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Message in a bottle…drinks more like a novel

Updated: Mar 18, 2022

A single bottle of wine can tell us so much. It can convey a unique sense of place and time. It tells a story of passion and hard work. It can show us setbacks over the many months/years of labor, but hopefully in the end it shows the excitement and joy of success!

Each varietal is it’s own character.

Enter the Pinot—a young ingénue found in a typical beach read, but overtime transforms into a beautiful countess with much more sophistication.

Casting the Cabernet- A strong leading man, maybe a war hero looking for his lost love, definitely a page-turner leaving us wanting more.

Each vintage (year) tells the story of the terrior and altering seasons by capturing the changing climate in every bottle.

Wine is constantly changing, both in the glass and in the bottle, like any great mystery with all its twists and surprises. The bottle you open today is not going to be the same bottle–the same story–that it’s going to be when you pick it up months, years or even decades down the road.

Like Virginia Madsen’s character from Sideways said,

it's 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…. I like how wine continues to evolve,”

Opening a bottle of wine you bought on a trip is a perfect way to transport yourself back to those sights and smells Instead of flipping through photos on Instagram, pour yourself a glass of wine and let’s plan your next trip!

How about the Viking River Cruise Chateaux, Rivers, and Wine? Sip Saint-Émilion, Médoc and Sauternes in their own terroir on an 8-day cruise through Bordeaux.

Sail over to my blog Sipping and Sailing through Bordeaux to see my highlights.

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