04am

      The cheese selection is pretty small, since it only comes from a couple of family farms, and I mean SMALL farms. They could practically put the names of the cows or goats on the labels. Most of the variety comes from flavorings (goat cheese with garlic and herbs, jalapeno cheddar), but everything is fresh and good. 🙂

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  9. Deborah aka CircadianReflections

    January 21, 2016 at 7:52pm

    I’d love that shop too! Wine, cheese, through in a nice fresh baguette…it would be a feast!

    Our oldest gave us a Wine of the Month Club gift for Christmas many years ago and we loved the selections we were receiving so much we didn’t want to give it up. We aren’t in a monthly wine club now, but buy a case from a wine distributor that puts together reds, whites, and sometimes a Chianti or Rose. I am saving a Chianti we got for a time when I make a good Italian meal. Alas, it didn’t come in a basket.

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      Marian Allen

      January 22, 2016 at 10:08am

      Deborah, sometimes they have fresh-baked bread, too! I have a great recipe for bread, though, so sometimes I make my own. 🙂

      I don’t think the basket makes the Chianti taste any better, so no worries. 😉 Mom and I used to belong to a cheese-of-the-month club, until they priced themselves out of our reach, and it was GREAT. That wine-of-the-month club sounds wonderful. Hint around for a renewal. heh

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  10. Holly Jahangiri

    January 21, 2016 at 11:23pm

    My parents used to own a cheese and wine shop in Daytona Beach! Mmmm… nice to get odds and ends and try new things. I used to love to get the ends of a good smoked gouda and run off to munch it for lunch.

    You make Corydon sound like such a lovely place, Marian.

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      Marian Allen

      January 22, 2016 at 10:10am

      Oooo! Running loose in a cheese shop sounds like a little bit of heaven! The tag ends are the best part, too. 🙂

      Corydon is pretty nifty. It has its drawbacks, like any other place, but It’s pretty fine, on the whole.

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      Marian Allen

      January 22, 2016 at 5:59pm

      Red, White, and Blush is actually the name of the shop, Jean! Isn’t it great? Thanks for the kind words about the photos. Electronic cameras are a godsend; I take many more photos than are fit to use — lol!

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  11. Shelly

    January 22, 2016 at 6:58pm

    What a cute little store inside and out! Do you live in a touristy area?

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      Marian Allen

      January 22, 2016 at 7:25pm

      It’s Indiana’s First State Capital, kind of touristy, and wanting to be touristyer. It’s the county seat, and close enough to Louisville, Kentucky, for a lot of Louisville workers to live here and commute. Mostly, though, it’s just a town with a lot of quirky entrepreneurs. 🙂

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