of optimism.We’re confident it will
improve the moment, the conversation,
the relationships.Each time we pull a cork,
it’s as if we’re saying, Here, I think this
will help make things a little better.
- Joseph Mills, Wine’s Beautiful Illusions
We all feel pathos and passion, we crave levity and we despair of invariable disappointments; and in the compelling rhythms of songs and poems, we find those emotions distilled to a pleasurable essence.
Why not for wine?There’s a passion we can all relate to.I’ve often wished there were more to wine reading than the current block of excruciatingly anal (especially when numerically fixated), largely unoriginal chatter that constitutes modern day wine journalism.Oh, what a poet could do to cut through the claptrap.
Then, like a rare yet palpable astronomical alignment, I am sent this book composed by a well published literary critic from North Carolina:Angels, Thieves and Winemakers by Joseph Mills (©2008, Press 53)
Is it wine tha…