June 2019 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 1

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have never missed a
Tuesday tasting in 30 years
unless I was sick or out of town. And
after 30 years of this regimen, I think I have
learned a bit (BTW, north of 100,000 wines
tasted). Wine continues to fascinate me:
the processes, the character, the whimsy.
But what has really changed in the past few
years is the passion. My passion has grown
exponentially, like someone turned on a
light. Like someone flipped the switch to on.
I was always passionate about the subject
and ensuring that we have quality products
to entice our members. But what I
arrived at recently in regards to the
passion of wine is how to define
what it is, what it does for the soul
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and why it is a beverage that has produced volumes of wisdom just from its consumption.
And it hit me: Well-made wine is an experience, not a beverage… Beer is a beverage; you drink
Heineken because it tastes like Heineken; you drink Jim Beam because it tastes like Jim Beam. Wine
is different. Wine is drunk to emote…to have a conversation around…to share with friends. You feel
something while drinking wine… It is not just the alcohol (though one might argue that point). It has
tremendous amounts of compounds that are health related (which led Louis Pasteur to comment: “Wine
is the most healthful and most hygenic of beverages”), and I believe your body knows and feels this.
These benefits cannot and will not be achieved by buying cheaply made wine…notice I didn’t say cheap
(inexpensive). Because there are many well-made, inexpensive wines that can contribute to the
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