In Congress, July 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
From all of us here at The Wine Shop, we'd like to wish you a fun and safe 4th of July! Get out there and celebrate! The beaches are open! Boating, barbecuing, fireworks - soak it in and enjoy as much as you can! We'll be closed on Monday the 4th to commemorate the day and enjoy the festivities as well. Tuesday morning, the 5th, we'll be back at it. Also, with so many folks out of town this week, we're going to take a break from our Wednesday evening Tasting. The hiatus is a brief one, however, and we'll pick right back up next Wednesday, the 13th. Have fun, enjoy, and we'll see you on the other side; hopefully with all ten fingers still intact!
The Wine Shop Team