Since we are in the season of Thanksgiving, I thought I’d share a cute anecdote of how the Pilgrims ended up on Plymouth Rock. The Pilgrims had charted the Mayflower in England with the intended destination of sailing to Virginia. However, during the voyage, there had been a few storms and the boat was thrown off course. The voyage was taking much longer than expected. When they arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts, the Captain was concerned about his crew possibly mutinying if they did not have enough beer for the voyage back to England so, he ordered the Pilgrims off his ship never taking them to their final destination. So instead of “Let Them Eat Cake”, it was “Let Them Drink Water”!
Sue Schurgin is the manager of Sedona Wine and Beer Tours and is studying for her CSW and sommelier certificates.