And, I always thought that was a huge mistake. After all, we were living in a crappy, little town in South Dakota. Just looking out the window could drive ya to drink!
Not to mention the family tensions. Mom had 11 sisters and every one of them had a 'better' idea on how to cook the turkey. God forbid they could ever enjoy a big group hug. (Champagne Cocktails could have easily improved this situation.)
Everything is more palatable when we all get along. And, that's why I'm so fond of the concept of Biodynamic Wine.
It's a nice, fancy term for returning to our roots, finally listening to our elders and farming the good old-fashioned way. Organic is great but Biodynamic takes things to a whole new level of grooviness! By making the land self-sustaining.
Cover crops return nitrogen to the soil. Trees, birds and bees all play a role. Essentially, the acreage becomes a nature preserve surrounding the vines.
Thanksgiving is Thursday ~ and half the nation is expected to show up with a side dish and a bottle of wine.
In the spirit of getting along, bring one from a Biodynamic Vineyard.
Why? Because the weather has been downright nutty. Talk at the Thanksgiving dinner table will most assuredly turn to global warming...
At which point, you can show off your super duper, earth-friendly bottle of wine, brag up biodynamics and act all smug!
Have a happy day however you choose to celebrate. :)