Perhaps the greatest lesson we can learn in life is to be grateful. It’s a mindset that makes dealing with seemingly big setbacks a whole lot easier.
When we can be thankful for what and whom we have in our lives, it’s tough to feel down for long… even in a year like this one has been.
And so it is with wine. Wine provides numerous reasons for thankfulness. Among them…
* Wine brings people together. Genders. Generations. Cultures.
* Wine is the perfect dinner beverage. It complements a wide spectrum of cuisine.
* Wine sparks conversation.
* Wine is made in all 50 states. True, some states produce better wine than others, but now all Americans can experience a truly “homemade” (if not always “home-grown”) bottle of vino.
* Wine delights the senses, offering a wide array of aromas, textures and flavors for one to experience.
* Wine ages more gracefully than do some of our friends.
* Wine can range from dry to sweet, and from subtle to in-your-face.
* Wine can be light-bodied, medium-bodied or full-bodied, making it appealing to almost any palate.
* The making of wine can be pure art, a technological wonder, or parts of both. The winemaker has many tools at his or her disposal.
* Wine contains less alcohol than most other adult beverages.
* Wine brightens a summer picnic, and heightens a concert in the park.
* Wine is the perfect beverage for toasting a promotion, a retirement, or a bride and groom.
* Even mediocre wine is good for cooking.
* Winegrowing areas are some of the most beautiful places on Earth.
* Wine can transform a date into a romance.
* Wine can help you unwind after a long day at the office.
* Wine can be used as the base for numerous creative drinks, from wine coolers to wine spritzers, and from Sangria to Mimosas.
* Every wine has a story, and we love sharing those tales with friends of Vinesse.
* And finally, wine sure makes Aunt Martha’s meatloaf taste better.