Emerson once wrote, “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.” It’s something I try to do in my daily life but it’s not always easy, especially with running here and there getting things ready for the official start to holiday season.
I think that’s what is nice about opening a bottle of wine; time slows for a second when you open the bottle, pour a glass for yourself and those you’re with. You take a moment, think of a little toast (no matter how profound or cheesy) and then take that first sip together. It’s a nice ritual.
After tasting some wines at the annual Heinen’s Holiday Wine Tasting, here a few of my picks to enhance your holiday ritual! 🥂
- Saint Hilaire Limoux Blanc de Brut ~ to get the party started, this sparkler is made in the traditional method and has flavors of citrus and crisp apple. ($19.99)
- J~Vineyards 2016 Pinot Gris ~ has lush tropical notes of pineapple, green pear with notes of herbaceous jasmine on the nose. ($24.99)
- Chateau de la Tour de L’Ange 2014 Juliénas Beaujolais ~ made of 100% Gamay, makes a great pairing with turkey and is a nice alternative to Pinot Noir.
And, yes, I will happily share my bottle of Papillon with dessert!
Cultivating the habit of gratitude and thankfulness is easy this time of year. And it’s a good thing to remember beyond the holidays.
I am truly thankful for my family, my friends and to all of you who stop by and check out my blog. ☺️
I hope you all have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! 🍷🦃❤️