I am a fan of the movie "Sideways" (2004), which was a turning point for Pinot Noir for many wine consumers. If you haven't seen it I definitely recommend it. It's a great comedy and I wanted to share one of my favorite parts of the movie that is the reason why I find wine so intriguing and the reason my passion continues to drive me to explore more. Some just pour a glass and drink and others think of this:
"I like to think about the life of wine, how it is a living thing. I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing. How the sun was shining, if it rained. I like to think about all the people who tended and picked the grapes. And if it's an old wine, how many of them must be dead by now. I like how wine continues to evolve, like if I opened a bottle of wine today it would taste different than if I'd opened it on any other day, because a bottle of wine is actually alive. And it's constantly evolving and gaining complexity, that is until it peaks.....and then it begins its steady, inevitable decline."