Valentines Day "Romance is the essence of wine".
I read a really good article on The Romance of Wine in the NY Times. The author has a way with words and wine. I couldn't describe wine any better, so here it is.
"By embracing wine’s mysteries, I don’t mean that we should not seek to understand it in all its aspects. The science of wine is fascinating and should not be ignored. No astrophysicist ever lost the sense of wonder that comes from staring at a starry night.I am a romantic about wine. I don’t mind saying it, even though some people may consider that soft and unrealistic, lacking the sort of rigor necessary to avoid being manipulated by fairy tales and marketers.
Nonsense. Romance is the essence of wine.
Great wine by its nature is mysterious, unpredictable and perhaps ultimately unknowable. We understand a lot about it, and yet so much is unresolved. How does a wine express a sense of place, subject to minute differences of terroir? How does it evolve and become complex with time? I embrace these and many other uncertainties, which requires me to give up the illusion of omniscient expertise that is so often conferred to wine writers. "
Read the entire article here:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/28/dining/the-romance-of-wine.html?_r=0