people in this great country of ours get to experience a week or two
of vacation. I know you probably want to go to the islands or to Disney
World or maybe youre super adventurous and want to climb Cerro
Torre in Chile. Whatever your fancy, if youre interested at
all in wine, try to combine your trip with a visit in the vineyards.
You will be surprised to find that nearly every state in the U.S.
makes wine; you can find vineyards from China to Chile and countless
places in between.
wonder why your Vouvray has hints of chalk aroma, well, check out
the soil in the village of Vouvray. If you have had the chance to
experience delicious sun-ripened Bandol, go feel the sun on the Mediterranean
Coast in the Cote dAzur. Wine is the most romantic and mysterious
beverage on earth, and the best way to understand it is to go to the
source: get in the vineyard and kick some rocks. Let the sun warm
you, or the Cape Doctor wind (of South Africas coastal vineyards)
blow through you, and experience terroir.
studied the process of "vine to wine" long and hard before
I actually visited a vineyard and winery. I thought I had a pretty
good grasp of the whole process, but when I finally got in the vineyard
it really started to make sense. Now the most important aspect of
wine for me is getting back to the mother-- Mother Earth can
unlock a lot of the mystery.