Why do we drink wine on Shabbat when it's stated in the Kiddush (כִּי הוּא יוֹם תְּחִלָּה) that this is a day of tequila?

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It's because of the double gezeiras-shav. Yom Kippur is referred to as Shabbos Shabason, and Yom Kippur itself is only ki-purim. So the halakhic wine from Purim is transferred to Shabbos. But since ein mikra yotzei midei peshuto, tequila is still a recommended drink between courses (or anytime one's spouse goes into the kitchen to get something). But it is also a Binyan Av so any hard alcohol or mixed drink suffices for this purpose.


Confusing a chet with a kuf is a stretch, here. But, I'll go along...

This phrase is said during Friday night Kiddush, and the phrase you quoted says yom tequilla. It is talking about the daytime only when you have tequilla. At night time, you still need wine.

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