“I can measure the amount of titratable acid there is in a wine, the pH level, the amount of alcohol by volume, and a bunch of other things. What I can’t measure, though, is how these things make you feel, how all of these individual planks combine in your mouth and your mind and your heart to create your individual sense of the wholeness of the thing. To know the details of a thing can be revelatory, but the details rarely capture the essence of it. The esthetic side of life (the wine side of life) is about creating emotional connections, about intuition. To know something on the wine side is to suppose and to assume and to guess. Facts are for another view of things; a view of life that does not welcome the heart, for me, is a view that is incompatible with everything for which wine is a symbol.”
Excerpt From: Steven Kent Mirassou. “Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine.”
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