The Thanksgiving Holiday is special not just for its historic significance or iconic symbolism or even the Ultra-Commercialism that kicks off the day after. Most especially for many people it means a rare and coveted opportunity for a four-day weekend, which is definitely something to be thankful for!
Curiously, as iconic as the Thanksgiving holiday is in our American culture, you will find, if you Google Thanksgiving images, a puzzling and vaguely unsatisfying array of banal pictures of turkeys, cornucopias, and other kitsch. At some level, I suppose we all have some nostalgia for the Thanksgivings of our childhood, some sort of annual anchor for the idea that we were part of some larger family, and it is hard to capture in a photo. Still, in our hearts we want it to be a real occasion for gratitude and feasting.
So this Thanksgiving, we wish you all a rich sense of community, a rooted sense of place, a warm sense of tribal belonging, and the luxury of leisure and community.
For our part, this post is to let you know that we will be open for your last-minute wine needs, Wednesday 4-6, Thursday 11-1, and the usual hours Friday (4-7) and Saturday (2-6). We have the wines we recommended last week for your holiday meal, plus the recent arrival of our semiannual shipment of Italian wines (including a lovely rose prosecco) and more.
Cheers, friends, and bon appetit!