Archive - August, 2008

Terroir: Idiots, Elvis & Sex

I’d love to give you a summary of this article, but I can’t. The BEST thing, by far, that I can do is three short quotes. If these don’t make you want to read the rest, and make you want to explore the concept of “terroir”, then I’ll drink a bottle of Gallo!

The Shakespeare of Terroir – Alder Yarrow at Vinography quoting Terry Theise

There are two types of people out there. There are those who understand that the soil makes the wine, and then there are those who are idiots.

Saying weather acts upon terroir is like saying some years Elvis was skinny, some years Elvis was fat. Elvis was still Elvis.

I like to say that Grand Cru vineyards are the earth’s erogenous zones. They are special places that tingle when sunlight hits them.

I particularly like the last one – full of potential for elaboration!

Enjoy!

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