I love this post i alway have a problem when picking out the right wine.
The inclusion of wine in ritual holds a long-standing place with practitioners of the magical arts.
We might pass a chalice of red wine to each other to solidify bonds during a coven binding, leave it as an offering on the altar for the full moon, or let it flow plentifully to celebrate Beltane.
Partly because of its significance in ritual, and partly because my great-grandmother was a wine maker during prohibition (I come from a long line of rebels), I became fascinated with the art of wine making and took a part time job at a local winery a few seasons ago.
The process of making wine changed very little in the last 5,000 years. Mostly, nature takes care of the key phases. This continuity makes me feel connected to my personal heritage as well as our collective human ancestry.
As anyone with an interest in wine knows, “pairings”…
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