A good wine, like good poetry, changes over time and can create a lasting impression. There is a sense of nostalgia in revisiting the tastes and scents of a favorite wine, or the words of a favorite poem, time
and again. Sometimes that first sniff and sip of a new bottle of wine creates a sense of anticipation.
Then, the sound of the wine as it fills your glass, the taste of the wine as it touches your lips, rolls through your mouth and finally slides across your tongue. In the same way a new poem unfolds to fill your senses. As the words of a new poem roll from your tongue, they create an image in your mind, and perhaps a stirring in your soul… an emotional connection. Different parts of a poem will speak to you depending on the circumstances of your life, as you learn about the author or discover a new connection to the subject matter of the poem. Good poems don’t just entertain, they stay with you. In the same way this collection of wine stories shows how certain wines create lasting memories that you want to relive again and again. I hope that each visit unfolds as a new experience to discover more about wine, about poetry, and perhaps even more about yourself.