Let’s have some fun today. Some of you might not think this is fun. I don’t want to offend anyone. But, I got to thinking the other day, “I wonder what wines would go well when someone slows down to enjoy some quiet time with God?“[featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]
Do you have a favorite place to sit and think about God? Life? Creation? Noble and beautiful ideas? Scripture? I hope so. Your soul finds renewal when you sit by cool waters and in green pastures. There’s something rejuvenating about sitting for a while on a bench in the woods or on your front porch.
I invite you to find a quiet, peaceful place to sit. Surround yourself with the beauty of creation. Or, curl up in front of your fireplace. But before you do, brew yourself a cup of coffee or your favorite tea. Or, better yet, pour yourself a glass of one these wines that pair well with an extended time of quiet with God.
- St. Hallet Barossa FAITH Shiraz (red blend, Australia)
Faith Shiraz is a vibrant and expressive example of Barossa Shiraz. An accessible, juicy and fruit driven wine, Faith’s vibrant yet dense purple hue hints at the generosity of fruit within.
- Chateau Grand Bouchon Medoc REVELATIONS (red blend, French)
It’s sincerity was grand (great label, great wine)! Complex blend, not easy to understand the components, but it is intense.
- CLEAN SLATE Riesling (white, Germany)
The fresh, balanced taste of Clean Slate is achieved by carefully selecting grapes from vineyards throughout the Mosel. The steep blue slate slopes of the Lower Mosel give the wine its minerality while the Middle Mosel provides a hint of spice to complement the characteristic fresh peach flavors of the Upper Mosel.
- SIMPLE LIFE Chardonnay (white, California)
…has an appealing, oaky aroma with buttery layers of creamy peach pie and apricot. A delightful balance of fruit-forward flavors and creaminess, this medium bodied wine is a refreshing blend with a long, velvety finish.
- SIMPLE LIFE Pino Noir (red, California)
…has a remarkably fruity nose of ripe cherry and strawberry that leaps from the glass, supported by rose petal, English thyme and Tahitian vanilla aromas. Sweetened dried cranberry and plum flavors add tartness to this wine, while clove and sandalwood notes add richness.
- Fallen Oak PROPHECY (red blend, Tennessee)
Reedy Creek Cellars, Kingsport, TN
- Justin JUSTIFICATION (red blend, California)
Bright with a beautiful dark purple ruby core and medium concentrated rim. Red and black cherry, black currant, and ripe strawberry fruit with cola, coffee, dark licorice and vanilla spice accents. Full bodied with currant, cherry, and strawberry along with dark black currant on the entry. Sweet tobacco, mineral, and herbal notes on the mid palate with licorice and vanilla spice. Finish is long and complex with red and black fruit candy notes, and spice nicely framed by medium, firm tannins. Elegant and complex.
- Chateau Montfin Cuvee PAULINE Corbieres (red blend, France)
Surprisingly substantial for a corbieres. Complex, very good value. I recommend this especially if you’re meditating on the writings of the Apostle Paul. 🙂
- Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico Riserva (dry red, Italy)
This wonderful Riserva is produced with selected grapes from the Rocca delle Macie estates. Aged in French road barrels for 24 months it can be cellared for 10 years or more… it is a great MEDITATION wine. (Taken from the description on the back of the bottle.)
Now picture yourself in this serene scene – quiet, glass in hand, mind focused, body relaxed, you and the Trinity in communion. But, don’t stop there. Schedule this time on your calendar within the next two weeks. Then, do it. Be hard-nosed about it. Battle the mental naysayers that tell you this is a waste of time or that you don’t have the time. Don’t let anyone or anything talk you out of it.
I’m not advocating drunkenness or boozing it up. If you’ve struggled with alcohol issues, drink coffee or tea. What I’m advocating is slowing down and relaxing with God.
All the wines above are priced under $20 with the exception of the Justin Justification ($35-$40). Justification is the most expensive. Huh! No surprise, I guess.
Now, wasn’t that fun?
Share below if you tried this “slowing-down” exercise.