“Twas the night before Thanksgiving
We are on the eve of one of Americas most popular holidays it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. So many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are. Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.
The Internet is saturated with articles at this time of year.. "pair this wine with that" etc., and while this provides a wonderful resource it also is very overwhelming.
I'd like to share a few of these articles where our wines have been mentioned and also let you know that the Tasting Room will be closed so everyone can enjoy the Holiday and spend it with their loved ones and friends. We will be back open for business as usual Friday 24th with some crazy Black Friday specials available, we'll keep you posted.
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One of our local Papers The Paso Robles Daily News runs a yearly article recommending local wines for upcoming holiday parties and dinners.
Here are links to where our wines were mentioned.
This wine has an array of delicate red berry fruit characters that flow through the palate and meld beautifully while balancing bright acidity.
If the movie Sideways ever questioned your taste in merlot, this is one wine that will restore your faith in the Bordeaux varietal. It shows ripe red fruit on the nose and is supported by a structure of French oak. The palate is rich with fruit and firm tannins.
BEW Mulled Wine - Can’t imagine Thanksgiving without wine? Cook up something a little different by mulling the wine with fall flavors. Broken Earth Winery in Paso Robles suggests using its SWN red wine, but any young, fruit-driven wine with a hint of sweetness should work.
“A feast is made for laughter and wine maketh merry…”
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Broken Earth Winery.
We hope you are enjoying the day with friends, family and great wine.
Some Thanksgiving Facts
- "The origin of Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving is a holiday to celebrate the year’s harvest. In its first iteration at the Plymouth plantation in 1621, Thanksgiving included corn, wild turkey, and venison. It was enjoyed by about 90 people; both Native Americans and Pilgrims.
- Today, Thanksgiving is the 2nd most popular holiday behind Christmas. Over 50 million turkeys will be for sale around the US and nearly a half million vegetarian ‘tofurkeys’."
- "Wild turkeys can run 20 miles per hour when they are scared, but domesticated turkeys that are bred are heavier and can't run quite that fast."
- Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's first meal in space after walking on the moon was foil packets with roasted turkey.
- The heaviest turkey on record, according to the Guinness Book of Records, weighs 86 pounds.
- Californians consume the most turkey in the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day!
- Female turkeys (called hens) do not gobble. Only male turkeys gobble.
- The average turkey for Thanksgiving weighs 15 pounds.