So, the weekend is coming up, and Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner. From the looks of things in town, we will just forget about Thanksgiving this year, and just concentrate on Christmas ! Isn’t that just sick ! Me personally, I’m just becoming a major scrooge, not really looking forward to either holiday myself. Maybe it’s just because I have no children at home ? Maybe its because I’m so happy I don’t !
You may ask yourself what this has to do with wine ? Everything ! The holidays are excuses for everyone to buy and drink wine. If you are lucky enough to live where there is a winery or ten, then you are in luck. Why? because all wineries are open for the holidays, offering specials, snacks, and tastes of some of their most special wine vintages.
Also, lets face it, with relatives visiting for the holidays, a visit to local wineries is something to do, and a great way to cheer everyone up. If you don’t live in an area with a winery, which today is almost impossible, because it seems all of a sudden, every state is now “wine country”, there is always your local wine store or “wine connection bistro” where they serve tastings and bottles for consumption.
At the very last resort, you can always have your own “holiday tasting for family and friends, either providing wines to taste, or having everyone bring their favorite, maybe with a snack to pair with, and there you have it, another way to provide a fun atmosphere and jolly buzz.
So as I look out my window at approximately 20 wild turkeys on my front lawn, I’m thinking thoughts of having an event featuring lets say, “smoked wild turkey breast” ? Anyone interested ?
Cheers and happy planning