Kiddush – Blessing over the wine
The Kiddush Cup is used to recite the blessing over the wine on Shabbat eve, on every Holiday eve and at weddings.
The blessing over the wine is recited by the head of the household. In his absence, the mother or any other adult can recite the blessing.
The wine goblet is filled with sweet, red wine..usually Concord grape in the Us. After the blessing, the father takes a sip and everyone around the table also takes a sip.
Blessed are you, O Lord our God, King of the Universe, who creates the fruit of the vine.
What has been included here is the short blessing and perfectly acceptable. If you are interested in the full Sabbath benediction, it reads as follows:
It was evening and it was morning.
On the sixth day the heavens and the earth and all their hosts were completed. For by the seventh day God had completed his work which he had made, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. Then God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it he rested from all his work which God had created to function thenceforth. Genesis 2:2-3
"Blessed are you, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and has been pleased with us; in love and favor has given us His holy Sabbath as a heritage, a memorial of the creation – that day being also the first among the holy festivals, in remembrance of the exodus from Egypt. You have chosen us and hallowed us above all nations, and in love and favor hast given us thy holy Sabbath as a heritage. Blessed are you, O Lord, who sanctifies the Sabbath".