One of my favorite things about the Fall, other than the weather and falling leaves, is the festive holiday season. Holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah just to name a few have a certain energy associated with them that is very much an ascending stairway to a climax that ends with fireworks, laughter, kisses and promises that we intend to keep.
I feel as if October, November and December are three months where you'll find the essence of the human spirit. My personal favorite other than Christmas is Halloween which to some is kind of absurd. Absurdity is the reason for my love of Halloween. Its the one day where we all dress up like something or someone else and play the part of the fool without having to worry about the consequences. At our office here in Austin, TX last year, we had a hermaphroditic gladiator, roman warrior, Pee Wee Herman all under the same roof. While some chose not to participate in dressing up, they certainly enjoyed the scenery. October is a good time to enjoy the last cold beer or chilled Sauvignon Blanc before you dive right into the warmth of red wine and champagne.
November and December are a time for family, friends and sharing. I love these two months not just because I love food (well that may be the big thing) but because I love to be with family and friends. Memories are everlasting and the joy of being with loved ones cannot be matched with material goods. Thanksgiving is so much fun because we eat five times in one day and pass out six times, only to be left with a week's worth of left overs. December is the climax. You have the gift giving of Christmas and Hanukkah, followed by New Years parties. This month is definitely wine month. Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot or perhaps a nice French Bordeaux to liven up the soul followed by some bubbly champagne to toast off the evening's itinerary.
Whatever you choose to do this Holiday Season, whether its with family or friends, we wish you the very best in life, health and happiness. We wish you good fortune. We are very fortunate to mark our 10th Anniversary Holiday Season at Personal Wine and we appreciate our followers, customers, vendors, and friends with much love and affection.
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