Wine Should Be a Window Not a Mirror

May 14, 2012

Wine serves many roles…religious, culinary, historical, enhancer of life, enhancer of food, object of science…so many as to have no

Matisse’s “Open Window”

bounds. The role it serves best, though, is that of the window.

All of things that it shows us about life and history and family and the earth and things that are delicious are so much more interesting than the things we force it to tell the world about us.

Asking wine to be your reflection is to reduce you and it to some stale representation. Open up the window instead and let your wine tell you stories of the world.

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