Moments. That is what we get in the wine industry. That is what you get as a consumer. Wine gives us moments. Sure it takes more time than that to finish a great bottle of wine but there are small bursts of energy that slightly overwhelm the senses when a wine hits you in all the right places.
When a wine is memorable what sparks those memories? The spice, the smooth silky tannins, the round earthy fruit, the grip of minerality, the waft of melon fruit. When I am drinking an amazing wine and having a conversation with someone I cant help sometimes in mid sentence to curse and praise the wonderful phenomenon mindlessly swirling in my glass interacting with the air and changing as we speak. I feel the need sometimes to burst out with new descriptors as the wine evolves because it overwhelms me. These are the moments that make wine worth it. This is what men and women have pored over across time. Continue reading »