"Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders" -William Faulkner

I consider wine an art-the poetry of it, the stories, the families, how it transports and offers momentary time travel. For me, the relationship between wine and other arts-photography, writing, painting, sculpture-lies within the echo of the pause, as Pablo Neruda so beautifully intoned when he wrote of loving, 'secretly, between the shadow and the soul'.

Understanding wine, relating to wine, is simply a matter of opening, allowing for the conduit of emotion, familiarity-our own personal resonance, at once a letting go, and an embrace. Wine is more than a beverage to me. It is about family, generations, hard work, love, and emotion. It is to me an ode to expression and intellect; a veritable chameleon muse.