July 10, 2020

Left Foot Charley's Murmur

Bottoms Up
By Lynda Wheatley | May 30, 2020

One of our favorite spots in summer, hands down, is Left Foot Charley’s grapevine-lined outdoor patio. With a kiddie sandbox of toys on one side, a small creek babbling by, and the spires of the old state hospital soaring overhead, it is (or was, pre-pandemic, anyway) the place to while away a warm summer’s day … and evening.

Though the patio remains closed for now, Left Foot’s tasting room and its many local retailers can help you keep the sipping part of your summer tradition alive. Left Foot is now offering its curbside and window service noon to 6pm daily, plus $5 flat rate shipping for all packages of 3 or more bottles you order for delivery.

Due to some recent flooding of the nearby creek — for which LFC offered a 10 percent discount per bottle for “dockside pickup” — we opted instead to grab a bottle closer to home, at The Dockside Party Store on TC’s west side.

Our pick: longtime love, Murmur, a dry and madly flavorful mouthful that mixes pinot gris, pinot blanc, auxerrios, and chardonnay. When chilled for a hot summer day, it’ll take you well into the night — patio optional. Find Left Foot Charley at 806 Red Dr. in the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, www.leftfootcharley.com; The Dockside at 13418 S. W. Bayshore Dr.

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