Wine Gives Us Many Reasons to be Grateful

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.

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