In my own humble opinion, nothing describes Thanksgiving better than the word togetherness. Whether it be with family, friends, co-workers or someone you just met, being together is what seems to make Thanksgiving work. Togetherness is what makes Thanksgiving worth celebrating.
It is my deepest wish that where ever you may be this Thanksgiving holiday, that you my find and share some togetherness with others. Break out some homemade wine. Maybe even pass a few bottles out as personalized wine gifts, and experience the joy that Thanksgiving was meant to bring.
I personally like to make a red Zinfandel for Thanksgiving. It’s big, jammy flavors seem to couple well with the turkey and stuffing. Plus, it’s not a complicated wine that’s difficult to like. Even non wine drinkers will appreciate the life and compliment it brings to the meal.
I serve a couple of bottles at dinner and also pass out bottles as personal wine making gifts. Last year I didn’t, but you can put custom wine bottle labels on the bottles that say something nice about Thanksgiving, etc. It’s a terrific way to come together and share during the holiday season.
I hope you have a pleasant and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday this year. Relax, share some wine with family and friends, and be together.
Happy Wine Making,
Ed Kraus is a 3rd generation home brewer/winemaker and has been an owner of E. C. Kraus since 1999. He has been helping individuals make better wine and beer for over 25 years.