Reading Between the Wines

Fri, Oct 01, 21

Reading Between the Wines

I often wonder what it is about wine that not only interests but excites me. As I was sipping the lush 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon from Brotherhood (rated Best Cab Sauv in NY) I came across this passage from the critic Terry Theise's book, Reading Between the Wines. I hope it rings as true for you as it does for me:

"Wine is like a shy dog. Lunge for it and it backs away. Just sit still and it draws nearer. Wine is less about what you can grasp than about how you can receive. You grasp it more firmly if you grab it less tightly. It will resist you if you insist on subduing it. You can accumulate only so much knowledge in quantifiable bits, but you can accumulate understanding if you learn to relax. Wine doesn't like being dominated. It prefers being loved and wondered about,. It will do anything for you if you're curious and grateful."

Every glass is an opportunity to listen and learn.