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Celebrate Balance…and Local Wine

by Tao Oliveto, Carrboro, NC

The forces of Yin and Yang must work together as complementary opposites to bring balance. Work and surrender, Effort and Ease, Dark and Light, it’s all there in the cycle of nature and it’s all there in the monthly, daily and hourly cycles of our lives. I bring my attention to this every day in yoga practice, yet, in the face of the many personal and worldly responsibilities, I often miss the lighter side of living. I forget to celebrate. And I’m talking more than metaphor. I mean getting down to it – Eat, Drink and Be Merry.

So, I’m going to give it a try over the next week and I’m happy to have found something to help me along – something I can sip, savor and enjoy without giving up my “be the change” philosophy. It’s local and it’s red, a wine straight from Old North State Winery in Mount Airy, NC.

I had been enjoying a CA organic wine, Our Daily Red, which I found at Whole Foods Market. Nice stuff. But since moving to Carrboro, I’ve been evolving into a loyal local lunatic and decided I wanted to drink local, too. My co-op introduced me to many NC wines, but I crave red wine on the dryer side, something that has been hard to find in the land of scuppernogs. Until now. Somehow, someway, a winery in Mount Airy, NC manages to produce a dry, full-bodied red in Restless Soul. The creepy-fun, creative label pulled me in, the taste and texture has kept me buying.

So, if you live in or near NC, check it out to soothe your, you know, “restless soul”…everyone else, check for local wines in your area – you may find a favorite.

And, oh yeah, Cheers!

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