The Thanksgiving holiday celebrates many of the principles upon which WineSpirit is based.
An important “ritual” in preparing for the holiday is choosing an appropriate wine.
Two wines associated with Thanksgiving are the youthful Beaujolais and the rich-in-character Zinfandel. Each symbolizes important facets of what is wonderful to celebrate with this holiday. The youthful Beaujolais reminds you that, as years are reckoned for nations, our country is still very young. We are a nation blessed with youthful energy and vision to go along with the diverse ways people think, believe and live. Whatever one’s chronological age, the sip of Beaujolais and the taste of warmth and friendship that adorn the festive platters are reminders of blessings of life, life itself, and all you have for which you are grateful.
Inherent in Thanksgiving is joy for all that is wonderful about this day and all the warming memories of Thanksgiving past.
How special is the moment of opening the wine to toast this day and exchange best wishes and blessings for the world and one another. It is the start of a season of joy and thankfulness...a period in which to strive to connect with higher and nobler goals...a time to reflect on characteristics that set this country apart from others...important to remember when times are rough.
Many associate Zinfandel with Thanksgiving, not only because of how well it complements the turkey and trimmings, but also because of its unique value and character as an American wine. Although its roots may be traced to Europe, (Croatia, to be specific...with thanks to Mike Grgich) it took root here. Because of its pedigree and its taste, Zinfandel is a perfect wine to enjoy on the American holiday that celebrates both the harvest of the land and of the spirit. Sipping this wine of distinctiveness and complexity, this wine of spirit, brings out joy and celebration for the gift of life in a country built on such spirit, spice, and character.
The best of American Spirit bubbles to the surface as you raise your glasses and share deepest feelings of gratitude for all the unique ingredients and blessings that have enriched your life.
We can all be especially grateful for the blessing of this particular time for thanks giving, for stopping to reflect and celebrate, and to do so all over the land.
Reflection Questions for Sippin':
- What conditions bring out your gratitude?
- How does gratitude fill the spirit of your toast?
- What are your most spiritual moments during the Thanksgiving Holiday (excluding football)?