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Time for New Traditions

Time for New Traditions

Posted on Nov 23rd 2020

Written by
Lindsey Coleman

Thanksgiving means its time to give thanks for all that you have, make a big meal, maybe open that bottle of wine you've been saving. What might look different is who or where might be gathering together, maybe it means a long drive instead of a flight, or sitting at a less crowded table. While it feels a little less joyful than some years, there is no reason to not make it a little bit special.


I usually post my tips pre-thanksgiving about how we at Surdyk’s can offset some of the stressors of getting ready for the holidays. This year, we’re … keeping it in perspective.


This year has been HARD. ENOUGH. This is the year you can call in the pros without a hint of guilt: a lot – or a little. Surdyk’s experts are the best in town – staffed with wine experts, foodies who are also excellent home cooks, people who know how to make a drink after a long day. We’re also all regular people who know that some help can go a long way when it comes to the holidays… and Thanksgiving is our specialty.


Item 1: Food. You’re still gonna need food. Write your menu, figure out what you can handle, have space for, and the know-how to do right for the big day. If you haven’t ordered from  Surdyk’s Thanksgiving Menu before, this is it. All the delicious sides – traditional giblet stuffing, potato gratin, cranberry conserve to a locally sourced, fully trussed turkey. Easy as Pie? The Maple Bourbon Pecan should be world famous. Place an order with our Cheese Shop by calling 612-379-9757.


Item 2: Wine. You’re definitely gonna need wine. The Thanksgiving 4 Packs have been our go-to for years. This idea came out of necessity: The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days of the year at the store. A lot of people just need a quick recommendation of a what to serve, a few bottles for throughout the day. Some are staples (Masbon Vouvray) we recommend year after year, and they've become your favorites, too. Add a few classic favorites, and you can rush in - grab what you need - and rush out. We even include a little card with pairing ideas and a few talking points. Now, it's even easier to order your Thanksgiving 4 Pack online.


Item 3: Enjoy. Take in the familiar smells, crack open another bottle (you aren’t going anywhere… for a while.) And the cozy feeling only a happy Thanksgiving can bring. And if you’re like me, you’re already used to hunkering down, but this time the sweatpants can stay on until December.


We're so thankful for our customer's support throughout this year. It's been a ride, but there is so much to be grateful for.




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