Here you will find samples of Sips found in Sippin' on Top of the World.... different Sips from one of six areas of focus: Breaking Down Barriers: Wine and Spirituality, Gleaning Lessons from the Vineyard, Toasting Good Times and Better Days, Savoring Life's Blessings, Finding Spirituality in the Details of the Day and Harvesting Wisdom of the Ages.
Gleaning Lessons from the Vineyard: Sip 18 What Contributes to Your Having a Good Day?
Sip 18: What Contributes to Your Having a Good Day?
Wine growers know that producing wine involves complex relationships and interdependencies. For the wine to reach the marketplace, many things must go reasonably well: working the land, decisions about which grapes to grow, caring for the vines, the winemaking process, and the storage and aging facilities.
Each link is critical, including how the wine is stored and displayed once it gets to market. From planting to opening the bottle, every step involves coordination and cooperation.
Adding to the complexity are the myriad varietals and vintages of wines that winemakers produce and customers buy. Wine’s variety and distinction mirrors such differences in people and the individual facets that have shaped our development over the years, contributing to who we are today.
While sipping your next glass of wine, you could reflect on the process it likely went through before reaching your dinner table. That, in turn, could remind you to appreciate more of what went well for you that day, and all that contributed along the way.
REFLECTION QUESTIONS FOR SIPPIN’:
1. What factors are involved in the successes of your day?
2. How do you notice all that goes well without doing so only after something has gone wrong?
3. (ask/answer your own question)
No current events.
Be sure to see 2 special Thanksgiving Sips. One in the Holidays Section of the Sippin' Tasting Room. The other is a brand new Sip #182 Free Run: A ThanksGiving Offering, found in the Newest Sips Section and is written by Winespirit's Don Corson of Camaraderie Winery, Port Angeles, Washington
Enjoy a reflection suitable for sharing at your Thanksgiving table
Sippin' on Top of the World ...
Toasting Good Times and Better Days,
by David White and WineSpirit members
Available NOW through WineSpirit for a donation:
If you love wine and the joy and connection that comes from sharing it with friends and family, this book is for you. Sippin’ on Top of the World is filled with 88 inspirational wine passages―“Sips”― describing benefits of wine in your lifestyle, in moderation and balance, inviting you to be in this moment: celebrating life, promoting healthy living, enhancing food, and engaging spiritual lessons from the vineyards. Many Sips include material for toasts, identified by bold italics, and questions inviting further reflection, conversation and questions of your own.
Did you know that 4 DVDs of the Spiritual Harvest series are available?
WineSpirit has filmed some 15 Elders and Sages of the wine world in exploring wine's influence on their attitudes about life: lessons they learned in the Vineyard. Four have been edited so far, thanks to a grant from the President's Fund of the Gasser Foundation. Jan Shrem, Robert Mondavi, Jamie Davies and Al Brounstein are now available in appreciation for suggested donations of $15 for a DVD. Each is just under an hour in length, not including outtakes, fascinating added material. Footage includes views of the winery and in some cases follow-up interviews.
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