Wine, but more than wine.. a voice, a personification that wine itself never anticipated would come to materialization— song with varying chords, not subtle and not overboard, but more a loving core, a sense, a sensibility that Jane Austen would wish she’d penned, new letter from the travelled Bordeaux beauty… she teaches and reassures with her gothic romanticism and dark, atmospherically Victorian tonality.  Defying everything while loving what’s defied at the same time.. daring duality, from the fruit ease to the leathered and textural swagger.  Conviction, invitation, lit amour from sip first—

She pauses but then persists with her turn, smile, elevation, oration.  I’m smitten and bewitched and want to stay up for other sips but return cork for next night’s visit.


Bottled Thought:  001

IMG_9856When talking about wine, or describing what you’re tasting, don’t think like you have to.  And if you are trying to, highlight what notes are greeting you and what you’re tasting and what be…  Speak as you.  Don’t aim to sound like anyone but YOU.  Trying to be someone or something other than you when entertaining wine is the antithesis of wine.  Let’s say you and a friend are in a tasting room, first time engaging those pours, and you don’t know what to think.  It’s definitely a different style.  You could, ‘A’, go on and on about how “different” they are, ‘B’, say nothing, or ‘C’… don’t over-think it.


I think no matter what you should embrace C, as wine’s meant to be nothing but enjoyable, anyway.  ‘B’, depends on the person and if you feel compelled to speak at all, but ‘A’ should always be done as you.  You speaking as you.  Half the time–  well, actually more, wine consumption and tasting involves a role.  Fiction.  And it shouldn’t.  Why it is I don’t know.  But the reaction to what you taste should be truthful, nonfiction and nonfabricated.