Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Feeling a little "Sideways"?

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."